Members of the US Secret Service scan guests arriving at Valerie Jarrett’s house.
Yesterday the House Oversight Committee heard extensive testimony establishing that the Obama administration refused requests for heightened security from Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his aides in Libya. The requests were made just weeks before Stevens and three other Americans were murdered in a terrorist attack timed to coincide with the anniversary of September 11.
House testimony also established beyond any doubt that Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, White House spokesman Jay Carney, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice all made untrue statements when they attributed the attack to angry protests over an anti-Muslim video.
Eric Nordstrom, the man responsible for U.S. Embassy security in Libya, told Congress the Obama Administration decided to “hope everything would” change for the better rather than provide additional security. “So when I requested resources, when I requested assets, instead of supporting those assets, I was criticized,” Nordstrom said. “There was no plan. And it was hope that everything would get better.”
Somehow despite all of the “security funding cuts,” Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett receives full time 24/7 protection from 6 Secret Service agents.