(WND) — It’s not everyday the CIA effectively calls a member of Congress a liar, especially a veteran who is so well-respected on both sides of the aisle.
But Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., isn’t backing down and is too seasoned to be intimidated.
He is standing by his comment that a CIA employee has been suspended for refusing to sign a nondisclosure agreement, or NDA, preventing him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The Washington Free Beacon reported the CIA told a reporter Wolf’s allegations are “categorically false.”
Wolf is too diplomatic to get into an argument with the CIA in the media.
But he told WND he is “confident” what he says is true.
Wolf also told WND how the whole issue arose.
He said his office received a tip about an “employee of the CIA who is being disciplined because he wouldn’t sign a nondisclosure agreement.”
The congressman’s office contacted the law firm representing the employee, and the firm confirmed “there is a person there who is their client” and “they gave us a name, I think, by accident.”
The law firm declined his assistance, as Wolf said they told him, “We will work this thing through the normal legal process, and we don’t need any congressional help.”
He explained, “I don’t know what their plans were. We offered to help. My office works on a lot of whistleblower cases, and they said, ‘No, they were going to go through the normal procedure,’ and I’m not sure what normal procedure they’re talking about.”
But, Wolf said, “We have given people the names of who’s involved.”
WND asked the congressman if he has been in contact with the numerous people forced to sign NDAs. Read more via WND...