Michele Bachmann and four other Congressmen want assurances that people like Huma Abedin have been adequately screened and pose no threat to national security based on her known familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. In response, they’ve been smeared by the likes of Keith Ellison, John (I? L?) Esposito, Huma’s sister Heba (Abedin? Khalid?), and now the head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP), Neera Tanden. John McCain and John Boehner are actually siding with each one of them, which should serve as a red flag to both men.
Cliff Kincaid is calling for the State Department to produce Huma’s Security Clearance Form, which should go a long way toward either ending the controversy or proving it has merit. So why not release it, right?
Boehner, as well as Senator John McCain, had criticized Bachmann for merely asking questions about Abedin’s fitness for her position. But they didn’t indicate familiarity with or knowledge of Abedin’s security clearance form, known as Standard Form 86, or the “Questionnaire for National Security Positions.”
Despite the claims of “witch hunt” and “McCarthyism” that are echoed in the liberal media, especially by Anderson Cooper of CNN, Bachmann and other members of Congress simply want to know whether Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood connections were disclosed and/or examined when she gained access to national security information.
Their letter to the Inspector General of the State Department points out that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, her mother and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations,” and that “Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making.”
The matter can be resolved, if the media are truly interested in getting to the bottom of the controversy, by demanding access to Abedin’s Standard Form 86, which she was supposed to fill out before getting her State Department job. House Speaker Boehner could also demand a copy.
Did she disclose her family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as to Saudi Arabia, where she once lived and was raised?
“It is required that job candidates complete the questionnaire and other required forms thoroughly, honestly, and with candor,” the State Department says.
Kincaid has even posted A LINK TO FORM 86.
For the record, Boehner needs some help with that political courage thing so feel free to contact his office and tell him you want him to demand that Huma produce FORM 86. While you’re at it, tell him you’d like to seem him reinstate the Internal Security Committee and name Michele Bachmann the chairman, especially if Huma’s Form 86 validates Bachmann’s concerns.
Speaker / Washington, D.C. Town Crier (John Boehner)
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0600
Fax: (202) 225-5117
Be firm but don’t yell at him. He cries easy.