Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Godmother (Part 14)

The Godmother Part 14

The House of Representatives  hearing room was packed to the gills with spectators and media. This was supposed to be the big day. State Department official, Frankie Pantangeli was going to testify about State Dept. e-mails between the US Mission in Benghazi and DOS Hqs in Foggy Bottom that fateful night where the mission was overrun. Previously Frankie had told investigators that contrary to statements made by the Godmother, it was known from the very beginning that this was a terrorist attack and not a protest over some video. These were revealed in emails that Frankie had personally read on the night in question.

As the hearing was set to begin, Frankie was seated at the witness table prepared to spill the beans. Suddenly, there was a commotion coming from the door. Frankie glanced at the door to see what the commotion was about.

It was the Godmother who was arriving. However, it was the person on the Godmother's right that instantly caught Frankie's attention. It was the one person Frankie feared more than even the Godmother herself. It was Cheryl Mills.

The hearing began, and the chairman asked the first question.

"Mr Pantangeli, do you recalling seeing e-mails from the US mission in Benghazi on the evening of September 11, 2012?"

"E-mails? I don't know. Hell, I see thousands of e-mails every day. I get e-mails from the consulate in Milan asking for money for more furniture. I get e-mails about this. I get e-mails about that. How do you expect me to remember about e-mails from Libya?'

The chairman was perplexed to say the least.

"But earlier you told us that...."

"E-mails, schme-mails. I don't remember nuttin';

Frustrated the chairman turned his attention to the mysterious woman next to the Godmother-the woman who had clearly unnerved Frankie.

"Who is that woman? Will you identify yourself?"

At this point, the Godmother's attorney interjected.

"Congressman, this woman is the special assistant to the Godmother. She is a person of respect with the State Department."

"Will she come forward and testify before the committee?" asked the chairman.

"No way, Jose."

Frustrated, the chairman banged his gavel.

"I'm going to get to the bottom of this. This meeting is adjourned".

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

it was known from the very beginning that this was a terrorist attack and not a protest over some video

Are these mutually exclusive?