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NSC Staff Member Threatened Foley Family

Just when you thought the Obama administration couldn’t get any worse, along comes a report from ABC news that officials threatened the late James Foley’s family.  Last summer, a

Obama administration officials repeatedly threatened the family of murdered journalist James Foley that they might face criminal charges for supporting terrorism if they paid ransom to the ISIS killers who ultimately beheaded their son, his mother and brother said this week.

She [Diane Foley, James Foley’s mother] said the warnings over the summer came primarily from a highly decorated military officer serving on the White House’s National Security Council staff, which five outraged current and former officials with direct knowledge of the Foley case also recounted to ABC News in recent weeks.

In journalism, the Woodward-Bernstein standard says you need two confirming witnesses.  ABC has five.  Will anyone else pick up this story?