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What did the president know and when did he know it?
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Posted on 11/18/2012 11:03:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson

The cover up is worse than the original crime. When the president conspires with others in government to lie to the American people and claim "national security" as a defense, the congress has a duty and precedent to get to the truth. Lying to the America people and ordering subordinates to lie in a cover up attempt is historically recognized as high crimes and treason and IS definitely an impeachable offense.

When the president of the United States commits high crimes and treason and then lies to the American people and conspires to hide it from congressional investigators and claims national security in an attempt to cover it up, not even his own party can save him.

Historical precedence:

Watergate 1/5 : Break-in: youtube 1/5

Watergate 2/5 : Cover-up: youtube 2/5

Watergate 3/5 : Scapegoat: youtube 3/5

Watergate 4/5 : Massacre: youtube4/5

Watergate 5/5 : Impeachment: youtube 5/5

What did the president know and when did he know it?

Going to be something to see all the unfortunate co-conspirators in this tragic affair frog-marched off to jail.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; conspiracy; coverup; highcrimes; hillary; holder; impeachment; justice; libya; nixon; obama; obstruction; petraeus; rice; talkingpointlies; treason
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1 posted on 11/18/2012 11:03:20 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Was he in the sit room watching the feed or upstairs sleeping. If the latter, he would have known the next morning at the latest.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 11:05:50 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Jim Robinson
I pray the GOP pursues justice to the fullest in this case, and doesn't lose their nerve as they have in the past.

'Cause its gonna take all they've got if we're gonna get to the bottom of it - the left - democrat party, constituenties & media - will never yield for the truth.

3 posted on 11/18/2012 11:07:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama abandoned his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!

4 posted on 11/18/2012 11:08:00 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Nothing is going to upset this communists black Muslim President and might possibility be our first dictator.
5 posted on 11/18/2012 11:10:20 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Jim Robinson
What did the president know and when did he know it?

I expect we'll get the answer to that right after we get the answer to, "Who hired Craig Livingstone?"

6 posted on 11/18/2012 11:10:30 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Jim Robinson

I was just surfing and saw one of them mouthing the “National Security” line.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 11:11:04 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jim Robinson

“When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal”...

Wow what a flashback - and how little things have really changed. Thanks, this will be a good history lesson (past and future).


8 posted on 11/18/2012 11:19:14 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Jim Robinson
I'd be willing to bet that if the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth were to be revealed it would make Watergate and Iran Contra look like picnics in the park by comparison.But there's not a single Bob Woodward,Carl Bernstein,John Dean *or* Sam Ervin to be found so the most that will come of it *might* be a 0.5% lowering of Osama Obama’s Gallup approval rating.
9 posted on 11/18/2012 11:20:28 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: TigersEye

How about a 4th issue, what was the big CIA mission there? Securing MANPADS, arming Syrians, detention, pure intel? This is the easiest for ObaMao to cover up with one blanket “executive privilege”. It didn’t help Reagan, but then Reagan was a patriot.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 11:20:53 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

The possible additional scandals in this are unlimited.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 11:23:20 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Hillary was a young attorney in the Watergate hearings who was fired for “unethical behavior as she helped prepare articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon...”

http://www.wnd.com/2008/04/60962/

Now she is directly involved in this Presidential scandal.

12 posted on 11/18/2012 11:27:52 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: morphing libertarian

in the basement drinking his home brew and smoking his home grown


13 posted on 11/18/2012 11:27:55 AM PST by molson209
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To: Jim Robinson
When the president of the United States commits high crimes and treason and then lies to the American people and conspires to hide it from congressional investigators and claims national security in an attempt to cover it up, not even his own party can save him.

Unfortunately that doesn't always seem to be the case. Spineless bastards in both parties saved Bill Clinton from being removed from office. Still Republicans run the House and should begin impeachment hearings ... even if it is likely Obama would not be removed from office irregardless of the offense.

14 posted on 11/18/2012 11:29:44 AM PST by plain talk
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To: molson209

Packing a bag for vegas. Too bad he didn’t stay in Vegas.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 11:35:44 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Jim Robinson
The cover up is worse than the original crime. When the president conspires with others in government to lie to the American people and claim "national security" as a defense, the congress has a duty and precedent to get to the truth. Lying to the America people and ordering subordinates to lie in a cover up attempt is historically recognized as high crimes and treason and IS definitely an impeachable offense.

Jim, you are a wise man and I respect everything about you. And, as much as I agree with you, I must also point out that the chances of getting Obama impeached are about the same as an ice cube surviving in h%ll.

The gutless Republicans have a ton of justifiable reasons upon which to bring impeachment charges against Obama, but they will never do it. Given the political divide between the House and the Senate, any action the House might take to impeach will be quashed by the Senate. It will end up like Clinton, the sequel.

I want this Impostor and Fraud in Chief gone as much as most of the people on this site do but, the problem is that the partisanship in the Congress is sharply divided and there is no longer any "loyal opposition".

And, that sharp political divide has permeated across the country and created a huge political divide among "we, the people". So, how do you suggest we proceed to get rid of him? We know that Benghazi is increasingly becoming a huge scandal and it remains questionable how long the DBM and the Congress can pretend it never happened. We also know that his "re-election" was the result of another massive fraud that the DBM and Congress are also pretending didn't happen (with the exception of Col. West who, apparently, hasn't gotten the RNC's talking point memo).

So, what choices do we have? I have contacted my Congresscritter about a variety of reasons to impeach Obama and nothing has happened; and, he is in charge of the House Judiciary Committee!

Short of taking to the streets (*which is anathema to conservatives), I don't know what else we can do. What are your thoughts?

16 posted on 11/18/2012 11:36:10 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
The Senate Rats and MSM are running interference on the after-event lie that Rice needed to obfuscate to protect secrets, but I agree that the pre-event reduction in security and during-event failure of Obama to grant cross-border authorization could justify impeachment, even if doomed in the Senate.

I am encouraged that “reach across the aisle moderates” Graham and McCain as well as Ayotte are speaking and acting as though they already know from classified briefings that Barry CAN BE convicted in the Senate. They are being that brave, IMO, risking accusations of racism and (gasp!) incivility.

17 posted on 11/18/2012 11:46:23 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from mini-drone attacks in the "Runway Kill Zone" (search term))
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To: Jim Robinson
There remains a measure of irony...
....Or at least a touch of poetic justice in the offing....

Seems I recall a young Yale-educated attorney (acting as counsel)....
None other than Hillary Rodham standing behind some of the House select committee members (Rodino... et als )...

************

It will be interesting to witness ---
When the "committee investigation" mechanism that began her political career...

....also (eventually) puts an end to the same.

18 posted on 11/18/2012 11:47:27 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: DustyMoment

Don’t be so sure. History repeats itself.

The crime has been committed. Part 1.

The conspiracy to cover-up has been committed. Part 2.

The first scapegoat has been named (Petraeus). Part 3.

But he won’t willingly go to jail:

Petraeus Retains Super Washington Lawyer Barnett Amid Potential Probes

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2960909/posts

The congressional investigators are beginning to smell blood in the water and demands for truth and action will be made. Part 4 commences.

When the press picks up the scent and goes into a feeding frenzy, part 5 won’t be far behind.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 11:49:17 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish I could do my job the way the President does his: really half ass and incompetent, yet still winning praise and called a hero.....


20 posted on 11/18/2012 11:53:30 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every level and every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against yo)
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To: Jim Robinson
Unfortunately, this isn't the 1970s. The media is in the tank for Obama, the Dems are open communists, the Repubs are liberals and Washington is under Chicago mob control. I fully expect that, unlike Nixon, Obama will be protected at all costs. If anyone tries to bring Obama down, well, the Chicago thugs know where that person lives, where his children go to school...you get the idea.
21 posted on 11/18/2012 11:53:45 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

We’ll see. Feeding frenzies do strange things to news guys. The blood is in the water.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 11:56:10 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; FReepers; Patriots
Well, according to the WACompost, BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi.



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23 posted on 11/18/2012 11:57:37 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Jim Robinson

Seems to me they are more interested in the sordid details of Gen. Petraeus’ affair than what happened in Benghazi. But I hope you’re right.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 12:01:13 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

That is a distraction. An attempted diversion and further conspiracy in the cover up. Charging Petraeus with any crime (if that’s what they have in mind) may well be their downfall.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 12:06:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“What did the _resident know & when did he know it”?
Answer to the first part of the question. marxism!
Answer to the second part of the question. At an early age.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 12:10:51 PM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The current occupant of the oval office has already gotten a free pass. A brain-dead American public has already filed this away under “incomprehensible scandals.”
Now the media will playing Jingle Bells and the current occupant of the Oval Office will be singing to himself “what a bunch of a$$hole$ that elected me”


27 posted on 11/18/2012 12:14:58 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Jim Robinson

Agreed. The media is after all, out for itself first and foremost. Other events will also conspire; there was a lot of stuff going wrong for Richard Nixon that made him a ripe target aside from Watergate, it just added the cherry on top.

Obama’s got his incompetent hands full too...fiscal cliff, Obamacare and the state’s opting-out, gridlock in the House, Israel going to war, and the consequences of his disastrous policies and a whole lot of “us” nipping at his heels every chance we’ve got. If this thing continues to unravel, I don’t think it’s beyond the realm of possibilty that the meda starts to turn on Obama. (as unlikely as that sounds)


28 posted on 11/18/2012 12:23:01 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim:

Remember, Obama never had authorization to go into Libya from Congress and ignored the 90 day War Powers Act that liberals created to prevent rogue operations.

The Ambassador and men were there via an ILLEGAL WAR!!!!!!


29 posted on 11/18/2012 12:29:39 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Yup. Whatever was going on at that facility was highly illegal. It was a rogue operation being conducted by the president of the United States on his own illegal orders. It failed and blew up in his face and he went for the cover up to save his own worthless ass.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 12:41:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?

WHEN?

WHY?


31 posted on 11/18/2012 12:50:25 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (Constitutional Conservatism NOW! * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: Jim Robinson

WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?

WHEN?

WHY?


32 posted on 11/18/2012 12:50:34 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (Constitutional Conservatism NOW! * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

And this just in:

Libyans, diplomats: CIA’s Benghazi annex a secret

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2960927/posts


33 posted on 11/18/2012 12:52:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: John Galt's cousin

Obozo.

In real time.

Trying to contain and cover up the damage (to himself).


34 posted on 11/18/2012 12:54:27 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
When the press picks up the scent and goes into a feeding frenzy, part 5 won’t be far behind.

If this were a Republican scandal there would already been a feeding frenzy. Since it involves Democrats there will never be a feeding frenzy. It will not happen.

35 posted on 11/18/2012 12:59:17 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC

It took two years from the time of the original crime until Nixon’s exit. The midterm elections coming up will be more important the ever!! We must retake the senate. Impeachment in the air!!


36 posted on 11/18/2012 1:09:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

” - - - The midterm elections coming up will be more important the ever!! We must retake the senate. Impeachment in the air!! “

How many senate seats do you calculate we lost to VOTE FRAUD ?

Since not all votes are counted yet, maybe we could still pull some out. ...oh wait a minute

Col West recount and exposition of VOTE FRAUD should wake people up that we should PAY ATTENTION TO >THIS< ELECTION !

Forget in 2 years. We need to expend our energy NOW THIS ELECTION to dig into each and every precinct and lay out the facts of the FRAUD !

We all know Romney/Ryan won ! Let’s go do it NOW - it’s not too late.


37 posted on 11/18/2012 1:39:11 PM PST by PraiseTheLord (economic civil war ?)
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish I could be as optomistic as they rest of you, that any of this will lead to anything concrete.


38 posted on 11/18/2012 1:43:42 PM PST by seanrobins
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish I could be as optomistic as they rest of you, that any of this will lead to anything concrete.


39 posted on 11/18/2012 1:43:54 PM PST by seanrobins
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish I could be as optomistic as they rest of you, that any of this will lead to anything concrete.


40 posted on 11/18/2012 1:43:54 PM PST by seanrobins
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To: Nachum; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Marine_Uncle; MestaMachine; KC_Lion; I_be_tc; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; ...

Excellent work by Jim.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 2:04:12 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DouglasKC
Since it involves Democrats there will never be a feeding frenzy. It will not happen.

Then make it a feeding frenzy on the internet, on talk radio and on Fox News.

48% of the voting public apparently doesn't listen to to the Marxist Media anyway. Add to that the millions of people who didn't vote in the last election because they are so turned off by all the politician.

Then Impeach the president. Make the president go on the defensive leaving him little time to damage the country further. Then make the Democrat Senators pay when they are up for reelection after they don't remove him.

42 posted on 11/18/2012 2:43:47 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson

43 posted on 11/18/2012 2:56:13 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for your reply. Those are all interesting points; points that I hadn’t considered in that form.

Petraeus certainly won’t go down without taking others with him.

However, it remains to be seen if Congressional investigations will be political theater, or something that will cause Obama to lose sleep.

I DO plan to stay tuned to this bat channel for updates.


44 posted on 11/18/2012 3:00:25 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
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45 posted on 11/18/2012 3:27:29 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson

Thanks for the ping, Onyx. Good work, Jim. I am praying hard he gets taken down and that whole infestation gets dissembled.


46 posted on 11/18/2012 6:15:07 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: onyx

Indeed. Buuuuump!


47 posted on 11/18/2012 7:37:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Seizethecarp

I f there is enought evidence against him, I don’t see how the Senate dems can let him get away with it. This is much more serious than sex under the desk scandal. 4 men died and they had a huge cover up in front of the whole nation. The CBC would be the only ones that vote against his removal from office screaming racism the whole time. They don’t care that 4 white men died in Benghazi or how it happened. They are too stupid.


48 posted on 11/18/2012 7:46:54 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Seizethecarp

The only people that will be screaming racism are the CBC and they are the most racist bunch in Washington. Everyone has begun to ignore them, after all, BO did get re-elected. They can’t claim this anymore.


49 posted on 11/18/2012 7:49:06 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping onyx. I’ll see if I can fit in some of what Jim posted.


50 posted on 11/18/2012 8:45:51 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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