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State Department's Benghazi review panel under investigation, Fox News confirms
FOX News ^ | 5-2-2013 | James Rosen

Posted on 05/02/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 2, 2013

State Department's Benghazi review panel under investigation, Fox News confirms

James Rosen

The State Department's Office of Inspector General is investigating the special internal panel that probed the Benghazi terror attack for the State Department, Fox News has confirmed.

The IG's office is said by well-placed sources to be seeking to determine whether the Accountability Review Board, or ARB -- led by former U.N. Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen -- failed to interview key witnesses who had asked to provide their accounts of the Benghazi attacks to the panel.

The IG's office notified the department of the "special review" on March 28, according to Doug Welty, the congressional and public affairs officer of the IG's office.

This disclosure marks a significant turn in the ongoing Benghazi case, as it calls into question the reliability of the blue-ribbon panel that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton convened to review the entire matter. Until the report was concluded, she and all other senior Obama administration officials regularly refused to answer questions about what happened in Benghazi.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/02/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Hillary...”What does it matter.” IT MATTERS.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 1:33:55 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: smoothsailing

This is the whitewash.

“We investigated our investigators, and we’re really happy with what they did.”


3 posted on 05/02/2013 1:36:27 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: JamesA; ConorMacNessa; flat; unkus; ZULU; rodguy911; Doogle; gonzo; freekitty; celtic gal; ...

Benghazi Jay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTG69X_3ARg


4 posted on 05/02/2013 1:38:16 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: smoothsailing

That’s why Hagel suddenly announced today they need to rethink not arming the Syrian rebels. They need to make it policy before next wednesday’s hearings when it becomes public that they were gun running out of Benghazi.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 1:38:59 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

My guess is that this isn’t going to fly with We The People. Their pants are on fire and nothing will put it out, IMO.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 1:39:27 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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7 posted on 05/02/2013 1:40:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing

“..........Until the report was concluded, she and all other senior Obama administration officials regularly refused to answer questions about what happened in Benghazi.”
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And that was the sole use that the Obama/Hillary criminals wanted from that group at that time—to stall. They obviously didn’t want the truth. And once the bull-s**t report was issued, the approach was “OK, time to move on now folks”.

The magnitude of the high crimes & treasons of the Obama/Holder/Napolitano/Hillary gang would require something of the magnitude of the Nuremberg Tribunal to uncover one-tenth of their crimes.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 1:41:14 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


9 posted on 05/02/2013 1:41:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: JamesA
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"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

10 posted on 05/02/2013 1:43:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

The DOS investigating itself is like the Fox himself investigating what happened in the hen house.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 1:44:50 PM PDT by thegrump (The US is not at war with Islam, but Islam sure as H%!! is at war with the US.)
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To: smoothsailing
The IG's office notified the department of the "special review" on March 28, according to Doug Welty, the congressional and public affairs officer of the IG's office.

To be followed by an *Extra Special Review* in a few months.

IDIOTS!

12 posted on 05/02/2013 1:45:25 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: smoothsailing
While they're at it they should investigate who appointed Pickering to that "review" panel - being that his selection in and of itself was putting the Islamic fix on the results:

Obama Appoints Iran Lobbyist to Investigate Libyan Consulate Attack - frontmagpage.com

13 posted on 05/02/2013 1:49:10 PM PDT by drpix
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To: Uncle Miltie

It’s like Trey Gowdy says; “there’s a reason we don’t let students grade their own tests.”


14 posted on 05/02/2013 1:51:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: JamesA

Clinton - Christie 2016. You heard it hear first.

Hillary to get the dims and they will paint Christie as good “conservative” (it hurts just saying that) who has seen the light and wants to work together with the Dims and mend the country yada yada. That kool-aid they hope will garnish the middle of the roaders and the RINO’s to the tune of about 30% of the R’s vote.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 1:52:07 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: smoothsailing
The State Department's Office of Inspector General is investigating the special internal panel that probed the Benghazi terror attack for the State Department

Sounds sort've like a snake trying to eat its own tail to hide it, doesn't it? Of course that would be the same State Department run until recently by Hillary, and now being manipulated by famous Vietnam War veteran John Kerry. The deception and obfuscation of what should be public information are mind-boggling.

16 posted on 05/02/2013 1:56:19 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: blackdog

I didn’t know that, but it fits. I wonder who sobered Hagel up enough to make that announcement.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 1:57:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: The Cajun
To be followed by an *Extra Special Review* in a few months.

Ooooh---with whipped cream and little sprinkles on top?

18 posted on 05/02/2013 1:58:19 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ping


19 posted on 05/02/2013 1:59:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Bernard Marx

The incest runs deep with that crowd.


20 posted on 05/02/2013 1:59:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
There isn't enough whiyewash in the entire world to cover these murders.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 2:04:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Resolute Conservative
Clinton - Christie 2016. You heard it hear first.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews was gushing over Christie's BS remark yesterday. That confirmed it for me.

22 posted on 05/02/2013 2:07:14 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: smoothsailing

Who’s investigating that damned islamist _resident?


23 posted on 05/02/2013 2:07:46 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: smoothsailing; Ernest_at_the_Beach

The proverbial Fan may be of tremendous size in order to distribute what will be thrown into it. May 8th.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 2:12:49 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: smoothsailing

Accountability Review Board as required by the Omnibus Diplomatic and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 to investigate the Benghazi attack. Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering served as the Chairman, Admiral Michael Mullen served as the Vice Chairman, also serving were Catherine Bertini, Richard Shinnick, and Hugh Turner, who represented the intelligence community.[


25 posted on 05/02/2013 2:16:47 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (1983 ... the year Obama became a naturalized U.S. citizen.)
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To: onedoug

The Muslim Brotherhood? C.A.I.R.?


26 posted on 05/02/2013 2:17:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Great Answer.


27 posted on 05/02/2013 2:18:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: MestaMachine
The parts I find most astounding - We already know that Obama/Hilary went worldwide with the preposterous video story, and that forces in Europe should have been dispatched, AND that Obama walked out and left others to handle it. They are guilty in plain site.
28 posted on 05/02/2013 2:22:48 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: JamesA

oh this is just old now, lets move on

ARF

A cover up more than Watergate it looks like just like the cover up over fast and furious and the lies over Boston and the lets move on with FT Hood but this media is so corrupt that only one news network can actually ask questions about any of this.


29 posted on 05/02/2013 2:27:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Andrei Bulba

How about the guy who was jailed over this video. Has he been charged with any crimes? Who is he really? And where is anyone in the media on his side? What does he know?
He is a political prisoner.
NO ONE in the US media including Rush/Hannity or Fox is even asking these questions.
WTF?


30 posted on 05/02/2013 2:27:49 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: drpix
One theory is that Iran was behind the Benghazi attack and the murder of the U.S. ambassador. This would be in retaliation for a U.S. funded project to supply Syrian rebels with Libyan small arms.

This scenario may seem far fetched but it would explain the purposely delayed investigation by the FBI and Obama’s reluctance to apprehend the perpetrators.

31 posted on 05/02/2013 2:28:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: smoothsailing

out of all of this and what makes me mad just as much as everything else and no one is seeming to be pissed off about it is how Obama was informed of the attack and he went to bed and went to sleep as Americans were under attack and dying.

Bush got flamed over him sitting there not scaring kids on 9/11 and yet when their man is in charge he goes to bed getting ready for Vegas and not a frigging peep from anyone , not even our side


32 posted on 05/02/2013 2:29:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: onedoug

he went to bed and sleep as Americans were under attack and dying and it seems no one is pissed off about that.

For me that is one of the worst acts Obama has done as it shows he could not have cared less and just passed his job onto others while Americans died


33 posted on 05/02/2013 2:30:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: smoothsailing
I don't see what the big deal is.

Just yesterday, WH Press Secy Jay Carney said that "Benghazi happened a long time ago"!

/sarc

34 posted on 05/02/2013 2:32:28 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: Andrei Bulba

just said the same.
Obama just did not pass his job on but he went to bed and to sleep as others were under attack and dying.

How could anyone and I mean anyone go to bed and go to sleep as he knew people right at that time in another country was dying and those who were under attack were waiting for hours for help and yet their CIC said screw this I have t go to Vegas I;m off to bed you deal with this crap I have an election


35 posted on 05/02/2013 2:32:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
They're investigating the panel they appointed to investigate themselves


36 posted on 05/02/2013 2:33:13 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: manc

I got a survey to fill out from my rep. Normally I don’t bother to send them back. This time though I added that President Nixon was impeached over Watergate, even though no one died there. Then I brought up the Fast and Furious scandal were people died and the Benghazi scandal where 4 people including the Ambassador got killed in a terrorist attack. I asked my rep to bring it up for impeachment hearings


37 posted on 05/02/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: smoothsailing
They'll use this as an excuse for stonewalling...."We can't comment while the investigation is being investigated."

Brilliant!

38 posted on 05/02/2013 2:44:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: smoothsailing

ADM Mike Mullen. There was a time when military men who lied like hell would have been court martialed and faced a firing squad. We need a George Washington type to step up.


39 posted on 05/02/2013 2:49:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: manc

I believe he killed them intentionally, as if he had pulled the trigger himself.

Killing Americans. What Obama does best.


40 posted on 05/02/2013 2:50:05 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: smoothsailing

New set of lying curs to investigate old set of lying curs...but at this point in time, what difference does it make?


41 posted on 05/02/2013 3:02:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
This is the whitewash.

This is not a whitewash, this is only presenting one side as the final report. What a scam, 'we put everything we were told in the report', of course if we did not allow certain witnesses then o'well.............

42 posted on 05/02/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: manc

Oh, Barry cared.... enough to fire generals that offered up plans to rescue survivors that Barry and Hillary were pleased to see die.

HF


43 posted on 05/02/2013 3:07:46 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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44 posted on 05/02/2013 3:10:36 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: manc

I agree, Obama has done many vile things, but his cavalier attitude about Benghazi and the death of Americans goes beyond all else. There is no excuse for it, and it’s unforgivable.


45 posted on 05/02/2013 3:11:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Texas resident
Has he been charged with any crimes?

The guy was on probation with an order from the judge not to do any internet stuff.

So I believe that's what they charged him with.

46 posted on 05/02/2013 3:12:28 PM PDT by what's up
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To: smoothsailing
And Clinton said "What difference does it make?"


47 posted on 05/02/2013 3:13:49 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: smoothsailing
...it calls into question the reliability of the blue-ribbon panel that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton convened to review the entire matter.

The reliability of a blue-ribbon panel convened by Hillary to review the entire matter is called into question?

What a surprise. /

48 posted on 05/02/2013 3:14:17 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: RetiredTexasVet; mcmuffin
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"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

49 posted on 05/02/2013 3:18:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
The incest runs deep with that crowd.

And if your in the "club" you have no worriess.

Always protecting their own.

50 posted on 05/02/2013 3:38:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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