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Boehner calls for release of Benghazi emails as pressure grows on administration
Fox News ^ | May 9, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 05/09/2013 7:51:56 AM PDT by don-o

Edited on 05/09/2013 11:29:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Pressure on the Obama administration to release more information about the Benghazi attack grew Thursday, as House Speaker John Boehner demanded officials turn over emails pertaining to the controversial "talking points" and another top Republican appealed for more whistle-blowers to come forward. 

On the heels of a dramatic hearing where three whistle-blowers testified, Fox News has learned that former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday, on the Hill for a meeting with House Republicans, also told lawmakers: "I think Hillary (Clinton) should be subpoenaed if necessary." 

The comments and developments signal that Republicans will continue to press for answers on the deadly Sept. 11 attack. Despite arguments from Democrats that the hearing was not nearly as shocking as Republicans made it out to be, GOP lawmakers said it raised troubling questions that need to be investigated. 

"The truth shouldn't be hidden from the American people behind a White House firewall," Boehner said Thursday. "Four Americans lost their lives in this terrorist attack. Congress will continue to investigate this issue, using all of the resources at our disposal." 

Boehner specifically urged the Obama administration to make public a set of internal emails that some lawmakers had been able to review but not keep. 

One of the emails apparently showed a top State Department official saying a group affiliated with Islamic terrorists was responsible for the strike. Separate emails, though, allegedly depict the White House and State Department pressing lower-level officials to remove references to terrorism in talking points about the attacks. 

Based on those talking points, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice would go on five Sunday talk shows shortly after the attacks to claim they were triggered by protests over an anti-Islam film. Top officials would later claim the flawed assessment was based on the best intelligence

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; nolinknews; waronterror
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 7:51:56 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Man I hope this is the start of impeachment.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 7:52:55 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: don-o

Talking head speculation


3 posted on 05/09/2013 7:52:58 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Praying that for once, Boehner will do something we can all applaud...but not holding my breath.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:10 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: don-o

He’ll tearfully apologize for the congressional hearing embarrassing Ubama and Hillary.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: don-o

IMPEACH!!!!! IMPEACH!!!!!


6 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:35 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: don-o

Bohner is on Dems side.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: don-o

To investigate the Benghazi attacks and cover ups or to investigate the movie trailer and its aftermath?


8 posted on 05/09/2013 7:54:05 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: don-o

He saved on his car insurance by switching to GEICO.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TomGuy

Talking about talking points


10 posted on 05/09/2013 7:54:49 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Probably having work done on his tear ducts.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 7:54:49 AM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: don-o

Nothing on his website yet:

http://boehner.house.gov/


12 posted on 05/09/2013 7:55:15 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: don-o

At this point, even before the rest of the news media has been shamed into covering any of these Benghazi revelations, I’d say there is nothing better than the Obama Administration would welcome. It gives them the opportunity to slough off any questions and/or formal reponses to Congress, citing ‘ongoing investigations’ by a special prosecutor.

Wrong time, way way too early. If Boehner is doing this, it is because of a deal with Obama IMO.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 7:55:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: don-o
Wait -- are they speculating on what task the special prosecutor will be charged with performing, or are they speculating that his "announcement" will be that there will be a special prosecutor?

IOW, could his announcement be something else entirely, in keeping with his lack of anything useful.

14 posted on 05/09/2013 7:55:38 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: mykroar

bttt

Is it his announcement about the Obamacare repeal vote?


15 posted on 05/09/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: don-o

“We’ve decided to capitulate and pass amnesty for all.” - my guess.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 7:55:55 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: penelopesire

I’d be shocked if Boehner did something heroic for a change! he needs to be replaced yesterday!


17 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:08 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: mykroar
Hell drink to that.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TomGuy

He is on Fox now. Calling for release of documents from WH. Big nothing....


19 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:17 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

“Calling on” President to release emails....

I bet he sent a sternly worded letter as well. Another dud.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:25 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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