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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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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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To: dfwgator
He saved on his car insurance by switching to GEICO.

This being at least a five-year-old joke, it would make the most sense for Boehner, who is usually far behind the curve.

21 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:25 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: penelopesire
Chad Pergram ‏@ChadPergram 42s Boehner: I would call on the President to release these unclassified inter-agency emails so the American people can see them. #Benghazi
22 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:31 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: don-o

Knowing Bonehead, it’s probably another announcement of a ‘bipartisan’ caving to liberal demands.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: don-o

Boner probably going to announce he’s going to write a strongly worded letter to the UN that the sequester caused the Benghazi hearings to interrupt his amnesty bill.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:50 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: don-o

Maybe Boehner is stepping down and letting a principled Christian small business person become Speaker (how’s that for daydreaming on a Thursday ?)

:)


25 posted on 05/09/2013 7:56:56 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I would call on the President to release these unclassified inter-agency emails so the American people can see them.

Or else what?

26 posted on 05/09/2013 7:57:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LUV W

He is sleepwalking on Fox now. Yawn.......


27 posted on 05/09/2013 7:57:21 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: don-o

Please, Bonehead, do something right -——IMPEACH THE KING!


28 posted on 05/09/2013 7:57:51 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The House can impeach but we need to take back the Senate in 2014 in order to remove the Kenyan.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 7:57:52 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: don-o

Oh goody...

Another five years worth of “investigation” and little to show for it at the end of it.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 7:57:59 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: pollywog
IMPEACH!!!!! IMPEACH!!!!!

You're going to have to be more specific...

Is that a call to impeach Boehner, O'bama, Hillary, who are you talking about?

31 posted on 05/09/2013 7:58:21 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL df.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 7:58:36 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (f)
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To: Tanniker Smith

If you’re going with behind the times memes,

he might as well reference “where’s the beef?”


33 posted on 05/09/2013 7:58:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Post 20 GMTA


34 posted on 05/09/2013 7:58:50 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: Izzy Dunne

Yes, Boner is going to ask for self impeachment..lol


35 posted on 05/09/2013 7:59:26 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (f)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I vote IMPEACH all three and start over....how’s that!
TED CRUZ for President!


36 posted on 05/09/2013 7:59:35 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: don-o

He’s going to announce that his golf game is really improving and that he looks forward to the tanning season...


37 posted on 05/09/2013 7:59:49 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: penelopesire

Tearfully requesting?


38 posted on 05/09/2013 8:00:27 AM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Alcoholics are a day late and a dollar short.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 8:00:38 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (f)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Well then....I am sure the WH will comply.....NOT.


40 posted on 05/09/2013 8:00:40 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: don-o

What time?


41 posted on 05/09/2013 8:01:08 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (f)
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To: don-o

He will vow to be darker than Obama by summer’s end.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 8:01:25 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: don-o

And 9 posts in one minute too.


43 posted on 05/09/2013 8:01:49 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: don-o

I sure as hell hope so


44 posted on 05/09/2013 8:02:02 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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45 posted on 05/09/2013 8:02:06 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: don-o

Boehner announcement of some sort upcoming.
“I’m Gay!”


46 posted on 05/09/2013 8:02:15 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: don-o

Boehner could have just phoned that one in.....what a total tool!!


47 posted on 05/09/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: pollywog
I vote IMPEACH all three and start over....how’s that! TED CRUZ for President!

YES!

48 posted on 05/09/2013 8:03:28 AM PDT by madison10
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To: don-o

He’ll be announcing his new handicap and how it’s improved since playing golf with Arnold Palmer Obama.


49 posted on 05/09/2013 8:03:43 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: don-o; Clint N. Suhks; E. Pluribus Unum
Boner: "Benghazi was a system failure that happened a long time ago, so in light of current issues, what difference does it make?"

"There, did I get my lines right, Mr. Carney? Please say you like me..."

50 posted on 05/09/2013 8:03:48 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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