Skip to comments.Boehner calls for release of Benghazi emails as pressure grows on administration
Posted on 05/09/2013 7:51:56 AM PDT by don-oEdited 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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Man I hope this is the start of impeachment.
Talking head speculation
Praying that for once, Boehner will do something we can all applaud...but not holding my breath.
He’ll tearfully apologize for the congressional hearing embarrassing Ubama and Hillary.
Bohner is on Dems side.
To investigate the Benghazi attacks and cover ups or to investigate the movie trailer and its aftermath?
He saved on his car insurance by switching to GEICO.
Talking about talking points
Probably having work done on his tear ducts.
Nothing on his website yet:
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.
IOW, could his announcement be something else entirely, in keeping with his lack of anything useful.
Is it his announcement about the Obamacare repeal vote?
“We’ve decided to capitulate and pass amnesty for all.” - my guess.
I’d be shocked if Boehner did something heroic for a change! he needs to be replaced yesterday!
He is on Fox now. Calling for release of documents from WH. Big nothing....
“Calling on” President to release emails....
I bet he sent a sternly worded letter as well. Another dud.
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