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Darrell Issa: House Oversight Committee to depose Pickering and Mullen over Benghazi
Twitchy ^ | 5-12-2013 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 05/12/2013 12:11:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 12, 2013

Darrell Issa: House Oversight Committee to depose Pickering and Mullen over Benghazi

Twitchy Staff

Darrell Issa reports that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which he chairs, will depose Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Admiral Mike Mullen over Benghazi....

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1 posted on 05/12/2013 12:11:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

The chickens have come home to roost...get out the popcorn.
Fregards
LEX


2 posted on 05/12/2013 12:13:36 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: smoothsailing

Issa for speaker!


3 posted on 05/12/2013 12:15:55 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: MestaMachine

Attn: Benghazi


4 posted on 05/12/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: smoothsailing

Will they be under oath?


5 posted on 05/12/2013 12:16:59 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: smoothsailing

I wish the ‘stand down’ order would take precedence over the talking points. SEALs’ Doherty and Woods were murdered as a result of the stand down order.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 12:17:09 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: onyx

ping!


7 posted on 05/12/2013 12:17:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Hey Darrell, ya think maybe you could put them under oath?
8 posted on 05/12/2013 12:18:18 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: smoothsailing

I wonder how many affairs Mullen has holding him in check. I know. I am terribly cynical and should not say things about a man I do not know and whose character is above reproach as evidenced by the position he served in.

Drip drip drip.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 12:19:11 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Shadow44

No keep him as oversight chair and don’t distract him with other business.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 12:19:17 PM PDT by what's up
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To: smoothsailing

What about the other generals that were demoted and hidden away somewhere?


11 posted on 05/12/2013 12:19:36 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Those who say the Constitution is a "Living, Breathing Document" do so because they want to KILL it.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They are being deposed. A deposition is typically given under oath.


12 posted on 05/12/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

more drip, drip, drip......


13 posted on 05/12/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

It’s impressive that this process is being handled thoughtfully and methodically by Chm. Issa. Only a matter of time before the stand down order will be addressed.


14 posted on 05/12/2013 12:23:41 PM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Would be better if they DISposed. Oh, well. Can't have everything.

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


Benghazi Index

15 posted on 05/12/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: smoothsailing

are they going to be put under oath???


16 posted on 05/12/2013 12:24:55 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

The usurper will never take the hit. Some low level azz kisser will take it.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Will they be under oath?


yes


18 posted on 05/12/2013 12:26:39 PM PDT by rdcbn (S)
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To: cblue55

I understand that Pickering was on one of the Sunday talk programs oozing some . . . . spin. I think this deposition has probably been in the works, but I can’t help but hope that there was something Pickering oozed that contradicts what Issa knows is the truth.

I agree with what you say though. There seems to be careful method being employed.


19 posted on 05/12/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: smoothsailing; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Interesting re the fact that Admiral Mike retired about a year before the Obozo/Clintoon thugs allowed the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi.

Military Bids Farewell to Navy Adm. Mike Mullen - United States ...
http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/0911_mullen-farewell/ - 30k - Cached - Similar pages
Sep 26, 2011 ... Military Bids Farewell to Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff ... who did not shrink from duty when duty sent them into harm’s way.” ... at his retirement ceremony, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said that America can ill ...


20 posted on 05/12/2013 12:30:57 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: Cowboy Bob

I believe the taking of a deposition requires it to be under oath.


21 posted on 05/12/2013 12:32:14 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I wish the ‘stand down’ order would take precedence over the talking points

I want to know if the stand down order was given when the seal had the target painted.

22 posted on 05/12/2013 12:33:06 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Captainpaintball

We really need to hear from Gens Dempsey, Ham and Petraeus.


23 posted on 05/12/2013 12:34:35 PM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: MestaMachine

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I thought that Pickering and Mullins had declined to appear before the committee when invited earlier.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 12:35:25 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Shadow44

Everyone has appointed tasks.

You want to disrupt that which is working not realizing that Issa is acting according to a plan developed by the Republicans led by the Speaker.


25 posted on 05/12/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Grampa Dave

I think what will could out of the depositions is that
Either Cheryl Mills or Hitlary controlled who was interviewed and
did some editing of the report Before it was released-just like the talking points.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Cowboy Bob

I think that is always done under oath....


27 posted on 05/12/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Roccus

I understand that Pickering and Mullen had declined to appear, but then on Wednesday Pickering said that he wanted to testify, presumably to contradict the whistleblowers.

Now he will get his chance. I gather under oath.


28 posted on 05/12/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: smoothsailing
Don't let this lying buffoon off the hook.


29 posted on 05/12/2013 12:37:56 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: luv2ndamend
The usurper will never take the hit. Some low level azz kisser will take it.

I don't see how...since bammie is the only one who could authorize an attack he is guilty either by refusing to do so or incapable of making the decision.

Either way, he didn't act, it's on his skinny little incompetent azz.

30 posted on 05/12/2013 12:38:20 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Shadow44

what, and fire Boehner?

Damn that sounds good


31 posted on 05/12/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: what's up; Shadow44

I would like to see him as a Senator...he would be a HUGE step from what we currently have!


32 posted on 05/12/2013 12:39:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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33 posted on 05/12/2013 12:40:40 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: csmusaret

Don’t forget the admiral in the gulf (at the time) that was relieved of command.


34 posted on 05/12/2013 12:43:03 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Shadow44

not so fast...he’s been a paper tiger over everything thus far, I’d like to smell burning leather before believing he’s really going to hold feet to the fire.


35 posted on 05/12/2013 12:49:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: csmusaret
We really need to hear from Gens Dempsey, Ham and Petraeus.

All in good time, I suspect. It looks like Mr. Issa is being very deliberate as to the order of witnesses. Me thinks he's building a case :)

36 posted on 05/12/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Cap Huff

That’s what I thought. It’s not as if the committee DIDN’T want them to appear, it was Pickering and Mullen themselves who couldn’t be bothered......until they heard the testimony.


37 posted on 05/12/2013 12:51:27 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Travis McGee

Great pic. The ingloriousness of that uniform make him look like a circus clown.


38 posted on 05/12/2013 12:53:07 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yes, it’s a deposition.


39 posted on 05/12/2013 12:54:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So was Hillary’s but she was not sworn in —


40 posted on 05/12/2013 12:55:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: smoothsailing

Depose? Sounds a lot more serious than the usual congressional hearings.

And that is appropriate. What we have here is a lot more serious than some bureaucrats rewriting talking points.

What we have here is the President of the United States REFUSING to send military help to an Ambassador and others who were under deadly terrorist attack.

And the national media has been trying to whitewash it.


41 posted on 05/12/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Travis McGee

Considering that pretty much every other base on the planet has aircraft ‘on alert’ or close to it pretty much 24/7/365 I don’t know how this fool thinks the couple closest to the problem miraculously didn’t...In a rather ‘hot’ spot of the world, no less...On Sept 11....


42 posted on 05/12/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Shadow44

Please, Issa, proceed at a pace slightly faster than a glacier this time. I mean, Fast and Furious? That sure as heckfire does not describe your progress to date.


43 posted on 05/12/2013 1:04:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: smoothsailing

They need to bring in Petraeus as well.


44 posted on 05/12/2013 1:04:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Uncle Chip

Then Hillary’s by definition wasn’t a deposition...

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/deposition


45 posted on 05/12/2013 1:10:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: bigbob

Once Issa hit the EO on F&F there’s not much more he can do other than wait for the court’s decision.


46 posted on 05/12/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Travis McGee

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20 hours - to prepare - launch - get to Benghazi

Isn’t Dempsey the little homo-General that said Fort Hood should be kept quiet and not blame that Muzzie or terrorism?

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47 posted on 05/12/2013 1:21:54 PM PDT by devolve ( ------- I*ve gotcher magic bullshiite right here 0pansy ---------)
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To: Travis McGee

Pickering also admitted they did not record any of the testimony of any of the witnesses . How convenient .


48 posted on 05/12/2013 1:37:13 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Shadow44

I wouldn’t mind Issa for Speaker. But since Speaker doesn’t have to be a sitting House member I would love to see them appoint someone with spine who would blow liberal minds, someone like Colonel West or Ben Carson or Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell. Of course he need not be black, but somehow I love the idea of the regime having to deal with a bold and effective black conservative.


49 posted on 05/12/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3016780/posts

... it was during Mullen’s tenure on the Joint Chiefs that the Defense Department labeled the Fort Hood atrocity “workplace violence,” filing a lengthy investigative report that –in Benghazi ARB fashion –omitted any mention of “Islam” and “jihad” in analyzing thirteen murders carried out by a jihadist who,after consulting with al Qaeda’s Awlaki,screamed “Allahu Akbar!” as he pumped round after round into American soldiers. It was also during Mullen’s stint that the Defense Department purged intelligence training materials of information Obama’s Brotherhood consultants found to be disparaging of Islam (i.e.,any information demonstrating that Islamic supremacist ideology is virulently anti-Western and leads,inexorably,to violence).


50 posted on 05/12/2013 1:49:59 PM PDT by opentalk
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