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Congress Interviewing "Dozens" of Benghazi Witnesses
CBS News ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:03 AM PDT by kristinn

In recent weeks, members of the House and Senate and their staffers have held two classified hearings on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya; conducted more than 25 hours of formal, transcribed interviews with witnesses; and spoken informally with several dozen additional witnesses, including some who are being called "whistleblowers."

Among those who have recently spoken to Congress is Marine Corps Col. George Bristol who was in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command on Sept. 11. Earlier this month, CBS News reported that the Pentagon declined Republican congressional requests to produce Bristol for interviews. At the time, the Pentagon said Bristol had retired and that they "cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress."

However, after that report about Congress' search for Bristol, the Pentagon contacted CBS News to say their original assessment was in error and that Bristol is not retired, after all. Instead, he's on "terminal leave." The Pentagon added: "In response to a request from [South Carolina Republican] Senator [Lindsey] Graham's office earlier this month, Colonel George Bristol (USMC) will be available to meet with House and Senate members and their staffs."

Bristol has since met with Graham and is set to testify Tuesday behind closed doors in front of the House Armed Services Committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banghazicoverup; benghazi; benghazisurvivors; benghaziwitnesses; libya
Video and more at the source link from reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
1 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:03 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I wonder where they found them? They’ve been under wraps for months.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 10:13:49 AM PDT by llevrok (The Constitution is not written in cursive)
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To: kristinn

All classified and unavailable to the public? And Lindsay Graham is handling it? Oh, great.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 10:14:43 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn
Congress Interviewing "Dozens" of Benghazi Witnesses

Must be why the Hag and the Fag had lunch together yesterday.

4 posted on 07/30/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (A Quiet Rage is Building All Across America!)
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To: kristinn
This is the real bombshell:

Graham tells CBS News that his office is now hearing from frustrated officials within military special forces and intelligence communities who say they have good leads on the whereabouts of suspects in the attacks but can't get approval to take action.

Do you think someone is afraid that the perpetrators will talk about what really happened, what they really planned to do, and who organized it?

5 posted on 07/30/2013 10:15:29 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: llevrok

One of the scandals within a phony scandal, the regime hiding witnesses away from Congressional oversight until the key actors have left government (Clinton, Panetta).


6 posted on 07/30/2013 10:16:12 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: justlurking

The Obama Morsi connection deserves much further scrutiny...where there’s smoke there’s fire.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 10:17:42 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Cicero

Pansey Graham was a JAG before his political life.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 10:18:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: All
I think Obama/Hillary and other folks are really made Sharyl Attkisson.

Probably was not a wise thing to do -- to hack into her computers -- among other things.

FoxNews will probably always have an opening for a reporter like her...

9 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:22 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Cicero

Linsey and closed door sessions I trust less than a rattle snake in my lunch box.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:02 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: llevrok
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11 posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:19 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: llevrok

Enlarging their own hit list


12 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:49 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: justlurking
Do you think someone is afraid that the perpetrators will talk about what really happened, what they really planned to do, and who organized it?

I do. Because what we have been fed by the usual suspects is all lies.

13 posted on 07/30/2013 10:27:53 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: kristinn

14 posted on 07/30/2013 10:27:57 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
The Obama Morsi connection deserves much further scrutiny...

Yep, and Huma Abedin would be a great place to start.

15 posted on 07/30/2013 10:34:53 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: llevrok
I wonder where they found them? They’ve been under wraps for months.

The way I read it, they're not interviewing the survivors -- instead, it's other people, like Col. Bristol, who were involved in the decision chain.

Presumably, the survivors are still "unavailable".

16 posted on 07/30/2013 10:36:40 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: MHGinTN

He’s still a Colonel in tha USAF reserves.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 10:38:19 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: kristinn

At what point do these “phony scandals” merit prosecutions and arrests?


18 posted on 07/30/2013 10:40:54 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: kristinn

Video and more at the source link from reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

It is a damn miracle her car hasn’t exploded before hitting a tree or something yet....


19 posted on 07/30/2013 10:45:06 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: jagusafr

I don’t know what pansy’s personal problems are (he seems to be being blackmailed into lapdogging for McCain) but he has a sharp legal mind, as revealed during the Clinton impeachment debacle.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 10:45:51 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: kristinn

Is anyone asking why on the anniversary of 9/11 we were caught with our pants down? Its seems an obvious question since all we get are excuses ,we did not have assets in the area to help,WELL WHY THE F...,NOT,YOU INCOMPETENT BASTARDS


21 posted on 07/30/2013 10:47:20 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: GraceG

‘They’ have lots of ways to do wet work. The blowing up a car at 100 mph trick is too recent, so Sheryl will likely get some other exotic treatment. It serves the regime’s agenda, to intimidate any other media vermin who briefly entertain notions of acting like an honest journalist.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Pansey Graham was a JAG before his political life.

I'm sorry. I first read that as: Pansey Graham was a FAG before his political life.

23 posted on 07/30/2013 10:53:36 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: kristinn

Pentagon thought he was retired? My azz! Now they say okay to letting him testify. They must’ve finally gotten him to agree to the story that team 0bama WANTS him to tell. Sometimes it takes a while to generate lies and ensure corroboration among all lying players. It takes even longer to generate false documents and back date them. The REAL documents are redacted, 100% in many cases like the ones submitted to Congress by the IRS, regarding Lerner.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 10:57:03 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Travis McGee; All

Every FReeper should read this piece by Bracken.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: kristinn
"Graham tells CBS News that his office is now hearing from frustrated officials within military special forces and intelligence communities who say they have good leads on the whereabouts of suspects in the attacks but can't get approval to take action."

Why? Because the suspects KNOW Benghazi was a staged hostage taking of Stevens in exchange for the release of the Blind Sheik to Morsi and 0bama is afraid they'll talk!

Here's the video from the night of Benghazi which allegedly translates to: "Don't shoot.. We were sent by Morsi!!"

26 posted on 07/30/2013 11:01:18 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kristinn

“What difference does it make”? It’s a “phony scandal” with four “phony” deaths.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 11:05:31 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: kristinn

...for nothing.


28 posted on 07/30/2013 11:16:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: upchuck

A completely understandable error.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 11:28:22 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
...............the Hag and the Fag ...........

Quote of the day!!!

30 posted on 07/30/2013 11:37:38 AM PDT by varon (Down with tyranny)
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To: Cicero

lightfoot in charge... sheeesh... well we will never learn the truth but we will feel FABULOUS!!!!! about it.

LLS


31 posted on 07/30/2013 12:37:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Travis McGee

0bama didn’t even ask Libya for clearance to fly into their airspace. That alone is dereliction of duty as CIC. It’s one thing not to actually fly into another country’s airspace, but to not even ASK FOR CLEARANCE is a sign of complete and total ‘brain AWOL’ on his part. Was he stoned and incapacitated that night? Possibly.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 1:43:23 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

President Jarrett told him not to.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 2:15:39 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: justlurking

A terrorist could go on TV and say obama organized the entire thing with documents to prove it and nothing will be done. His followers will ignore the facts as always. And the republicans will pitch a hissy fit. That would be that.


34 posted on 07/30/2013 2:47:54 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: justlurking

I am stunned. I am convinced Hillary is finished. She gave stinger misses to the Al Qaeda in Libya to shoot down Quedafi aircraft that can and will shoot down our aircraft like they did with TWA 800!! and Stevens was there with $Millions on mission to buy them BACK!! The Al Qaeda took the money and started shooting. She knew it was a disaster and tried to get the lie started— IT IS OBVIOUS!!
Why would they silence 31 employees? Why would they blame it 5 times on Sunday news shows on a nothing video when everyone knew it was a terrorist attack? That was a desperate lie!! Why? to save the administration and Secretary of State (her direct responsibility). But these Rinos are silent!!


35 posted on 07/30/2013 7:51:46 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Must be why the Hag and the Fag had lunch together yesterday

BINGO!


36 posted on 07/30/2013 8:13:30 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: American in Israel

Unfortunately, Trey Gowdy is not on the House Armed Services Committee...


37 posted on 07/30/2013 11:35:38 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: kristinn

38 posted on 07/31/2013 1:24:10 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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39 posted on 07/31/2013 1:25:58 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Travis McGee

40 posted on 07/31/2013 1:28:03 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

Bump


41 posted on 07/31/2013 6:22:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn; All

From U.S. bases with aircraft rescue planes in Sicily, such as Sigonella (see below), it is less than an hour to Benghazi. Help was available and likely would have saved lives. Obama and Hillary were AWOL. They are so inexperienced that they don’t take seriously what the job description is for their positions is. Court martial standards should be applied to the commander in chief. Her chilling comment “What does it matter anyway,” is reason enough to prosecute and make sure she’s never in a decision-making position again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Sigonella

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/13/the-wall-street-journal-ignores-troop-deploymen/194026


42 posted on 07/31/2013 10:53:36 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: kristinn

Bump


43 posted on 07/31/2013 12:50:55 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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