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House Committees to Hold 3 Hearings on Benghazi This Week [LIVE THREAD] (Update: #218)
John Boehner ^ | September 18, 2013 | John Boehner

Posted on 09/18/2013 4:02:23 AM PDT by don-o

In the year since the Benghazi terrorist attack took the lives of four Americans, House Republicans have continually pressed the Obama administration for answers regarding events preceding the attack, the administration’s response, and what has been done to protect the lives of Americans going forward. Those efforts will continue with three House committee hearings this week. Here’s more:

The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing Wednesday, September 18th at 10 am ET titled: “Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability?” The committee notes that four employees placed on administration leave following the attack have recently been re-assigned within the department. This hearing “will examine why no one inside the State Department has yet been held accountable for the failures and deficiencies identified” in the Benghazi Accountability Review Board’s report. [TUNE IN HERE ] The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee holds a hearing Thursday, September 19th at 9:30 am ET with Benghazi Accountability Review Board co-chairs Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.), members of the Department’s security panel that conducted a review, and family members of those killed in the attack. The hearing will focus on the review board’s investigation and questions that still remain regarding the attack and the administration’s response. [TUNE IN HERE] The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Thursday, September 19th at 3:30 pm ET on lessons from Benghazi and the Defense Department’s ability to respond to similar attacks today. [TUNE IN HERE]

Earlier this year, House Republicans released an interim report on Benghazi outlining the findings of five committees of jurisdiction investigating the attacks, and laying out next steps – including additional hearings and an ongoing effort to obtain access to witnesses and information being withheld by the Obama administration. “It is disgraceful that one year later, even though a number of the terrorists who participated in this attack have been identified, not a single one has been brought to justice, Speaker Boehner said last week, pledging that Republicans “will press forward with our investigation until we have answers, full accountability, and justice.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; benghazi; benghazihearing; benghazihearings; boehner; clintonfoundation; hearings; livebenghazihearing; navyseals; obamaspeople; terrorism; threatmatrix
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Three Benghazi hearings in two days. Natural response, I am sure, is "Ho hum." But, you never know. Here's one the the best thing that FR does - real time commentary that analyzes, clarifies and debunks when necessary.

There are broadcast links in the original.

1 posted on 09/18/2013 4:02:24 AM PDT by don-o
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To: MestaMachine; maggief

ping


2 posted on 09/18/2013 4:03:34 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
these congressional hearings won't do jack. (remember "fast and furious"?)

call these dopes and tell them to refer this to a grand jury to get some indictments.

3 posted on 09/18/2013 4:08:44 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

ping


4 posted on 09/18/2013 4:14:14 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
Three Benghazi hearings in two days. Natural response, I am sure, is "Ho hum."

Uh, NO. There is NO "Ho Hum" from *ME*... it shows that the distractions of Syria, the Navy Yard, and whatever else this satanic man throws up, will work.

The proper focus on Benghazi is AWESOME.

5 posted on 09/18/2013 4:22:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kingattax
Making calls is a good thing. Getting this thing to a Select Committee is what needs to happen. Have a look at Special Operations Speaks

From the site is a list of Congressmen who need to be called to sign the Discharge Petition.

Discharge petition whip list

6 posted on 09/18/2013 4:23:06 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: Lazamataz

Right on! I was kinda trying to preempt the gloomy naysayers. They WILL be here, of course.

An “ignore” feature would be so fine.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 4:30:24 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

Ping


8 posted on 09/18/2013 4:37:50 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Lazamataz

IF Benghazi is totally exposed, it will destroy the Obama Administration.

And with them some of the GOPe.

Nothing but an honest open analysis of this will accomplish anything. But if the truth is revealed, Obozo will be Gone. And a Lot of Congressmen & Senators with him.

Whatever it takes, may it be so.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 4:39:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: don-o

The Congress will do NOTHING. They are a whoring,
self-serving, ruthless, group of TRAITORS to their Oath.

They are utter SCUM who let the First Moslem arm al Qaeda,
prostitute American children, disarm the US military
and the US popuulation, and have made the DO”J” and IRS
political.


10 posted on 09/18/2013 4:41:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: don-o

Thanks for the thread.
Check out this you tube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/americassurvival/feed
Example:
3:14 Minutes
Impeachment of Obama Over Benghazi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfU1bepe-8s

Published on Sep 16, 2013
Admiral James Lyons explores the basis for Obama’s impeachment — arms for al Qaeda and another explanation of why Benghazi happened and what went wrong.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 4:43:20 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Diogenesis
The Congress will do NOTHING.

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12 posted on 09/18/2013 4:44:41 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

thats good info...thanks

everyone needs to be encouraged to make those calls


13 posted on 09/18/2013 4:46:59 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: don-o

I have an ‘internal ignore’ feature. :)

I am hoping that Benghazi is completely exposed. Mr. Snowden, white courtesy phone, please. Mr. Snowden, white courtesy phone.


14 posted on 09/18/2013 4:50:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Diogenesis
You are correct. The Congress GOP-e is awful.

Nonetheless, suck up that lower lip and SOLDIER ON, because stuff happens despite their every effort. Make it a point to be instrumental in the 'stuff happening'.

15 posted on 09/18/2013 4:52:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

“The proper focus on Benghazi is AWESOME.”

It is the FOCUS that is awsome because WE know people SHOULD be held responsible. Unfortunately, it will only lead to more reassignments and promotions because NOBODY in this administration is ever responsible for anything.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 5:08:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: don-o; penelopesire; hoosiermama; SE Mom; thouworm; crosslink; kristinn; ken5050; ...

Heads up! Beghazi hearings LIVE thread.

Thanks for the ping, don-o


17 posted on 09/18/2013 5:16:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Texas Fossil
But if the truth is revealed, Obozo will be Gone. And a Lot of Congressmen & Senators with him.

GOOD. The more the merrier. DC has turned into a cesspool with many, MANY anti-American supporters living within its boundaries. Its time the laws you and I have to live by and under apply to those assholes as well.

18 posted on 09/18/2013 5:19:31 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping. Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 5:28:30 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: maggief

Thanks for ping! I have an appointment at 10:30, but will be around to watch this afternoon. Sure hope we get some truth.

Like many, I remain convinced that Benghazi was a gun and weapons running scheme by Obama, that others were aware of it and approved(like McCain and Graham) and that it is an impeachable offense. The fear of course, is that there are GOPe and democrat leaders that are running interference to keep the facts hidden from the American people to protect their own complicity and malfeasance from coming to light.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 5:30:29 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

It is TIME to DownSize DC!

Take a lot of them out of our lives, by eliminating their meddling interference in what we are “required” to do for them. Time to force some of them to find a real job.

Time to eliminate entirely whole Departments in DC and return any worthwhile functions back to the States.


21 posted on 09/18/2013 5:31:24 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: don-o; All

http://www.c-span.org/Events/House-Cmte-Reexamines-State-Dept-Accountability-in-Benghazi/10737441503/

Link for info and live feed.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 5:35:02 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: don-o

Thanks for the ping.

Let’s write down the questions that we have, in case some politicians are reading these posts. We don’t want them to forget what to ask. (I am sometimes appalled at the banality of the questions at these hearings.)

What were the 30 CIA personnel doing at the Benghazi annex, where are they now and what are their stories? Why are there retaliations against the one person who did not sign the “do not testify” documents?

Why was Ambassador Chris Stevens at the consulate that day, and why did he meet with the Turkish ambassador on that day? Was he set up and why?

How and why did the terrorists get through the check points in Benghazi?

Why such lackluster response from Washington?

What was our president doing during those eight hours when he could have sent troops to rescue our personnel? Was he really asleep during that “3:00 a.m.” call?

Why hasn’t security in some of these Middle Eastern embassies been improved even now?

These are from the top of my head. Please correct any misstatements on my part. I have my own answers to these questions, but I want testimony heard so I can convince my liberal friends in academe that this is an essential issue!!

I am becoming more and more convinced that if we had had an investigation back then, if the freaking media and politicians had not been so biased, we’d have a different president and a different situation in Syria.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Republicanprofessor

Just two questions here:

Was the CIA running guns and missiles out of Benghazi to Islamist and AQ terrorists in Syria?

Who gave the stand down order?


24 posted on 09/18/2013 5:44:49 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: ScaniaBoy; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Hearings. We have hearings. Get your programs and Tee Shirts here.

This is a combined list. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 5:57:56 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

Top of the Morning to you sweet Mesta! So nice to see you here!!


26 posted on 09/18/2013 6:02:32 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: MestaMachine; Republicanprofessor
Thank you for the Ping Mesta!

Glad to see you stopping by.

RepublicanProfessor has been doing a great job keeping up with the pings.

27 posted on 09/18/2013 6:03:27 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion; Republicanprofessor

I know and do thank him so much. This is not the Benghazi list. It is the combined Benghazi and Threat Matrix list.


28 posted on 09/18/2013 6:11:28 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: don-o

Four Dead In Benghazi

29 posted on 09/18/2013 6:13:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Lazamataz; Diogenesis
Nonetheless, suck up that lower lip and SOLDIER ON, because stuff happens despite their every effort. Make it a point to be instrumental in the 'stuff happening'.

Just keep thinking about a plumber in Pueblo Colorado who beat the democrat machine. Individuals can make a difference. A balance between Diogenisis pointing out the GOP-e problem and the enthusiasm Lazamataz has here will get us across the finish line.

Both of you made valid points. I am on the fence. I will wait until the Bonehead screws up to get bummed out. About 8 hours methinks.

30 posted on 09/18/2013 6:17:12 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Texas Fossil

They are all protecting Hillary.


31 posted on 09/18/2013 6:18:31 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: MestaMachine; Republicanprofessor
Either way thank you both. You are the Top Teir of FReepers~!


32 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:25 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: All
Speaker John Boehner ‏@SpeakerBoehner 36m

Press conference w/@GOPLeader, @GOPWhip, @cathymcmorris, @RepLynnJenkins & @LEETERRYNE at 10 AM ET @ http://speaker.gov/live

-------------------------

Hmmm. Wonder what The Weeper is up to?

33 posted on 09/18/2013 6:28:34 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: MestaMachine

Good Morning Mesta, thank you for the ping and so glad to have you here today.


34 posted on 09/18/2013 6:28:56 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Put me on, professor!


35 posted on 09/18/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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Darrell Issa ‏@DarrellIssa 1m

Heading on @FoxNews in just a min to discuss tomorrow's @GOPoversight #Benghazi hearing.

36 posted on 09/18/2013 6:30:43 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: Texas Fossil

And that is why neither the democrats and Bonehead want to get to the truth. Because boths parties have blood on their hands.


37 posted on 09/18/2013 6:30:54 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: MestaMachine

It is so GOOOOD to see you posting!


38 posted on 09/18/2013 6:31:08 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: don-o

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/18/obamacare-defund-to-get-vote/?intcmp=latestnews

OBAMACARE ‘DEFUND’ TO GET A VOTE - House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team will today start the process of bringing forward a bill that would make funding the government conditional on defunding President Obama’s 2010 health law. This is a major victory for the Heritage Action PAC, the group led by former Sen. Jim DeMint, which has threatened to help unseat any Republican who votes for any bill that does not strip out new funding for ObamaCare. It’s also going to slow down the process of finding a way to avert a government shutdown on Oct. 1.


39 posted on 09/18/2013 6:32:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: penelopesire

Thanks for the link, I get so angry that CSPAN does not carry this on one of their cable networks so the low information person might stumble upon it. The lineup they have is a joke. No room for any real information like this hearing, UHHHG


40 posted on 09/18/2013 6:58:38 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

So, only Patrick Kennedy testifies today?


41 posted on 09/18/2013 7:02:26 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

Are they late getting started or is just me.


42 posted on 09/18/2013 7:05:51 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

Standard operating procedure. I cannot stand tardiness.


43 posted on 09/18/2013 7:09:57 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; crosslink

Cathrine Herridge was just on Fox saying that they will be trying to get to bottom of top secret cable in August,before the attack, basically predicting an attack. This cable was so alarming that it went all the way to top...Panetta, Dempsy and Ham...not to mention Hillary. I did not catch it all.


44 posted on 09/18/2013 7:12:27 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

Here we go - 13 minutes late


45 posted on 09/18/2013 7:13:44 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: PoloSec; don-o

Is this the right ink?
http://www.c-span.org/Events/House-Cmte-Reexamines-State-Dept-Accountability-in-Benghazi/10737441503/


46 posted on 09/18/2013 7:13:55 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/hearing-benghazi-where-state-department-accountability


47 posted on 09/18/2013 7:15:14 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

Top of the page here - click watch live

http://www.speaker.gov/general/tune-house-committees-hold-three-hearings-benghazi-week


48 posted on 09/18/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: MestaMachine

Hey hon! Great to see you back :)

But make sure to keep rested too :^}


49 posted on 09/18/2013 7:16:39 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: don-o

Thanks! Guess the other one was the press conference.


50 posted on 09/18/2013 7:16:58 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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