Skip to comments.Benghazi investigators gave Hillary Clinton heads-up on findings
Posted on 09/21/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT by george76
The leaders of the State Departments Benghazi probe defended their inquiry into the 2012 attack, but they acknowledged to Congress on Thursday that their mission was limited in scope and faced questions over why they gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton an advance look at their findings.
Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, vice chairman of the accountability review board, also acknowledged that he had warned Mrs. Clintons chief of staff not to send a particular official to Congress because he thought she would be a weak witness who might have hurt the State Departments stance.
Republicans said those moves called into question the motives of the review, which was supposed to be an independent look at what went wrong in the attack and how to prevent others.
If this is so independent, why are you giving the State Department a heads-up about a witness coming in front of this committee? said Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. He said the warning came just days after Adm. Mullen had been appointed to the review board.
Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, one of the former SEALs who was killed in the attack, was not convinced.
We need to ask the people that were there, not rely upon hearsay evidence as to whether or not there was an order to stand down, he told the committee. Ambassador Stevens was alive for a substantial period of time after he made that initial distress call. Its very possible that there would have been no loss of life if that first order to stand down had not been given. We need to find that out.
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I have seen this man Mullens name a lot, and it never appears in a good light.
Is he owned and operated by the Clinton’s and Obama’s?
By the way Hillary was given a heads up so she could edit the investigation.
The plot thickens like cluntons ankles.
I’ve lost track....did the accountability review board, ever question Secretary Clinton face to face?
Criminal collusion... RICO TIME!
Not that I have seen.
I wonder how many women with “I’m Ready for Hillary” bumper stickers on their vehicles have ever heard of Benghazi. More reason why women should register for the draft when they turn 18, as do men.
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She has fresh talking points, the lesbian can wiggle out of it, as the worthless congress won’t challenge her.
Hillary would you like to rewrite any part of our independent report ?
LOL!!! That is one of the best, and funniest things..I've read in a long time..With your kind permission, I am now going to use it as my tagline..and I'll give you attribution...(thought I will correct your typo)
Nothing is ever going to come of any investigation or anything held against her. She has walked. The train has left the station. America has “moved on” as the new reality season of dancing with the idiots starts.
Let us not forget that the Ambassador and three others were openly homosexual and a phony affront to Muslims there. The Ambassador was even stupid enough to advertise for homosexuals to work within the compound. What you say? That wasnt on TV! Gee, perhaps Hilary didnt want you to know that since she personally picked him because he was a homosexual, and also that the terrorists first sodomized the Ambassador and then sodomized him with bayonets to death only because he was openly homosexual. My goodness, that certainly wouldnt look good for her presidential bid. Aw gee, WHAT DOES IT MATTER!!
Mullens did not protect the men and women under him
literally, and LEFT AMERICANS BEHIND and covered it up,
but he did protect those who transferred MANPADs
to al Qaeda as they raped a US Ambassador.
And then he failed to speak fully and truthfully to Congress.
OBAMA HILLARY LOVE FEST ON 60 MINUTES---Obobo
had just hustled Hilly onto TV to gaze in adoration, after her
arrogant dismissal of the Benghazi massacre before Congress.
Now in the post-Syria era, Hilly's struggling to save herself.
Obama's tortured, careening, and incomprehensible handling of the Syrian crisis.....doing a Costa Concordia with US ntl security and foreign policy---outed himself as naive, isolated....and outlandishly stupid.
Not to forget then-Secy of State Hillary's part in the debacle.
The Democrats' 'Smart Power' Lies in Ruins
National Review | Sept 3, 2013 | Jim Geraghty / FR Posted by kristinn
Democrats Suddenly Realize What They Miscalculated About the World: Everything
As we await Congress decision on authorizing the use of U.S. military force in Syria, Democrats are suddenly realizing that their foreign policy brain-trust completely misjudged the world.
Being nicer to countries like Russia will not make them nicer to you. The United Nations is not an effective tool for resolving crises. Some foreign leaders are beyond persuasion and diplomacy. There is no international community ready to work together to solve problems, and there probably never will be.
You can pin this on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Susan Rice, but most of all, the buck stops with the president. Those of us who scoffed a bit at a state senator ascending to the presidency within four years on a wave of media hype and adoration are not quite so shocked by this current mess.
We never bought into this notion that getting greater cooperation from our allies, and less hostility from our enemies, was just a matter of giving this crew the wheel and letting them practice, as Hillary Clinton arrogantly declared it, smart power (and fronted Time magazine cover).
(These people cant even label a foreign policy approach without reminding us of how highly they think of themselves.)
They looked out at the world at the end of the Bush years, and didnt see tough decisions, unsolvable problems, unstable institutions, restless populations, technology enabling the impulse to destabilize existing institutions, evil men hungry for more power, and difficult trade-offs.
No, our problems and challengers were just a matter of the previous hands running U.S. foreign policy not being smart enough. (Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Gehad el-Haddad (above) served as the Clinton Foundations city director from August 2007 to August 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile. Just a month after El-Haddad left the Clinton Foundation to work full-time for the Brotherhood, former President Morsi was invited to deliver his first major speech at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), the high profile political familys other nonprofit.
El-Haddads employment at the Clinton Foundation overlapped with his official work for the Muslim Brotherhood, which began in Cairo in February 2011 when he assumed control of the Renaissance Project, a Brotherhood-backed economic recovery program.
El-Haddad officially became a senior adviser for foreign affairs in Morsis Freedom and Justice Party in May 2011, when he was still claiming to be employed by the Clinton Foundation.El-Haddad was quoted in the Guardian newspaper in March 2012 as one of the Brotherhoods senior advisers. USA Today referred to him as a senior adviser to the Muslim Brotherhood in May 2012.
El-Haddad was charged with developing a long-term economic recovery program, known as the Renaissance Project, during his time as senior adviser. Egyptian media reported in July 2012 that the program was actually meant to bring the country more in line with the Muslim Brotherhoods extremist religious ideals. Renaissance is far more than the electoral program of President Mohamed Morsi or the Brotherhoods political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, the Egypt Independent reported at the time. It is a 25-year project to reform state, business and civil society, rooted in the Brotherhoods Islamic values but conditioned by the experiences of the projects founders in the modern economy.
Haddad told the Independent that he applied the knowledge he learned at the Clinton Foundation to his work at the Renaissance Project. The Clinton Climate Initiative taught Haddad about managing an NGO and the role that civil society takes between the state and private sector, lessons he is applying to the Renaissance Project, the report states.
El-Haddad represented the Clinton Foundations Clinton Climate Initiative in Egypt during his overlapping tenure, according to his LinkedIn profile. He additionally setup the foundations office in Egypt and managed official registration, supervised policy-making workshops & presented foundations views, and presented projects to high-level government officials, among many other duties.
El-Haddad left the Clinton Foundation in August 2012, two months after Morsi assumed the Egyptian presidency. He was appointed a senior adviser and media spokesman to the Muslim Brotherhood in January 2013 and served in that role until his arrest. El-Haddad regularly defended the Brotherhoods authoritarian crackdown on civil society, even running damage control in December 2012 when Morsi supporters attacked women and children.
When widespread Democratic protests broke out on June 30, El-Haddad referred to the demonstrators as violent thugs in an interview with the Free Beacon. The anti-Morsi camp are providing a political endorsement to the violence, he said at the time. Some have resorted to violence because they didnt do well at the ballot box.
El-Haddad did not respond to an email request for comment sent shortly after reports emerged of his arrest. The Clinton Foundation did not respond to multiple requests for comment on El-Haddads employment and arrest.
We MUST Get To The Bottom Of This,And Some Heads NEED TO ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is fallacious to assume there was an investigation from which there needed to be a heads up.
I love the US Navy and respect his rank, but Mullen should go to the brig.
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Sure looks like the investigators need to be investigated
There is a reason why we cannot talk to the people that were actually there and we need to find out what it is.
I blame the Republicans for not arresting Holder; for not oalling witnesses sooner, for not getting supeoena’s (they are still giving them more time or else threat)....They never called Rice to testify before she took another position. Why?
Then we had Romney who let Obama skate over Benghazi....was like a timid mouse.
Republicans totally mishandled the whole Benghazi situation. Dems demanded and received Gonzalez’s resignation under Bush over complaints of being political.
Yet Holder skates by on everything...I really wish someone would out the Republicans that are being black-mailed to not do their jobs (ie Boehner- Obama folks have something on him, but what, gay? adultry?)....
Well, of course they gave her advance notice. She’s ‘special’ , yaknow.
THIS is an OUTRAGE....Is Adm.Mullens GAY or something??? he sure isn’t a REAL AMERICAN HERO by ANY stretch of the imagination!!!!
AMEN!!! I PRAY that FEMALES have to REGISTER at 18 like men do!!! Where can I begin a PETITION for that???
Cone on....be correct......onkly Amb. Chris was GAY....I have NEVER heard that the others were....where did you hear that??
A lot of my research turns up problems in the pasts of people who are prone to be blackmailed by the regime. Its just what they do and have always done. Bill and Hill have been doing it their entire career.Seems zero learned a lot from the clinton mob.
No because she “had nothing to do” with Benghazi, according to Mullen.
Mullen is not gay (that I know and I know him) but is amazingly manipulative and ambitious. He does have two sons in the Nav, both went to USNA and now serve and get some what special treatment. He also considers himself a catholic...ha! despite advocating repeal of DADT.
Perhaps this is a clue to know what is going on with McMullen. If he’s in the closet he may be played by the regime,just a guess.
Here’s a clip from the link below.
“Retired Admiral & Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Mike Mullen who is also an openly gay activist, conducted an independent review of the events at Benghazi, stated that the attacks in Benghazi were security related. Mullen said that the terrorists who committed the attack were solely to blame for the deaths of J. Christopher Stevens, State Department employee Sean Smith, member of the State Department diplomatic security Tyrone Woods, and former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty.”
Uhhhh... YEs by the way.
You might want to check out post # 33.
OK, I just read it....so?
I know him, his wife, and have met one of his sons....
“Openly gay advocate”? Am not aware of this.....
While he is slimey, self-promoting, egotistical and ambitious, I don’t think anyone who’s worked for him would say he’s “gay”.... I think.
If he emphatically states the attack was terrorism, he is a coward not to call the Obozo admin on their LIE that it was caused by a video.
Zero learned a lot from his daddy Frank Davis.
He sure didn’t learn anything from that drunken womanizing cuckold Sydney got to take the knocked up rap.
<....”NO one from this administration picks people for ANYTHING who they don’t have something completely damning on”....>
Likely very true Mesta...but dang the entire Washington “show” isn’t making any sense now. It’s like they’re all caught up in something we are not privy to.. but they know.
Obamas’ coment about “their messing with me”...was revealing. How did this nation EVER think this man was Presidential Material. My gosh he walks and talks like a Chicago thug now, not even attempting to hide it.
When he ‘shouted’ “we’re not going to let”...We’ve been waiting 50 yrs. for this” (healthcare)....I don’t for a second believe he’s referencing healthcare. He knows full the people don’t wont it...so who is the “we” he’s talking about?..and what exactly is it he’s driving home underneath the mask of healthcare?
Perfect visual ! THANKS !!!!
Please do your research I won’t. But begin BEFORE the assassinations, not after the attempts to cover-up.
Those people are sadistic and evil...period. They not only do this to “infidels” they do this to each other. old young and everyone in between....IMO all Moslems should be banned from entering our country from any Islamic nation..period.
“Seems zero learned a lot from the clinton mob.”
Start from the start. CLINTON learned...and inherited from bush the elder whose cronies kept gwb in line when he was in office from cheney to baker to powell. gw could only move so far on his own and that is why you never see him now. And the bushes were saudi guys.
the elder didn’t want gw to be president. HE wanted jeb and he said so, then literally cried on national TV over it. THEN he ‘adopted’ billy jeff to replace his own sons.
Lot more going on than what you think you see.
ohaha screwed himself when he turned over the saudi spoils, (Iraq and Afghanistan,) to iran. THAT was the big nono, the deal breaker. He didn’t follow orders when he wouldn’t attack assad in Syria and now he will pay the price.
Revenge for one thing.
If anyone disagrees with obama they’re called racists. If Hillary is not way ahead in the polls look for her to come out of the lesbian closet then her critics will be called homophobes.
But none of this matters. These people have gotten away with illegal activities for decades. I had hoped that Bush would prosecute all of the criminals. It didn’t happen.
<...”Revenge for one thing”....>
Well yes...and in more areas than one...for certain...
He carries within him the very mindset of all those he represents.......and he’s bringing it directly to our doorsteps.
No. They didn't question her. As a matter of fact, they reported to her.
I whole heartedly agree !
The obamba/Chicago mobsters have been copying the Clinton mobsters/mcahine for years now. They blackmail, kill anyone that gets inthe way, threaten,use the irs against us,the similarities are endless. They do all the things that hill and bill did for years. They are far worse than the Clintons ever thought about being but they do use a lot of the same tactics.
Great post they are the worst not even close.