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Issa to CIA: Get your lawyers ready on Benghazi
Hot Air ^ | 4-18-2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/18/2013 5:55:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

Suddenly, it seems that the terror attack on our consulate in Benghazi last September may become relevant all over again. Yesterday afternoon, CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson reported that a number of whistleblowers had emerged to talk to the House Oversight Committee, in news that may have slipped under the radar of other emerging (and non-emerging) developments in the Boston Marathon attack story:

"CBS News has learned that multiple new whistleblowers are privately speaking to investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya."

"The nature of the communications with the whistleblowers and their identities are not being made public at this time. But in response, the Oversight Committee yesterday sent letters to the three federal agencies involved: the CIA, the Defense Department and the State Department."

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Ever since the initial probe stalled a few months ago, many have wondered why the administration hasn’t made the survivors of that night available to House investigators. Some have also wondered why those survivors haven’t come forward on their own, but if they still work in intelligence agencies, they may not have been allowed to do so. These new whistleblowers may or may not be the Benghazi survivors, but clearly they’re coming from within the intel community — and Issa’s letter strongly suggest that they are pointing fingers upstairs.

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


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Obama' bad week just got worse....

1 posted on 04/18/2013 5:55:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

But what difference does it make?


2 posted on 04/18/2013 5:57:57 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

But what difference does it make?


3 posted on 04/18/2013 5:58:05 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Impeach the b@STURD AND HIS MINIONS.


4 posted on 04/18/2013 5:58:15 AM PDT by seeker41 (Currently a displaced Texan)
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To: Sir Napsalot

5 posted on 04/18/2013 5:58:59 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Sir Napsalot

Huff, puff, cry, cave. Repeat as necessary.

I have heard far too many stories about ISSA getting ready to pounce only to watch it disappear.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 6:02:02 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Sir Napsalot

I have to agree with some of the responders - Issa is a big disappointment - get results or get gone.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 6:04:46 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Sir Napsalot
Sharyl Attkisson helped expose Fast and Furious operation.

she may be leaving CBS soon if her contract is not renewed link

8 posted on 04/18/2013 6:04:49 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Sir Napsalot

oh now it becomes important...terrorists hit the homeland and someone’s political career is on the verge of being dumped...Washington DC and the elected leaders make me sick...of those who are qualified for office - never seek it because of the MSM and thankless job that it is...it’s about SERVICE to the NATION - not one’s self!


9 posted on 04/18/2013 6:06:37 AM PDT by BCW (I'm searching for John Galt)
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To: Sir Napsalot

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???


10 posted on 04/18/2013 6:06:45 AM PDT by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

As a former intel guy, betrayal is bad. Betrayal by the people who sent you in and told you they had your back is inestimably worse. I hope Issa sticks to his guns and the shameful conduct that appears to have occurred is brought into the harsh light of day.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 6:07:36 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: shelterguy

Those are my feelings also. Wasn’t Issa going to straighten out Fast and Furious? What ever happened to that. Now we have our Government running guns to muslim brotherhood Rebels in Syria causing Benghazi.

In Egypt our government doesn’t even hide their support of the Muslim Brotherhood, we send them F-16’s and tanks.

I have no faith in Issa or any othe Senator after they refuse to even have an investigation into the background of Hussein Obama.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 6:08:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obviously the mainstream media will not touch this. Is there any chance that justice will be done?


13 posted on 04/18/2013 6:09:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Lake Living; shelterguy
I know. But.

Which other of our representatives even ‘makes any noise’?

Boehner can't kneel fast enough....

14 posted on 04/18/2013 6:10:39 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jagusafr

Hope they show Hillar what difference it does make. Nuke her presidential hope in the process.


15 posted on 04/18/2013 6:10:50 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: jagusafr

Hope they show Hillar what difference it does make. Nuke her presidential hope in the process.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 6:11:00 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Sir Napsalot

Get ‘em Issa! Sick balls!


17 posted on 04/18/2013 6:14:23 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Sir Napsalot

S-W-E-E-T!!!!!!


18 posted on 04/18/2013 6:20:06 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: henkster
But what difference does it make?

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Hitlery is no longer @SecState...
I s'pect her shrewd lefty-lawyer survival instincts moved her to bail...

Lurch will come unglued trying to tamp this back down...
Bammie will freak...
Moochelle will take another vac...
#CrookedSheriff will be ridden out on a rail....

With any luck... the dam will break...
... and sweep the lot of them onto the ash heap of (liberal) history...

19 posted on 04/18/2013 6:21:23 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: PROCON

20 posted on 04/18/2013 6:29:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Round 2.

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


21 posted on 04/18/2013 6:35:09 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Sir Napsalot

PRAY for ISSA and all the GOOD people that know something about Benghazi!!


22 posted on 04/18/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: henkster
Probably none. He's the guy who was going to get tough on Fast & Furious....and we know how that turned out........
23 posted on 04/18/2013 6:54:56 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Sir Napsalot
It's getting ready to get a whole lot worse.

With the attack in Boston they are trying to accomplish what they didn't accomplish with the attack in Libya.

In Libya they wanted people to believe the terrorist were so in tune with the news they could pick up on a news story, the protest in Egypt, plan and carry out a terrorist attack in a matter of minutes, it was spontaneous.

The attack in Boston, they want people to believe the terrorist have picked up on news stories which are ginning up civil unrest and planned their terrorist attack based on what is in the news.

The silence from the attackers is what's telling because in just the last few weeks the left has orchestrated news stories to gin up civil unrest in three separate groups.

Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics. In just the last few weeks radicals from all three groups have been given reasons to attack the US.

Whites - The Obama WH, SPLC and other leftist groups have been pushing stories that the real threat to this country is from gun owning White Christians, we see it here every day.

Blacks - Eric holder began ginning up civil unrest with Blacks by claiming blacks spend too much time in prison for the crimes they commit. Real high on Black radicals list of wrongs that need to be righted.

Hispanics - CPUSA called for the illegals to resort to violence as a way of righting their perceived wrongs.

The news media immediately jumped on Whites as being behind the attacks.

Just like every other attack since 1ST WTC bombing in 1993, prior to the attack the left will always gin up civil unrest with one or all of these groups, to make it appear as if one of these groups has teamed with the terrorist.

Once again the terrorist attack is following the Weather Underground playbook.

24 posted on 04/18/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Sir Napsalot

Thank God there are still some honorable people left in Washington. The idea that this country would stand by while Americans are slaughtered and no one do anything has totally sickened me.


25 posted on 04/18/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Venturer
"I have no faith in Issa"

Neither do I, lots of talk and then nothing. His committee seems more like an info black hole then a fact finder. Very disappointed in Issa.

26 posted on 04/18/2013 7:00:56 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

Sen Chuck Grassley does the same thing. Press releases, ‘investigation’, then nothing.

I suppose their defense is ‘collegiality’. The offer their fellow congressman and senators a chance to act, and when they don’t, Issa and Grassley sit down and shut up.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 7:06:13 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: I want the USA back

“Obviously the mainstream media will not touch this.”

Well...it is a local crime story.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 7:11:10 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: PROCON

Hillary Clinton sure became hysterical. Not presidential.


29 posted on 04/18/2013 7:19:36 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: MestaMachine

Yes please.


30 posted on 04/18/2013 7:25:15 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: MachIV
"He's the guy who was going to get tough on Fast & Furious....and we know how that turned out........"

Your innuendo is extremely unfair or maybe just ignorant if you are not pushing some sort of agenda. Issa carried the issue as far as he could go in Congress and then sent the matter to the courts where it is being decided. F&F is not over.

And who is the "we" to which you refer? Please provide information about the group that you represent.

31 posted on 04/18/2013 7:39:05 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

After I typed my post I thought of how convenient it was that Hillary left office as Sec State to have John F’n Kerry take the job. Hillary is about to find out that the wheels on the bus go round and round, with her under them. But since she’s already had her hissy fit before the Senate, nothing will happen to her other than political fallout. It will serve little purpose to drag her fat cankles out in public again, but it also kills her political future.

Which was how 0bama planned to politically capitalize on this disaster.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 7:44:51 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: henkster

And speaking of convenience, the Petraeus “scandal” and resignation timed to duck out right as things started hitting the fan on the Benghazi mess.... I will never believe his departure was unrelated to this.


33 posted on 04/18/2013 7:54:07 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: jjotto; All
"Sen Chuck Grassley does the same thing. Press releases, ‘investigation’, then nothing.

I suppose their defense is ‘collegiality’. The offer their fellow congressman and senators a chance to act, and when they don’t, Issa and Grassley sit down and shut up."

Yeah, they only issued subpoenas, held Eric holder in contempt, and filed suit in federal court to enforce it. After all, they command vast divisions of army, marines and executive office law enforcers... oh... no they do not.

And Grassley is the minority member of the Senate subcommittee. That means he can tell the Chairman of the committee what to do... oh.. no he cannot.

So, given the the MSM is against them, so they have no leverage with the press, and are routinely ignored by most major outlets, what more would you have them do?

I bet that Issa and Grassley are just as frustrated by this administration as we are. Probably moreso, as they see the lies, obfuscations, and evidence of thugery on a daily basis, with better evidence than we have.

But, seriously, what more have they the power to do?

34 posted on 04/18/2013 8:05:54 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: PROCON
What difference does it make???

Actually what she said was: What difference at this point does it make?

And I have said before that "at this point" is important. It is the liberal narrative in all things. "Old news", "Move along, nothing to see here" etc. Shampoo, rinse, repeat. Ad infinitum.

35 posted on 04/18/2013 8:23:33 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents
It is the liberal narrative in all things. "Old news", "Move along, nothing to see here" etc. Shampoo, rinse, repeat. Ad infinitum.

Correct. A typical lib tactic; keep it tamped down till it is old news, then say "That is ancient history. Move on."

36 posted on 04/18/2013 8:41:45 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; Fred Nerks

Thanks for the ping and good to see you back here following all of this.


37 posted on 04/18/2013 9:19:19 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Sir Napsalot; MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; NormsRevenge; ...
Ed could have done better on the Title,...what Issa really said to the three agencies ...was to getyour guidlines ready for attornies that will serve as counsel to the whistleblowers as they deal with information that you prefer NOT to be exposed...and need protection from the agencies hostility to the whistleblowers.....

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This is definitely gonna get wild and wooly....it seems to me.

38 posted on 04/18/2013 9:35:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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**********************************************EXCERPT****************************************

What stories do these new witnesses have to tell?  Apparently nothing too complimentary.  Otherwise, Oversight Chair Darrell Issa probably wouldn’t need to remind the CIA to refrain from retaliation against these whistleblowers — or warn the agency to get their lawyers on standby (via Instapundit):

“During the course of the investigation, numerous individuals have approached the committee with information related to the attack,” wrote Issa in the letters, which were obtained by The Hill.

He asked agencies to provide details on how to grant outside attorneys the security clearances necessary for them to adequately represent employees discussing classified matters with congressional investigators.

“Some witnesses may be required to retain personal counsel to represent them before the committee and in the event the agency subsequently retaliates against them for cooperating with the committee’s investigation,” he said.

“Additional witnesses may be compelled by subpoena to give testimony to the committee and can be reasonably expected to retain personal counsel at that time.”

**************************************SNIP************************************************

Four Americans were killed in that attack, and the US was forced to publicly retreat from an area we had claimed to have help liberate and safeguard. That defeat raises a lot of questions about US actions before, during, and after the attack on the consulate,

39 posted on 04/18/2013 9:52:13 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Sir Napsalot; i88schwartz; MestaMachine
Related thread:

John Kerry On Benghazi: "We Got A Lot More Important Things To Move On To" (video)

40 posted on 04/18/2013 10:17:00 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Sir Napsalot; i88schwartz; MestaMachine
Related thread:

John Kerry On Benghazi: "We Got A Lot More Important Things To Move On To" (video)

41 posted on 04/18/2013 10:17:12 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: All
Sorry about the double post,....not sure what happened,...Mouse has been acting strange....

May be time to replace it.

42 posted on 04/18/2013 10:19:32 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Might not be your mouse...I;m getting “cannot display” when I reply to posts several times today. But only on FR.


43 posted on 04/18/2013 10:22:03 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
I was having trouble on other websites ....

but things are not working as usual on FR either.

JJust did a preview on this post and got notheing...had to click back and ask for the preview again,...then got to see what I wanted to post.

Now to post it.

44 posted on 04/18/2013 10:36:08 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: jagusafr
May it be ... May it be so that Issa has moved to do the right thing. If our congresspeople are not going to have the backs of the people they ask to go to war or are placed in danger by authority, then nobodies back is covered. Would be a terrible revelation to those people seeking to do the right thing when placed in danger by authority.
45 posted on 04/18/2013 12:41:09 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NEMDF
I will never believe his departure was unrelated to this.

Neither shall I. Seen too many setups and scams in my life so may Issa Stand Up and not sit down till America and Americans have answers.

46 posted on 04/18/2013 12:47:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NEMDF
I will never believe his departure was unrelated to this.

Neither shall I. Seen too many setups and scams in my life so may Issa Stand Up and not sit down till America and Americans have answers.

47 posted on 04/18/2013 12:47:29 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "This is definitely gonna get wild and wooly....it seems to me."
You may be right on the nail.
48 posted on 04/18/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Mouse has been acting strange....

May not be your mouse.

49 posted on 04/18/2013 12:54:40 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I agree ... something isn’t right. I wonder ... if Jim and John should receive a heads up?


50 posted on 04/18/2013 12:57:05 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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