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Boehner calls for release of Benghazi emails as pressure grows on administration
Fox News ^ | May 9, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 05/09/2013 7:51:56 AM PDT by don-o

Edited on 05/09/2013 11:29:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Pressure on the Obama administration to release more information about the Benghazi attack grew Thursday, as House Speaker John Boehner demanded officials turn over emails pertaining to the controversial "talking points" and another top Republican appealed for more whistle-blowers to come forward. 

On the heels of a dramatic hearing where three whistle-blowers testified, Fox News has learned that former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday, on the Hill for a meeting with House Republicans, also told lawmakers: "I think Hillary (Clinton) should be subpoenaed if necessary." 

The comments and developments signal that Republicans will continue to press for answers on the deadly Sept. 11 attack. Despite arguments from Democrats that the hearing was not nearly as shocking as Republicans made it out to be, GOP lawmakers said it raised troubling questions that need to be investigated. 

"The truth shouldn't be hidden from the American people behind a White House firewall," Boehner said Thursday. "Four Americans lost their lives in this terrorist attack. Congress will continue to investigate this issue, using all of the resources at our disposal." 

Boehner specifically urged the Obama administration to make public a set of internal emails that some lawmakers had been able to review but not keep. 

One of the emails apparently showed a top State Department official saying a group affiliated with Islamic terrorists was responsible for the strike. Separate emails, though, allegedly depict the White House and State Department pressing lower-level officials to remove references to terrorism in talking points about the attacks. 

Based on those talking points, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice would go on five Sunday talk shows shortly after the attacks to claim they were triggered by protests over an anti-Islam film. Top officials would later claim the flawed assessment was based on the best intelligence

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To: don-o
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51 posted on 05/09/2013 8:04:08 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: don-o

Congress cannot prosecute anyone.


52 posted on 05/09/2013 8:04:29 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: don-o

He’s joining AA?


53 posted on 05/09/2013 8:04:40 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: don-o
Does he have any spine at all?????

From what I understand, UNTIL he announces a special prosecutor and select committee to look into all the lies....they CANNOT subpoena Obama or Hillary.

54 posted on 05/09/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: penelopesire

That’s IT???

This individual is a complete embarrassment.


55 posted on 05/09/2013 8:05:21 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: don-o

Boehner calls for release of classified emails. No big deal.


56 posted on 05/09/2013 8:05:40 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Man I hope this is the start of impeachment.”

From your typing fingers to G-d’s ears...

but with Boehner’s record...doubtful


57 posted on 05/09/2013 8:06:01 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: don-o

He just had a spine transplant.


58 posted on 05/09/2013 8:06:20 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: clintonh8r

In a related story, “People in Hell Call for Ice Water.”


59 posted on 05/09/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: don-o

Are these the ones Trey Gowdy said he was sure the democrats would be holding a press conference to announce their release?


60 posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
He just had a spine transplant.

If so, the new one is as squishy as the old one

61 posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:32 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

Boehner should be calling for the impeachment of this President and prison for Hillary. We all should!


62 posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT by yoe
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To: penelopesire

http://washingtonexaminer.com/boehner-demands-benghazi-emails-from-white-house/article/2529255

“According to top aide, Boehner won’t take “no” for an answer.
“It’s a warning that we want the emails, and we will pursue them,” the aide said.”

Or, what? He will cry?


63 posted on 05/09/2013 8:07:52 AM PDT by maggief
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To: don-o
Typical Republican response to not remove the wrong the Dems do, but that
they can do Obamacare better. It's going to be a long battle.
64 posted on 05/09/2013 8:08:05 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: don-o
If the truth is known regarding Benghazi and a whole host of other wrongdoings .. Boehner knows facts. Boehner is third in line for the Highest Office of this Land. Thinking Boehner does not know the truth is not comprehensible to think. Boehner should be watched closely. National Security has been put at HUGE risk by obama and his crowd. Boehner knows. The problem is ... what can be done to minimize the damage to our Nation. Of this ... I have no doubt. Let the democrats and the media stew for a little while ... then drop the truth, over and over and over. No drips ... This time a flood (maybe) but this has to be done carefully. obama, his crowd, and the democrats along with the lame-stream drive bys have done great damage to National Security. Whatever is done has to be done very carefully. Think of all the ammo purchases. Think and remember what obama said about creating a force as formidable as our Military, outside of our Military. Tread carefully FRiends.
65 posted on 05/09/2013 8:09:02 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: maggief

He should have come out guns blazing today and taken control of the narrative while the getting was good...but alas...he landed with a big thud.


66 posted on 05/09/2013 8:11:57 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

Glad I missed it. I’m already sleepy...I’d be comatose! LOL!


67 posted on 05/09/2013 8:13:46 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Man I hope this is the start of impeachment.

Obama will never be impeached. Not for this, or anything else. The man could eat a human baby on live TV, and the media and just over half the country would be more interested in what the Kardashian's were up to that day.

Yesterday's Benghazi testimony was basically wiped out by the coverage of the Jodi Arias verdict and human interest stories about the Cleveland girls. I'm sorry, but this Benghazi stuff is not likely to go anywhere.

68 posted on 05/09/2013 8:14:21 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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Ø can just claim ‘executive privilege’ again.


69 posted on 05/09/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: maggief
“It’s a warning that we want the emails, and we will pursue them,” the aide said.”

Doesn't pursuit with legal force require a special prosecutor with subpoena power to compel testimony and release of potential evidence?

70 posted on 05/09/2013 8:14:58 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: dfwgator
"I love the Lebanese."

~~ Dracula

71 posted on 05/09/2013 8:15:28 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

This is the beginning of some very embarrassing stuff for his excellency to side step with executive privilege, again. No sense going for impeachment as he would never be convicted in the dummo dominated senate but the gop can make a lot of hay from his holding back the e mails.

With Coburn calling dingy harry distrustful at the same time, we have a good attack from a group that usually cannot get its acts together.


72 posted on 05/09/2013 8:15:52 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Rio

yep, was done before on F&F


73 posted on 05/09/2013 8:15:56 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Longbow1969
The man could eat a human baby on live TV,

He basically did that when he said, 'God Bless You' to Planned Parenthood.

74 posted on 05/09/2013 8:17:06 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: don-o
Boehner will make a few statements and demands then he'll retreat for another smoke break and a scotch.

Sorry to be so sarcastic but this guy is about as daring and effective as Pee Wee Herman. ( with NO disrespect for Pee Wee intended )

75 posted on 05/09/2013 8:17:11 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Rio
Ø can just claim ‘executive privilege’ again.

He can and will do that until the House (Boehner) gets serious about exposing the dereliction of duty of The Dear Leader.

76 posted on 05/09/2013 8:17:31 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: Guenevere

What does it take to appoint a special independent federal investigator/prosecutor? I’ve wondered that for a long time. Who has to authorize that?


77 posted on 05/09/2013 8:17:41 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: don-o

Yes....I think it does. Perhaps we should all call his office and ask that he appoint a special prosecutor.

http://boehner.house.gov/contact/


78 posted on 05/09/2013 8:18:30 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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Am going to take solace for the moment and believe the baton has been handed back to Chairman Issa and his committee.
79 posted on 05/09/2013 8:18:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: butterdezillion

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


80 posted on 05/09/2013 8:19:17 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: PieterCasparzen
Maybe Boehner is stepping down and letting a principled Christian small business person become Speaker (how’s that for daydreaming on a Thursday?).

Yep. Nice daydream. Sure couldn't be worse than what WE ARE PERMANENTLY STUCK WITH UNTIL THE DEMS TAKE THE HOUSE! Phooey.
81 posted on 05/09/2013 8:20:11 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: don-o

To: Bronzy

http://johnboehner.house.gov/Contact/
In case you want his email as Speaker. I have used this several times (got it from a Freeper) and never had my email returned.


82 posted on 05/09/2013 8:21:29 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: don-o

Boner can be counted on to come late, weakly squeal “Me Too!” and help the leftists cover up.


83 posted on 05/09/2013 8:21:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: no-to-illegals
Am going to take solace for the moment and believe the baton has been handed back to Chairman Issa and his committee.

That and I am going to believe that others will be inspired by the three whistle blowers to come forward with more of the truth.

84 posted on 05/09/2013 8:21:51 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: butterdezillion
Who has to authorize that?

If things have not changed since Nixon then a Special Prosecutor serves at the digression of the President. Nixon fired his Special Prosecutor investigating Nixon (iirc). Did not hold (the firing) for people went nuts but was tried (iirc).

85 posted on 05/09/2013 8:21:56 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: don-o
Amen don-o. The dam is leaking a bit more today than in simple drips.
86 posted on 05/09/2013 8:23:33 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

I think Nixon thought to get “his guy” in place to keep control. That, of course did not work out for him. I believe Congress has power to appoint one themselves


87 posted on 05/09/2013 8:24:02 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: TexasFreeper2009; don-o

Of WHOM???


88 posted on 05/09/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: pollywog

WHO, WHOM???


89 posted on 05/09/2013 8:28:57 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

All I have said about the “I” word is that it’s way premature to be talking about it.


90 posted on 05/09/2013 8:29:14 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

We could expect no less of the democrats and obama to want to get their guy in place.


91 posted on 05/09/2013 8:29:16 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: don-o

These politicians are so filthy. Call Bohner’s office to sound off about this topic, and while on hold forever, you will get a medley of American/Patriotic songs. All I can think of, while I hold for Bohner, who never has anyone answering his phones, is that they are not answering their phones, because they have a fancy lunch or golf game to get to.

Our government is full of greedy, lustful, fat jerks. How dare he play patriotic songs, when he is just looking to get fat off, off of the integrity of men who have died.

I have some words for you John: Go and read the book of Ester. FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.. and stop thinking about your pocketbook and your power plays and your filthy dirty games.


92 posted on 05/09/2013 8:31:54 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: no-to-illegals

“Whatever is done has to be done very carefully.”

I skimmed through the early posts, and I think yours is the first post that seems to take into account that this is not only an extremely important issue, but also that there are several delicate steps to take in getting bringing those responsible to accountability.


93 posted on 05/09/2013 8:34:22 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He should ask why Obama was hiding under his desk crying ,he was nowhere near Benghazi


94 posted on 05/09/2013 8:34:54 AM PDT by molson209
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I can hear the shreders from here


95 posted on 05/09/2013 8:36:08 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: don-o

After a bunch of runaround, it seems like an independent investigation has to be appointed by the Attorney General.

If so, it’s never going to happen. Eric Holder was put in place specifically to prevent justice from ever happening, and he’s been very effective for that purpose. The only way the road will be cleared is if Eric Holder and enough of his underlings are impeached, that somebody with integrity is left at the helm pending new appointments.


96 posted on 05/09/2013 8:37:49 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Cap Huff
Thank you for the compliment FRiend. May things move at a proper pace so the truth may come to fully ripe.
97 posted on 05/09/2013 8:38:56 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: don-o

I agree with your thoughts here. If Holder makes a move to do an end run around by appointing special prosecutor first...the truth will never come out.


98 posted on 05/09/2013 8:39:21 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Cap Huff; no-to-illegals

Yes. If the process is working at all, then let it work. Boehner (at least) gave us a sound bite off the hearing. Will the WH stonewall? Yes.

Will Issa keep the heat on? I believe he will

Will other committes (Armed Services) conduct hearings? I hope so.


99 posted on 05/09/2013 8:39:22 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: dfwgator

Flo ain’t gonna like that.


100 posted on 05/09/2013 8:39:33 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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