Skip to comments.Boehner calls for release of Benghazi emails as pressure grows on administration
Posted on 05/09/2013 7:51:56 AM PDT by don-oEdited 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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Congress cannot prosecute anyone.
He’s joining AA?
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.
This individual is a complete embarrassment.
Boehner calls for release of classified emails. No big deal.
“Man I hope this is the start of impeachment.”
From your typing fingers to G-d’s ears...
but with Boehner’s record...doubtful
He just had a spine transplant.
In a related story, “People in Hell Call for Ice Water.”
Are these the ones Trey Gowdy said he was sure the democrats would be holding a press conference to announce their release?
If so, the new one is as squishy as the old one
Boehner should be calling for the impeachment of this President and prison for Hillary. We all should!
“According to top aide, Boehner wont take no for an answer.
Its a warning that we want the emails, and we will pursue them, the aide said.”
Or, what? He will cry?
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.
Glad I missed it. I’m already sleepy...I’d be comatose! LOL!
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.
Ø can just claim ‘executive privilege’ again.
Doesn't pursuit with legal force require a special prosecutor with subpoena power to compel testimony and release of potential evidence?
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.
yep, was done before on F&F
He basically did that when he said, 'God Bless You' to Planned Parenthood.
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 )
He can and will do that until the House (Boehner) gets serious about exposing the dereliction of duty of The Dear Leader.
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?
Yes....I think it does. Perhaps we should all call his office and ask that he appoint a special prosecutor.
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.
Boner can be counted on to come late, weakly squeal “Me Too!” and help the leftists cover up.
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.
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).
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
All I have said about the “I” word is that it’s way premature to be talking about it.
We could expect no less of the democrats and obama to want to get their guy in place.
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.
“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.
He should ask why Obama was hiding under his desk crying ,he was nowhere near Benghazi
I can hear the shreders from here
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.
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.
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.
Flo ain’t gonna like that.