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Whistleblower’s yarn fails to tie Benghazi lapses to politics
WaPo ^ | May 8, 2013 | Miss Dana Milbank

Posted on 05/09/2013 10:20:17 AM PDT by Red Steel

They summoned a whistleblower to Capitol Hill, but instead they got a virtuoso storyteller.

Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat in Libya the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, was to be the star witness for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the man leading the probe of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.

But despite Issa’s incautious promise that the hearing’s revelations would be “damaging” to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hicks didn’t lay a glove on the former secretary of state Wednesday. Rather, he held lawmakers from both parties rapt as he recounted the events of that terrifying night — revealing a made-for-Hollywood plot with a slow, theatrical delivery and genuine emotion.

He spoke of watching TV at his residence in Tripoli when a security officer “ran into my villa yelling, ‘Greg! Greg! The consulate’s under attack.’ ”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 113th; benghazihearings; danamilbank; gregoryhicks; missdanamilbank; whistleblowers
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Little Ms. Milbank practicing her poetic license.
1 posted on 05/09/2013 10:20:17 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
No bias here. Nope. None at all.

2 posted on 05/09/2013 10:23:43 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Red Steel

Well, at least the WaPo is writing about it!


3 posted on 05/09/2013 10:25:24 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Red Steel

um... huh?

I think there was enough testimony yestery for impeachment


4 posted on 05/09/2013 10:25:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Red Steel
I haven't seen the putrid video, but can you bet your former secretary of state and our present president Miss Dana Milbank has.
5 posted on 05/09/2013 10:27:18 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Red Steel

No interest in the so-called press in finding out what happened. Only whether or not it hurts Fearless Leader.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 10:28:26 AM PDT by marron
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To: Red Steel

Yarn? Asshole.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 10:29:34 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Red Steel

Official Reality being asserted, here.

Guess I don’t need to see what he actually said, it’s enough to know it didn’t harm anyone.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 10:30:15 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Red Steel

Milbank is a Captain Dunsel.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 10:31:08 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Red Steel

Yarn?

The WaPo has the b*lls to use the word yarn after all the bull Obama they’ve subjected us to for all these years?

Silly me, I would have thought that the government whistleblower would possess more standards five years after he passed away than any WaPo so-called “journalist” has now...or for that matter...ever did.

Nice try, WaPo. But remember, virtually anyone out there with an IQ over room temp who has not been educated in a public school can see right through your shoddy writing and non-existent logic.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 10:32:11 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Red Steel

Yeah I think they buried the lede for sure here, which was that the scandal was less that there was an attack on the embassy, but that the whole administration then proceeded to lie about what happened for months to come.

It was the offensive coverup blaming it on a “conservative” youtube video that was the crime, and that DID come out in this testimony.

If they had said there should have been more security in Benghazi but we acrewed up and there wasn’t and now people are dead, we would not still be talking about it.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 10:33:12 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: JPG
More like a Herbert?

-PJ

12 posted on 05/09/2013 10:33:22 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Red Steel

Disgusting, that lil ponce Milbank would CRUCIFY George Bush if this happened under his watch.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 10:34:11 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: JPG

That’s pretty obscure...


14 posted on 05/09/2013 10:34:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Good idea! How ‘bout Capt Herbert Dunsel?


15 posted on 05/09/2013 10:35:26 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Red Steel

Um, I wouldn’t want to touch her even with gloves on. Or even in a full hazmat rig.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 10:36:01 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: MrB

“Give my regards to Captain Dunsel”.- Commodore Wesley


18 posted on 05/09/2013 10:37:01 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool
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To: BitWielder1

“No smoking gun” will be repeated over and over and at least 5 times on Sunday


19 posted on 05/09/2013 10:37:09 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Red Steel
HEY, MISS MILBANK!

HOW'S THE WEATHER ON YOUR PLANET??



20 posted on 05/09/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Red Steel
Hicks didn’t lay a glove on the former secretary of state

Couldn't resist.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: Red Steel

Blatant journalistic malpractice.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 10:38:01 AM PDT by spindoctor
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To: MrB
Agreed, but when I saw how Milbank continues to flail around with no useful purpose, it popped into my mind.
23 posted on 05/09/2013 10:38:17 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Red Steel

Yet.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 10:39:54 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Red Steel

“yarn”, Dana?

Which part of the testimony can you prove is false?


25 posted on 05/09/2013 10:40:23 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: Cowboy Bob; Red Steel
The liberal media has been forced to write about it...the cat is out of the bag, and they can only hope for damage control and spin.

MSNBC Morning Joe today was talking about it at length, with grim faces as if someone had died (other than the victims). They are still hoping to keep any damage away from Hillary.

26 posted on 05/09/2013 10:43:32 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Red Steel

The demotion of Hicks for questioning the Youtube Fantasy is as much of a smoking gun as there ever was.

Put on top of it - the instruction to not meet with the congressman Cheevitz? that went to Libya. Then followed up with the state dept attorney trying to horn in on all the meetings.

Cover-up!


27 posted on 05/09/2013 10:44:12 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

Sure is a cover-up.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 10:48:47 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Red Steel

“yarn”???


29 posted on 05/09/2013 10:49:05 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Red Steel

Several things Dana Doesn’t dare mention however.

First is the TWO orders to stand down sent to Special Ops personel that were boarding a plane from Tripoli to Bengazi.

Second, the email sent from the Second in command at State to others including the Most Senior Administration Personel (Hicks) in libya at the time at the State Department that Trey Gowdy read from, that stated that this Person TOLD the Libyan President the day after the attack it was a terrorist attack with ties to Ansar Alshari. Followed by weeks of intentional Lieing to the public and congress as to the cause of the attack.

Third, the Babysitter that was sent from the SOS to shadow Rep. Chaffitz and Ambassador Hicks ordered to NOT meet with him without the SOS lawyer present. When a meeting took place that the SOS Lawyer didn’t have clearence for, the phone Call from Hitlary’s Chief if Staff Cheryl Mills.

Dana care to comment? Nah I thought not. You are too busy sucking the Administrations ass. It’s Pathetic you call yourself a “Reporter”.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 10:49:06 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: uncitizen
“No smoking gun” will be repeated over and over and at least 5 times on Sunday

Yup. You can bet on that.

Bring on more hearings, whistle blowers and witnesses. We'll see how long this goes being a "no smoking gun" event...

31 posted on 05/09/2013 10:50:50 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Red Steel

The guy reminds me of a brunette Perez Hilton.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 10:51:00 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: Red Steel

Circling the wagons.

Trying to redefine the reality we all saw and heard yesterday.

And Congressman Chaffetz was not the only one crying.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: nutmeg
Misdirection and bait and switch are favorite tactics of the criminal enterprise democrips. The political issue is the regime used the excuse of a video on youtube to exhonerate their purposed abandonment of the mission in Benghazi. So, the double talk is to address 'no smoking gun regarding the response to the attack while it was going on' when the issue is the huge lie Rice spittled on complicit media, then if the false accusation of the youtube being the reason for the attack is raised, the media are directed to dabble in the particulars of the attack rather than address the regime lying to the world to cover their fecklessness under fire.

The media have eagerly transitioned from the fourth estate to the fifth column enemy of We The People. Sadly, the dumbed down public haven't a clue whom the enemy is.

34 posted on 05/09/2013 10:58:15 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I watched cnn yesterday just to see what they were reporting on. wall to wall about the 3 women kidnapped for 10 years, not even anything scrolling at the bottom of the screen. I agree it's a big story but not one mention about Benghazi, and I monitored it for a while. Went to FOX, they managed to cover both stories simultaneously with no problem. That tells me cnn was deliberately ignoring Benghazi.
35 posted on 05/09/2013 10:59:34 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Sender

You should get a Purple Heart for watch the quisling Scarbucks show ... well, almost. That would be a denegration of the medal, so best not to award it for injury during valor under mind assault.


36 posted on 05/09/2013 11:00:35 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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37 posted on 05/09/2013 11:00:46 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: V_TWIN

Ignoring? ... cnn is actively squelching the story. When the noise level gets to a certain level, they will switch to cover-up dissonance mode. ‘A greater hive of scum and villainy ...’


38 posted on 05/09/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: nutmeg
Bring on more hearings, whistle blowers and witnesses. We'll see how long this goes being a "no smoking gun" event...

This is what MUST happen. I didn't get the impression that Rep Cheffetz, Rep Gowdy, and Rep Issa have any intention of letting this horror sink quietly beneath the sea.

Part II hearings should include the need to determine WHO gave the "stand down" order - twice! - and WHERE was the CIC who left these Americans to die.

39 posted on 05/09/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Mr. K
I think there was enough testimony yesterday for impeachment


40 posted on 05/09/2013 11:08:46 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Red Steel

You have to buy this kind of loyalty. But, whatever the Democrats paid, it wasn’t worth it.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 11:09:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mr. K

Meh, no Impeachment. I watched it. Needs more of a smoking gun. And no, I’m not saying there might not be something but there must be more. Maybe it’s the Prosecutor in me talking.

We need someone better on this than Issa. He seems out of his depth here and not particularly prepared.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 11:11:36 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: JPG; Political Junkie Too
Good idea! How ‘bout Capt Herbert Dunsel?

We reach, brothers.

43 posted on 05/09/2013 11:11:48 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Red Steel

Milbank, Obama’s fella tis tis.


44 posted on 05/09/2013 11:11:59 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: Red Steel
Dana Milbank is a male (at least in the sense of having a Y chromosome).

In 2001, in the early months of the GWB administration, his blatant hostility to President Bush was so extreme that even the rest of the mainstream media found it over-the-top. Later he became a regular guest on MSNBC...and may still be since I avoid watching it (but occasionally see who is on as I am clicking past that channel with the remote).

45 posted on 05/09/2013 11:15:43 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MHGinTN
“Ignoring? ... cnn is actively squelching the story.”

Good. That's what we want. I remember Watergate like it was yesterday.

The lame stream media was the arch enemy of Nixon. It was the whole reason for Watergate. The constant attacks made it hard to get a conviction before he resigned. He was always in the limelight, so he knew what was comin’.

Now the House has a chance to go under the radar and blindside the arrogant SOB. It'll be too late for this primadonna to resign before he's impeached AND convicted. And the LSM will go down in flames with him.

This is the PERFECT opportunity to demolish the leftist communists boobs once and for all.

46 posted on 05/09/2013 11:26:59 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Have you failed to include the enemy in your calculus, the enemy called ‘the media’, who control what the vast majority of Americans have as a facts base?


47 posted on 05/09/2013 11:29:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Red Steel

milbank... you whore for satan... you cannot stop the destruction of all that you love... the end is coming for all of you traitors. It may take time but the truth will win out.

LLS


48 posted on 05/09/2013 11:37:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Red Steel

Sanctimonious, protected little pissant “journalists” who deign to ridicule the accounts of someone whose organization had been attacked by terrorists, and his boss killed. Milbank would be hiding under the bed pissing his pink panties if he were caught up in something like that.


49 posted on 05/09/2013 11:39:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Red Steel

“Ms” Dana is special, he is a special idiot!!!


50 posted on 05/09/2013 11:40:23 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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