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  • 'Born classified': Hillary Clinton's best argument in the email scandal just got destroyed

    08/21/2015 5:30:48 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids. While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election, first sent or received it. But the details included in...
  • Hillary Speaks of Little Children, Church Members, Movie Audiences But Not Our Military Personnel

    06/18/2015 7:02:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.18.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    Hillary Clinton spoke about the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina by posing the following questions: How many innocent people in our country from little children to church members to movie theater attendees? How many people do we need to see cut down before we act? In the first question, Hillary makes obvious references to the shootings at Sandy Hook, the theater shooting in Colorado as well as both the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin and last night's attack. Hillary speaks of little children, church members and movie theater attendees. But what about our...
  • You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History

    06/07/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 80 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 2, 2015 | Juliana DeVries
    Khairullozhon Matanov is a 24-year-old former cab driver from Quincy, Massachusetts. The night of the Boston Marathon bombings, he ate dinner with Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev at a kebob restaurant in Somerville. Four days later Matanov saw photographs of his friends listed as suspects in the bombings on the CNN and FBI websites. Later that day he went to the local police. He told them that he knew the Tsarnaev brothers and that they’d had dinner together that week, but he lied about whose idea it was to have dinner, lied about when exactly he had looked at the Tsarnaevs’...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • Hillary takes heat after discovery she slept through president’s Benghazi briefing

    05/25/2015 7:20:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 24, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Apparently, Hillary Clinton isn’t even ready for the 10 a.m. phone call. Information obtained from her emails released by the State Department Friday revealed that Clinton missed President Obama’s first daily intel briefing after the 2012 terrorist attacks on Benghazi. “I just woke up,” the former secretary of state wrote at 10:43 a.m on Sept 15, 2012. It was a far cry from her 2008 campaign ad against then-Sen. Barack Obama asking if he would be ready for a 3 a.m. phone call.
  • Brady Deflates, Hillary Skates

    05/14/2015 11:06:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    That the standards of transparency are seemingly higher for an NFL Super Bowl quarterback than for a former Secretary of State and presidential wannabe does not bode well for our republic nor speak well of the state of the so-called mainstream media. But the double standards regarding media treatment of Tom Brady versus Hillary Clinton are many and troubling. We should all be asking ourselves just why there is more concern and angst over Tom Brady’s use of slightly deflated footballs to get a better grip and improve his chances of winning a football game than regarding Hillary Clinton’s use...
  • White House: Hillary Clinton Acting As ‘Private Citizen’ In Benghazi Investigation

    03/31/2015 1:26:34 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | c spiering
    The White House reacted to the news today that Chairman Trey Gowdy of the House Select Committee On Benghazi requested an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the use of her private email address and her home server. During the White House press briefing today, Earnest said that the issue was now in the hands of Clinton and her lawyers as well as the leaders of the congressional committee. “I don’t have an opinion on it,” Earnest said, when asked about the request by reporters, reminding them that the former Secretary of State was acting as a “private...
  • Will Hillary Clinton Get The David Petraeus Treatment?

    03/05/2015 5:35:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Which is worse — keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home? This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy...
  • Emailgate Disqualifies Hillary Clinton For POTUS

    03/04/2015 5:49:36 AM PST · by raptor22 · 89 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2015 | IBDEDITORIALS
    Scandal: The former secretary of state's use of a personal account to exclusively conduct government business and to protect her political future in violation of the law ought to disqualify her from the presidency. 'Witch hunts" sometimes find a witch, and those who dismissed the establishment of the House Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as just another witch hunt are eating their words. The existence of a personal account that Hillary Clinton used to conduct government business as secretary of state was discovered by the committee and reported by the New York Times. Clinton's use of...
  • Email Issue Revives Old Questions About Clintons

    03/03/2015 9:00:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Julie Pace
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency - the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. The latest disclosure, that Clinton used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state, comes on the cusp of her likely second bid for president. Combined with recent news about her family foundation raising money from foreign governments while she was at the State Department, it added fresh fuel Tuesday to the longstanding charge the Clintons play by their own rules. "Does she believe that leadership means acting outside the law?" said...
  • Lying About Benghazi Sole Hillary Accomplishment

    02/28/2015 8:48:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents from Judicial Watch show that Hillary Clinton's closest advisers knew from the onset, before she launched an inflammatory video lie, that Benghazi was a terrorist attack for which Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility. 'Mrs. Clinton, name an accomplishment," Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and prospective 2016 GOP presidential candidate, asked Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Last year, when ABC's Diane Sawyer asked the former secretary of state that question, Mrs. Clinton changed the subject, not even bothering to mention dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. Nor is she likely to mention Benghazi, a place now synonymous with...
  • Pentagon Benghazi Documents Expose Administration Lies

    02/24/2015 10:27:36 AM PST · by raptor22 · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 24, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    candal: Heavily redacted documents show a military response had been drafted in answer to the Benghazi terrorist attack by a group supporting "an Islamic state" in Libya. It also showed the attack wasn't inflamed by a video. It's taken Judicial Watch two years to obtain from the most transparent administration in history the 486 pages of documents pertaining to the military response to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission. They confirm what we have said repeatedly, that the Benghazi tale spun by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was indeed a lie...
  • President's Advisers Are Leaving Him To Join Clinton

    02/06/2015 8:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama had a bad day at the office this week. His top advisers were leaving him in droves. His fourth nominee to be defense secretary was taking positions that betrayed deep disagreements over national security issues. And a long line of Republican presidential contenders have begun lobbing a barrage of attacks on his policies that aren't going to end until Nov. 4, 2016. Ashton B. Carter, Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday that he was "very much inclined" to provide high-powered weaponry to the besieged Ukrainian government to deter Russian...
  • Unanswered Benghazi Questions: Third in a Series ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    12/28/2014 9:29:44 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 27, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    3. Why wasn’t surveillance video that was recorded at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ever released, as promised? In fall of 2012, U.S. officials promised to publicly release a declassified version of surveillance video taken by multiple cameras at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, as well as video recorded by an overhead drone. At one point, officials on behalf of the Director of National Intelligence told the news media the video would be released on or about Thanksgiving of 2012. However, the video was never released and, more than two years later, no explanation for the reversal in plans has...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Says White House Has Benghazi Photos

    12/29/2014 3:25:52 PM PST · by raptor22 · 67 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 29, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    Cover-Up: Reporter Sharyl Attkisson alleges the White House and, specifically, press secretary Josh Earnest are hiding official photos of what President Obama was doing the night four Americans died in the Benghazi attack. Other than possibly resting up for a fundraising trip to Las Vegas the night of Sept. 11, 2012, when an American ambassador and three others were killed in a terrorist strike on our Benghazi mission, we do not have a clear idea or a definitive timeline of what President Obama was doing during those fateful hours. As we asked in May 2013, where was the president during...
  • Sony could launch The Interview on YouTube: Firm is considering releasing the controversial film

    12/23/2014 6:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 22, 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    Following cinema chains across the US pulling Sony Pictures' The Interview, the California-based firm is now considering ways in which the controversial film can be shown online. Sites such as YouTube, Netflix and Crackle are among the options currently being discussed to make sure the film gets distributed. During an interview with CNN, Sony Entertainment boss Michael Lynton said the movie will be released, but it just needs to work out the best way of doing so.
  • Carl Levin compares CIA affair to Watergate

    12/10/2014 7:42:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Democratic assault on the CIA’s tough interrogation tactics against al Qaeda and other terrorists after 9/11 was pushed Wednesday to a new level when a top senator accusing the Bush White House of playing a role in the destruction of video evidence of “torture.” Sen. Carl Levin, the retiring chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said it “reminds me of Watergate.” The Michigan senator was referring to a section of the Democratic report on the CIA tactics released Tuesday that noted the destruction of videos the day after his proposal to establish an independent commission to probe the...
  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories (AP plumbs new depths)

    11/21/2014 6:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 5:22 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. […] In the aftermath of the attacks, Republicans criticized the Obama administration and its then-secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016. People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to “stand down” after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue...
  • President Barack Obama's Legacy Pitch

    10/30/2014 8:35:37 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/14 | Brown, Epstein
    Speaking to a mostly white college audience: "“This progress has been hard but it has been steady and it has been real,” Obama said at Northwestern University on Oct. 2. “And it’s the direct result of the American people’s drive and their determination and their resilience, and it’s also the result of sound decisions made by my administration. So it is indisputable that our economy is stronger today than when I took office.” Obama griped to party donors several days later that his accomplishments are a mystery even to his most loyal supporters. “Most of you don’t know the statistics...
  • Benghazi Survivor: White House 'LYING', 'Intentionally Misleading', and 'Covering-Up'...

    10/09/2014 3:53:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Seems Leon Panetta is already getting trashed by the left -of course- for attempting to come-clean and salvage his own personal legacy now that walls have come crashing-in on the serially incompetent, habitually dishonest, and always on-borrowed-time Obama regime... But his own mild truth telling (why didn't he speak up when it still mattered?) is cracking open the floodgates of reality now, and regardless of any intimidation/threats, survivors will likely now begin to speak-out more on what really happened in the 9/11 Benghazi consulate attack. The stories they tell will likely bear little in common with the contemptuous horseshit we've...
  • Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

    09/21/2014 2:44:41 PM PDT · by McGruff · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 20, 2014 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.
  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: The California Democrat who suggested that his party boycott the Benghazi Select Committee as a waste of time now accuses those who fought on the CIA annex roof of lying "to promote a new book." The last we heard from Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was in May. That's when he told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" he thought the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack was a "colossal waste of time." Calling the yet-to-be-approved committee a "tremendous red herring," Schiff said: "I don't think it makes sense, really,...
  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 3:53:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9-18-2014 | Editor
    September 18, 2014 Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars Scandal: The California Democrat who suggested that his party boycott the Benghazi Select Committee as a waste of time now accuses those who fought on the CIA annex roof of lying "to promote a new book." ..... Calling the yet-to-be-approved committee a "tremendous red herring," Schiff said: "I don't think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate." Well, the Democrats participated in the committee that conducted its first hearing on Wednesday, and Schiff, along with Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., finds himself one of the Democrats picked by ...Nancy Pelosi...
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Yes, A Stand-Down Order Was Given In Benghazi Attack

    09/09/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: Despite the administration's claim, the CIA operatives who fought for their lives and others' from a rooftop say that a stand-down order may have cost four Americans their lives while their ignoring it saved others. Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three CIA contractors who on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, battled with terrorists from the roof of the CIA's Benghazi annex building, would beg to differ with the Obama administration, the CIA and several congressional committees. They say there was an order to stand down that delayed their response and possibly cost the lives of Ambassador...
  • Hillary's "Plumbers" Hid Benghazi Docs

    09/16/2014 3:29:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi Scandal: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised "unfettered access" to the Benghazi Accountability Review Board. But it turns out that promise may be as much a lie as the inflammatory video story. We were not impressed by the methods or findings of the Accountability Review Board (ARB) after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission on Sept. 11, 2012, starting with not interviewing the person where the buck was supposed to stop, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shamefully, the ARB report failed to single out any individuals for violating procedures and did not recommend any disciplinary...
  • Benghazi coming back with a vengeance in September

    09/01/2014 5:35:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1 Sep 2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    After several mercifully Benghazi-free months, the 2012 attack on the diplomatic compound in Libya is about to be thrust back into the spotlight around its September 11 anniversary. The special House committee investigating Benghazi is finally expected to begin its work, in earnest, with its first hearing the week Congress returns from August recess. Meanwhile, two books promising explosive new allegations about the terror attack will hit shelves in September, and Fox News plans to air a new, one-hour documentary on the attack this week, featuring exclusive interviews with Americans who fought in the onslaught. Add that to the usual...
  • Benghazi: When America Switched Sides In The War On Terror And Armed Al-Qaida

    08/17/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/17/2014 | Ginni Thomas
    The Center for Security Policy’s Vice President for Research and Analysis, Clare Lopez, says in this exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller that very few have seemed to care that America switched sides in the global war on terror when President Obama deposed an erstwhile ally in the Middle East and provided weapons to al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. Focusing on this under-reported, critical shift in American foreign policy, Clare Lopez discusses how an American ambassador and others were killed in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 because the Obama administration decided to promote and defend their narrative that...
  • Clinton critical of Obama foreign policy, says 'failure' to act in Syria created vacuum for jihad

    08/10/2014 12:56:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2014
    Hillary Clinton, the front-runner among potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, is sharply distancing herself from President Obama's foreign policy, particularly in Syria, as Americans appear to continue losing confidence in his handling of key international affairs. Clinton, who as secretary of state was Obama’s top diplomat, suggested during an in-depth interview with The Atlantic magazine that the president’s foreign-policy mantra of “don’t do stupid stuff” lacked sufficient depth.
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • Jon Voight Lashes Out Against Obama In Lengthy Televised Statement

    07/13/2014 1:48:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07/13/2014 | THR Staff
    The Oscar-winning actor aired grievances on Fox News, framing them as a message to the American public. "The Democrat party has become a very negative force," he said. In remarks framed as a message to the American public, actor Jon Voight emotionally aired his political grievances for several minutes in a televised statement on Saturday. Those grievances range from (but are not limited to) Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the "targeting" of conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, illegal immigration, the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, the treatment of war veterans, the chaos in Iraq and deep reservations about President Obama.
  • NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    06/18/2014 3:36:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspect captured by U.S. special forces on Tuesday for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack, reportedly said he was motivated in part by the anti-Islam online video made in America, according to the New York Times. "What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video," Times reporter David Kirkpatrick wrote in a story...
  • Move Over Benghazi; Here Comes Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 12:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | Frank James
    Just when it seemed like the outrage on the political right over Benghazi had subsided to the point where only the announcement of House hearings put it back in the headlines, the exchange of captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban fighters at Guantanamo Bay came along. Now President Obama finds himself amid another foreign policy and national security controversy with fresh legs that even features Susan Rice — the White House official who played a prominent early role in the Benghazi controversy — making an encore. While it's still too soon to know whether the trade for...
  • Fact Check: Clinton’s Benghazi chapter has holes

    05/31/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    snip In the limited excerpts published Friday from Clinton’s Benghazi chapter, the former secretary of State continued to defend the administration from what she termed a “political slugfest.” Specifically, she defended the flawed explanation -- used by then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice five days after the attack -- that an obscure anti-Islam video fueled a protest gone awry in Benghazi. "There were scores of attackers that night, almost certainly with differing motives," Clinton wrote, according to Politico. "It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video.It is equally inaccurate to state that none...
  • Herridge On Cable Month Before Benghazi Attack: "Smoking Gun Warning Here"

    10/31/2012 10:18:30 PM PDT · by Roberts · 41 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/31/12 | Catherine Herridge
    "I really believe, having read it, that it is the smoking gun warning here. You've got this emergency meeting in Benghazi, less than a month before the attack. At that briefing, the people are told that there are ten, ten, Islamic militias and al-Qaeda groups in Benghazi. The consulate can not sustain a coordinated attack and they need extra help. This information goes directly to the office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. So, again, you have the culpability of the State Department. This is a very specific warning that they're in trouble, they need help and they see...
  • Report: Clinton defends response to Benghazi

    05/30/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2014 1:30 PM EDT | Ken Thomas and Philip Elliott
    Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her response to the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book that she will “not be part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans.” Clinton’s upcoming book, “Hard Choices,” is both a rebuke to Republicans who have seized upon the terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and a roadmap for Democrats to defend the Obama administration’s reaction to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. Should Clinton run for president in 2016, her four years as secretary of state—including the deaths in Benghazi and the...
  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • Hillary Clinton accuses Benghazi critics of ‘flat-out deceit’

    05/30/2014 6:44:31 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 86 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 30, 2014 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton is firing a preemptive blast at her fiercest critics on the Benghazi issue, accusing them of “flat-out deceit” in her forthcoming book. Moving to confront a lingering issue that is certain to draw attacks in any 2016 presidential contest, Clinton is training fire on Republican lawmakers who have launched a series of probes into the attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. the late Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. “Many of these same people are a broken record about unanswered questions. But there is a difference between unanswered questions and unlistened to...
  • Politico Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Chapter

    05/30/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Clinton offers a detailed account of the deadly attack on the American embassy in Benghazi — and a pointed rebuttal to Republican critics who’ve laced into her over the incident — in a much-anticipated chapter of her forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” obtained by POLITICO. “Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country,” Clinton writes in the gripping chapter, “Benghazi: Under Attack.” Casting doubt on the motivations of congressional Republicans who have continued to investigate the attacks, including with an upcoming House select committee, Clinton continues: “I...
  • ALAN GRAYSON: Here's How I Plan To Make The Benghazi Investigation A 'Nightmare' For Republicans

    05/20/2014 7:35:25 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 100 replies
    AP yahoo business insider ^ | 5/20/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida, has a plan to become Republicans' "worst nightmare" if he is indeed appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the select committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. (clip) Grayson said he would use the Benghazi hearings as an opportunity to draw attention to other issues important to "ordinary Americans" that have not received as much attention. (clip) Following DeLauro's proposal, liberal groups hatched another idea: send Grayson. A petition on the CREDO group's website has already garnered more than 65,000 signatures. (clip) Grayson said it's up to Pelosi to determine...
  • Using Same Words As Ben Rhodes Suggest Hillary Source Of Benghazi Lie

    05/13/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The language in an email from Obama aide Ben Rhodes used to prep Susan Rice is virtually identical to one issued by the former secretary of state 36 hours before — the first public official to mention the video. One of the first questions we hope the Select Committee on Benghazi asks is who gave Ben Rhodes the authority and the content for the Sept. 14, 2012, email from him, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, on how to prep Susan Rice for her talk show tour on Sept. 16 blaming a video for the...
  • Bob Shrum: No One’s Going to Challenge Hillary Clinton

    05/10/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 10, 2014 | Robert Shrum
    Ignore the talk about purity tests, progressive cred, and skipping to a post-presidency status. Clinton won’t be denied this time—and she’s going to make history.The non-race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, all but unprecedented in non-incumbent contests, is confounding to journalists and pundits, to the quoteratti whose words sustain their output, and to the partisan spinners whose mission is to bend the arc of the story. But the political cycle—-and the 24-hour news cycle—has its own relentless rhythms. If you’re one of the boys, and now girls, on the bus, even if it hasn’t rolled into Iowa yet, it’s...
  • Oh, Brother! CBS News Prez: WH Saw Benghazi As Terror

    05/08/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: On the day after Benghazi, the brother of the White House staffer who wrote the Susan Rice prep email said the government believed it was not just a mob reaction to a video. So who told him that? When you're Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, and you've been tasked to prep U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on how to deflect blame from the Obama administration for the Benghazi massacre, it's good to have a brother who happens to run a TV network quite willing to push the White House spin....
  • Jon Stewart demonizes conservatives over Benghazi, water remains wet

    05/07/2014 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 7, 2014 | Eric Golub
    NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 — The announcement of a select committee to investigate Benghazi has liberals panicked. The walls are closing in as the truth slowly comes out. Top Obama assistant Ben Rhodes was recently caught advising Democrats on how to blame Benghazi on an internet video rather than a policy failure. Covering President Obama’s hindquarters weeks before his reelection took precedence over the truth. With dogged prosecutor Congressman Trey Gowdy leading the select committee, Democrats are expected to get meaner, nastier and more defiant in an attempt to discredit the committee and save Obama and Hillary Clinton. The...
  • Dems Unite To Deny Benghazi Dead Final Justice

    05/06/2014 9:05:41 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 6, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: A Democratic member of the House intelligence committee called Sunday for his party to boycott the newly announced select committee that will probe the Benghazi terrorist attacks, calling it "a colossal waste of time." Almost as soon as "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" had fallen from the lips of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — a reprise of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "What difference at this point does it make?" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that he thinks the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack is a "colossal waste...
  • DUDE! Fox News claims SEVEN-PAGE email exchange between Obama top officials over FN Benghazi report

    05/06/2014 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 71 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 5, 2014
    Fox News is claiming to have CONFIRMED that a seven-page email exchange occurred among top officials in the weeks just after the Benghazi attack. The email exchange was to come up with a media strategy regarding a Fox News report from September 27, 2012, that concluded the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the Benghazi attack was indeed a terrorist attack. Those on the email exchange were Obama’s former Deputy National Security adviser Denis McDonough, current CIA chief John Brennan, and presidential adviser Ben Rhodes. The email exchange, characterized as ‘stunning’, is being withheld by the State Department citing...
  • Wanted: Recording of Prep Call Before Susan Rice’s Post-Benghazi TV Interviews

    05/05/2014 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    May 5, 2014 11:24 AM Wanted: Recording of Prep Call Before Susan Rice’s Post-Benghazi TV Interviews By Deroy Murdock I like the way Jim Guirard thinks. The former Democratic U.S. Senate aide is a conservative who sees things not just “out of the box,” but “out of the District.” The long-time chief of staff to the late U.S. senator Russell Long (D., La.) offers imaginative suggestions for unraveling various scandals and controversies in the national debate. His intriguing ideas and writings are gathered at TrueSpeak.org. Guirard now is focused on a detail in the previously obstructed Benghazi e-mail that finally...
  • White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative by Sharyl Attkisson April 29, 2014

    04/29/2014 6:16:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 44 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4-29-14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative by Sharyl Attkisson April 29, 2014 Newly-released documents reveal direct White House involvement in steering the public narrative about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, toward that of a spontaneous protest that never happened. One of the operative documents, which the government had withheld from Congress and reporters for a year and a half, is an internal September 14, 2012 email to White House press officials from Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s Assistant and Deputy National Security Advisor. (Disclosure: Ben Rhodes is the brother of David Rhodes, the President of CBS News,...
  • Emails Show Susan Rice Prepped To Lie By White House

    04/29/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 29, 2014 | Editorial
    Scandal: Newly obtained emails on Benghazi show then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was coached by a key White House aide to lie and ignore the facts known and reported on the ground to make the administration look good. The question of how the video story was concocted out of whole cloth, by whom and why, and why it was trumpeted by Rice, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama himself with such fervor at the United Nations has remained unanswered until now. That the White House's main concern in the wake of an attack in which four Americans were murdered...
  • Captain Kirk for Clinton in 2016: Shatner Says Hillary Is Only Person Who Can Unite The Country

    04/23/2014 6:43:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 93 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 23, 2014
    On his Ora TV show "Off The Grid," host Jesse Ventura asked actor William Shatner who he supported for president in 2016. Shatner said he believed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the only candidate, who can unite the political parties and bring the country together...