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  • WHOA: Obama Admin Just Got Betrayed By One Of It’s Own At Benghazi Hearing

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ???
    A hearing was recently held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. A witness testified against the Accountability Review Board, the Independent State Department panel was not independent in the least sense. Meet Todd Keil. He served under Obama from 2009-2012. He was the Assistant Secretary for ‘infrastructure Protection’ at the I.S. Department of Homeland Security. Todd Keil testified that the ARB was NOT “fiercely independent”. Watch the interaction below:
  • *vanity* The Benghazi hearings

    08/06/2014 9:15:06 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 16 replies
    08-06-2014 | Me
    Anyone know when they're supposed to begin? Or, will this be just another typical dog & pony, kabuki theatre thing?
  • Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton (Fox News Exclusive)

    07/29/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-2014 | Catherine Herridge
    July 29, 2014 Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton by Catherine Herridge The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony. "I can't skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,"Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview. He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and...
  • Heritage’s ugly Benghazi panel

    06/17/2014 6:54:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings to draw attention to the Benghazi controversy. But this one took an unexpected turn. What began as a session purportedly about “unanswered questions” surrounding the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering. The session, as usual, quickly moved beyond the specifics of the assaults that left four Americans dead to accusations about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the Obama administration, President Obama...
  • Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee: Pelosi is her stooge

    05/24/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    On Wednesday, Democrats deigned to join Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi, primarily to protect Hillary Clinton’s reputation in particular, and the Obama administration’s in general. Toward that end they will likely do what they always do whenever their party is threatened: denigrate the investigation as it unfolds and obstruct it as much as possible. Thus, it was completely unsurprising that even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed five colleagues to the panel she dismissed the need for it. “The Republican obsession with Benghazi has not been about the victims, the families or the country,” she...
  • These Are The 5 Democrats Who Will Be On The Benghazi Committee

    05/21/2014 2:37:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the five Democrats who will participate in the select committee established by House Speaker John Boehner to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Here they are: * Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member on the House Oversight Committee * Adam Smith, Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee * Adam Schiff, a member of the Appropriations Committee who vehemently opposed the creation of the panel * Linda Sanchez, a member of the Ways and Means Committee * Tammy Duckworth, a member of the Armed Services Committee A...
  • Rep. Cotton: Where Was President Obama During Benghazi Attack?

    05/12/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    While some lawmakers have questions about what happened before or after the 2012 bombing of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Rep. Tom Cotton said he wants to know what President Barack Obama was doing during the attack. "As a former soldier myself, I particularly want to know what happened during the attacks. Why didn't the president send reinforcements from Tripoli, or from our fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, or even from Italy?" the Arkansas Republican said Monday on "Fox & Friends." While conceding that support forces "might not have reached Benghazi in time," Cotton said, "You just don't know...
  • Center Ring at the Republican Circus

    05/09/2014 7:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    The hottest competition in Washington this week is among House Republicans vying for a seat on the Benghazi kangaroo court, also known as the Select House Committee to Inflate a Tragedy Into a Scandal. Half the House has asked to “serve” on the committee, which is understandable since it’s the perfect opportunity to avoid any real work while waving frantically to right-wing voters stomping their feet in the grandstand. They won’t pass a serious jobs bill, or raise the minimum wage, or reform immigration, but House Republicans think they can earn their pay for the rest of the year by...
  • What Nancy Pelosi Claims Two Families of Benghazi Victims Have Told Democratic Lawmakers

    05/10/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 10, 2014 | oliver darcy
    Families of the Benghazi victims have reached out to Democratic lawmakers and asked them not to launch another investigation into the 2012 attack that claimed the lives of four Americans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed Friday. “Two of their families have called us and said, ‘Please don’t take us down this path again,’” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference. “It’s really hard for them. It’s very sad.”
  • Benghazi hearing puts Democrats in a tough spot

    05/09/2014 5:58:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 May 2014 | Chris Moody
    House Democratic leaders have been unstinting in their criticism of the select committee established this week to investigate the aftermath of the 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya. Now they are facing a touch choice about whether to join it, cautiously weighing which strategy would be riskier politically and whether their instinct to boycott the select committee might just give it more power in the end. Democratic leaders have called the new committee “a political ploy,” a “stunt,” a “sham,” a “waste of taxpayer dollars” and, in the words of White House spokesman Jay Carney, “a blatantly...
  • BOOM! Tom Cotton ‘drops the mic’ on House floor after blasting Democrat ‘fake outrage’ over Benghazi

    05/08/2014 5:57:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Right Scoop
    BOOM! Tom Cotton ‘drops the mic’ on the House floor after blasting Democrats ‘fake outrage’ over Benghazi May 8, 2014 By The Right Scoop Democrats are more ‘outraged’ that the NRCC fundraised off of Benghazi than they are about what actually happened in Benghazi, the administration’s response and all of the unanswered questions. Tom Cotton puts all that to rest right here: VIDEO LINK TRANSCRIPT: Mr. Speaker, couple lessons I learned in the Army were you moved to the sound of gunfire and the most important step in the troop leading procedures is to supervise the execution of you orders....
  • Kerry Spokesperson: Boss in Mexico on Day of Issa Hearing

    05/05/2014 3:23:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/5/14 | David Eldridge
    Secretary of State John Kerry will be on a previously scheduled trip to Mexico on May 21, the day he’s been subpoenaed to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify on Benghazi, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said Kerry, who has been overseas, is aware of the subpoena, announced Friday by Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “As we’ve said repeatedly, we were all surprised, quite frankly, that instead of working with us and reaching out to us and offering first an invitation to testify, that Chairman Issa jumped immediately to subpoenaing...
  • Dem Rep. Schiff calls on party to boycott new Benghazi investigation

    05/04/2014 6:43:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2014
    A Democratic member of the House intelligence committee called Sunday for his party to boycott the newly announced committee tasked with probing the Benghazi attacks, dismissing new evidence that Republicans have called a "smoking gun" showing the White House politicized the tragedy. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told "Fox News Sunday" that Democrats should not give the select committee more "credibility" by joining.
  • Wolf to Boehner: Time For A Benghazi Special Committee Yet?

    04/30/2014 4:53:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 4/30/14 | Matthew Boyle
    A newly released “smoking gun” Benghazi email – which was improbably obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and not via the numerous but uncoordinated congressional investigations into the issue – underscores the need for a special committee to investigate the matter, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said in a new letter. “Yesterday, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch released a new set of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request directly tying senior White House officials to inaccurate messaging about the deadly terror attacks in Benghazi,” Wolf wrote in a letter to Speaker John Boehner.
  • ‘Very upset’: CIA sat on Benghazi investigation, US personnel fuming

    03/13/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Adam Housley
    American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA's inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened -- despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack and despite at least two complaints being filed by CIA employees. Former Ambassador Chris Stevens, another State official and two ex-Navy SEALs working for the CIA were killed in that attack. Many in the agency were told, or were under the impression, that an investigation was in the works, but that is not the case. One person close to the...
  • Joe diGenova tells WMAL GOP Congressman Mike Rogers (MI-8) is trying to kill Benghazi Investigation

    03/10/2014 4:18:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    Speaking with Larry O'Connor and guest host Christine O'Donnell, Joe diGenova tells WMAL that GOP Congressman Mike Rogers (MI-8) is trying to kill the Benghazi Investigation. It is so bad, that even John Boehner has taken Mike Rogers to task for his lack of action. Audio of the interview will be provided later.
  • Whitewashing Benghazi

    02/25/2014 9:20:33 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2019 issue | Jed Babbin and R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    SNIPSoon after the attacks, Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf introduced HR-36, a bill to create a House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. Under Wolf’s bill, the special committee would have subpoena power and could force the issue of testimony and access to documents. If it did, we might yet see Obama exercise Executive Privilege just as he did in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. The bill has 177 sponsors, almost enough to pass the House today. The only problem is that House Speaker John Boehner won’t allow the bill to come to the floor. He has repeatedly blocked it...
  • Derailing the GOP Jihad (Washington Post)

    01/19/2014 6:32:34 AM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Washington Post via Real Clear Politics ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to "stand down," perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a cover-up.
  • Who's lying? Benghazi witnesses vs. State Dept. Narratives clash amid new report of 'unarmed,

    11/28/2013 3:06:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – None of the security officers inside the U.S. compound were armed during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and one was barefoot while another two were “riding around in a Land Cruiser,” according to the witness testimony given to a U.S. House panel. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee, disclosed the details in an interview with Fox News earlier this week. Unreported by Fox News is that the witness testimony of unarmed personnel directly contradicts the narrative in the extensive report released by the State Department-sponsored Accountability Review Board, or ARB. The ARB report...
  • Former Congressmen Urge Boehner to Create Benghazi Committee

    11/14/2013 11:57:17 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 21 replies
    News Max ^ | 11/13/13 | News Max
    ... Several weeks ago in a bombshell report, CNN uncovered information that these four House committees failed to unearth: The CIA had three dozen personnel on the ground at Benghazi that night; at least seven were seriously injured; CIA personnel were secretly evacuated in the dark of the night; and they have been kept hidden from congressional investigators since, through the unprecedented use of monthly polygraph examinations to ensure that they do not talk to House staff or members of the media. CNN described it "as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could...
  • Hillary's Benghazi investigator confirms Egypt link

    09/25/2013 5:48:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 9/25/2013 | Aaron Klein
    In a development unreported by news media, the State Department’s lead Benghazi investigator, Thomas Pickering, apparently leaked important classified information at a House hearing last week on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack. Pickering revealed there is evidence that an Egyptian organization was behind the attack on the U.S. mission that killed U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He further refused to deny there was a plan to kidnap Stevens. Pickering was the author of the State Department’s 39-page Accountability Review Board report, or ARB, which largely absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top State officials...
  • House Committees to Hold 3 Hearings on Benghazi This Week [LIVE THREAD] (Update: #218)

    09/18/2013 4:02:23 AM PDT · by don-o · 598 replies
    John Boehner ^ | September 18, 2013 | John Boehner
    In the year since the Benghazi terrorist attack took the lives of four Americans, House Republicans have continually pressed the Obama administration for answers regarding events preceding the attack, the administration’s response, and what has been done to protect the lives of Americans going forward. Those efforts will continue with three House committee hearings this week. Here’s more: The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing Wednesday, September 18th at 10 am ET titled: “Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability?” The committee notes that four employees placed on administration leave following the attack have recently been re-assigned within the...
  • Limbaugh to House GOP on Benghazi: 'Waiting for CNN to do this isn’t going to cut it'

    08/02/2013 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh dissected Thursday’s revelations about last September’s Benghazi scandal aired on Jake Tapper’s CNN program, saying that Republicans “Waiting for CNN to do this isn’t going to cut it.” According to the report, there were dozens of CIA operatives on the ground at the time terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Limbaugh said there was something more here: that the Obama administration was going around the law, and House Republicans, particularly House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, should be...
  • Rep. Frank Wolf blasts Gen. Ham for speaking openly about Benghazi at paid dinner but not to

    07/30/2013 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    the right scoop ^ | 7/30/13 | staff
    Rep. Frank Wolf wants to know why Gen. Ham is willing to talk about Benghazi to people paying to hear him speak but only speaks to Congress behind closed doors. Also he raises other questions based on what Ham said about his response to Benghazi.
  • Benghazi Hearings? IRS Hearings? DOJ Hearings? POOF!!! [Vanity]

    06/12/2013 12:57:40 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 33 replies
    June 12, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    What's happened to the hearings on these scandals? Congress should be just as anxious to get these criminal players on record as they are finding the terrorists who killed Americans in Benghazi. Oh wait.. Never mind. They seem more interested in finding Snowden than they do seeking justice for the family of the dead in Benghazi and conservatives targeted by the DHS, EPA, NSA, IRS, DOJ, etc.
  • Benghazi Cover-Up: The Bribe. The Lie. The Payoff.

    06/05/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 18 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | June 05, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
  • Breaking: New Crop of Benghazi Whistle-Blowers Will Testify on Obama’s Missiles to Al-Qaeda Program

    05/21/2013 6:25:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 57 replies
    Hillary Clinton admitted in testimony that terrorists used weapons from Libya in the attack gas plant attack in Algeria. Now, more Benghazi whistle-blowers are reportedly ready to testify on Obama’s missiles to Al-Qaeda program.
  • Why is Speaker Boehner Resisting a Special Committee on Benghazi?

    05/15/2013 7:43:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/15/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Some things don't stack up. On Monday, Politico headlined that Speaker John Boehner was fixated with the bubbling Benghazi scandal. In fact, Politico termed the speaker's fixation as "big." So why is Boehner dragging his feet on empanelling a special (or select) committee to tackle the Benghazi disaster? Why is the speaker standing pat on last week's statement that House standing committees are getting the investigative job done? Most everyone has Boehner's snapshot: cautious by nature, a Washingtonized pol who'd rather play than fight. But, as Politico contends, the speaker is invested in the growing Benghazi controversy. Politico outlined the...
  • VIDEO: Democrats calling media looking for help undermining Gregory Hicks (Benghazi Testimony )

    05/11/2013 11:41:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | Friday, May 10, 2013 | By Dan Calabrese
    <p>The fact that Lisa Myers goes on Morning Joe and actually tells us about it, rather than just taking the marching orders, might be an indication that the media fears for its own credibility if it keeps whitewashing this thing.</p>
  • Dick Cheney’s Advice To GOP’ers Investigating Benghazi: ‘Hillary Should Be Subpoenaed If Necessary’

    05/10/2013 10:45:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Medaite.com ^ | 5/10/13 AST
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters on Thursday the investigation into the White House’s handling of the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi has only just begun. He said that House Republican should continue their pursuit of answers relating to the administration’s decision making in the wake of that attack. “I think Hillary [Clinton] should be subpoenaed if necessary,” said Cheney. RELATED: White House Defends Hillary Clinton, Blasts Republicans’ ‘Attempts To Politicize’ Benghazi Cheney told Fox News reporters that he thinks the former Secretary of State may have to be called to testify again before congressional investigators. Cheney...
  • BBC Apologizes for Benghazi Coverage: Hillary In Trouble, 'Heads Will Roll'

    05/10/2013 9:08:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 10, 2013 | John Nolte
    Mark Mardell, the BBC's North American editor, issued a mea culpa of sorts today after Jonathan Karl at ABC News dropped his bombshell that proves beyond any doubt that the Obama Administration lied about its involvement in editing the CIA's talking points surrounding the September 11 attack on our consulate in Libya. In a piece titled, "After Benghazi revelations, heads will roll," Mardell writes, "In the interests of full disclosure I have to say I have not in the past been persuaded that allegations of a cover-up were a big deal." He adds, "It seemed to me a partisan attack...
  • Whistleblower’s yarn fails to tie Benghazi lapses to politics

    05/09/2013 10:20:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 8, 2013 | Miss Dana Milbank
    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...
  • Benghazi Whistle-Blowers: 'It Matters'

    05/09/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 9, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    The Scandal In Libya: Testimony by the Benghazi whistle-blowers presents clear evidence of shameful political manipulation of the truth seven weeks before an election and a willingness to let four Americans die to maintain a campaign narrative. What difference at this point does the truth about Benghazi make? In an emotional opening statement at Wednesday's hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Eric Nordstrom, a regional security officer of the U.S. Mission to Libya from September 2011 to July 2012, answered that question with voice cracking and a simple declarative sentence: "It matters to the friends and family of Ambassador Stevens,...
  • Miami Florida Media ignores Benghazi...how about YOUR local news?

    05/09/2013 6:26:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    5/9/13 | SFF
    Been doing some quick looks at the local news coverage....ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC..... Basically NOTHING on the murder of our people in Libya....about 30 seconds worth among all the stations...... How did YOUR stations do?
  • GOP Benghazi hearing stokes political controversy

    05/08/2013 6:47:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/8/2013 | DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault in Libya say their goal is to get answers. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Wednesday that the three State Department witnesses at the hearing deserve to be heard.The Sept. 11 attack at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
  • Libyan official: U.S. drones seeking jihadists in Libya (re-post from 6/7/12 THEY KNEW!)

    05/08/2013 6:02:30 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    CNN Security Clearance ^ | June 7, 2012 | Nic Robertson, Paul Cruickshank and Jomana Karadsheh
    , Libya A senior Libyan official told CNN that the U.S. is flying surveillance missions with drones over suspected jihadist training camps in eastern Libya because of concerns over rising activity by al Qaeda and like-minded groups in the region but said that to the best of his knowledge, they had not been used to fire missiles at militant training camps in the area. The revelation follows a failed attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi on Tuesday night, which a shadowy jihadist group claimed was to avenge the death of al Qaeda No. 2 Abu Yahya al-Libi. The official...
  • LIVE BLOG – Benghazi Hearings: The Whistleblowers Speak

    05/08/2013 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 5/8/13 | Jennifer Burke
    11:44 am Eastern Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings – While reading a prepared document, he expresses strong support for whistleblowers and stresses that retaliation against whistleblowers does not happen. Tells Gregory Hicks, who was second in command for the State Dept. in Benghazi, that he supports him and his efforts. However, he has now shifted his speech to attack Rep. Darrell Issa as irresponsible and simply trying to score political points. His tone has changed from empathic to anger as he shifts his statement to an attack on Issa. Report: Hicks told the House Oversight Committee that he never reported a...
  • Whistleblowers give Congress blow-by-blow account of deadly diplomatic attack

    05/08/2013 2:44:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2013, 11:06AM | By - The Washington Times
    3:54 p.m.Democrats Wednesday pooh-poohed charges of a cover-up of the Benghazi terror attacks last year, saying charges from Republican lawmakers and State Department employees were overblown and had been answered. SPECIAL COVERAGE: Benghazi Attack Under Microscope “I don’t think there’s a smoking gun here today,” said Rep. Mark Pocan, Wisconsin Democrat. “Not even a lukewarm slingshot.”Mr. Pocan is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which held a hearing Wednesday to take testimony from State Department officials, including one who was one the ground in Libya during the attack, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three...
  • Benghazi Whistleblower: Special Ops told "You can't go now."

    05/08/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    U.S. Special Operations forces in Libya were on the way to the airport to board a Libyan government plane to Benghazi but were told "you can't go now; you don't have authority to go now." That's the stunning testimony of Gregory Hicks, the top ranking American diplomat in Libya after Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in a terrorist attack at the Benghazi Consulate on September 11, 2013. Hicks was in Tripoli when the attack commenced. He has told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that after word arrived from the Libyan Prime Minister that Ambassador Stevens had perished, a...
  • White House Defends Hillary Clinton On Benghazi

    05/08/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1 hour ago
    White House defends Hillary Clinton on Benghazi Asked whether the White House is "confident" then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "acted appropriately" before, during, and after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in September 2012, White House press secretary Jay Carney said, "We are," explaining that the State Department's internal review of the response to Benghazi included critiques and policy suggestions that were fully heeded by Clinton.
  • House Holds Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    05/08/2013 1:42:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2013 | By SCOTT SHANE
    Eight months after four Americans died in a terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a House committee held another hearing on Wednesday to examine whether the Obama administration mishandled the tragic events. What follows is an update on what is known about the Benghazi episode and why it has become such a political flash point: Q. Why is the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding a new hearing on Benghazi? A. Committee investigators found two State Department officials who previously had not spoken publicly and who are scathingly critical of the administration’s response to...
  • Benghazi Witness Says State Dept. Told Him Not To Meet With Congressional Investigators

    05/08/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Wednesday May 8, 2013
    Deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya Gregory Hicks testified Wednesday that he was told not to meet with a congressman sent to investigate the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Hicks said a State Department lawyer accompanied the delegation and attempted to be in every single meeting he was involved in.
  • Secret email reveals top official told Libya's president that terrorists were behind Benghazi attack

    05/08/2013 1:12:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/13 | David Martosko
    A top State Department appointee told Libya´s president one day after the military-style assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that the terror group Ansar al-Shariah was responsible. But four days later, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said on television that it was the product of a spontaneous protest. During a fiery and emotional congressional hearing on the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy read aloud from an email dated Sept. 12, 2012 to senior State Department officers, from Elizabeth Jones, the acting Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
  • 2012 Testimony: Lack of Budget Not a Factor in Benghazi Security Decisions (Video)

    05/08/2013 4:45:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/08/2013 | John Sexton
    During today's hearings, Democrats have suggested that cuts to the State Department's budget may have played a role in the lack of security in Benghazi. This claim was addressed during the previous hearings which took place on Oct. 10, 2012.
  • Benghazi Red Tape: Covering-up The Cover-Up!

    05/08/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 14 replies
    Self | 5/8/13 | Me
    Benghazi was nothing less than treason committed at the highest levels of our Government when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton chose to protect Muslim sentiment in the region over the sanctity of American lives; those very individuals, our nation’s sovereignty, they swore to protect. This being said, I have some bad news for my fellow patriots: other than the White House rolling out a few “sacrificial lambs” to satiate a muted public outcry, nothing will happen. I absolutely agree Barack Obama should be impeached for his involvement in this murderous fiasco, his complete indifference, but tragically that will never happen....
  • Gregory Hicks WHISTLEBLOWER Benghazi Testimony to Congress, May 8 2013

    05/08/2013 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube | 08 May 2013
    Hicks Testimony, Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtPBzZk1JY Hicks Testimony, Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pTgfYXHS-Q Hicks Testimony, Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EuEQ0HdHDQ Hicks Testimony, Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlvDaljG6Ek
  • Benghazi Whistleblower Breaks Down While Describing His Lost Friends During Testimony

    05/08/2013 9:46:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/8/13 | Noah Rothman
    Eric Nordstrom, the former Libyan regional security officer with the State Department, became emotional during his opening statement to the House committee investigating the deadly attack on an American consulate in Benghazi. His voice broke describing his friends, the deceased American service and diplomatic personnel, who lost their lives in that attack. “I would also like to thank the committee for your continued efforts in investigating all the details and all the decisions relating to the attack on our diplomatic facility — specifically the committee’s labors to uncover what happened prior, during, and after the attack matter,” Nordstrom began.
  • Cheney on Benghazi: “I cannot understand why they weren’t ready to go”

    05/08/2013 7:41:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5-8-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    May 8, 2013 Cheney on Benghazi: “I cannot understand why they weren’t ready to go” BY ED MORRISSEY This should provide a kick-start to the hearings today in Washington, as the House Oversight Committee takes testimony from three whistleblowers about the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi and its aftermath. The Daily Mail‘s David Martosko caught up with Dick Cheney at a book party for Donald Rumsfeld, and the former VP (and also Secretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush administration) didn’t hesitate to question the preparation of his successors. Noting that the attack took place on...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Lying Obama admin. makes Nigerian phone scammers look like paragons

    05/08/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/8/13 | Fox
    Lt. Col. Ralph Peters says we must expose the Benghazi coverup because the Obama administration has told so many lies about Benghazi that they are making Nigerian phone scammers look like paragons of integrity:
  • Former Obama Spokesman Mocks Benghazi Hearing as Conspiracy Theorist 'Amateur Hour'

    05/08/2013 7:16:05 AM PDT · by kristinn · 132 replies
    Twitter ^ | Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    Former Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor has let loose on Twitter this morning, mocking the Benghazi hearing today as "amateur hour."Vietor also mocked the hearings as conspiracy theories on par with Area 51 and the moon landings conspiracy theories:Heard that Rep. Cummings asked Rep. Issa to include Thomas Pickering, cochair of ARB report in today's hearing, but Issa refused. #BenghaziWhy on earth would Issa refuse to let the cochair of an independent review board on #Benghazi testify at his hearing on the subject?Could it be that today's #Benghazi hearing has nothing to do with fact-finding but is just...