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  • Gowdy Says 'Significant Breakthroughs' Were Made in Benghazi Probe After Susan Rice Testimony

    02/19/2016 6:31:30 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 84 replies ^ | 2/19/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's Benghazi committee appears to have had a very productive meeting with national security adviser Susan Rice this week. Following her testimony Wednesday, the chairman said they have made "enormous progress" in their investigation. No one is soon to forget how Rice went on several talk shows in 2012 repeating the lie that the Benghazi terror attack was the result of an offensive YouTube video. Congressional Republicans were so frustrated with her repeating the same false talking points that they asked for her resignation. Now, she was finally called before the Benghazi Select Committee, and from what it...
  • Gowdy: Benghazi committee has new records, testimony and "enormous progress"; Update: CIA records?

    02/19/2016 4:15:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot ^ | February 19, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Update: One source directed me to a Fox News interview yesterday with Gowdy for the source of the “crucial national security records” referenced in his statement. “You will hear new names that no one else has heard,” Gowdy said. “Even this past week, we got information from the CIA that no other committee of Congress has ever bothered to ask for or receive.” Hmmmmm.Original post follows …===Looks like we may find out sooner rather than later what the House Select Committee on Benghazi has found about the attack that left four Americans dead, dozens more waiting for help, and the...
  • Hillary Clinton laughs about the night of the Benghazi attack

    10/22/2015 8:09:22 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 101 replies
    CSPAN & Youtube ^ | 10/22/15 | me
    Like and share the link. Get people pissed & get them involved. Hillary Clinton Laughs about Benghazi Murders Hillary Clinton laughs about the night of the Benghazi attack when asked if she was alone by Rep. Martha Rody on the night of the Benghazi. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton allowed security to fail at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, blamed the attack on the video, & has failed to punish any state department official for the disaster. The U.S. Military was not allowed to rescue those in the Benghazi Consulate despite the attack lasting hours. There were likely weapons...
  • Hillary's Claim McCarthy Benghazi Comments 'Deeply Distressing' Makes Morning Joe Laugh

    10/01/2015 5:21:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was Hillary Clinton, telling Al Sharpton of all people that she found Kevin McCarthy's comments about the Benghazi hearings "deeply distressing." That was too much for the Morning Joe panel, which just had to laugh. As John Heilemann put it, far from being distressed, Hillary surely sees McCarthy's commentsimplying a political motive behind the hearingsas a Christmas and birthday gift wrapped into one that sent her "skipping through the park. View the video here.
  • Heilemann: McCarthy Comments on Benghazi Hearings 'Disaster' for Republicans

    09/30/2015 3:35:24 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How damaging to Republicans are Speaker-presumptive Kevin McCarthy's comments in which he tied the drop in Hillary's poll numbers to the Benghazi hearings? Very damaging, according to the With All Due Respect duo on today's show. John Heilemann called them a "disaster" for congressional Republicans and GOP presidential candidates alike. Mark Halperin called them a "huge, huge problem" for the GOP. Interestingly, Halperin praised committee chairman Trey Gowdy, saying that he had been "carefully preparing the hearings, trying to do what no Republican has done in a long time, run a politically effective, substantive hearing." But, said Halperin, there's "almost...
  • Democrats accuse GOP of breaking promises on Benghazi panel

    01/26/2015 10:44:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 26th , 2015 | Meredith Shiner
    In a series of letters, Democrats on the select committee criticize Republicans for meeting secretly with witnesses and refusing to release information contrary to their narrative.
  • WHOA: Obama Admin Just Got Betrayed By One Of Its Own At Benghazi Hearing

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies ^ | 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...
  • Heritages 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 its the perfect opportunity to avoid any real work while waving frantically to right-wing voters stomping their feet in the grandstand. They wont 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 ^ | 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 dont take us down this path again, Pelosi said during her weekly press conference. Its really hard for them. Its 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 administrations 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 hes 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 weve 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
    Breitbarts 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 · 71 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 Wolfs 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 wont 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 Departments 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 Departments 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 administrations 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. Heres 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 isnt 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 Thursdays revelations about last Septembers Benghazi scandal aired on Jake Tappers CNN program, saying that Republicans Waiting for CNN to do this isnt 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 ^ | June 05, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
  • Breaking: New Crop of Benghazi Whistle-Blowers Will Testify on Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Cheneys Advice To GOPers Investigating Benghazi: Hillary Should Be Subpoenaed If Necessary

    05/10/2013 10:45:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies ^ | 5/10/13 AST
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters on Thursday the investigation into the White Houses 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 administrations 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...
  • Whistleblowers 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 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 dont think theres 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 ^ | 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 administrations 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 Libyas 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.