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  • Judge Jeanine ‘Fact Blasts’ Hillary & Obama Administration on Benghazi Attack!

    05/12/2013 4:26:31 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 49 replies
    Conservative Vidoes / Fox News ^ | May 12, 2013 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Judge Jeanine Pirro, who attended this week’s Congressional hearing on Benghazi, says the testimony she witnessed proved President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are liars.
  • The twelve minute video that could make Jay Carney curl up in the fetal position

    05/12/2013 3:56:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 169 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Saturday night on her Fox News show, Judge Jeanine Piro spoke out with eloquence and righteous indignation over the Benghazi affair. It was a tour de force presentation of the issues in bold and commonsense language. I have always enjoyed Judge Piro's work, but in the past few weeks, she has come into her own. Perhaps it is her years as a judge that enables her to speak with such moral clarity about the fundamental issues. This under-12 minute video segement is a must see. For low information voters, it is a primer on why they should be outraged. Perhaps...
  • Obama has explaining to do on Benghazi

    05/11/2013 7:46:23 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2013 | Rep.Jason Chaffetz
    Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz represents Utah's 3rd Congressional District. Washington (CNN) -- In testimony that sharply contradicted the Obama administration's initial narrative of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, three witnesses shared firsthand accounts this week of what happened before, during and after the attack. The three testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, recounting the horrific events that took the lives of four heroic Americans that day at the U.S. Consulate. Much of what we have known about Benghazi to this point has come from Obama administration sources. The accounts of these...
  • Rep. Chaffetz: Hillary Clinton must testify again about Benghazi attacks

    One of the lead House investigators into the Benghazi terrorist attack called for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify before Congress about information provide by State Department whistleblowers, adding that he would support issuing a subpoena if she refuses. “I would hope that she would step up and help us out,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, replied when Charlie Rose asked him if he wants the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to subpoena Clinton. Chaffetz emphasized that the committee is not yet ready to issue such a summons, but noted that “we do have whistleblowers stepping up, [so]...
  • The Benghazi Scandal Grows (Long article)

    05/10/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    TWS ^ | May 20, 2013 | Stephen Hayes
    CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version​—​produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers​—​was a shadow of the original. The original CIA talking points had been blunt: The assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist attack conducted by a large group of Islamic extremists, including...
  • Militia Hired by State to Position Members Inside Benghazi Compound Were ‘Complicit’ in Attack

    05/10/2013 9:14:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/9/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    ( -- Elements of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, the Libyan militia hired by the U.S. State Department to station members as residents inside the U.S. compound in Benghazi and to protect the U.S. diplomats there, were “complicit” in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according to the testimony of Greg Hicks, who was the department's second-ranking diplomat in Libya at the time of the attack. “Certainly, elements of that militia were complicit in the attacks,” Greg Hicks, the State Department’s former deputy chief of mission in Libya told the House...
  • ABC: Benghazi talking points went through 12 revisions, scrubbed of terror reference;

    05/10/2013 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on May 10, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Following on the heels of blockbuster testimony from three whistleblowers regarding the Benghazi terrorist attack, ABC’s Jonathan Karl did some digging into the evolution of the talking points used afterward to paint the attack as a spontaneous demonstration gone wild.  The White House claims that the talking points reflected the CIA’s assessment of the situation, but Karl reports that ABC has found twelve revisions made by the Obama administration from the CIA original, culminating in the whitewashed version Susan Rice parroted on September 16th: When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed,...
  • The Clintons’ Fixer: Meet the lawyer at the center of the Benghazi scandal who is fiercely loyal

    05/10/2013 8:16:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/10/2013 | Eliana Johnson
    ‘Number one about Cheryl Mills, she is one of the smartest people with the highest standards of integrity that I met at the White House,” says Lanny Davis, the former special counsel to President Clinton, “which is a statement, because there were a lot of smart and a lot of honest people there.” Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the Benghazi attack and its aftermath centered unexpectedly on Mills, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s counselor and chief of staff. She is also one of the longest serving, most trusted, and most unflinching members of the former first couple’s inner...
  • Benghazi Hearing Fallout

    05/09/2013 4:01:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | May 9, 2013 | Sean Hannity
    Yesterday was a pretty unbelievable day. The hearing on Benghazi in the House Oversight and Reform committee was compelling and credible. If you didn't get the chance to see it, Greg Hicks' recount of what happened on the night of the attack was riveting, at times spellbinding. Just to re-cap, here are some of the main things we learned from yesterday's hearing. - The YouTube video was a “non-event” in Libya. It was never reported to anyone, even Hillary Clinton herself whom Hicks spoke to at 2am, that there was a protest involved. Perhaps the biggest question remains, who then...
  • Hmm. Sen. Coburn Hints that Another Benghazi Shoe May Drop

    05/10/2013 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/9/2013 | Bryan Preston
    What is Sen. Tom Coburn getting at here? Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn revealed that he believes “the State Department has real trouble” after yesterday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi, but said this morning that, at the moment, he can’t reveal why. “Having sat on the Intelligence Committee and seen the review of e-mails that went back and forth as they developed the list, there’s a glaring problem there that will eventually come out — and I can’t talk about it now — but there was an omission that was given to the intelligence committee,” Coburn said on Morning Joe...
  • Tell Me Again Why the U.S. Used Jihadists to Guard Benghazi

    05/10/2013 7:28:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/10/2013 | Diana West
    Uncle Sam's open support for jihad is an epic scandal that is never even acknowledged. Farenthold [Congressman-Rep-Texas]: "Were you aware of any ties by that militia to Islamic extremists?" Nordstrom: "Absolutely. Yeah, we had that discussion on a number of occasions, the last of which was when there was a Facebook posting of a threat that named Ambassador Stevens and Sen. (John) McCain, who was coming out for the elections. That was in the July (2012) time frame. I met with some of my agents and also some (CIA) annex personnel and we discussed that." More news: Nordstrom seems to...
  • Benghazi…No Cover-Up?

    05/09/2013 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-13 | Curt
    “Greg, we’re under attack.” Those were the words uttered by Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi when Gregory Hicks, deputy chief of mission in Libya, called him. He didn't say "Greg, there is a large demonstration outside." Gregory Hicks testified that the Libyan president said the attacks were led by Islamic extremists with possible terror ties. The Libyan president didn't say "hey, it was just a demonstration that got outta hand" Gregory Hicks: “The only report that our mission made through every channel was that this was an attack. No protest.” Beth Jones, a high ranking State Department employee, testified that she...
  • Boehner: More Benghazi hearings to come

    05/09/2013 12:37:20 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on the president to release interagency emails detailing the response to the attack in Benghazi and the administration's potential role in changing the talking points about the attack "so we can get to the truth of what happened." He also promised "There's going to be more hearings" on the subject. click to watch video.
  • Question: Should Lt. Col Gibson have ignored the order to stand-down from the flight to Benghazi?

    05/09/2013 12:45:17 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 33 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    Let me be 100% clear from the outset. The question I pose is in no way meant to imply or suggest any criticism of Lt.Col. Gibson. I suspect that at some time in the future we will know what he was thinking on that day. Because there are a great many Freepers who are active-duty or retired military, I ask the question because it is both fascinating, and needs to be asked.
  • The Damning Dozen: Twelve Revelations from the Benghazi Hearings ( Good Intro )

    05/09/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    townhall ^ | Guy Benson
    Much of the media and liberal establishment simply ignored yesterday's Benghazi hearings.  They were content to see, hear, and speak no evil -- which is typically the fastest way to kill a story in Washington.  Others framed the proceedings as just another quixotic, partisan effort to hype a long-resolved story.  Selling that template requires adherence to two fallacious assertions: First, that no major questions remain regarding the 9/11 terrorist assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya  -- and second, that no new information emerged from the whistle-blowers' hours-long testimony.  The former claim is outright insulting.  The latter betrays either...
  • Liberal media spin Benghazi scandal to protect Team Obama

    05/09/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | May 09, 2013 | Dan Gainor
    In the real world, when you cover up four murders after the fact, you likely go to jail. In government, you retire with dignity and run for president with full media support. Up until yesterday, that was the Benghazi scenario following the death of four Americans including our ambassador to Libya. The Obama administration has lied, stonewalled, bullied, and intimidated – the true marks of an open and transparent administration. And, with a few notable exceptions, the American media haven’t just let them get away it. Heck, they’ve helped. Hill testimony of State Department whistleblowers might change that, but it’s...
  • Benghazi whistleblower: ‘I’ve been demoted’ for challenging Susan Rice’s claims

    05/09/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT · by SSDecontrol · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/8/2013 | Joel Gerhke
    Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Benghazi, told Congress today that a State Department official began criticizing his job performance, and he was ultimately demoted, after he asked why U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attributed the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic Youtube video. “In hindsight, I think it began after I asked the question about Ambassador Rice’s statement on the TV shows,” Hicks said of the criticism during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack today.
  • Benghazi: A Coverup Laid Bare --( House hearing with Whistleblowers )

    05/09/2013 10:36:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | - May 9, 2013 | By Tom Bevan
    Thanks to House Republicans, Americans finally got to hear from the State Department officials the Obama administration never wanted to testify. They are now called “whistleblowers,” but that’s only because their accounts of what really happened in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, were buried by the administration, apparently in the furtherance of Democrats’ election-year imperatives.Soon after the testimony, Democratic office-holders took to the airwaves and the internet to assure liberal loyalists that there was nothing really “new” here. Republicans, by contrast, trumpeted the accounts of Gregory Hicks, Eric Nordstrom, and Mark Thompson before the House Oversight Committee as proof that...
  • Benghazi – what’s new?----After the Hearing.

    05/09/2013 12:01:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on May 9, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Not much, if you listen to apologists for the White House and State Department, even after the testimony of two previously-excluded whistleblowers yesterday at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans.  Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact-checker, says that while some of what was said has already come out — somewhat reluctantly — there were in fact some new revelations.  And even what we know think as established fact has new angles that carry some big implications.For instance, let’s look at the demonstration run amok vs terrorist attack narrative issue.  Kessler points out that...
  • House Armed Service chair denied access to Benghazi files

    05/09/2013 9:29:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 9, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    One question left mainly unaddressed by yesterday’s hearing on Benghazi — and by others, as well — is the lack of preparation by the Obama administration and the US military for the potential for attack in Benghazi. After all, terrorist attacks had been increasing steadily since the fall of the Qaddafi regime in 2011. Other Western nations had already withdrawn from Benghazi due to the security risks in the region, specifically from the radical Islamist terror networks able to operate freely in eastern Libya because of the removal of Qaddafi. Our own State Department personnel in Libya repeatedly warned Washington...
  • Hillary Clinton's Big Benghazi Lie

    05/09/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 8, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    CAPITOL HILL - Testimony given Wednesday on Capitol Hill by Greg Hicks, Benghazi whistleblower and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, exposed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a liar. Hicks, who was on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012, said Clinton called him around 2 a.m. from Washington to ask "what was going on." Hicks responded by saying the consulate was under attack. He never told her about a protest outside the consulate because there wasn't one. "The only report that our mission made through every channel was that this was an...
  • Boehner calls for release of Benghazi emails as pressure grows on administration

    05/09/2013 9:43:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 09, 2013
    Pressure on the Obama administration to release more information about the Benghazi attack grew Thursday, as House Speaker John Boehner demanded officials turn over emails pertaining to the controversial "talking points" and another top Republican appealed for more whistle-blowers to come forward.
  • Benghazi diplo rips W. House ( House Hearings on Benghazi Attack & Killing)

    05/09/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 3:45 AM, May 9, 2013 | GERRY SHIELDS & GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondents
    WASHINGTON — The US diplomat who was second in command in Libya during the fatal attack on the Benghazi consulate fought back tears yesterday when he told lawmakers about his colleagues’ final moments — and said he was “stunned” by administration claims it was sparked by a spontaneous protest.Gregory Hicks, the first person to testify to Congress who was on the ground in Libya during the fateful night of the Sept. 11, 2012 siege, told a House committee that he was incredulous just five days later when UN Ambassador Susan Rice said on Sunday talk shows that the assault was...
  • White House struggles to respond to new Benghazi revelations

    05/09/2013 1:43:50 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 60 replies
    The White House on Wednesday stood by its story that the Obama administration remained unsure exactly who was responsible for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi nearly five days after it occurred even though new revelations show Ansar al-Sharia’s direct involvement. Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya and a self-described whistleblower, testified before a Congressional committee Wednesday that the body of Ambassador J. Christpher Stevens was missing for hours during the attack after being dragged out of the diplomatic post in Benghazi. Full article here ================================================================== The Benghazi hearing today...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Wednesday, May-8-2013

    05/08/2013 2:26:00 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 89 replies
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  • Five Key Points from Today's Benghazi Hearing [ 2 Stand Down Orders given -2 ! ]

    05/08/2013 7:04:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 54 replies ^ | May 8 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    1. Two "stand-down" orders were given while the Benghazi attacks were in progress. 2. The "protest" about a YouTube video was a complete fabrication by the Obama administration. 3. Cheryl Mills, Clinton's lawyer at the State Department, told witnesses not to speak to House investigators.
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • 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 Hicks Testimony, Part 2 Hicks Testimony, Part 3 Hicks Testimony, Part 4
  • 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.
  • Live Thread: Benghazi Whistleblowers Hearing 11:30 A.M. EDT 5/08/13

    05/08/2013 6:00:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 2,947 replies
    Hearing details:WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced three witnesses who will appear at a full committee hearing, “Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage,” on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11:30 AM in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. “I applaud these individuals for answering our call to testify in front of the Committee. They have critical information about what occurred before, during, and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks that differs on key points from what Administration officials – including those on the Accountability Review Board – have portrayed,” said Issa. “Our committee has been...