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  • Obama administration invokes executive privilege on Benghazi probe?

    07/01/2015 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats have insisted that the House Select Committee on Benghazi has done nothing but rehash already-known elements of the attack on the consulate in September 2012, and intended to do nothing more than embarrass Hillary Clinton. The latest move by the Obama administration to block access to some State Department documentation undermines both claims. Byron York reports at the Washington Examiner that the State Department has withheld an undisclosed number of documents to protect “important executive branch institutional interests” — code for executive privilege:
  • Judicial Watch: Released Documents Confirm WH Officials Set Clinton’s Benghazi Response

    07/01/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents showing that Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s response to the Benghazi attack was immediately determined by top Obama White House officials, particularly Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, and Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. The new documents were forced from the U.S. State Department under court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)).
  • Benghazi night call between Clinton and Obama withheld, documents show

    06/29/2015 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Catherine Herridge
    New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack -- but the contents are being withheld by the State Department. It had previously been disclosed that Clinton and Obama spoke the night of the terror attacks. But the documents offer additional information about the timing of the call -- after the initial attack on the U.S. consulate, but before the second wave where mortars hit the nearby CIA annex and killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. The contents of the call, however,...
  • What If They Are Hiding the Truth?

    06/18/2015 5:24:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if President Obama secretly agreed with others in the government in 2011 to provide arms to rebels in Libya and Syria? What if the scheme called for American arms merchants to sell serious American military hardware to the government of Qatar, which would and did transfer it to rebel groups? What if the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved those sales? What if the approvals were kept secret because some of those rebel groups were characterized by the same Departments of State and Treasury as terrorist organizations? What if the ultimate recipients of...
  • Obama Went to Bed While Consulate was Under Siege

    09/22/2012 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/23/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the 3 AM phone call. Obama couldn’t even be trusted with an 11 PM phone call. They say that only a man with a clear conscience, or no conscience at all, can sleep this way. But hey, he had to be rested for the next fundraiser and the next party. Jay-Z and Beyonce, unlike dead ambassadors and Libyan militias, actually matter. Fox News’ Special Report informed us that Barack Obama knew of the attack on the Libyan consulate within 90 minutes of it beginning. There is no doubt that Obama knew that the attacks involved AK-47s, along with Rocket...
  • Emails show Clinton's interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions

    05/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 May 28 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight. The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed...
  • Declassified docs: Hillary aided rise of ISIS

    05/27/2015 7:32:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    More than 100 pages of previously classified Department of Defense and Department of State documents implicate the Obama administration in a cover-up to obscure the role Hillary Clinton and the State Department played in the rise of ISIS. The documents were obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch. They confirm WND reporting over the past three years of evidence that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was involved in shipping weapons from Benghazi to support the al-Qaida-affiliated militias fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, effectively arming the Sunni jihadists who morphed into ISIS....
  • Obama’s Betrayal of America: Stating, and now Proving, the Obvious

    05/19/2015 6:53:22 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 31 replies
    The American Report ^ | May 19, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Declassified documents again show what everyone knows deep-down – Obama is on the side of the enemy The crooked, deceitful, and traitorous Obama regime was again revealed on Monday to be lying about what happened in Benghazi, Libya. Documents obtained by Judicial Watch and examined by Fox News prove for all time that the administration was shipping Libyan weapons to Syrian rebels. Note: Those are the same groups of rebels (al Qaeda, ISIS, “moderate rebels,” etc.) who are committing genocide against Christians and destroying humanity’s cultural heritage in ancient Mesopotamia. This is also the reason why Ambassador Christopher Stevens was...
  • The Benghazi-Syria Weapons Connection

    05/20/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/20/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    How arms got into ISIS jihadists' hands--with Clinton and Obama's full knowledge The shameless lying that has formed the heart of the Obama administration’s Benghazi narrative took another turn yesterday. Documents obtained by Fox News reveal that U.S. intelligence agencies were “fully aware” weapons were being moved from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, that claimed the lives of ambassador Christopher Stevens,Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and diplomat Sean Smith. The documents also put the lie to President Obama’s assertion that the rise of ISIS caught the administration “by surprise.” “Newly released documents show...
  • SMOKING GUN! US Was Running Weapons Thru Benghazi to Syria

    05/19/2015 6:16:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News confirmed today that the US ran guns from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on the US consulate on September 11, 2012. The US Ambassador to Libya and three others were killed in the terrorist attack. The Obama administration was running weapons to Syria. benghazi guns syria FOX News reported Monday that the US was sending guns to Banias and Borj Islam, Syria before the Benghazi terrorist attack. US Intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were moving from the terrorist stronghold in Libya to Syria before the attack that killed four Americans… September 16, 2012 DIA Memo...
  • Congress was warned about Libya last month

    09/13/2012 7:10:53 PM PDT · by barryobi · 22 replies
    fp ^ | 09/13/2012 | kevin baron
    While Washington vacationed in August, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service issued a now prescient-sounding report warning that Libya's security concerns were an "immediate priority" that might require far more attention and resources than the United States had given it. That self-restraint broke down severely this week as, according to U.S. officials, an apparently coordinated attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi emerged from a crowded protest, leading to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and others. It was the apex of a string of concerning violent incidents dating back months. The author of the report, Christopher Blanchard, specialist in...
  • Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

    05/20/2015 12:56:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 18, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by...
  • Trey Gowdy: Obama administration obstructing Benghazi probe

    05/11/2015 5:42:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | May 11, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    A special House panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has uncovered tens of thousands of new documents, but is still facing "obstacles" from the Obama administration, an interim report issued Monday said. An "Interim Progress Update" was released Monday revealing the investigation "has uncovered new witnesses, new documents, new facts and will result in the most detailed and complete accounting of what happened in Benghazi." And it reported that the panel in June will interview former Secretary of State Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey and retired General...
  • Attkisson: Earnest Personally Hiding Obama Benghazi Night Photos

    12/23/2014 9:16:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart TV, ^ | 12/23/14 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CSPAN’s “Washington Journal,” investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said while trying to obtain the official White House photographs of President Barack Obama on the night of the Benghazi terror attacks, after first being told by the photo office that she would get the photos by the end of the day, she was later referred to then-White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, who refused to return her and her producers’ calls and emails. “If you know how the White House works, a photographer is omnipresent,” Attkisson said. “He would have been there taking photographs in the Situation Room. He
  • Bombshell: Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admin’s Reaction to Benghazi

    04/29/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Tea Party Network ^ | April 29, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    BOMBSHELL! Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admin’s Reaction to Benghazi April 29, 2014 By Greg Campbell Emails obtained by Judicial Watch have revealed that the top priority after the Benghazi terrorist attack was not national security nor was it ensuring a proper investigation into who orchestrated an attack on our consulate that left four Americans dead. No, the priority of top advisors in the earliest days after the Benghazi attack was ensuring that President Obama “looked good” prior the 2012 election. As part of a Freedom of Information Lawsuit, the Obama Administration released nearly 100 pages of documents to Judicial...
  • Does Obama Care About People? (The Only One He Cares About Is 0bama).

    10/21/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Can you walk out on the messiah? Appearing at a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland on Sunday, President Obama sought to capture the magic that had electrified audiences in 2008 and, to some considerable degree, even in 2012. Obama isn't doing much stumping this year. He limits his campaigning mostly to fundraisers. This is the year, after all, when Democratic candidates are announcing how important it is in our system of government to have honest disagreements with the president. They're hastening to say that they would be tougher than he is on ISIS. They are declaring...
  • Former CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Amazed: ´We Still Have No Idea´ What Obama Did About Benghazi

    09/12/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/12/14 | Tim Graham
    Via Twitchy, we learn that former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson took the opportunity of the second anniversary of the Benghazi fiasco to tweet away about the amazing fact that we still do not know what President Obama was doing in real time as four American public servants were killed in Benghazi. (Tweets) On the original 9/11, the scale of murder of American civilians was so high (presumed to be much higher than the actual toll of the lost) and the size of the ongoing threat was so uncertain that the media obsessed over President Bush´s movements and kvetched
  • Obama’s Untruth, Inc.

    09/09/2014 1:44:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/9/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We can usefully view the Obama administration’s chronic untruthfulness as a sort of multifaceted corporation of untruth, with all sorts of subsidiaries. THE BALD LIES OF POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY Remember the al-Qaeda-is-on-the-run 2012-election talking point? It was mostly a lie. The administration deliberately released to sympathetic journalists only those documents from the so-called Osama bin Laden trove that revealed worry and dissension among the terrorists. Then it nourished essays by pet journalists trumpeting the decline of al-Qaeda. Disturbing memos that confounded that narrative, as Weekly Standard journalist Steven F. Hayes recently noted, were kept back. “On the run” was dropped after...
  • Benghazi Book: Ambassador Stevens’ Petitions For More Security Rejected By Hillary

    06/23/2014 2:56:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014 | by ROBERT WILDE
    Kenneth Timmerman’s new book, Dark Forces: The Truth about What Happened in Benghazi, focuses on far more than just the events that occurred during the storming of the American consulate in Libya by Islamic jihadists on September 11 2011. According to Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, the book “contextualizes” by taking an historical narrative of the events leading up to the fateful day for America and the aftermath of the crisis, which took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Ty Woods. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Radio, channel 125,...
  • Why Benghazi Issue Won't Go Away

    06/20/2014 2:34:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu June 19, 2014 | Timothy Stanley
    Democrats hoping the capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah will bring some kind of closure to the Benghazi issue are sorely mistaken. In fact, in terms of policy, events surrounding his arrest only highlight the awful legacy of the Libyan venture -- when NATO assisted the rebels and helped remove the dictator from power in 2011. Democracy did not spring up after strongman Moammar Gadhafi was deposed, captured and killed in 2011, but instead a tyranny was replaced with an anarchy. There were an estimated 1,700 armed groups left fighting for control of the country and it became, in the words...
  • Carson: Leaders Who Fail To Own Up To Mistakes Are Unfit for Office

    05/14/2014 8:24:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    The recent escalating arguments over whether there should be further congressional hearings on Benghazi are troubling. The fact that there are substantial numbers of people who feel that there is nothing more to investigate when four American lives were lost and no one has answered for this crime provides an indication of how far our sense of justice has slipped. This should not be a partisan issue, because the implications of ignoring or prevaricating about the underlying mistakes will have far-reaching consequences. The United States has diplomatic establishments throughout the world, and if they can be attacked without consequences, it...
  • Using Same Words As Ben Rhodes Suggest Hillary Source Of Benghazi Lie

    05/13/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The language in an email from Obama aide Ben Rhodes used to prep Susan Rice is virtually identical to one issued by the former secretary of state 36 hours before — the first public official to mention the video. One of the first questions we hope the Select Committee on Benghazi asks is who gave Ben Rhodes the authority and the content for the Sept. 14, 2012, email from him, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, on how to prep Susan Rice for her talk show tour on Sept. 16 blaming a video for the...
  • Was Obama in "Debate Prep" During the Benghazi Attack?

    05/03/2014 11:52:34 AM PDT · by Patterico · 24 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Patterico
    Here is an interesting tidbit from the White House Visitor Logs for 9/11/12: Obama met with three people, at an unknown time, for “debate prep.” . . . . There are not too many holes in his schedule during the day — increasing the chances that the “debate prep” took place in the evening, after the meeting with Panetta . . . in other words, when the Benghazi attack was unfolding.
  • Visitor Logs: Obama Had “Debate Prep” Meeting on September 11, 2012, the Day of the Benghazi Attack

    05/03/2014 11:52:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | May 31 2014 | Petterico
    UPDATE: This is looking more and more significant as the evidence comes in. Here is the President’s official schedule for September 11, 2012. (H/t carlitos and reader M.R.) Obama appears to have been gone from the White House for much of the early part of the day. He observed a moment of silence on the South Lawn; visited the Pentagon Memorial; visited veterans at Walter Reed in Bethesda; returned to the White House; and met with Leon Panetta at 5 p.m. There are not too many holes in his schedule during the day — increasing the chances that the “debate...
  • What Obama Did on September 11, 2012

    05/05/2014 6:50:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Last week, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor admitted to Fox News’s Bret Baer that President Barack Obama was not in the White House situation room on the night of September 11, 2012. That was the night -- "Dude, this was like two years ago” -- in which Islamic terrorists killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi. This admission was a long time coming, in part because mainstream media reporters refrained from asking. In fact, it was not until May 19, 2013, eight months after the attack, that a newsman asked a White House spokesman what...
  • What Obama Did on September 11, 2012

    05/05/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2014 | By Jack Cashill
    Last week, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor admitted to Fox News’s Bret Baer that President Barack Obama was not in the White House situation room on the night of September 11, 2012. That was the night -- "Dude, this was like two years ago” -- in which Islamic terrorists killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi.
  • Release Obama’s Benghazi intelligence briefings

    05/05/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    WaPo ^ | Monday, May 5, | Marc A. Thiessen,
    President Obama claims he was only repeating what the intelligence community told him when his administration asserted that the attack in Benghazi began with a spontaneous protest inspired by an Internet video. If that’s the case, there is a simple way to prove it: Give the new congressional select committee investigating Benghazi his daily intelligence briefings that show exactly what he was told. There is precedent for doing so. In 2004, at the request of the 9/11 Commission, President George W. Bush declassified and publicly released the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) delivered to him before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
  • Will Obama Claim Executive Privilege On Benghazi?

    05/05/2014 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Will Obama Claim Executive Privilege On Benghazi? by Ken Klukowski 5 May 2014, 7:50 AM PDT post a comment With Congress breathing down his neck on Benghazi, President Obama has a legal ace in his hand – executive privilege – which he could assert to protect the documents explaining exactly why the White House came to blame the attack on a YouTube video. Politically, however, it's a hand he dare not play. To get the strongest legal backing for the privilege, Obama would need to claim he personally participated in the conversations about telling America the falsehood that the 9/11...
  • Obama compares murdered Americans in Libya to his Las Vegas campaign volunteers (Flashback 2012)

    05/04/2014 10:40:15 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Mail Online ^ | September 13, 2012
    President Barack Obama compared his campaign volunteers to the American officials killed in Libya, saying that 'like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing'. Obama's remarks came during a meeting with volunteer leaders in Las Vegas. 'And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department that they were making a difference,' he said, according to a pool report. 'The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but, like...
  • Senators Ask Obama Where He Was On Night Of Benghazi Attack

    05/02/2014 4:28:51 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/02/2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Three Republican U.S. senators wrote to President Obama Friday demanding to know where Obama was on the night of the Benghazi U.S. Consulate attack on Sept. 11, 2012. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said it’s time for the White House to disclose the president’s location on the night four Americans, including Libyan Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed during an assault on the consulate. Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Fox News on Thursday that the president was not in the White House basement Situation Room at...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NO RECORD OF INTEL BRIEFINGS FOR OBAMA WEEK BEFORE EMBASSY ATTACKS (flashback)

    05/02/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12, 2012 | by WYNTON HALL
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff. According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Institute, Mr. Obama has only attended 43.8 percent of his Presidential Daily Briefs in the first 1,225 days of his Administration. The White House responded by claiming that President Obama reads daily intelligence reports, even if he does not attend the...
  • Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

    04/22/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video. Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida. The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator....
  • Intel Chair: Obama Knows Where Benghazi Terrorists Are Hiding – But Won’t Go After Them (Video)

    04/04/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 4,2014 | Jim Hoft
    House Intel Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) told TIME magazine this week that the Obama administration knows where the Benghazi Al-Qaeda terrorists are hiding but refuses to go after them. We have numerous people that we know participated in the Benghazi attacks affiliated with al-Qaeda that are still on the battlefield. We have the capacity to get them but there’s no planning to get them. We have other serious al-Qaeda threats that normally we would take off the battlefield, but because of this Administration’s more kinder, gentler approach we have not done that.
  • Disclose the locations and actions of the President during the 2012 attacks in Benghazi

    01/21/2014 2:25:51 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 15 replies
    We The People (Whitehouse.gov) ^ | 01/17/2014 | Whitehouse
    we petition the obama administration to: Disclose the locations and actions of the President during the 2012 terrorist attacks on the consulate in Benghazi It has been well over a year since the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya which took the lives U.S. Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. Yet, the White House has never disclosed any details on the location and actions of the President during the attack. His location before the attack is known, but the American people have never been told what the President was doing or where he was...
  • The Shame of Benghazi

    01/21/2014 6:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    When anything bipartisan comes out of a polarized Washington, one should be grateful. That's why a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans represents progress of sorts. The committee, chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA), faults the State Department and intelligence community for failing to prevent the attacks. The committee determined that the U.S. military command did not know about a CIA annex in Benghazi and that, writes The Washington Post, "...the Pentagon didn't have the resources in place to defend the State Department...
  • Rubio: Time for Congress to re-examine Hillary’s role in Benghazi (Obama's also)

    01/16/2014 8:58:12 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | January 15, 2014
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to re-examine former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role during the attacks against Americans in Benghazi in 2012. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Wednesday saying the attacks that killed four Americans — including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens — were preventable. Rubio responded by calling for more hearings. [snip]“The committee should reexamine former Secretary of State Clinton’s failure to provide adequate security for our deployed personnel in Benghazi, as well as what actions she and others, including the President, took in the hours and days that followed...
  • Benghazi: They knew it was an attack within minutes

    01/15/2014 9:58:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-15-14 | DrJohn
    Following the attacks in Benghazi that took the lives of four Americans, including the Ambassador to Libya, the Obama administration blamed the violence on a spontaneous protest of a home-made video that is said to insult Islam. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance. “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not...
  • Sen. Graham: Obama Told Me to 'Take a Hike' on Benghazi

    11/07/2013 6:35:36 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Newsmax,com ^ | November 7 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama told him to "take a hike" when he pressed for access to eyewitnesses to the Benghazi massacre, and Graham will ask House Speaker John Boehner to appoint a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack.
  • Explosive New Report -- Obama Knew Benghazi Would Be Attacked

    10/31/2013 3:43:54 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 78 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | Oct. 30, 2013 | Onan Coca
    You have to give it to CBS. On Benghazi, they are the network holding the Obama administration’s feet to the fire. At some point, Americans will have to begin to realize that there is a scandal hiding in all of the BS that the Obama administration has been peddling about the 9-11 Benghazi attack and its aftermath. Just this past weekend, CBS ran an explosive report providing first-hand accounts that the White House and the State Department (headed by Hillary Clinton) knew full well that the Benghazi attack was indeed an al-Qaeda orchestrated attack right from the start. Even more...
  • White House Says It’s “Largely Irrelevant” Where Obama Was During Benghazi

    09/24/2013 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 71 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 9/24/13 | Mr. Conservative
    Last fall, the White House and its lapdog media made it clear that nothing had happened in Benghazi other than an overblown protest about a video. To question this version of events proved only that Obama’s opponents were obsessive, vindictive, and paranoid. What a difference a Congressional hearing can make. The last round of Congressional hearings revealed what conservatives had suspected all along: the tragedy in Benghazi could have been avoided entirely if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had taken seriously Ambassador Stevens’ repeated requests for greater security. Although Hillary has fended off Congressional questions about her behavior, emerging evidence...
  • Obama Bankrolled Attack On The Benghazi Consulate

    08/22/2013 12:21:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 146 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 8-22-2013 | Kris Zane
    Obama Bankrolled Attack On The Benghazi Consulate AUGUST 22, 2013 BY KRIS ZANE VIDEO-Obama Bankrolled Attack On The Benghazi ConsulateIt has been widely reported in Egyptian media that one of the leaders in the attack against the Benghazi consulate on September 11, 2012 was Mohsen Al-Azazi.According to Ahmed Moussa, a former high ranking intelligence official with the Egyptian government and several other sources, Al-AzaziÂ’s passport was found in the house of Khairat Al-Shater, the Number Two man in the Muslim Brotherhood hierarchy, now under house arrest in Egypt by the Egyptian military. Al-Azazi has been implicated as the actual assassin...
  • Obama Predicts his Benghazi Failure, in 2008 (VIDEO)

    05/29/2013 7:45:52 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-29-2013 | ChangetheChange2012
    Obama Predicts his Benghazi Failure, in 2008 ChangetheChange2012 Published on May 29, 2013 Obama gets the 3 a.m. call, and fails. Obama said this in 2008: "Here's the important thing about that 3 a.m. phone call. What you want is somebody who is, first of all, gonna get all the facts and gather up good intelligence. The second thing you want is somebody who is able to analyze the situation, the costs and benefits of action". If Obama had the facts, it is damning. If Obama did not have the facts, it is damning.....
  • KRAUTHAMMER’S POTENTIALLY DAMAGING THEORY

    05/29/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 180 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 May 2013 | Liz Klimas
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer on the “O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night said the “biggest scandal of all” regarding the Benghazi attacks on Sept. 11, 2012, has yet to emerge. “I think there is a bigger story here, here’s the one that will in time come out,” Krauthammer said. ”The biggest scandal of all, the biggest question is: What was the president doing in those eight hours?” “He had a routine meeting at five o’clock. He never after, during the eight hours when our guys have their lives in danger, he never called the Secretary of Defense, he never calls the Chairman of...
  • White House Aide Calls Criticism Of Obama "Offensive"

    05/19/2013 2:47:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19,2013 | Brian Knowlton
    A senior adviser to President Obama mounted a combative defense of the administration on Sunday, saying that the controversies enveloping the White House were the result of Republican lawmakers trying to “drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped-up hearings and false allegations.”
  • President Obama's Incredible "Referent Power"

    05/19/2013 1:00:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Realclear Politics ^ | May 19 | Salena Zito
    — from the State Department to the CIA, the military leadership, the IRS and Justice — filled with sycophants under the sway of Obama's referent power. Since Obama was elected president, the political right has been ridiculed for questioning his choice of people to fill administrative posts, creation of a quasi-Cabinet of policy “czars” to skirt Senate confirmation, heavy-handed executive orders, bullying of Supreme Court justices during a State of the Union address, unconstitutional recess appointments and use of the presidency as a celebrity magnet to enhance his image. The knee-jerk press reaction against the right was to blame any...
  • The 10 P.M. Phone Call Clinton and Obama discussed Benghazi. What did they say?

    05/18/2013 2:20:45 PM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2013 | ANDREW MCCARTHY
    What would you be focusing on in the Benghazi investigation?” I spent many years in the investigation biz, so it’s only natural that I’ve been asked that question a lot lately.… So if I were investigating Benghazi, I’d be homing in on that 10 P.M. phone call. That’s the one between President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — the one that’s gotten close to zero attention.... We have heard almost nothing about what Obama was doing that night. Back in February, though, CNS News did manage to pry one grudging disclosure out of White House mendacity mogul Jay...
  • Phone call between Hillary and Obama may be 'genesis' of anti-Muslim video lie

    05/18/2013 10:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2013 | Rick Moran
    Andrew McCarthy makes the case that the 10:00 PM phone call on September 11 last year between Hillary Clinton and President Obama may be the conversation that led to the bogus story of an anti-Muslim video setting off "demonstrations" in Benghazi that led to the deaths of Americans. Fraud flows from the top down, not the mid-level up. Mid-level officials in the White House and the State Department do not call the shots -- they carry out orders. They also were not running for reelection in 2012 or positioning themselves for a campaign in 2016. The people doing that were,...
  • The 10 P.M. Phone Call

    05/18/2013 5:30:51 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | May 18, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    Even in the conservative press, it has become received wisdom that President Obama was AWOL on the night of September 11, after first being informed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in the late afternoon, that the State Department facility in Benghazi was under attack. You hear it again and again: While Americans were under attack, the commander-in-chief checked out, leaving subordinates to deal with the crisis while he got his beauty sleep in preparation for a fundraising campaign trip to Vegas. That is not true . . . and the truth, as we’ve come to expect with Obama, is almost...
  • The 10 P.M. Phone Call

    05/18/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/18/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Clinton and Obama discussed Benghazi. What did they say? ‘What would you be focusing on in the Benghazi investigation?” I spent many years in the investigation biz, so it’s only natural that I’ve been asked that question a lot lately. I had the good fortune to be trained in Rudy Giuliani’s U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan. Rudy famously made his mark by making law enforcement reflect what common sense knew: Enterprises take their cues from the top. Criminal enterprises are no different: The capos do not carry out the policy of the button-men — it’s the other way around. So...
  • Four Pinocchios for Obama on Benghazi terror claim

    05/14/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 14, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Barack Obama tried to shrug off another of the burgeoning scandals in Washington during a joint press conference with UK PM David Cameron.  Allowing the US press just one question, Obama called on the AP’s Julie Pace, and probably regretted doing so almost immediately.  (It could have been worse; had it been later in the day, she probably would have asked him why he wanted to look at her phone records.) Pace managed to offer a multi-tiered question, one portion of which asked Obama why the post-Benghazi talking points got massaged so heavily as to remove any hint that...