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House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack
SFGate ^ | 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 | Carolyn Lockhead

Posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee.

The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public.

Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given.” …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazireport; benghazistanddown; deliberate; hic; hillary; hillarybenghazi; houseic; liar; libya; mikerogers; mikethompson; obama; rogers; rop; treason
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To: Starboard

The whole gd’d Congress is responsible then.

God, please send us adults so we might save ourselves.

81 posted on 08/02/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: MamaTexan; abclily; Mr Rogers

2 things
-1. an admission of knowledge of the 3:42pm phone call

-2. The order: “made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans”;

Either he gave the order and the subordinates didn’t act, or the subordinates never got the order.

I think Leon Panetta is the subordinate that most likely to confirm if that order was given or not.

The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, fails to prevent this poor response from happening again.

82 posted on 08/02/2014 8:46:20 AM PDT by Son House (Who's going to clean up Bush's mess now? </sarc>)
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To: Olog-hai

This makes me sick. They carried on for years that they had something, I watched the hearings, I heard retired officers implying that help was available but with held. Hillary’s show. They wound up the troops. Now on Saturday morning without any warning, the Republican lead House Intelligence Committee says nothing is there.
This is no way to lead the troops. There is going to be a lot of pissed off Conservatives.
That’s all for now, going for a walk

83 posted on 08/02/2014 8:58:25 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver

Actually, it’s a Democrat saying there was “no wrongdoing” ahead of the not-yet-approved release. The fact that the RINOs on the committee didn’t shut him up yet is quite telling though.

84 posted on 08/02/2014 9:03:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: basil

I’d be happy to let Oklahoma join us in secession.

85 posted on 08/02/2014 9:07:28 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: harpu

Do you think Democrats will pass that?

86 posted on 08/02/2014 9:12:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: arthurus

Not enough time to get skillful.

87 posted on 08/02/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: abclily

This is what the lead Democrat is saying about the report. Do they ever lie?

88 posted on 08/02/2014 9:14:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Starstruck

Finally, a little thoughtfulness.

89 posted on 08/02/2014 9:15:20 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Starstruck

And the vermin media dutifully promote the deceptions their democrip masters command.

90 posted on 08/02/2014 9:17:15 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MamaTexan
The question was WHERE WAS OBAMA since cross border authority is held only by the President and required before assets can be engaged to cross another country's boundaries???

Madam, you have every right to be P.O.d, I join you in that emotion.

91 posted on 08/02/2014 9:24:02 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Olog-hai


92 posted on 08/02/2014 9:36:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: basil

Embrace the suck. I am 41 and see no way of recovering from Obama in my lifetime.

93 posted on 08/02/2014 9:41:08 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Gaffer; Olog-hai
What the heck is Trey Gowdy is doing as head of the select committee?

94 posted on 08/02/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Chgogal

Frankly, there is nothing that the GOP controlled House or the minority Senate does or has done in the last 6 years makes any sense to me. All it has done is to convince me they, the GOP, aren’t worth my time and support any more.

95 posted on 08/02/2014 9:49:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

GOPe in particular and republicans in general have proven their worthlessness. (The GOPe effectively controls the republican party.)

Only the few republicans that also claim tea party affiliation or are openly anti-GOPe are worth a damn.

It is time for the tea party to openly drive for separation from the GOPe and demand policy changes and changes in leadership positions, in exchange for each bit of cooperation. no ,ore go along to get along. Seniority should no longer be a qualification for committee chairmanships! - just the opposite in fact.

96 posted on 08/02/2014 9:51:00 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Kit cat
One thing is crystal clear, Washington other cannot or will not reform itself. Article V is concededly a thin even a desperate hope but it at least it offers the promise, however remote, of reform because it is conducted outside of Washington.

The numbers are admittedly daunting, 34 states needed to propose amendments, a recalcitrant Congress to accede to the application and actually "call" a convention, and the legislatures or the conventions of 38 states agreeing to ratify the amendments. Indeed, except for Nebraska both the House and Senate of these 38 states must approve if Congress elects ratification to be conducted by the legislatures rather than state conventions.

So the bad news is also the good news. Even though Republicans control far more legislative houses than do Democrats, they do not have enough to make 34 and certainly not enough to ratify with 38. So the prospect of reform in view of these numbers is daunting.

But the good news is that the Democrats are even less able to persuade the legislatures to ratify any amendment they might propose -putting aside the likelihood that they would not be able to propose anything in a convention because the authorizing legislation from the states would not permit it. In any event, there is really no practical danger of a "runaway" convention producing an unpalatable result much less a result that would be ratified by 75 of 99 legislative bodies the great majority of whom are controlled by Republicans.

My view is that the danger of doing nothing clearly outweighs the remote danger of a "runaway convention" or the fanciful idea that Republican legislators in the in 75 legislative bodies would ratify such an amendment. I note the resistance on the right seems to be coming from gun rights groups, especially including the NRA, Phyllis Schaffly and the John Birch Society. I believe that the Second Amendment groups are exaggerating the danger beyond all proportion to reality.

If we do nothing we will continue on the path we are on which in my view is a path to destruction. In this sense the bad news, again, is also the good news. I believe it will require some sort of "Black Swan" event such as financial crisis, a war, or some utterly unforeseen situation which stirs the country to take action. We are losing our liberty and we are losing our solvency and we are doing so at an accelerating rate. The risks of doing nothing are unacceptable and events might well bring the people to see that.

It's good to hear from you again.

97 posted on 08/02/2014 10:14:11 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Qiviut

They have to cover this up. To report the entire truth would be to describe how the US government has blundered us into a war with Russia over Syria. This is all about trying to save the dollar and keep as much oil as possible traded with dollars. If the dollar continues to fall in value, DC is complete toast. The BRICS are going for the kill shot. And considering how DC has blundered its legacy, it deserves the kill shot. Long live the Free States !

98 posted on 08/02/2014 10:22:52 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

And considering how DC has blundered its legacy, it deserves the kill shot. Long live the Free States !



99 posted on 08/02/2014 10:31:42 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Olog-hai
Why is this report being released before Gowdy’s Benghazi hearings?

I thought the point of those hearings was to answer those questions that this report claims have been established beyond dispute.

100 posted on 08/02/2014 10:49:32 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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