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On Benghazi probe, GOP's Issa says 'Hillary Clinton's not a target' (Oh, C'mon!)
NBC News' First Read Blog ^ | May 12, 2013 | Carrie Dann, Political Reporter

Posted on 05/12/2013 8:18:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A top GOP critic pushed back Sunday on charges that Republican efforts to investigate last year's Benghazi attack are designed to inflict political damage on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"Hillary Clinton's not a target," said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on NBC's Meet the Press. "President Obama is not a target."

Issa, who heads a panel probing the assault on the diplomatic outpost that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, said he will seek depositions from Benghazi review board heads Ambassador Thomas Pickering and retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....

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TOPICS: California; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hillary; libya; navyseals; obama; obamaspeople; terrorism; threatmatrix
Which is why they're called the stupid party. Does anyone here think that the Democrats would hesitate a millisecond to use this kind of thing against a Republican president and the leading candidate for the nomination next time? Seriously?!
1 posted on 05/12/2013 8:18:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about “collateral damage?” Can she be “collateral damage?”


2 posted on 05/12/2013 8:19:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course she’s a target, dufus. Well at least she SHOULD be a target and it DOES matter even if it was all that way last year. (she speaks as if it was 30 years ago)

Go after whomever. Republicans are an embarrassment.


3 posted on 05/12/2013 8:22:28 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Issa says 'Hillary Clinton's not a target'

Unfortunately some collateral damage may be unavoidable.

4 posted on 05/12/2013 8:22:41 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is one reason they got away with fast and Furious.
Issa was afraid to name targets.

Certainly Obama and Hillary should be targets of the investigation. They are the ones responsible.

Name them, pursue them, impeach them.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 8:22:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s not a target, yet. That’s because in January she testified in front of the committee NOT under oath.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 8:24:22 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about ‘person of interest’? Is that more palatable for you hypocrites?


7 posted on 05/12/2013 8:25:01 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rep. Issa is not aware of his Constitutional DUTY to be a “Check and Balance.”


8 posted on 05/12/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it makes sense. Truth is the target. Truth will decide who is hit by this. You let the investigation lead you. We all know where it almost certainly leads. I think it was the right thing for him to say.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 8:28:33 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now, now.

Bill Kristol says the GOP needs to back off.

Kristol: Stop Attacking Hillary on Benghazi

10 posted on 05/12/2013 8:30:05 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Okay, but what do the other leftists think?


11 posted on 05/12/2013 8:33:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the truth is the target all of the right people will get hit.


12 posted on 05/12/2013 8:34:14 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I take this as I do an owner who says he has complete trust in his manager , a week later they are gone. He loses all momentum if he says his goal is tog get O and Hillary.


13 posted on 05/12/2013 8:34:40 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Truth is the target. That’s the way I like it. If it takes down Hillary or Obama or anyone else, that’s not the main issue, other than getting rid of dishonesty.


14 posted on 05/12/2013 8:35:53 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Issa’s job is to investigate the facts surrounding Benghazi, not target an individual before the facts are in and examined. Issa is quite capable of letting the chips fall where they may, including at the feet of both/either Obama/Hillary.

Give the guy some credit, pop some popcorn, lean back, and enjoy the show.


15 posted on 05/12/2013 8:36:57 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once I’d have put this down to dodging the issue. Today I believe him fully.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 8:41:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Irenic

Why be sensible when you can freak out? /s


17 posted on 05/12/2013 8:41:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people were instrumental in all of the decisions made at the time. If the decisions were corrupt and covered up as we know they were, then how could they not be targets?

Be prepared folks, the Pubbies are going to bluster a lot and then screw us. If they have their way this will be a dog & pony show with no serious repercussions for the murdering bastards responsible.


18 posted on 05/12/2013 8:42:29 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: EEGator

Yea. Not like we have a history of Republicans cowering in a corner and saving Dems from consequences or anything....


19 posted on 05/12/2013 8:45:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: arthurus

The pubs need to stand up and say that Hillary is not a target because no politician that let people stand by and die because it was an election year would even think about running for office.

Follow it up with I know if I left an embassy twisting in the wind, I would even attempt to run for office again.

Call it what it is instead of letting them define it as a witch hunt.


20 posted on 05/12/2013 8:48:24 PM PDT by willyd
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To: Norm Lenhart

There’s no point in not being reasonable and waiting to see.


21 posted on 05/12/2013 9:00:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Sure. We can be reasonable and we can ONLY wait to see. No power to do anything else and the GOP doesn’t care what we think. But history is what it is.


22 posted on 05/12/2013 9:05:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOPe is going to wimp out as always


23 posted on 05/12/2013 9:49:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Doesn’t matter if you’re under oath...lying to congress is still illegal.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 9:56:30 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (We are becoming a Mediocracy: By and For the mediocre. The flock of the wise must gather.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bitch of Benghazi better damn well be the target.

She didn’t run the place afterall


25 posted on 05/12/2013 9:59:01 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Issa answered very wisely. With the democrats and the media in hysterics over the republicans ‘politicizing’ and beating a dead horse, it’s obvious there is a lot to come down. In Watergate, the House and Senate committees started with the low-level players and as the cover-up unfolded it moved up and up till it got to the Atty General, Chief of Staff and eventually Nixon.

This has the makings of a much more severe cover-up with some pretty mediocre or downright piss-poor minds running the Obama Administration. Hillary is arrogant, cold and self-serving enough to have done this. we’ll get to it in time.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 9:59:44 PM PDT by untwist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not a Target?

Maybe Issa is caught a little toil and trouble.

27 posted on 05/12/2013 10:50:30 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jody Arias was the target of aggressive prosecutors in the
just concluded ex-boyfriend murder trial in Phoenix.
Because the prosecutors were so aggressive does that mean
Arias was something other than guilty?

If Clinton is blameless then what the hell difference does it
make when it comes to the motives of her pursuers? When
has political considerations ever slowed Democrats whenever
they have smelled Republican smoke? If Hilleriot is as pure
as the wind driven snow then she needs to jump right in
the middle of this to make fools of her enemies......Well?


28 posted on 05/12/2013 11:33:00 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
What was he supposed to say? Yes, we are targeting her?

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

29 posted on 05/13/2013 12:13:57 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: willyd

Good call.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 2:25:23 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The proper thing to do is follow the evidence to where it leads, not set up a target and assemble evidence to get there. I’m impressed with Issa’s approach thus far, but concerned that, when push comes to shove, he and the Oversight Committee have no legal clout. When heads roll over this it will not be the Oversight Committee with the chopping block.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 4:21:10 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well then wtf is Issa investigating? Just another dead end dog and pony show.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 4:30:21 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Bratch

These Hillary lovers make me sick. She rode her husband’s coat tails to the Senate where she failed, she lost to Obama and she failed as secretary of state. This is a big country. Surely we can do better than these corrupt recycled politicians.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 4:33:54 AM PDT by jersey117
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