Skip to comments.GOP Demands Answers From Clinton on Libya Security
Posted on 10/02/2012 9:57:29 PM PDT by Milagros
DARRELL ISSA SAYS REQUESTS FOR BETTER PROTECTION WERE DENIED
By Posted :27 PM CDT
1 image Touch for photo gallery (NEWSER) The White House response to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi keeps generating headlines. Today, Republicans Darrell Issa and Jason Chaffetz laid out about a dozen incidents they say occurred prior to the Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. In their letter to Hillary Clinton, they assert "the US mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi," but all were denied by officials in Washington. Asked about it today, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "I'm not going to get into a situation under review by the State Department and the FBI," reports ABC News.
Eli Lake of the Daily Beast first reported the letter, which includes allegations that: Two former consulate security guards threw explosive devices over the facility's fence in April, an event previously unreported, says Politico. The letter also notes that an explosive device detonated in June. Militants posted Stevens' morning jogging route in Tripoli on Facebook, along with a photo of him. The ambassador reportedly stopped his runs for a week, then resumed them. (This might explain why Stevens suspected he was on an al-Qaeda hit list, though he was also an "old-school diplomat" who bristled at the notion of too much security, a State Department official tells the Daily Beast.) Was State Department headquarters in Washington aware of all the above incidents? ask Issa and Chaffetz of the House Oversight Committee. If not, why not? (The nation's intelligence chief has defended the shifting US explanations of the Benghazi assault, from spontaneous violence to planned attack, and Republicans are pouncing on reports of weak security.)
The State dept is the first stop
Next stop, Obama.
Nancy P already declared it the GOP’s fault for withholding some funding.
So there you have it. It’s the GOP’s fault.
State Dept and the AG are on the hook for F&Furious too.
Then there is Naco Az today.
A parking ticket is of more consequnce than a contempt of congress citation.
And I hope Libya doesn’t see a penny
Forgive me if I am less than excited. The core of the problem is that the GOP has spent this whole 4 years ducking, dodging and ignoring the attachment of consequence to any of the myriad crimes, scandals and breaches of National Security committed by this admin.
Now that the SHTF in grand style, they are more impotent than ever and lack ANY credibility to address the issue.
ObamaCo has ignored even the Milquetoast admonishments they HAVE managed to randomly manage.
In short, we are in this mess because the GOP is too incompetent to actually address and solve the problem constitutional. Am I wrong? Hell no. So out of 200+ GOP in congress, including Issa, WTF can’t ONE of them grow a pair and do his/her freaking job?
Start the damn impeachment/defunding. And no, I don’t care that it may harm the ‘GOP chances” in the election. They won’t do a damn thing even if they DO win.
I dare not venture in to the inner workings of her head. so I don’t know how she can do it. But she did.
Lunatics usually babble off things they not what they are taking about only those voices in their heads.
Darrell Issa should demand the State Department turn over important documents and records before they have time to shred them and get rid of any evidence.