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Senators call for special committee to probe Libya, as Petraeus agrees to testify
Foxnews ^ | November 14, 2012

Posted on 11/14/2012 11:59:35 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

On the heels of David Petraeus agreeing to testify on the Libya terror attack, Republican senators on Wednesday stepped up their call to empanel a "select committee" to investigate the tragedy -- as they raised concern that the administration's internal review would fall short. 

"Let me be clear: there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said, at a lengthy news conference on Capitol Hill. 

McCain was joined by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., in calling for a temporary Senate committee established specifically to investigate Libya. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid later said he would not support their proposal. 

The call for what would effectively be a new investigation comes as lawmakers continue to pry into the administration's narrative on what happened before, during and after the attack that killed four Americans. In a victory for lawmakers -- at least those who will hear from him -- Petraeus volunteered to speak to the House and Senate intelligence committees perhaps as early as this week on Libya. 

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; petraeus

1 posted on 11/14/2012 11:59:41 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx
also at Hot Air:

Breaking: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks; Update: Petraeus offered testimony

2 posted on 11/14/2012 12:04:01 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No one could get anyone (with the exception of Catherine Herridge) to discuss Benghazi UNTIL a little SEX was injected into the mix. Now that’s all everyone is talking about.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 12:06:53 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Senate should stay out of this! The media would focus on the Senate meetings, which would be controlled by the Democrats, and ignore the House committee investigation, which is controlled by the Republicans. Who do you want asking the questions, controlling the gavel, and controlling the subpeona list?


4 posted on 11/14/2012 12:15:56 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
You have nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency: John McCain, October 13, 2008
5 posted on 11/14/2012 12:17:17 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I can’t wait!
Just pray he tells the whole truth and nothing but!


6 posted on 11/14/2012 12:18:50 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This photo block should be prominently displayed on the desks of all committee participants at all hearings on Benghazi/Libya.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 12:21:01 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: the_Watchman

Hadn’t thought of that.. The Senate will run cover for Teflon 0bama with a ‘dog and pony’ show as a diversion from 0bama’s crimes. It’s bad enough the media does it.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 12:23:09 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Watch how everybody does all they can to avoid pointing the finger right where it belongs. (the oval office)


9 posted on 11/14/2012 12:25:10 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Something to e-mail to every talking head, every Senator and every House rep.

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Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

10 posted on 11/14/2012 12:28:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks like Vince Foster will be looking for some company soon...


11 posted on 11/14/2012 1:06:12 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The players are all warming up. Soon the game shall begin.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 1:27:08 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Senators call for special committee to probe Libya, as Petraeus agrees to testify

Harry Reid already said no, so that's the end of that.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 1:34:58 PM PST by GreenHornet
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Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

14 posted on 11/14/2012 3:26:50 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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