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Republican senators say Rice meeting just leaves more questions unanswered
FoxNews.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 11/27/2012 8:04:34 AM PST by bryan999

Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte meet with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is a leading candidate for secretary of state despite the controversy over her comments on the deadly attack in Libya.

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Anyone watch the quick press conference they just had after they met with Rice...? Was just on not five minutes ago. The three of them (McCain, Graham & Ayotte) looked pretty upset. This whole thing just cranked a notch. Popcorn time.
1 posted on 11/27/2012 8:04:39 AM PST by bryan999
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To: bryan999

Obama controls the media. Republican politicians are politicians first and foremost. As politicians, they fear the media, and they put self interest above all else.

Obama has decried it, it will be done. Susan Rice will be the next Secretary of State. Take it to the bank.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 8:10:00 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: bryan999

Surprised they didn’t cave to the race card.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 8:10:18 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: bryan999

Time to double down on the race card!!


4 posted on 11/27/2012 8:10:33 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: bryan999

“Anyone watch the quick press conference they just had after they met with Rice...? Was just on not five minutes ago. The three of them (McCain, Graham & Ayotte) looked pretty upset. This whole thing just cranked a notch. Popcorn time.”

They WERE pissed...this is almost the exact opposite of what I was expecting...unless there is a presser to come that has them all saying they misunderstood. They were “more troubled” is what they said, but the demeanor was much stronger. I really am shocked.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 8:11:36 AM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Dr. Ursus

We have race hustlers and tax cheats in executive positions.
Why not out and out liars ?


6 posted on 11/27/2012 8:11:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: bryan999

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=694&ft=wav


7 posted on 11/27/2012 8:12:58 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bryan999

Even the thought of nominating that liar for Secretary of State shows the in-your-face disrespect and hubris of Obama toward the United States.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 8:13:51 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: TigerClaws

The race card ploy is interesting in that the liberals who push it are saying Rice should not be expected to be competent and because of her skin color she has a lower standard of accountability.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 8:15:42 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

When is someone going to ask Obama what he was doing while
the firefight was going on,besides going to bed early for his flight to Vegas!


10 posted on 11/27/2012 8:18:17 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: bryan999
All three said they were MORE "troubled" now than they were before. Did Graham slap Dear Leader with a challenge glove? Troubled because it could lead to impeachment and/or martial law? Cities burn?

Benghazi is Dear Leader's Achilles heel. Who has the spine to hobble him?


11 posted on 11/27/2012 8:18:42 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: jessduntno

Yeah, I agree. I thought this was about to be the end of Benghazi as well... but I think it just got a whole lot worse! All three of them look as if they had just been in a very, very tense situation. It was fairly quick meeting, too... so perhaps it got out of hand. And exactly where was Rice after the meeting..? She just zipped out, and answered no questions.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 8:19:44 AM PST by bryan999
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To: bryan999

This is just a red herring.

The real issue is - Why didn’t Obama allow the military to save those Americans in Benghazi? THey wanted to go in - Obama would not allow them.

40 American lives were at stake. The brave SEALS save almost everyone, after being told not to go to the rescue. Obama denied them *ANY* help from outside Libya.

Obama subsequently fired the general who wanted to help, Ham, and the Admiral station nearby in the Med, who could also have helped.

Disgraceful! That the press ignores these facts - MORE DISGRACEFUL!

How dare they call themselves Americans!


13 posted on 11/27/2012 8:19:44 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Baynative
Rice should not be expected to be competent and because of her skin color she has a lower standard of accountability.'""".........

That is exactly what they are saying, when will THAT race get fed up with being called STUPID? Why do they take that? Are they ALL stupid? maybe so..........

14 posted on 11/27/2012 8:20:53 AM PST by annieokie
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To: bryan999

I picture Susan Rice as Prissy in “Gone with the Wind”

“Mr McCain Mr McCain, I didn’t know nuthin’ bout analyzin’ no intelligence!”


15 posted on 11/27/2012 8:20:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: bryan999

Traitors and traitors.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 8:21:28 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bryan999

Ayotte was clearly shaken...her voice broke several times

but this time she was set up and the senators have NEW EVIDENCE


17 posted on 11/27/2012 8:22:35 AM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: Triple

Agreed, it is a surface distraction. But I think we need to crack this one open in order to get to the truth as to the reason for the stand down.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 8:23:28 AM PST by bryan999
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To: bryan999

Luke Russert@LukeRussert

Graham on Rice: “If you don’t know what happened, just say you don’t know what happened. The American people got bad information.”

26mJim Roberts@nytjim

RT @mmurraypolitics: Lindsey Graham after meeting with Susan Rice: “I am more disturbed now than I was before”

27mJim Roberts@nytjim

RT @rebeccagberg: McCain still “significantly troubled” by Amb. Rice’s statement after #Benghazi attacks, says after his mtg with her


19 posted on 11/27/2012 8:23:44 AM PST by maggief
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To: bryan999

hour and 5 minute meetin and the actin CIA asshat was there too...he too snuck out


20 posted on 11/27/2012 8:25:06 AM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: jessduntno

I am surprised too. But I think they’ll eventually cave on cue.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 8:25:55 AM PST by rbg81
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To: MestaMachine

FYI: See comments on presser after the meeting with Rice. I missed the presser but am DVRing Fox now for a re-run.

Hmm....maybe Benghazi just jumped back into the news after a long turkey nap.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 8:26:47 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: advertising guy

What new evidence?


23 posted on 11/27/2012 8:26:59 AM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Aurorales

W I T N E S S E S


24 posted on 11/27/2012 8:28:42 AM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: Triple

“This is just a red herring.”

I gotta disagree with you here...they stayed on point and flat out said that there was someone in the woodpile who wasn’t telling the truth and they weren’t joking. It was pretty dramatic. Hope they stick to their guns. If there was intentional misleading information, the point of it will eventually HAVE to be, who did the cover up of AQ’s attack and that would HAVE to mean, who told them to stand down? It’s got to go there, press or no press.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 8:35:56 AM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: maggief; bryan999

Catherine Herridge also reported that Morrell (acting CIA director) will also be at the meeting, although “there is no public comment from the CIA as to why he is there, and importantly, at whose request.”


26 posted on 11/27/2012 8:36:56 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: jessduntno

Isn’t this a woman who - like her boss - likes to flip the bird at folks who tick her off?

She probably asked for the meeting to make it appear she was being conciliatory.
She then probably was less-than-conciliatory behind closed doors.

And again - when republicans react like most normal people would - they will be branded by MSM as sexist and racist.


27 posted on 11/27/2012 8:41:14 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: bryan999
We're saved!

McCain & Graham have always fought for Republican causes
28 posted on 11/27/2012 8:42:45 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: bryan999

....and they said....I wonder what was promised to these three stooges as far as a Cabinet Position....and then they said....any position they wanted....


29 posted on 11/27/2012 8:48:18 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (How's that change treatin ya now?)
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....and they said....I wonder what was promised to these three stooges as far as a Cabinet Position....and then they said....any position they wanted....


30 posted on 11/27/2012 8:48:28 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (How's that change treatin ya now?)
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To: thouworm

Let me know as soon as you get more info, please. I am going stark raving mad here trying to catch up on the time I was offline. So much is happening everywhere!!! Zillions of freepmails accrued. Oy.


31 posted on 11/27/2012 8:48:55 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: brownsfan
If Rice was aware of the truth when she went on TV with the party line, she is guilty of lying to the public. If she didn't know the truth at that time, that is another can of worms. In any case give John Bolton the job as Sec. of State.
32 posted on 11/27/2012 8:49:01 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: thouworm

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20121127/NEWS06/121129316

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte was among three prominent senators who met this morning with United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, whom she has criticized for giving mixed signals over the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

After the meeting, she told reporters, “I want to say that I’m more troubled today knowing, having met with the Acting Director of the CIA and Ambassador Rice. Because it’s certainly clear from the beginning that we knew that those with ties to al-Qaida were involved in the attack on the embassy. And clearly the impression that was given of the information given to the American people was wrong. In fact, Ambassador Rice said today, absolutely, it was wrong.”

She also said, “I have many more questions that need to be answered.”


33 posted on 11/27/2012 8:50:18 AM PST by maggief
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To: jessduntno

“someone in the woodpile” - JDN

Hmmm, I’ll leave that one alone.

As long as this is a means to get to the matter of Obama leaving 40 Americans to die - ok.

But I still think this is unnecessary. We can get there without who told you to lie.


34 posted on 11/27/2012 8:54:44 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: MestaMachine; bryan999
"Coming Up"

"Today at 4p ET, Senator John McCain sits down with Neil Cavuto in his first interview after meeting with embattled U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice."


35 posted on 11/27/2012 8:55:53 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: maggief

TY

Fox report (note: video at link is NOT video of presser)

“I am more disturbed now than before,” said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The Capitol Hill meeting lasted about 90 minutes and also was attended by acting CIA Director Michael Morell....

However, the senators said after the meeting they needed more information about the attacks and the aftermath before making a decision on how they might vote on a potential Rice nomination.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/26/rice-to-meet-with-top-gop-senators-after-their-objections-to-her-replacing/


36 posted on 11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: John 3_19-21
We're saved! McCain & Graham have always fought for Republican causes

Well, there are two ways of looking at it:

1) After putting on a show of concern, McCain and Graham will fold, or

2) Something is fishy enough that even McCain and Graham are taking a hard line on it

Frankly, it could be either, and I refuse to commit to one or the other without additional evidence.

37 posted on 11/27/2012 9:03:41 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: bryan999

Perhaps Rice went in to explain to the Senators that they are powerless, old fools who should learn their place under Obama, or lose it. It’s not like an intelligent exchange could have taken place with Rice as one of the contributors.


38 posted on 11/27/2012 9:06:08 AM PST by pallis
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To: jessduntno

“They were pissed.....”
I would rather believe they ACTED pissed.
I’ve seen Juan and Grahamnesty in “action” often enough now to KNOW there will be NO follow-through. Those dudes are all blow and no go! IMPO


39 posted on 11/27/2012 9:06:17 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: bryan999

please, please can’t we just get a hook in somewhere


40 posted on 11/27/2012 9:10:03 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: bryan999

Questions NOT asked. Answers NOT forthcoming. TREASON. The players.


41 posted on 11/27/2012 9:10:36 AM PST by PGalt
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To: bryan999

R.I.P. Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Chris Stevens, Ty Woods.


42 posted on 11/27/2012 9:11:36 AM PST by PGalt
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To: bryan999; mickie
I'm equally intrigued that the acting CIA Director was present at the meeting. I have several theories why he was there, including one main one, but would first like to hear from others.

Leni

43 posted on 11/27/2012 9:11:51 AM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: bryan999

Obama said Rice doesn’t know anything. Who’d a thought? For once he was telling the truth.


44 posted on 11/27/2012 9:14:20 AM PST by DManA
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To: thouworm

The new spin ...

Security Clearance @natlsecuritycnn

Source tells @DanaBashCNN that Amb. Rice told senators she regrets her public comments #Benghazi. Rice has more meetings today/tomorrow


45 posted on 11/27/2012 9:17:30 AM PST by maggief
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To: MestaMachine; maggief; MinuteGal

MM: See posts 33, 36. Fox just played 2 clips from presser (nothing new) and Herridge comments.

Herridge reported that Morell was at meeting at the request of Susan Rice. She wonders why Morell instead of Clapper.

Me thinks it was the other way around, and that Morell went to meeting as Rice’s minder.


46 posted on 11/27/2012 9:17:57 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: kevkrom
My gut tells me that if McLame and Grahmnesty feel can come across as strong bi-partisan statesmen in the all-powerful press, then the facts and truth of the matter are inconsequential.


History has shown over and over again with these two that they are politicians first and patriots second.


47 posted on 11/27/2012 9:18:58 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: PGalt; John 3_19-21; jessduntno; kevkrom; thouworm

Direction, or misdirection? Focus to be on Rice, or Benghazibama? McCain to be point man at 4pm:

“Today at 4p ET, Senator John McCain sits down with Neil Cavuto in his first interview after meeting with embattled U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice.”
http://foxnewsinsider.com/author/yourworld/

Meanwhile, Crickets Chirping

http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=c2f5ffc4-c217-adee-5172-7738d4b77647

http://www.chambliss.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2012/11/chambliss-tunisian-government-allows-in-person-access-to-ali-ani-al-harzi-suspect-in-libya-consulate-attack


48 posted on 11/27/2012 9:27:16 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: thouworm

“Me thinks it was the other way around, and that Morell went to meeting as Rice’s minder.”

Ditto.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/wp/2012/11/27/susan-rice-cia-director-meet-with-gop-critics-on-libya/

Rice and Morell slipped in and out of the Capitol Tuesday unseen by reporters.


49 posted on 11/27/2012 9:30:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: bryan999
Interesting.

I expected the Pubbie Trio to fold like wet kleenex and make kissy noises to the cameras.

Guess I was wrong.

50 posted on 11/27/2012 9:31:48 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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