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Sen. Rubio forces truth about Clinton in Congressional hearings
BizPacReview.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Michele Kirk

Posted on 12/20/2012 10:08:38 AM PST by T.O.K.

Members of the Senate and House foreign affairs committees grilled Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides in Congressional hearings Thursday morning. Each lawmaker had their own individual concerns about the State Department’s inadequate security, failure to heed warnings, slow response time, misrepresentations to the public, and all around “grossly inadequate systematic failures” leading up to, and following the events that occurred in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11. Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio was concerned with one revelation in the State Department’s report in particular and he steered his questions accordingly. He said of the Accountability Review Board’s report: “It puts a lot of blame on lower level officials, particularly assistant secretary officials. And why I find that quite puzzling is that Benghazi, and Libya in general, is not some remote outpost. It’s not Luxembourg. I mean this is a country we were involved in militarily not so long ago in a high profile intervention.” Rubio read from the transcript of the report on page 5, “The special mission was not a priority for Washington when it came to security related requests, especially those related to staffing.” “I want to understand who Washington is,” Rubio said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clinton; congress; rubio
He is so calm and articulate and focused. Exactly what the country needs right now.
1 posted on 12/20/2012 10:08:49 AM PST by T.O.K.
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To: T.O.K.

How about the truth about Obama’s role??


2 posted on 12/20/2012 10:16:10 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: T.O.K.

And if you think they made a mess of Libya, you wont believe what they have done in Syria. Obama/Hillary/Huma need to be stopped before they destroy another nation. Or at the very least, we need to fix those systemic failures.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 10:20:43 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

“Obama/Hillary/Huma need to be stopped before they destroy another nation.”

For example, the United States of America.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 10:25:45 AM PST by Elsiejay
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To: T.O.K.

I don’t really think that this will lead to anything significant. Rep. Issa got the goods on Fast and Furious and had both Holder and Obama’s roles in it. But, both are still in office and not going anywhere.

Rubio can ask all the questions he likes. We know how this will end - at some point zero will claim executive privilege and seal the records and the complicit DBM will bury the story on page 212 of a 75 page newspaper! Then, they will start discrediting Rubio and the GOP for leading a witch hunt against Hillary instead of taking care of zero’s fiscal cliff and caving 100% to his will (whih they will, eventually do).


5 posted on 12/20/2012 10:26:41 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: cld51860
How about the truth about Obama’s role??

Patience, young padawan. One eats an elephant one bite at a time.

6 posted on 12/20/2012 10:28:44 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: T.O.K.

Rubio is incredibly cool and logical. He was an attorney before he went into politics (but then, so was Hillary, so that doesn’t mean much!). But Rubio was probably a smart, ethical attorney, unlike Hillary...


7 posted on 12/20/2012 10:29:04 AM PST by livius
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To: T.O.K.

The democrats will remember this. They will get the fangs out for him if he ever decides to run for president.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 10:33:19 AM PST by I want the USA back (Half the American publc has its head up its a$$.)
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To: T.O.K.

I won $50 yesterday on a radio show contest. It’s called GUESS THIS SOUND? They play an audio recording and then you guess what it is. The first caller guessed “a sonic boom”. Nope. The second called guessed, “A bunker buster bomb going off”? Wrong again. I knew immediately what it was. I was the third caller. “It’s Hillary Clinton falling on her donkey”. The DJ couldn’t believe that I got it and wanted to know if there were any clues that helped me. I said, “Yes, the sound of whiskey and ice cubes sloshing across the floor was a dead giveaway.”


9 posted on 12/20/2012 10:33:42 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: T.O.K.
Good for Rubio. If Republicans do not go on hard attack we will never win anything again. Soft peddling is weakness.
10 posted on 12/20/2012 10:39:50 AM PST by Logical me
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To: cld51860

Frankly, Obama would know nothing of this case, but for what Jarrett wants him to know. I can practically give the kid Marxist a pass on Benghazi. He gave that job to know everything to Hillary, with free reign and independence. (Bill Clinton negotiated that deal to guarantee Hillary stardom).

But, Hillary is a different matter. She was into being the smartest person in the room and proving it. This was her man, in her State Department, whose staff LIVE filmed, in real time, the attack on Chis and SEAL defenders, whose cries for increased security herselfness had rejected,
and whose staff sat there and watched the attack from start to finish.

Hillary OWNS the whole enchilada, and would prosecute without mercy, had this fiasco been under a Republican Secretary of State.

I can hear her vicious mouth now. Top to bottom she owns this, and should have resigned.

Knowing that she is royalty with a permanent political pass, untouchable, she simply chose to use the words, I-take-responsibility, and then didn’t. Instead she lied and continued to lie from the beginning.


11 posted on 12/20/2012 10:41:06 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: livius

More importantly, he’s a Florida Gator. :)


12 posted on 12/20/2012 10:43:44 AM PST by EEGator
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To: livius
ethical attorney

Oxymoron! Pile enough money in front of any attorney and you've bought yourself a "schyster". That's not a bad thing either, it's the only to win when the legal system is as crooked as it is now.

Regards,
GtG

13 posted on 12/20/2012 10:45:14 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: livius

You mean like the dead guy in Rockcreek Park?


14 posted on 12/20/2012 10:45:38 AM PST by momf
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To: EEGator

Well, that counts for something!!!


15 posted on 12/20/2012 10:54:07 AM PST by livius
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To: T.O.K.
Sen. Rubio forces truth about Clinton ...
If the GOP wants to defeat Hitlery in 2016 (and yes, she's running), they'd better get some guts and do it right now by forcing her to resign as SS.
16 posted on 12/20/2012 10:58:24 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

They won’t do it. It would “look” cruel to force a woman out of a job while she’s battling a concussion/stomach virus.

Remember Hillary’s Senate debates with Rick Lazio?

He “wasn’t allowed” to criticize her on anything just because she’s a woman.

Besides all that.. she’s already quitting. So the GOP will say.. no reason to force her out she’s leaving already. They don’t have the political will to do anything else unfortunately.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 11:04:58 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Elsiejay
For example, the United States of America.

That was the first one they destroyed. The US debt load can never be paid, while maintaining an intact country. It is a physical impossibility. You all should be prepping for that collapse.

18 posted on 12/20/2012 11:31:19 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: ConservativeMan55
They don’t have the political will to do anything else

Repubs had all the political will in the world to take out the Clintons in the 90's.

They pressed her on the Rose Law Firm and got her to appear before a grand jury, they managed to stop her in her tracks on Hillarycare, they chased her on the travel office firings, Vince Foster, and even voted to impeach her husband.

It's not only will that will destroy these people. It's also smarts and plenty of patience.

She's at her old 90's tricks once again. Let's see if current-day Republicans (Rubio being one) have what it takes to get this Witch off the national scene once and for all.

19 posted on 12/20/2012 11:38:02 AM PST by what's up
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To: ArGee

There are just too many unanswered questions. We all know what the questions are, and that they are stonewalling, right?


20 posted on 12/20/2012 11:41:58 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: blueunicorn6

ROFLMAO!!!!!! You have made my day.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 12:23:11 PM PST by toolman1401
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To: oh8eleven

Hills can’t be forced to resign. She has already laid the groundwork to quit.

At least we know it won’t be to spend more time with her family. LOL!


22 posted on 12/20/2012 12:26:43 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: justa-hairyape
The US debt load can never be paid, while maintaining an intact country.

Indeed! That is why they are printing money like it is going out of style(which it will!) and we will have uber inflation and can then can pay off the debt with inflated dollars. It is the only way it can work. If we still have a country when we come out the other end I will be surprised.

23 posted on 12/20/2012 12:45:58 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: The_Media_never_lie
We all know what the questions are, and that they are stonewalling, right?

I think so. And if Woodward and Bernstein were around (or the President had an (R) after his name) the press would be pushing them. But the most important thing right now is to clearly identify that the report is a whitewash. Rubio took a huge step in that direction, and he didn't even have to publicly abuse Hillary to do it. Once it's a given that the report is crap, then Obama can't wave it and say the investigation is over. Then you ask him about what he did/didn't to.

24 posted on 12/20/2012 12:48:46 PM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: mc5cents

That is their plan, but it will lead to World War. They are basically telling a world that trusted it with the worlds defacto reserve currency, that they intend to steal assets from them and crash the entire worlds economy in the process.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 1:21:29 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: ArGee

I hope the investigation is not over.


26 posted on 12/20/2012 1:54:38 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: T.O.K.

Hillary didn’t have anything to do with it. Didn’t you even read the language in the new ‘report’? It was a ‘special mission’. There hasn’t been a ‘consolate’ in Benghazi since the country fell to al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. There was NOTHING there except the ‘special mission’ run by the CIA, which was running guns to terrorists. Hillary Clinton has no authority whatsoever over a CIA ‘special mission’. Any prior requests for security were for the Embassy in Tripoli because the whole country is going unstable. Those cables had nothing to do with Benghazi. Why do you think they have Petraeus over the barrel for a one-night stand with his biographer? Petraeus said NOBODY from his department denied security requests. In fact, if it hadn’t been for Tyrone Wood and Glen Doherty breaking rank and rescuing the ‘staff’ at the ‘special mission’ house, all 37 of them would be dead! Christopher Stevens wasn’t acting as the Ambassador in Benghazi, he was their gun running guru! Petraeus also told the truth when he said it was an al Qaeda attack. All of this business about he said, she said, and the new ‘report’ is totally bogus double-speak. The White House is totally responsible for this, and requiring Hillary to fall on the sword for it, with the promise that she won’t suffer the consequences for it. But even Hillary’s $million lawyers and Bill can’t produce enough lies to keep Hillary from perjuring herself in a congressional hearing. Get it? “SPECIAL MISSION” Not ‘consulate.’


27 posted on 12/20/2012 2:48:04 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: what's up

“Repubs had all the political will.....”

yeah...sorta...as I recall ...after all that ..it was the Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, who wound up resigning!!


28 posted on 12/20/2012 2:56:58 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: RitaOK

The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 3:14:34 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Logical me

Over the course, I expect Rubio to go straight down the middle, regularly throwing 4 out of 10 bare bones to conservatives and the rest to the Establishment, who can make him or break him. Right up through the primaries, we get the wind up our skirts by these wannabe’s with short records, and then get rolled to the curb by the nominee and our own party.

I’ll take the long termers like Newt, for example, who ate Democrats for breakfast for years, with a record to prove it. But, I’m old school.

Conservatives will never win another election in the Republican Party, and have even less chance in a Third Party.

We’ll be lucky to escape the country with our lives before this ends.


30 posted on 12/20/2012 3:48:08 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I hope the investigation is not over.

I hope so, too. But power corrupts. Even with as much respect as I have for Sen. Rubio, you can't really trust the powerful to police themselves. I'm not sure what it is, but someone in government willing to throw themselves on their sword so the truth comes out will be very hard to find.

Policing the powerful was supposed to be the job of the press. We'll see how that goes.

I don't mean to be a downer, but it's hard to be optimistic any more.

31 posted on 12/21/2012 5:11:00 AM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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