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White House scrambles to contain Benghazi-gate fallout
FoxNews.com ^ | 5-10-2013 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 05/10/2013 7:57:41 PM PDT by topher

The White House scrambled Friday to explain newly released email excerpts that show a top State Department official pushing to water down the intelligence community's initial story-line on the Benghazi attack, as Republicans sharply challenged the administration's honesty.

With new details emerging in the Benghazi-gate controversy, the White House held a background discussion with more than a dozen news organizations. Afterward, Press Secretary Jay Carney weathered a barrage of questions from the media during an at-times awkward White House briefing -- where he tried to defend the truthfulness of his and other officials' prior claims that the initial talking points on the attack reflected the best intelligence assessment of the time.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; hillary; jaycarney; keyword; libya; nolongerarepublic; obama; outofcontrol; petraeus; susanrice; waronterror
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I guess FoxNews has adopted the term Benghazi-gate.

Though this is not new, it appears that this term will stick since the leading news organization in the US has decided to run with it...

1 posted on 05/10/2013 7:57:41 PM PDT by topher
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Freepers/Lurkers: is it time to get the popcorn out?

Seems like some very stupid folks is Washington have light a fire under T.E.A. folks with the IRS scandal.

Sounds like O-bozo is going to have throw a number of people under the bus...

2 posted on 05/10/2013 8:00:32 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Sad, isn’t it? Fox has to search FR for vocabulary words.

It’s tough when your native environment is 14% Arabic.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 8:01:41 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: topher
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4 posted on 05/10/2013 8:02:06 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: topher; Shady

The bad news is: apparently something is going to happen with the arms-running Benghazi is/was all about.

No other reason for the WH to stop digging the hole and looking for a way out. It’s not like anybody in the admin cares about their reputations, or souls, for that matter.

That, or Jarrett has been knocked off the chess board and gravity is doing its thing.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 8:02:44 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: topher

So. He’s going to start burning out structures in this country, too. Prepare to be Benghazied.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 8:03:34 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: topher; a fool in paradise

I thought we agreed on another thread today to replace the “gate” suffix with “ghazi”?! So it’s Benghazighazi from now on!


7 posted on 05/10/2013 8:03:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Drown them in it.

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


Benghazi Index

8 posted on 05/10/2013 8:03:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: topher

It seems to have traction.

10% of the Obama voters; those with some intellect at least are seeing some cognitive dissonance...


9 posted on 05/10/2013 8:04:17 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: combat_boots

Brace for impact?


10 posted on 05/10/2013 8:05:59 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: topher

MSM has to lead or nothing doing. Then, we’d need a John Dean type insider traitor. The Negro lawyeresses around Obamugabe Jarrett, Mills. Rice, ain’t likely to do it.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 8:06:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: topher

"The Saudi, Moslem Brotherhood
and al Qaeda monies have cleared to your accounts.
They want you to green light them
to remove the intermediary Ambassador,
and take down the Seal Team."


12 posted on 05/10/2013 8:07:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: topher
Long after the tragedy at Benghazi, and well-armed with the facts, we heard:

"What difference does it make?"

It's the characterization that preceded the infamous exclamation that should have everyone enraged:

"Was it because of a protest? Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they would go kill some Americans?"

Was it determined that on 9-11-01 a few frequent flyers spontaneously decided to kill 3000 people?


13 posted on 05/10/2013 8:07:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yep. He was horrible today.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 8:09:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: topher

Baghdad Bob

Benghazi Jay


15 posted on 05/10/2013 8:14:35 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: topher

I heard Geraldo use it last fall on Fox, not long after it happened. He made a deal out of the phrase, as if no one else would have thought of it.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 8:14:52 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends







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17 posted on 05/10/2013 8:15:04 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: topher
Carnie 1 photo Carney1.jpg

************

Jay Carney was twisting around like rusty old barbed wire wrapped around the rear axle...

The more he drove -- the worse it tangled...
When he tried to stop and get the wire-cutters...
It bit him.... pretty good one too....

May I be the first to anticipate his impending resignation...
...rats/sinking ship.... etc...

18 posted on 05/10/2013 8:15:07 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Revolting cat!
This is Fox's term. Are you referring to a real thread?

I put both keywords in this thread: benghazi and benghazigate

Freerepublic has a standard for some things: banglist for guns, prolife for abortion, prolife, euthanasia, etc...

Maybe as Freerepublic has a Copyright keyword for how to post, maybe there should be a keywords thread for the keywords to use...

19 posted on 05/10/2013 8:17:02 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

ROTFLOL!!


20 posted on 05/10/2013 8:17:54 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: topher

I just keep thinking about Stevens and the others, waiting ..waiting....hoping to be rescued and probably assuming that they would be...after they sent out the SOS “WE ARE UNDER ATTACK, Greg”.
What their last minutes of life must have been like.
Fear, abandonment, ...in Stevens case, brutal rape and torture. By then, he knew how it would end.

America: the greatest super power in the world and we can’t keep our foreign correpondents, military, ambassador safe....
and all because of the narcissistic, heartless decision by this corrupt regime that their political futures/images trumped all.
These are the people we ELECTED to act in the name of a civil and free society?
It should INFURIATE all of us and that anger serve as a catalyst to never, ever let this story die until some sort of retribution be given so that they will not have died in vain,.
MSM be damned. We have to find another way to uncover truth.
This Obama administration is beyond despicable..every last one of ‘em is a crook and a liar.

TEA Party patriots are pissed off right now, thank goodness. The eye of the sleeping tiger just opened ...
I feel a stirring in my soul that has been lying dormant since Nov. 4.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 8:17:58 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (f)
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To: topher

I don’t blame you, but I was referring to a real thread a few hours ago that proposed such a thing. A joke of sorts, I guess.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 8:21:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: penelopesire

So what do you think’s up with this sudden tits-up by the Admin? Did Jarrett get tossed o’er board? Or is something about to be up?


23 posted on 05/10/2013 8:23:47 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Mountain Mary
TEA Party needs to focus the anger. Put some folks in Washington in the hairs of their political targeting gunsights (figurative use of the term targeting)...

People just need to stay focused and recruit more people...

What was that saying of Ben Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence...

We must all hang together, or assuredly we will all hang separately.

TEA Pary, conservatives and Patriots need to band together at this time...

24 posted on 05/10/2013 8:24:29 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Nothing can happen on this no matter what truth is uncovered. The American people aren’t seeking truth and haven’t for many years now.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 8:25:06 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: topher

If the LSM had any pride, they’d boycott Carney until Zer0 was made available daily.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 8:25:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Revolting cat!
I have been toying with the idea of getting a discussion going on what keywords to use when.

And I even thought of pinging Jim Robinson to get him involved.

It would be part of: Please be nice to our database by using consistent keywords...

27 posted on 05/10/2013 8:27:40 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Yes, the keywords feature is mostly useless right now and completely out of control. I support your effort.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 8:29:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: topher

No end result of this will satisfy me, short of Obama and Clinton both being tried and found guilty of treason and both going to jail.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 8:30:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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30 posted on 05/10/2013 8:31:18 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: topher

Remember that Watergate (the scandal, not the break in) would now have happened without Catherine Graham’s (owner of the Washing Compost) visceral hatred of Nixon. It was her play from the start.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 8:34:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Theodore R.

<....”The American people aren’t seeking truth and haven’t for many years now”....>

Yes, in most cases this is true...but they enjoy watching the “stage play” as they would a soap opera....they want to “see” the show.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: txhurl

I don’t think Jarrett is going anywhere...she knows where all the bodies are buried. Obama will go before Jarrett does.....lol. I predict a full court media press over the weekend to obfuscate,smear and minimize all whistleblowers and charges. They all really think they are going to get away with the worse Abuse Of Power this country has ever known.

The lib trolls and sock puppets are out in force all over comment sections,twitter,Facebook, etc.

I am concerned that the broader points are getting lost in the focus on talking points though....we know they lied. The broader points in my opinion are where was Obama and what were his orders?! I want to see his written orders for that night. Were we running guns to Syria? Did Obama watch those men die and do nothing? Did we have Islamist moles in the WH,CIA or military undermining and sabotaging our efforts?

Keep an eye on McCain. I predicted long ago that if Obama was gun running..McCain’s fingerprints will be on it too. He could ultimately be a huge roadblock to getting the real truth.

Just some random thoughts.

What say you?


33 posted on 05/10/2013 8:45:45 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

In the end the only people going to jail over this are two low level IRS agents


34 posted on 05/10/2013 8:46:59 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: txhurl

Meant to add the State Department to my list of agencies where we should look for Islamist moles too.

The Taliban is inside the building!


35 posted on 05/10/2013 8:51:59 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Theodore R.

Maybe.

Perhaps, though, they’re going to have a hard time saying, admitting, they don’t care that the embassy staff was abandoned in that situation, you know, because it didn’t interfere with their getting their stuff.


36 posted on 05/10/2013 9:07:37 PM PDT by stanne
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To: penelopesire

What say you?


This whole thing was CIA trying to un-ass Ansar Al-Sharia and AQ cousins of twenty-one thousand MANPADS.

The minute this broke, I happened to have 2 days off to watch it and I truly believe zero’s muz bros have threatened him with use of such. Nothing else explains today’s headlines.

I think ‘what difference does it make’ was Thighness being honest as she can in that regard.

It’s been easy, effortless for the WH to keep the SRM ignoring this, why is the dam breaking today? On a Friday?

I think its because they expect something to happen that will cause for even independent voters to call for their heads on pikes.

Ollie spoke up today on this.... I consider him the best source on these things.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 9:08:46 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

What did Ollie say?


38 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MestaMachine

MM, it looks like the avalanche is starting in truth.


39 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:35 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Army Air Corps

Oliver North: Cover Up
Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Oliver North

Clip and save this column. Herein are some important events, names, places – facts your children and grandchildren will need to know about these perilous times:........

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3017859/posts


40 posted on 05/10/2013 9:20:52 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl; Marine_Uncle

Marine Uncle said it the right way:

Why the 180 today out of the WH? From stonewalling to talking?


41 posted on 05/10/2013 9:22:15 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

That is interesting. i love ollie! I will look for a link to his thoughts on the matter.
I just don’t see Obama caring that much if AQ uses those weapons on our country or any military installation though. I know that sounds harsh, but that man is working for them all over the ME to install their caliphate it would appear.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 9:23:03 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

#40, Ollie.

The fact is, there IS nothing POSHITUS loves.

HE could care less about any fallout, but the DNC RATS are trying to recover their shit, and seeing Hillary possibly knocked out of 2016 by this are obviously reacting today.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 9:30:06 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

DNC may be realizing that obama’s muslim loyalties run deeper than his communist/progressive loyalties. The joke may be on them. These two rabidly evil groups have worked so well together. Oh may they begin to turn on each other. I just pray they don’t finish off destroying America in the process of their power struggle with each other.


44 posted on 05/10/2013 9:45:46 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: topher

I had a vanity in Chat today that a couple of us had some fun with:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3017997/posts


45 posted on 05/10/2013 9:45:56 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: txhurl

So you think the media will turn on Obama to save Hillary?

I know everyone is concerned about Hillary running, but I just don’t fear her winning that much. I don’t even know that the dem party bosses really want her, but I could be wrong. She was already damaged goods IMHO by working in Obamas administration and sucking so bad at everything she touched.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 9:47:14 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: topher
"With new details emerging in the Benghazi-gate controversy, the White House held a background discussion with more than a dozen news organizations."

Background "discussion", huh?

More like an offer they couldn't refuse.

47 posted on 05/10/2013 9:55:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: penelopesire; boxlunch

Boxlunch nailed it:

DNC may be realizing that obama’s muslim loyalties run deeper than his communist/progressive loyalties. The joke may be on them.


I do believe the SRM has ditched Jarrett & Co, starting today.
I think they got the proof that salvaging Hillary ain’t gonna be easy.

(and we both said we were taking off politics for the weekend! :)


48 posted on 05/10/2013 10:06:35 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: topher
Important thread:

Obama’s Big Brotherhood Bet

49 posted on 05/10/2013 10:07:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Jay the Whitehouse Guy " currently ? my Whitehouse spokesman job/jig really sucks "
50 posted on 05/10/2013 10:11:56 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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