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Dem Rep. Claims Benghazi Witness Changed His Story: GOPers Were ‘Trying To Put Words In His Mouth’
mediaite ^ | 9:47 am, May 10th, 2013 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 05/11/2013 10:19:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) paid a visit to Morning Joe to discuss this week’s news surrounding Benghazi — which included the hearing and this morning’s story about the edited talking points. Amid the panel discussion, Cummings spoke specifically about one of the witnesses, alleging that Republicans tried to change his story in a way that contradicted his sworn testimony.

Asked what’s next, Cummings (who, you may recall, criticized GOP Rep. Darrell Issa for “politicizing” Benghazi during Wednesday’s hearing) said it was “a search for the truth.” Referring to one of the witnesses who testified at this week’s hearing, Cummings said, there is sworn testimony from Gregory Hicks that said nobody coerced him or tried to change his story.

“You all reported on this show that Cheryl Mills was hollering at him. He never said that,” Cummings said. “But the interesting thing is, in the hearing, one of our members tried to put the words in his mouth that was the opposite of what he just testified to in a sworn testimony a few days before. [...] So when Republicans do that, it takes away from our credibility.”

At that point, Joe Scarborough interjected to question whether Cheryl Mills, top aide to Hillary Clinton, never contacted Hicks to express dissatisfaction with his raising questions and speaking up. He pointed to the story about the incident in the New York Times, reminding Cummings that the Times isn’t quite a right-wing outlet.

“Are you telling me Mr. Hicks changed his story?” Scarborough pressed.

“That is exactly right,” Cummings replied.

“I don’t blame him,” Cummings added. “I blame the Republicans on our committee trying to put words in his mouth. And we put out a piece yesterday to show what he said in sworn testimony on April 11th before a Republican investigator and then what he said at the hearing. But again, the Republicans were trying to get him to say things.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Maryland; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; california; cherylmills; coverup; cummings; darrellissa; elijahcummings; humaabedin; libya; maryland; waronterror
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1 posted on 05/11/2013 10:19:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Possibly the stupidest man to ever sit in the House of Representatives, and that is saying something.


2 posted on 05/11/2013 10:22:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: All

See the website for video.


3 posted on 05/11/2013 10:22:20 PM PDT 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
Elijah Cummings - Mika Brezinski - Joe Scarborough
4 posted on 05/11/2013 10:24:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Don’t want to watch that [deleted] so I’ll ask, is there a testimony difference or is Cummings blowing smoke?


5 posted on 05/11/2013 10:27:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait now, what about Guam tipping over?

Toss in Joe Biden and you’ve got a real Algonquin Round Table, there.


6 posted on 05/11/2013 10:28:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s right, Elijah ...run to the media whores.

I watched the entire testimony. Dems ALL had the same “talking points” in response to the testimony. They were like a broken record. I was embarrassed for them. And, they left before the testimony of the witnesses was even over!!!!!!

They did such a sh*tty job of trying to fight it, they’re now turning to the media whores to do their dirty work for them.

Won’t work, you bastards. You don’t care and it shows. (and THAT goes for the media, as well-—YOU DON’T CARE.)


7 posted on 05/11/2013 10:29:01 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Possibly the stupidest man to ever sit in the House of Representatives

He's jes representin.

8 posted on 05/11/2013 10:29:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Crazy Elijah blowing smoke again. He thinks Americans are idiots. (YAWN)


9 posted on 05/11/2013 10:30:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Dems have been politicizing Katrina and Iraq for years..and how about “Blame Bush” hey Dems, do you think you will EVER stop blaming Bush..so STFU about politicizing OK..Dems are the kings of politicizing EVERYTHING


10 posted on 05/11/2013 10:31:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Possibly the stupidest man to ever sit in the House of Representatives, and that is saying something.”

Is he any relation to the cell phone lady?


11 posted on 05/11/2013 10:33:38 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

He represents his demographic well.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 10:34:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mr. Cummings, the GOP cannot put anything anywhere for any reason at all.

The only actual purpose in their existence is to serve as the scapegoat for your criminal enterprise party.

And you expect me to believe that they manipulated this man somehow?

Did they put tears in his eyes and pain in his voice too?

Was that a GOP ventriloquist throwing his voice?

Mr. Cummings, with all due respect, go **** yourself.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 10:34:47 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Elijah Cummings the BULL$HIT artist.

He's going to cover Obunga's ass at any and all costs. RACIST SOB.

14 posted on 05/11/2013 10:34:54 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“He thinks Americans are idiots.”

He’s right——the ones that voted for him and Bath-House Barry are.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 10:35:30 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: NonValueAdded
is there a testimony difference or is Cummings blowing smoke?

Cummings brought this issue up during the hearing.

Mr. Hicks said that he felt he was being ignored/persecuted/reduced to a lower job position/yelled at/etc.

Cummings brought up the fact that they had a piece of paper that Hicks had signed stating that (AT THE TIME) he was not being punished. Apparently this was signed by Hicks in the early stages of the incident, and the DEMS are trying to use it to say that he is contradicting himself.

I.E. The best they got is a bunch of B.S. that anyone can see means nothing, considering what they have done to him since he signed it.

16 posted on 05/11/2013 10:37:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Mortrey

Yup! He knows that only idiots would vote for them.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 10:39:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Your tagline says it all:

The monsters are due on Maple Street.

Only, The monsters are HERE on Maple Street.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 10:39:41 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: F15Eagle

I guess you forgot San Fran Nan, Cynthia McKinney, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Maxine.


19 posted on 05/11/2013 10:40:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Mortrey

Thanks for sitting through the whole thing and for the summary. I didn’t have the patience for it. I flipped back to it a few times, but after I heard the “death is part of life” bit, I quit watching any of it at that point...

And it wasn’t impatience with watching a hearing, I’ve done plenty of that. It was impatience with the Dim/Communist dribble...


20 posted on 05/11/2013 10:46:03 PM PDT by Unc1e_Ivan (People sleep peacefully in bed at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
He thinks Americans are idiots.

He keeps getting reelected, so why wouldn't he think the majority of Americans in his home district ARE idiots?

Mark

21 posted on 05/11/2013 10:46:11 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His performance at that hearing was embarrassing. It was so bad, I believe the Democrats who spoke up later softened their tone.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 10:46:37 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: UCANSEE2
Thanks ... a signed piece of paper by an employee stating "he was not being punished" screams that he was being punished.
23 posted on 05/11/2013 10:53:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder if Elijah will ever get tired of emptying the bed pans for the white folks down at the DNC.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 10:54:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I don’t know if adding an add’l cumulative 40 IQ points to the whole thing will help or not.


25 posted on 05/11/2013 11:05:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

[[Crazy Elijah blowing smoke again. He thinks Americans are idiots.]]

Ummm- America voted dear leader BACK in again- A lot of them ARE idiots


26 posted on 05/11/2013 11:16:10 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: UCANSEE2

[[Cummings brought up the fact that they had a piece of paper that Hicks had signed stating that (AT THE TIME) he was not being punished. Apparently this was signed by Hicks in the early stages of the incident, and the DEMS are trying to use it to say that he is contradicting himself.]]

The republicans need to recall him and ask “So Mr Hicks, Is it your opinion that AFTER you signed that statement that the left then began intimidating you, bullying you and harrasing you and htreatening to demote you in order to keep you from testifying?”

And

“Sionce you were harrassed and threatened with demotion, is it your contention that the left was tryign to force you to say soemthign agaisnt your will so that htey could hten later politicise your previous statements BEFORE they began the threats and harrassments?”

turn htis right back aroudn o nthe scum o nthe left liek cummings-


27 posted on 05/11/2013 11:21:03 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) = paid political operative to muddy the waters and confuse people to make them doubt the truth. Professional political hack.


28 posted on 05/11/2013 11:24:37 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Unc1e_Ivan

[[but after I heard the “death is part of life” bit, I quit watching any of it at that point...]]

That just goes to show the despicable nature of the left- Someoen on the right shoudl have IMMEDIATELY followed yup with soemthign like “Yes, death is a part of life, but we as HUMAN BEINGS Geenrally try our best to prevent death and take death very seriously isntead of showing callous indifferences like hte leaderrship of this coutnry did when 4 AMERICANS wefre screamign for help and NOONE went to help them!- And we DO NOT order our military to ‘stand down’ when people whom we’ve asked to put hteir lives on the liens for us in dangerous places are begging us for help- We DO NOT turn away and go to sleep while they are fightign for their lives knowing we ahve abandoned them in their time of need!”

I swear- Hilalry showed fake outrage- but the republicans have a golden opportunity to show GENUINE outrage, and disgust over what happened- let’s hope they have the backbone to put the scum o nthe left i ntheir places


29 posted on 05/11/2013 11:26:26 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: NonValueAdded

[[Thanks ... a signed piece of paper by an employee stating “he was not being punished” screams that he was being punished]]

One has to wonder WHY they made him sign that?


30 posted on 05/11/2013 11:27:38 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
elijah cummings. Spit.

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


31 posted on 05/11/2013 11:27:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Rep. Cummings is so far up Obama’s butt that it explains why there’s smoke coming out of Obie’s ears.

I’ve notice smoke coming out of Mooschelle’s mouth on ocassion. I wonder ....?


32 posted on 05/11/2013 11:41:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm.... He’s stupid alright, but Hank Johnson and his tipping over Guam is some major competition. Also don’t forget Shiela Jackson Lee and Cynthia McKinney a couple other major competitors.

All four of them combined don’t even top 60 on an IQ scale.... I’m dead serious.


33 posted on 05/11/2013 11:58:31 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: CottShop

Are you a 3rd grader or do you just not proofread your posts?

Geeze.


34 posted on 05/12/2013 12:04:27 AM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Bullish

were you born an ass or did you just grow into gradual like?


35 posted on 05/12/2013 12:05:45 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

Well at least you spelled that right. You can’t even spell the word “the” usually.


36 posted on 05/12/2013 12:07:37 AM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Crazy Elijah he thinks Americans are idiots. (YAWN)

I would submit that the very fact we have our current president is pretty good evidence that he is not wrong.

37 posted on 05/12/2013 12:59:54 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: F15Eagle
"Wait now, what about Guam tipping over?"

Throw in Sheila Jackson Lee who thought astronauts planted the American flag on Mars.

38 posted on 05/12/2013 3:22:49 AM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Dems sure are acting the way they would if this was a real scandal brewing. They are using every tactic possible to muddy the waters.


39 posted on 05/12/2013 3:22:50 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Bullish
"Hmmm.... He’s stupid alright, but Hank Johnson and his tipping over Guam is some major competition. Also don’t forget Shiela Jackson Lee and Cynthia McKinney a couple other major competitors.

All four of them combined don’t even top 60 on an IQ scale.... I’m dead serious."

*snicker*

40 posted on 05/12/2013 3:31:54 AM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Rep. Hank (Guam will tip over) Johnson?


41 posted on 05/12/2013 3:52:43 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Cummings is a racist gimme gimme who squats like an old toad in Montgomery County, Maryland. He sold his soul a very long time ago.

He loves the plantation as it gives him a better life than he could ever have through honest work.

42 posted on 05/12/2013 4:41:00 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Mortrey
“He thinks Americans are idiots.” He’s right——the ones that voted for him and Bath-House Barry are.

And the ones who failed to vote against him are also useful idiots.

43 posted on 05/12/2013 4:44:11 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: CottShop

Unreadable.


44 posted on 05/12/2013 4:46:14 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Benghazi was “politicized” when Susan Rice told that inane whopper about a video on every talk show the Sunday after the attack. If Cummings wants to de-politicize it he will persuade Obama to start telling the truth about what happened and why he lied about it. Otherwise, it will all remain “politicized” (like everything else).


45 posted on 05/12/2013 4:53:32 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: NonValueAdded
Note that Cummings is projecting.

The Obama administration as we know changed their story 12 times at least. Now he's accusing a witness [behind the witnesses back of course] of changing his story.

Cummings is just out there to provide indefensibly stupid but easy to remember talking points to their stupid constituency so they will not educate themselves and will remain stupid.

46 posted on 05/12/2013 4:57:27 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
......a Republican investigator.....

I haven't heard this meme before - I imagine we can expect to hear more of this talking point in the coming days?

It's disgusting the lengths these a-holes will go to protect themselves and destroy the lives of anyone who gets in the way.

47 posted on 05/12/2013 5:26:07 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

IOW, he’s a lying sack of crap who is unfit for office and should be removed or expelled.

Thanks Ernest.

Benghazi whistle-blower a Democrat, voted for Hillary and Obama twice
The Daily Caller | 5-11-2013 | Caroline May
Posted on 05/11/2013 9:09:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3018371/posts


48 posted on 05/12/2013 5:27:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And if we didn’t have a Speaker of the House that still squats to pee, this lying POS would be stripped of ALL committee assignments, as well as All Democrats, just like when the demoncrats were in charge during Reagans Presidency. Force this POS to Sit in the Back of the BUS.


49 posted on 05/12/2013 5:28:18 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: CottShop
I see the ‘I'm Better Than You’ self righteous grammar/spelling Nazi bullies are out in full force. Don't worry about them. Your content is what matters and I could read it just fine. I sure hope they don't wonder why FR has a hard time making their fund raising goal. Maybe they should put under the little goal raising bar:

If you can't spell or use proper English we don't want you here even if you are on the same side.

50 posted on 05/12/2013 5:34:40 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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