Skip to comments.Darrell Issa: House Oversight Committee to depose Pickering and Mullen over Benghazi
Posted on 05/12/2013 12:11:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 12, 2013
Darrell Issa reports that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which he chairs, will depose Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Admiral Mike Mullen over Benghazi....
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The chickens have come home to roost...get out the popcorn.
Issa for speaker!
Will they be under oath?
I wish the ‘stand down’ order would take precedence over the talking points. SEALs’ Doherty and Woods were murdered as a result of the stand down order.
I wonder how many affairs Mullen has holding him in check. I know. I am terribly cynical and should not say things about a man I do not know and whose character is above reproach as evidenced by the position he served in.
Drip drip drip.
No keep him as oversight chair and don’t distract him with other business.
What about the other generals that were demoted and hidden away somewhere?
They are being deposed. A deposition is typically given under oath.
more drip, drip, drip......
It’s impressive that this process is being handled thoughtfully and methodically by Chm. Issa. Only a matter of time before the stand down order will be addressed.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
are they going to be put under oath???
The usurper will never take the hit. Some low level azz kisser will take it.
Will they be under oath?
I understand that Pickering was on one of the Sunday talk programs oozing some . . . . spin. I think this deposition has probably been in the works, but I can’t help but hope that there was something Pickering oozed that contradicts what Issa knows is the truth.
I agree with what you say though. There seems to be careful method being employed.
Interesting re the fact that Admiral Mike retired about a year before the Obozo/Clintoon thugs allowed the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi.
Military Bids Farewell to Navy Adm. Mike Mullen - United States ...
http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/0911_mullen-farewell/ - 30k - Cached - Similar pages
Sep 26, 2011 ... Military Bids Farewell to Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff ... who did not shrink from duty when duty sent them into harm’s way.” ... at his retirement ceremony, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said that America can ill ...
I believe the taking of a deposition requires it to be under oath.
I want to know if the stand down order was given when the seal had the target painted.
We really need to hear from Gens Dempsey, Ham and Petraeus.
I thought that Pickering and Mullins had declined to appear before the committee when invited earlier.
Everyone has appointed tasks.
You want to disrupt that which is working not realizing that Issa is acting according to a plan developed by the Republicans led by the Speaker.
I think what will could out of the depositions is that
Either Cheryl Mills or Hitlary controlled who was interviewed and
did some editing of the report Before it was released-just like the talking points.
I think that is always done under oath....
I understand that Pickering and Mullen had declined to appear, but then on Wednesday Pickering said that he wanted to testify, presumably to contradict the whistleblowers.
Now he will get his chance. I gather under oath.
I don't see how...since bammie is the only one who could authorize an attack he is guilty either by refusing to do so or incapable of making the decision.
Either way, he didn't act, it's on his skinny little incompetent azz.
what, and fire Boehner?
Damn that sounds good
I would like to see him as a Senator...he would be a HUGE step from what we currently have!
Don’t forget the admiral in the gulf (at the time) that was relieved of command.
not so fast...he’s been a paper tiger over everything thus far, I’d like to smell burning leather before believing he’s really going to hold feet to the fire.
All in good time, I suspect. It looks like Mr. Issa is being very deliberate as to the order of witnesses. Me thinks he's building a case :)
That’s what I thought. It’s not as if the committee DIDN’T want them to appear, it was Pickering and Mullen themselves who couldn’t be bothered......until they heard the testimony.
Great pic. The ingloriousness of that uniform make him look like a circus clown.
Yes, it’s a deposition.
So was Hillary’s but she was not sworn in —
Depose? Sounds a lot more serious than the usual congressional hearings.
And that is appropriate. What we have here is a lot more serious than some bureaucrats rewriting talking points.
What we have here is the President of the United States REFUSING to send military help to an Ambassador and others who were under deadly terrorist attack.
And the national media has been trying to whitewash it.
Considering that pretty much every other base on the planet has aircraft ‘on alert’ or close to it pretty much 24/7/365 I don’t know how this fool thinks the couple closest to the problem miraculously didn’t...In a rather ‘hot’ spot of the world, no less...On Sept 11....
Please, Issa, proceed at a pace slightly faster than a glacier this time. I mean, Fast and Furious? That sure as heckfire does not describe your progress to date.
They need to bring in Petraeus as well.
Then Hillary’s by definition wasn’t a deposition...
Once Issa hit the EO on F&F there’s not much more he can do other than wait for the court’s decision.
20 hours - to prepare - launch - get to Benghazi
Isn’t Dempsey the little homo-General that said Fort Hood should be kept quiet and not blame that Muzzie or terrorism?
Pickering also admitted they did not record any of the testimony of any of the witnesses . How convenient .
I wouldn’t mind Issa for Speaker. But since Speaker doesn’t have to be a sitting House member I would love to see them appoint someone with spine who would blow liberal minds, someone like Colonel West or Ben Carson or Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell. Of course he need not be black, but somehow I love the idea of the regime having to deal with a bold and effective black conservative.
... it was during Mullens tenure on the Joint Chiefs that the Defense Department labeled the Fort Hood atrocity workplace violence, filing a lengthy investigative report that in Benghazi ARB fashion omitted any mention of Islam and jihad in analyzing thirteen murders carried out by a jihadist who,after consulting with al Qaedas Awlaki,screamed Allahu Akbar! as he pumped round after round into American soldiers. It was also during Mullens stint that the Defense Department purged intelligence training materials of information Obamas Brotherhood consultants found to be disparaging of Islam (i.e.,any information demonstrating that Islamic supremacist ideology is virulently anti-Western and leads,inexorably,to violence).