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Exclusive: Holder Says 'No' to Special Counsel to Investigate Benghazi
breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/13 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:26 PM PDT by Justaham

Breitbart News has obtained an exclusive video of Attorney General Eric Holder flatly rejecting the idea of appointing a special counsel to investigate Benghazi.

Filmed on May 15 and provided to Breitbart News by Special Operations Speaks, the video shows Holder emerge from his car and walk towards the Rayburn House Office Building for hearings on the IRS scandal. Holder is clearly asked, "Mr. Holder, will you appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Benghazi?"

In equally clear tones, Holder answers, "No," and disappears into the building.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; constitutionalcrises; ericholder; holder; libya; specialcounsel
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1 posted on 05/15/2013 7:07:26 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

This will make Congress go for impeachment...


2 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Justaham

I for one am very surprised. /S


3 posted on 05/15/2013 7:09:10 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Justaham

Why?

because he can...


4 posted on 05/15/2013 7:09:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Justaham

Oh, okay.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Justaham

Chicago style corruption — at the highest levels of government.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Justaham

If he doesn’t want to do his job, he needs to resign and give it to somebody who does. I’m sick of all of the corruption going on during his “watch”. He’s a disgrace to every Attorney General this country has ever had.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Justaham

Why should he?

He supports ANY al Qaeda over any American.

That includes the murdered, raped, Ambassador
that they shamelessly used
.... and discarded like a rag.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Justaham

Obama and Holder belong behind bars.

Wake up America, thugs are trying to steal your country.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:42 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: BenLurkin

The punk puke thug dog needs to be brought down. Holder too.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:43 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Justaham

Congress doesn’t need the approval of the Attorney General to get a Special Counsel to Investigate the Crime of the Obama Administration.

They can appoint one.Just like they did for the Nixon Tapes.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:13:10 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: shankbear

YEP


12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:13:59 PM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Sacajaweau

It should make them move in that direction.
They could be looking at a year of evidence gathering and then a rude awakening after the mid-terms.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 7:14:32 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Justaham

But DoJ sill responsible for investigating IRS targeting special groups.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 7:15:52 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Justaham

Holder’s job has always been to block for Obama. The real question is “Who is the coach for the Obama team?” And it isn’t Obama.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 7:16:06 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Justaham

Obama needs to rein his boy in.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:16:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: puppypusher

I thought Nixon finally relented and approved a Special Counsel. (Before he fired, then hired, then fired his AG’s!!) I was but a wee youngin’ then, so I could be remembering wrong.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:17:02 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: puppypusher

(The World is going to the dogs.) An event better than what we have now.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................Flies get too little credit)
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To: Justaham

To me it was a dumb question to ask.

Whoever asked it knew the answer before it was asked.

Holder is not going to investigate his butt buddy Obama nor Hillary concussion Clinton.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:18:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Justaham

So what were they covering up in Benghazi? Had to be more than just covering up complete and total incompetence on the part of the Secretary of State. It just makes no sense to take away security in a wholly inadequate location/building unless you meant for it to be attacked.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:18:57 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Justaham

I want that SOB out of there one way Corruption is one thing but he is so arrogant and blatant about it.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:20:05 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Justaham

We are in the middle of a Constitutional crises.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:21:29 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: Jane Long

I thought Nixon finally relented and approved a Special Counsel. (Before he fired, then hired, then fired his AG’s!!) I was but a wee youngin’ then, so I could be remembering wrong.

Hell!I’m not that young either and at times I know my memory fly’s right out the window.Who knows?You may be right.That’s something I’ll have to research.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:13 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Justaham

Well, DUH! The very last thing they want is a a person they can’t control in charge of anything, especially something that dould send someone to jail.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Why? What crimes were committed, that we know of for certain? I am being serious.


25 posted on 05/15/2013 7:26:16 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Justaham

This should not be a surprise to anyone, Holder was appointed to be and still is Obummer’s lapdog.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 7:26:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Justaham
Kind of a joke that these emails are Sept 14th and 15th. The event occurred on September 11th...the anniversary of an attack on America.

They're really setting themselves up.

The time delay and corrupt information suggests a conspiracy...an unprecedented coverup of a magnitude so great, that even the Dems should want his head.

27 posted on 05/15/2013 7:26:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Justaham

No, I prefer to investigate myself.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 7:27:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Justaham

Can’t the congressional committee that’s investigating appoint one? Just don’t appoint Fitzgerald..!


29 posted on 05/15/2013 7:29:20 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Bullish
Wake up America, thugs are trying to steal your country.

And your guns, money, healthcare, etc,etc,etc,

30 posted on 05/15/2013 7:31:36 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: PghBaldy

Disgraceful as it was, no crimes in Benghazi. President controls foreign policy and military. Many presidents have sacrificed American lives in the interest of foreign policy.

Maybe there was a crime in the coverup, but lying isn’t one. And good luck getting Boehner to allow prosecution.


31 posted on 05/15/2013 7:31:37 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: blueunicorn6
Holder’s job has always been to block for Obama. The real question is “Who is the coach for the Obama team?” And it isn’t Obama.

our friends the Saudis are pulling one of the strings, and I'll bet another goes to the Kremlin. But a puppet needs more than two strings, so who knows who the rest are. Soros? The Muslim Brotherhood?

32 posted on 05/15/2013 7:34:21 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: cardinal4

“Who is the coach for the Obama team?”

My guess is Valerie Jarrett.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 7:42:42 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Benghazi makes a difference to more people than you thought, Hillary)
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To: Wisconsinlady

VJ couldn’t have dreamed all this stuff on her own could she? The missile shield, the Saudi terrorist that was allowed to leave last month, the MB infiltration all implies external influence.


34 posted on 05/15/2013 7:47:54 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: cardinal4

True, but Valerie tells Obama whent to jump and how high. She is probably the one in contact with the foreign entities while the boy king plays golf.


35 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:53 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Benghazi makes a difference to more people than you thought, Hillary)
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To: Justaham
Exclusive: Holder Says 'No' to Special Counsel to Investigate Benghazi

Gee, here's a surprise we weren't expecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . much.

36 posted on 05/15/2013 7:54:36 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

True dat. I read she has quite the SS contingent. More than other advisor ever..


37 posted on 05/15/2013 7:57:54 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Sacajaweau

That is the Moral, Legal and Logical action to take.


38 posted on 05/15/2013 7:57:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Justaham

I guess the pos didnt “recuse” himself on his one.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 8:04:49 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Justaham
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40 posted on 05/15/2013 8:13:15 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Sacajaweau
"No" is the right answer if Congress wil do its job. A special counsel would drag it out forever and be obfuscated by media and the admin. at every turn.

vaudine

41 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:39 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Justaham

42 posted on 05/15/2013 8:23:33 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: Justaham

It was Patreaus who protested the revisions to the Benghazi talking points. Is that why his affair was revealed?


43 posted on 05/15/2013 8:28:28 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: puppypusher

I don’t think they can. The law was changed in 1999 so that only the Attorney General can appoint a special counsel/investigator.

I believe Congress can appoint a select committee to investigate but the investigation is limited to 90 days. And if I’m not mistaken the end result is that they can recommend that the AG appoint a special counsel...

This is why the Senate confirmation of somebody who hates America is downright dangerous to the country and must NOT be done. Once the guy is in as AG, only impeachment can take him out, and then there’s STILL no AG to appoint special counsel. The AG is a placeholder to keep anybody else from being able to investigate the most serious crimes in the country.

I believe the criteria for confirming an AG should be that they have a solid lifelong history of non-partisan investigation/prosecution. Anybody else in that position is way, way too dangerous for this country to tolerate.


44 posted on 05/15/2013 8:31:59 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: jjotto

The Obama regime has lied about why they denied security before this attack, why they refused standard protocols during this attack, and why they lied about what really happened after the attack. Those lies are smokescreens to keep from having to say the truth. IOW, the truth is worse than whatever has been allowed to come out thus far.

If Obama is arming terrorists against us (as, for instance, the 20,000+ Manpads that Ty Woods was trying to locate - enough to take down a US 747 every day for the next 54 years!), that would rise to the level of treason.

If they planned on the Al Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Islam attacking and capturing Chris Stevens and left him unprotected, leading to his death - that is manslaughter at the very least.

When you look at the way these people desecrated the members of SEAL Team 6 (after setting them up to be slaughtered and then conducting a whitewash “investigation”) - as if it was arranged by our own military for the terrorists to get revenge on those who had allegedly killed Bin Laden - you see a pattern that’s mighty ugly.

And speaking of ugly, it’s also ugly that Michelle Obama visited in the hospital a Saudi who had been tackled at the Boston marathon finish line, whom she knew to be Hamza, the son of Bin Laden. The supposed “first lady” yukking it up with the guy who planned the Boston marathon bombing to avenge the death of his father Osama Bin Laden. The guy’s smiling face was plastered in front of the Muslim world as it was reported that Michelle had visited him personally. He didn’t even have to work to get Michelle to put out for him; she came to him in full view of the Muslim world. And afterwards, CIA and/or FBI whistleblowers risked 20 years in prison to give the evidence of what had happened to 10 members of Congress and to Glenn Beck who then gave the documentation to all the media companies. And the media companies watched Michelle Obama put out for Bin Laden’s son in full view of everybody and did nothing about it.

So that’s 2 instances where it really looks like Valerie Jarrett’s Iranian and terrorist “friends” were able to get “payback” for the killing of Bin Laden, with a little help from Valerie Jarrett’s puppet regime.

I hope Valerie Jarrett learns the hard way what she gloated over shortly before the stolen 2012 election: “Payback’s a b!tch.”


45 posted on 05/15/2013 8:45:43 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Justaham

Question: Does the DOJ need to be involved in appointing a Special Counsel? Is this some the House can do on their own?


46 posted on 05/15/2013 9:22:24 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Crucial
It was Patreaus who protested the revisions to the Benghazi talking points. Is that why his affair was revealed?

Makes sense to me now! The WH will do anything to protect their slimy-ness!
47 posted on 05/15/2013 9:42:29 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

can’t say I blame him

remember Fitzgerald or Walsh

or Jaworski even

they all have bitten the hand that fed them


48 posted on 05/15/2013 9:45:52 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: blueunicorn6
““Who is the coach for the Obama team?””

The irony about this is that while our privacy is being invaded by the government, and the IRS is demanding intrusive information from private citizens, there are layers and layers of secrets held by the Obama administration. We don't know where much of the money came from that financed his campaigns. We've never seen his college transcripts. A US military physician went to jail because this administration refused to provide a verifiable paper notarized copy of his Hawaii birth certificate. And, the influence and connections to shadowy figures like Soros remain obscure.

49 posted on 05/16/2013 3:12:01 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: Sacajaweau

Obammy used the fbi to gather dirt on every member of congress and the senate.
You think these punks will do anything?
Not gonna happen.
They’ve all been neutered.
Calling Mr.Boehner


50 posted on 05/16/2013 4:14:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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