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Benghazi Investigation Deepens: Lawmakers Seek Interviews of 13 Officials Involved
The Weekly Standard ^ | 5:16 PM, May 23, 2013 | STEPHEN F. HAYES

Posted on 05/23/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

As the investigation into the Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi intensifies, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to conduct transcribed interviews with thirteen top State Department officials in the coming weeks in order to learn more. Those named in the letter include a wide range of current and former State Department personnel, from senior advisers to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to mid-level career officials with responsibility for diplomatic security.

US Capitol Building at night Jan 2006

Among those officials: Jacob Sullivan, then deputy chief of staff and director of policy planning (and currently national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden); Victoria Nuland, then State Department spokesman; Raymond Maxwell, deputy assistant secretary of state for near east affairs; Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management; and Eric Boswell, former assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security.

In a letter dated May 17, 2013, Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry to request formally that Kerry make these current and former State Department employees available. “The State Department employees whose testimony the Committee is seeking are critical fact witnesses who are positioned to shed light on what happened before, during and after the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of four Americans in Benghazi.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20130517; benghazi; biden; boswell; ericboswell; issa; jacobsullivan; joebiden; kennedy; maxwell; nuland; patrickkennedy; raymondmaxwell; sullivan; victorianuland
Several pages at the website.
1 posted on 05/23/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; ...
More action....

Letter from Issa to John Kerry.

2 posted on 05/23/2013 4:48:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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3 posted on 05/23/2013 4:49:42 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Starting to get interesting. At what point does the LSM get tired of this and start focusing on potential Tea Party candidates for 2014?


4 posted on 05/23/2013 4:54:17 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: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why the heck are they asking Kerry for permission?!? Just subpoena the witnesses and compel their testimony. If Boehner had a pair, he’d build some cells in the basement of the Rayburn building and let Issa start filling them up if the witnesses didn’t show up.


5 posted on 05/23/2013 4:56:21 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What did Obama know and when during the 7 hour Benghazi terrorist attack? Where was he?


6 posted on 05/23/2013 4:56:52 PM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Finally!


7 posted on 05/23/2013 4:58:28 PM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

At what point does Rove and the Rino’s turn their attention to the Tea
Party for the upcoming 2014 elections?


8 posted on 05/23/2013 5:02:46 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Issa ‘asked permission’ of the Secretary of State to have current and former employes appear before the Committee.

Should have said have their buts here at X time, Y day and here are the Congressional subpoenas demanding they be here.

Too many of these folks too are either fired or on admin leave and still being paid.


9 posted on 05/23/2013 5:03:57 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What were 30+ CIA operatives doing there?

Where are they now, and can we talk to them?


10 posted on 05/23/2013 5:05:00 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I don't see how Hanoi John can force people who are no longer working in Federal Government positions, say Clinton for one, to attend any Congressional Committee hearings.
All he can do is asked said individuals to show up.

If I am incorrect, please Freepers correct me. I'm open to any required correction on this issue.
11 posted on 05/23/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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12 posted on 05/23/2013 5:19:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Marine_Uncle
The Executive Branch is a separate branch of the Government.

So perhaps protocol says ...first you ask nicely.

And kerry did say he would help the committee....as I recall.

13 posted on 05/23/2013 5:39:41 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

I have no problem with your reply Ernest. It could be as simple as that. We’ll see soon enough.


14 posted on 05/23/2013 5:42:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Sparticus
I believe all of the witnesses so far have testified voluntarily.

It's only if they refuse that subpoenas should be considered; that being said it may be that only a select committee has subpoena power.

15 posted on 05/23/2013 5:43:34 PM PDT by what's up
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16 posted on 05/23/2013 5:45:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

read later


17 posted on 05/23/2013 5:48:33 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: K-oneTexas

House Oversight e-mails: IRS IG report was originally supposed to be released … last September?

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18 posted on 05/23/2013 6:04:24 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: cookcounty

“Finally”

Finally what? Nothing has been done. No one is in jail over this. No one has admitted to wrong doing. No one has admitted to issuing the stand down order that left the 4 men to die

Finally will be when someone pays for abandoning these warriors on the field of battle and pays means tried, convicted and hung by neck until dead

All they have accomplished so far is spending more taxpayer money making nicey. It is time for Issa to take his d—k out and beat it on the table to get eveyones attention. Too much “my friend” this and that.

Sheeesh


19 posted on 05/24/2013 2:40:56 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The real jeopardy the regime has with Benghazi is where was Waldo when it all went down.Make them lie about thatone numerous times and you have a winner.The truth=immediate impeachment.


20 posted on 05/24/2013 3:57:54 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/19/WH-spokesman-Obama-Benghazi-irrelevant They can't answer this one it means immediate impeachment. Finally, Wallace asked whether Obama was in the Situation Room. “I don’t remember what room the President was in on that night,” shot back Pfeiffer, “and that’s a largely irrelevant fact.” Wallace continued to press the point, and Pfeiffer continued to evade.
21 posted on 05/24/2013 4:02:17 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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