Skip to comments.White House calls Benghazi 'phony' scandal, as lawmakers seek answers on probe
Posted on 07/31/2013 4:34:59 PM PDT by Nachum
The White House said bluntly Wednesday that it considers the controversy over the Benghazi attack to be among the so-called "phony scandals" that President Obama has been complaining about in recent speeches -- even as new questions were being raised about the lack of progress in the investigation.
Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked at the daily briefing about Obama's repeated claim -- which he asserted most recently during a speech in Tennessee on Tuesday -- that Washington is getting distracted by phony scandals. Asked what the president was referring to, Carney listed the scandals over the IRS targeting of conservative groups and over Benghazi.
"What we've seen, as time has passed and more facts have become known, whether it's about the attacks in Benghazi and the talking points or revelations about conduct at the IRS, that attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed," Carney said.
Carney was specifically referring to claims by GOP lawmakers that the administration misled the public about the nature of the attack, by stressing the connection to an anti-Islam film. The administration denies this. But lawmakers continue to have concerns that extend far beyond the so-called Benghazi talking points.
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These POS a&e me sick to my stomach.
The MSM should apologize to Nixon.
I just posted a request from the Special Ops people here:
Of course, but that will never happen. The MSM would rather go bankrupt than do something like that. Just like they’d rather go bankrupt than sell a dying newspaper to a conservative.
CNN is promoting a new Nixon expose documentary.
Folks will probably think, “Is that all?” Compared to F&F, IRS/NSA Benghazi etc, Watergate was a prank.
What we’ve seen, as time has passed and more facts have become known, whether it’s about the attacks in Benghazi and the talking points or revelations about conduct at the IRS, that attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed,” Carney said.
..........................................................Whwhat we have seen as time passes is that our Government , our President, deliberately lied to us then apologized, then lied again, and we watched a Secretary of State lie to us, and the Congress. We have seen the pictures of an Ambassador castrated, cattle prodded, and sodomised while our President looked on and ignored him.
If that aint a scandal I don’t know what is.
Our deceased Ambassador is relieved to know this.
You nailed it.
Likewise, your pissant boss got re-elected by stifling the competition's ability to get out the message that you shi#heads are corrupt traitors and thieves.
If I were one of the victims family members I would be suing EVERYONE for slander and grief.
Including that POS some call a pResident.
Nuh, un, uh.
No way, Jose.
It makes sense that a phoney pResident would think it is a phoney scandal.
It ceases to be a scandal when it is obviously a CRIME.
You got that right! Thanks Travis!
It must work, because despite the lengthy list of crimes, Bubba is not in jail and madam Benghazi is the leading presidential contender for 2016.
Just sharing a message from a dear friend of mine. I couldn't agree more!!
Great speech below by Rep McCaul! God Bless Texas!
Obama’s foreign policy is and should officially be called the foreign policy of Apology & Appeasement! It is disgraceful that those who murdered our Sons in Benghazi are still running around free! It is disgraceful that our Brave Warriors in Afghanistan continue to train the enemy who plots to kill them when they turn their backs.
Obama is the ultimate Campaigner-in-Chief. As America is laughed at on the world stage, as the safety of our Troops and all Americans are at risk, this moron is out campaigning non-stop, setting us all up for more losses in 2014. Hillary is gearing up to make her run in 2016 and this twit made it clear to all of us how she feels about murdered Americans. Americans should never forget her words “What does it really matter”.
Now the phony in the White House and his flunky spokesperson call Benghazi a phony scandal. Four precious Americans are dead and this schmuck and his lackey call the death of 4 Americans a phony scandal. Every American should be outraged!!
In the last speech Andrew Breitbart gave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbycMtTUDfE , he asked us to get in the bunker to fight the progressive left, he said you're either with us or you're on the other side! Never were those words more true than they are now, YOU'RE EITHER WITH US OR YOU'RE ON THE OTHER SIDE! 2014 is just around the corner and if we all get in the bunker, we can take the Senate, keep the house and then we get the answers to all the scandals by these crooks in our House!
Time to stop beating each other up, let's all get in the bunker and take our country back!
And just a reminder, we are at war and there is a not a day that goes by that our Troops don't think of you and your family. Please keep them in your prayers.
The Band of Mothers
This is the Regime which called the 4 Americans who died in Benghazi bumps in the road.
Expect this Regime to be callous to those who suffer due to its actions. SAme thing happened when the Soviets began implementing their policies...millions died and the Soviet govt shrugged.
I yelled at the TV today, wishing some really bad things to befall Jay Carney. Really... Bad....
This white house knows phony real well.
There’s really not much hope for a country that has put up with this arrogance and lawbreaking for 5 years without an impeachment.
It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
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