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Obama administration says GOP Benghazi subpoenas could 'jeopardize' FBI probe [names two names]
The Hill ^ | September 20, 2013 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 09/20/2013 6:05:20 AM PDT by don-o

The State Department said Thursday that Republican subpoenas to interview witnesses to the Benghazi terror attack could “jeopardize” the FBI's investigation.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Thursday that he has subpoenaed John Martinec, the top security adviser to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attack. Issa has also subpoenaed Alec Henderson, the regional security officer in Benghazi.

“We understand that the Diplomatic Security law enforcement agents who performed heroically on September 11 are likely witnesses at any criminal proceedings relating to the Benghazi attacks, and that additional interviews of them outside of the criminal justice process could jeopardize those efforts to bring the terrorists to justice,” a State Department official told The Hill. “That said, the Department is not preventing any employees who wish to tell their story from doing so.”

Issa accused the department of playing “hide and seek” with witnesses, and downplayed criticism that having them testify could harm law enforcement's efforts to bring to justice the Benghazi attackers.

The State Department “is now hiding behind a thinly-veiled statement that there is a criminal investigation into the terror attack,” Issa said.

Issa has accused the Obama administration of deliberately lying by linking the attack to a protest over an anti-Islam video ahead of last year's elections. Republicans believe witnesses to the attack will confirm there was never a protest and otherwise criticize security failings at the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

Law enforcement officials worry that on-the-record testimony could be used by defense attorneys for any alleged attackers to point out discrepancies among the witnesses. Obama administration officials have said that one wounded American remains in the hospital and four others are back on the job.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bengazi; benghazi; benghazirico; ikhwanrico; impeachnow; mandpads4alqaeda; navyseals; obamaspeople; obamatreason; statedeptrico; terrorism; threatmatrix; treason; treason4alqaeda

1 posted on 09/20/2013 6:05:20 AM PDT by don-o
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To: Republicanprofessor

ping


2 posted on 09/20/2013 6:05:52 AM 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: don-o

What investigation?
What securing of the criminal site?
What attempt to arrest/interrogate/execute the murderers?
What attempt to protect the witnesses?
What attempt to inform Congressional oversight?

NONE. NONE. NONE.


3 posted on 09/20/2013 6:08:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: don-o

Didn’t I just read a few days ago that the state department has issued a ‘do not investigate’ order in Benghazi .. or something like that ?


4 posted on 09/20/2013 6:08:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: don-o

Smoke and mirrors...


5 posted on 09/20/2013 6:09:05 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: don-o

Jeopardize the FBI probe in what way?

Threaten its ability to run forever without any determination?


6 posted on 09/20/2013 6:09:57 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: don-o

Blow it out your reggie hole obama!


7 posted on 09/20/2013 6:10:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: don-o
Obama administration says GOP Benghazi subpoenas could 'jeopardize' FBI probe coverup
8 posted on 09/20/2013 6:11:27 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: C210N

Was not Nixon accused of using a CIA ruse to coverup a watergate era campaign donation? Seems to me citing an investigation that does not exist as a reason to compel repeal of a subpeona for testimony to Congress is an Obstruction of Justice. It further seems to me that whomever launched the ballon needs be taken out of the white hut in cuffs. If it is his excellency, this is a high crime.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 6:19:47 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: don-o

Get on with the probe, the FBI hasn’t been helpful in the last year.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 6:20:03 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: don-o
Yeah riiiiight......finding out WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED that night would Joepardize the "investigation"......yeah...they think we are all STUPID!!

Darrell ISSA.....SUBPOENA HILLARY and COMPANY!!

11 posted on 09/20/2013 6:20:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: don-o

Oh, puleez! The only thing this administration might be worried about is finding out that O passed out candies and danced when he found out that his buddies had successfully completed their mission in Benghazi.


12 posted on 09/20/2013 6:22:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: don-o

Benghazi was an act of terrorism against the United States in a lawless foreign country in the middle of a civil war.

The FBI has investigated and found that the responible people are al- Qaeda terrorists and they have been identified personally

This administration has done nothing to arrest the terrorists that the FBI have determined to have commited the crimes.

This is not a law enforcement issue to begin with and to attempt to enforce US criminal law in Libya is not the jobof the FBI nor is it possible.

The FBI investigation is just a smoke screen to distract clueless low information voters and to give the Presidents mob lawyers something to shuck and jive with


13 posted on 09/20/2013 6:22:51 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: don-o

Oh, yeah. The State Department. That virtual font of credibility.

I wouldn’t believe anything this government says.


14 posted on 09/20/2013 6:27:09 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: don-o

Duck and cover.


15 posted on 09/20/2013 6:27:41 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rdcbn

Yes.


16 posted on 09/20/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: don-o

Oh, do they mean the FBI investigation that got run out of Libya?


17 posted on 09/20/2013 6:33:38 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: MestaMachine; Nachum
Benghazi Ping.
18 posted on 09/20/2013 6:45:10 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: don-o

The FBI is part of the executive branch, congress is co-equal and is free to launch their own investigation. If the executive branch can’t deal with it, that’s just tough.


19 posted on 09/20/2013 6:46:04 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: don-o
"Law enforcement officials worry that on-the-record testimony could be used by defense attorneys for any alleged attackers to point out discrepancies among the witnesses."

On the record testimony? You mean as in depositions? Which any defense lawyer is going to conduct on their own?

And why would such "discrepancies" be seen as inevitable?

More generally, how did we let this "can't comment because of an ongoing investigation" canard get such traction?

20 posted on 09/20/2013 6:49:50 AM PDT by jim macomber ("Bargained for Exchange" "Art & Part" "A Grave Breach" "Sovereign Order " - www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
It might ALSO jeopardize ohaha.

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


Benghazi Index

21 posted on 09/20/2013 6:53:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: don-o
The State Department said Thursday that Republican subpoenas to interview witnesses to the Benghazi terror attack could “jeopardize” the FBI's investigation

There is no danger of an investigation going on now, or anytime in the future.

22 posted on 09/20/2013 6:54:06 AM PDT by Mark17 (It is every liberal's job to destroy America, and every conservative's job to stop him.)
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To: don-o
More cover-up by the gangsters and their willing accomplices in the MSM.


23 posted on 09/20/2013 6:55:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rdcbn
The FBI investigation is just a smoke screen to distract clueless low information voters and to give the Presidents mob lawyers something to shuck and jive with.

Exactly.

24 posted on 09/20/2013 6:55:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

bump

There is likely no investigation at all happening


25 posted on 09/20/2013 7:00:00 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: don-o

26 posted on 09/20/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: don-o; MestaMachine; Republicanprofessor

In either Foreign affairs or the Oversight hearing, there was a question about the jurisdiction of FBI in the Benghazi matter. The congress member mentioned FBI is only able to work inside the US.

Does anyone have any more info on this? Because if this is the case, this statement about “FBI probe” is a false premise.


27 posted on 09/20/2013 7:03:18 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: All


28 posted on 09/20/2013 7:04:17 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: don-o

Question.

How can a foreign person be accused of violating a US legal standard if they don’t live here.

Wonder why our esteemed representatives don’t call out O / Holder/ Hilly/Horse Face on this.

Once terrorists were allowed to be treated like “ law breakers” we opened the door to non accountability.


29 posted on 09/20/2013 7:05:15 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Great post.

P.S. She looks like a young Ruth Bader Ginsberg in that photo


30 posted on 09/20/2013 7:06:43 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

Hillary is a progressive zealot, for her ilk the ends justify the means.

And some people really think we would have been better off if HRC was POTUS rather than a former community organizer.


31 posted on 09/20/2013 7:09:54 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: don-o; butterdezillion; All

Impeachment file for Harrison J. Bounel, aka “B. Hussein Obama.”


32 posted on 09/20/2013 7:10:21 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: don-o

Sounds like this is about building momentum.

Mullen and Pickering were lying sacks of suds yesterday.

Call your reps to support finding the truth about Benghazi and about defunding Obamacare:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/#state_ca

Make the call now to your reps. Today is the day.

Even if you are in a Dem district.


33 posted on 09/20/2013 7:12:07 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: don-o
What a damn joke, *could “jeopardize” the FBI's investigation*.
Find the terrorist, which several news organizations have done and waste the bastards, that part of the investigation done.

Drag Hillary's fat ass before the committee and put her under oath.

34 posted on 09/20/2013 7:17:41 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Whenifhow

The FBI operates internationally.


35 posted on 09/20/2013 7:18:04 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: exit82

BTTT !

________

Even Democrats have to be re-elected - - - - .


36 posted on 09/20/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: knarf

Yup, just look at the FR threads listed.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=survivors

State Dept. Suggests Benghazi Survivors Don’t Want to Testify, - Issa’s Committee Responds
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3065747/posts


37 posted on 09/20/2013 7:34:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: don-o
Totally credible !


             

38 posted on 09/20/2013 7:36:48 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: onedoug

“I wouldn’t believe anything this government says.”

Me neither,and I feel that is quite a sad way to feel.

.


39 posted on 09/20/2013 7:41:48 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: tomkat

Neither of these two witness’s were in Benghazi the night of the attacks. I’m sure that they know who was, but one was in the US and the other was in Tripoli.
The committee know who is still in Walter Reed..surely they could get him into testify.


40 posted on 09/20/2013 7:42:04 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: don-o

What FBI probe?

It was days before the FBI was even on the scene.

There couldn’t have been any evidence left there.


41 posted on 09/20/2013 7:44:59 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks!
Sept 13
Benghazi Scandal - Rep Rogers: Benghazi Blocked By Obama Admin’s Commitment To Criminal Trial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ca4bb5DqWw


42 posted on 09/20/2013 7:55:20 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: don-o
Shades of Janet Reno.

Delay, deny, deflect, ... all until either it is forgotten or until the statute of limitation passes.

The GOP leadership has NEVER understood nor applied political lever/power.

43 posted on 09/20/2013 8:11:05 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping. Let Republicanprofessor know via Freepmail if you want on or off this ping list.

Thanks so much to don-o for this ping and for many others too!


44 posted on 09/20/2013 10:00:03 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: don-o
The State Department said Thursday that Republican subpoenas to interview witnesses to the Benghazi terror attack could “jeopardize” the FBI's investigation.

You mean the investigation where they can't arrest anybody? THAT investigation?

45 posted on 09/20/2013 10:02:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Diogenesis

Exactly. As CNN and others went through the site, picked up his diary...

Lord knows what the enemy took out immediately after and then weeks later.

You know State blocked everything. This reminds me of the treatment after the embassy bombings and the treatment of John O’Neill and his crew over there.

Disgusting.

They should rename it Enemy of the State Department.


46 posted on 09/20/2013 2:53:24 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: Diogenesis

Speaking of which...

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/18/fbi-barred-from-making-benghazi-arrests-in-libya/?hpt=hp_t3

Picking up the meme from Wash Times 2 days before:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/18/state-dept-fbi-cant-get-benghazi-arrest-suspects/

OK, CNN:

Lawmaker: If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can’t FBI?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/31/politics/benghazi-investigation-suspect/index.html

re: FBI They’re working hard; They made a poster:

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/seeking-information-on-attacks-in-benghazi/seeking-information-on-attacks-in-benghazi-poster

re: State

Wasn’t this enough for you?

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/202446.pdf

/dripping sarcasm


47 posted on 09/20/2013 3:02:20 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: rdcbn

The CIA can’t investigate itself. So who does investigate?

Closed door Intel Panels (clearance), DOJ?


48 posted on 09/20/2013 4:16:13 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: AliVeritas; don-o

Related:
Wolf Demands FBI Punish Agents For CAIR Contact (Heads-up!_)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3069262/posts


49 posted on 09/20/2013 4:26:42 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Hotlanta Mike

And some people really think we would have been better off if HRC was POTUS rather than a former community organizer.


Correct. The “ gimmie mine” crowd are a big part of that group


50 posted on 09/22/2013 6:21:33 AM PDT by patriotspride
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