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Benghazi investigators gave Hillary Clinton heads-up on findings
Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 09/21/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT by george76

The leaders of the State Department’s Benghazi probe defended their inquiry into the 2012 attack, but they acknowledged to Congress on Thursday that their mission was limited in scope and faced questions over why they gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton an advance look at their findings.

Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, vice chairman of the accountability review board, also acknowledged that he had warned Mrs. Clinton’s chief of staff not to send a particular official to Congress because he thought “she would be a weak witness” who might have hurt the State Department’s stance.

Republicans said those moves called into question the motives of the review, which was supposed to be an independent look at what went wrong in the attack and how to prevent others.

“If this is so independent, why are you giving the State Department a heads-up about a witness coming in front of this committee?” said Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. He said the warning came just days after Adm. Mullen had been appointed to the review board.


Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, one of the former SEALs who was killed in the attack, was not convinced.

“We need to ask the people that were there, not rely upon hearsay evidence as to whether or not there was an order to stand down,” he told the committee. “Ambassador Stevens was alive for a substantial period of time after he made that initial distress call. It’s very possible that there would have been no loss of life if that first order to stand down had not been given. We need to find that out.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 09/21/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT by george76
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I have seen this man Mullens name a lot, and it never appears in a good light.

Is he owned and operated by the Clinton’s and Obama’s?

By the way Hillary was given a heads up so she could edit the investigation.

2 posted on 09/21/2013 8:21:43 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: george76

The plot thickens like cluntons ankles.

3 posted on 09/21/2013 8:22:20 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: george76

I’ve lost track....did the accountability review board, ever question Secretary Clinton face to face?

4 posted on 09/21/2013 8:24:27 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now:
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To: george76

Criminal collusion... RICO TIME!

5 posted on 09/21/2013 8:25:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: yoe

Not that I have seen.

6 posted on 09/21/2013 8:25:38 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: longfellow

I wonder how many women with “I’m Ready for Hillary” bumper stickers on their vehicles have ever heard of Benghazi. More reason why women should register for the draft when they turn 18, as do men.

7 posted on 09/21/2013 8:26:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ScaniaBoy; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
NO one from this administration picks people for ANYTHING who they don't have something completely damning on. No one.

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

This is a combined potpurri list. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.

8 posted on 09/21/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: george76

She has fresh talking points, the lesbian can wiggle out of it, as the worthless congress won’t challenge her.

9 posted on 09/21/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Venturer

Hillary would you like to rewrite any part of our independent report ?

10 posted on 09/21/2013 8:41:12 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: longfellow
"The plot thickens like clintuns ankles.."

LOL!!! That is one of the best, and funniest things..I've read in a long time..With your kind permission, I am now going to use it as my tagline..and I'll give you attribution...(thought I will correct your typo)

11 posted on 09/21/2013 8:41:13 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: longfellow

Nothing is ever going to come of any investigation or anything held against her. She has walked. The train has left the station. America has “moved on” as the new reality season of dancing with the idiots starts.

12 posted on 09/21/2013 8:42:44 AM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Let us not forget that the Ambassador and three others were openly homosexual and a phony affront to Muslims there. The Ambassador was even stupid enough to advertise for homosexuals to work within the compound. What you say? That wasn’t on TV! Gee, perhaps Hilary didn’t want you to know that since she personally picked him because he was a homosexual, and also that the terrorists first sodomized the Ambassador and then sodomized him with bayonets to death only because he was openly homosexual. My goodness, that certainly wouldn’t look good for her presidential bid. Aw gee, “WHAT DOES IT MATTER!!”

13 posted on 09/21/2013 8:49:49 AM PDT by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: george76

Mullens did not protect the men and women under him
literally, and LEFT AMERICANS BEHIND and covered it up,
but he did protect those who transferred MANPADs
to al Qaeda as they raped a US Ambassador.

And then he failed to speak fully and truthfully to Congress.

14 posted on 09/21/2013 8:59:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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had just hustled Hilly onto TV to gaze in adoration, after her
arrogant dismissal of the Benghazi massacre before Congress.
Now in the post-Syria era, Hilly's struggling to save herself.


Obama's tortured, careening, and incomprehensible handling of the Syrian crisis.....doing a Costa Concordia with US ntl security and foreign policy---outed himself as naive, isolated....and outlandishly stupid.

Not to forget then-Secy of State Hillary's part in the debacle.


The Democrats' 'Smart Power' Lies in Ruins
National Review | Sept 3, 2013 | Jim Geraghty / FR Posted by kristinn

Democrats Suddenly Realize What They Miscalculated About the World: Everything

As we await Congress’ decision on authorizing the use of U.S. military force in Syria, Democrats are suddenly realizing that their foreign policy brain-trust completely misjudged the world.

Being nicer to countries like Russia will not make them nicer to you. The United Nations is not an effective tool for resolving crises. Some foreign leaders are beyond persuasion and diplomacy. There is no “international community” ready to work together to solve problems, and there probably never will be.

You can pin this on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Susan Rice, but most of all, the buck stops with the president. Those of us who scoffed a bit at a state senator ascending to the presidency within four years on a wave of media hype and adoration are not quite so shocked by this current mess.

We never bought into this notion that getting greater cooperation from our allies, and less hostility from our enemies, was just a matter of giving this crew the wheel and letting them practice, as Hillary Clinton arrogantly declared it, “smart power” (and fronted Time magazine cover).

(These people can’t even label a foreign policy approach without reminding us of how highly they think of themselves.)

They looked out at the world at the end of the Bush years, and didn’t see tough decisions, unsolvable problems, unstable institutions, restless populations, technology enabling the impulse to destabilize existing institutions, evil men hungry for more power, and difficult trade-offs.

No, our problems and challengers were just a matter of the previous hands running U.S. foreign policy not being smart enough. (Excerpt) Read more at ...



Gehad el-Haddad (above) served as the Clinton Foundation’s city director from August 2007 to August 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile. Just a month after El-Haddad left the Clinton Foundation to work full-time for the Brotherhood, former President Morsi was invited to deliver his first major speech at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), the high profile political family’s other nonprofit.

El-Haddad’s employment at the Clinton Foundation overlapped with his official work for the Muslim Brotherhood, which began in Cairo in February 2011 when he assumed control of the Renaissance Project, a Brotherhood-backed economic recovery program.

El-Haddad officially became a senior adviser for foreign affairs in Morsi’s Freedom and Justice Party in May 2011, when he was still claiming to be employed by the Clinton Foundation.El-Haddad was quoted in the Guardian newspaper in March 2012 as “one of the Brotherhood’s senior advisers.” USA Today referred to him as “a senior adviser to the Muslim Brotherhood” in May 2012.

El-Haddad was “charged with developing a long-term economic recovery program,” known as the Renaissance Project, during his time as senior adviser. Egyptian media reported in July 2012 that the program was actually meant to bring the country more in line with the Muslim Brotherhoods extremist religious ideals. “Renaissance is far more than the electoral program of President Mohamed Morsi or the Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party,” the Egypt Independent reported at the time. “It is a 25-year project to reform state, business and civil society, rooted in the Brotherhood’s Islamic values but conditioned by the experiences of the project’s founders in the modern economy.”

Haddad told the Independent that he applied the knowledge he learned at the Clinton Foundation to his work at the Renaissance Project. “The Clinton Climate Initiative taught Haddad about managing an NGO and the role that civil society takes between the state and private sector, lessons he is applying to the Renaissance Project,” the report states.

El-Haddad represented the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative in Egypt during his overlapping tenure, according to his LinkedIn profile. He additionally “setup the foundation’s office in Egypt and managed official registration,” “supervised policy-making workshops & presented foundations views,” and “presented projects to high-level government officials,” among many other duties.

El-Haddad left the Clinton Foundation in August 2012, two months after Morsi assumed the Egyptian presidency. He was appointed a “senior adviser and media spokesman” to the Muslim Brotherhood in January 2013 and served in that role until his arrest. El-Haddad regularly defended the Brotherhood’s authoritarian crackdown on civil society, even running damage control in December 2012 when Morsi supporters attacked women and children.

When widespread Democratic protests broke out on June 30, El-Haddad referred to the demonstrators as violent thugs in an interview with the Free Beacon. “The anti-Morsi camp are providing a political endorsement to the violence,” he said at the time. “Some have resorted to violence because they didn’t do well at the ballot box.”

El-Haddad did not respond to an email request for comment sent shortly after reports emerged of his arrest. The Clinton Foundation did not respond to multiple requests for comment on El-Haddad’s employment and arrest.

15 posted on 09/21/2013 8:59:08 AM PDT by Liz
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We MUST Get To The Bottom Of This,And Some Heads NEED TO ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 posted on 09/21/2013 9:01:17 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader
As long as Obama and Holder are in power, no Dem will be held accountable. Our Justice Dept never prosecutes their own. I have been wondering how they are going to blame this all on GWB. This is the MOST CORRUPT regime ever to have power over the citizens of the U(S)SA.
17 posted on 09/21/2013 9:24:01 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: george76

It is fallacious to assume there was an investigation from which there needed to be a heads up.

18 posted on 09/21/2013 10:25:50 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Diogenesis

I love the US Navy and respect his rank, but Mullen should go to the brig.

19 posted on 09/21/2013 10:31:37 AM PDT by moovova
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To: depressed in 06
Why give MRS. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE heads up when she was not asked one question because she supposedly wasn't in the loop when it happened. Mullens came across as a political hack for the democrats and the report was nothing but a ruse for Hillary and the anti american democrats so they could have talking points to contradict the critics questions they knew would come.
20 posted on 09/21/2013 10:35:10 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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