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Issa feared targeted by terrorists after Democrats revealed secret Libya trip
The Daily Caller ^ | 9-26-2013 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 09/26/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing

September 26, 2013

Issa feared targeted by terrorists after Democrats revealed secret Libya trip

Alex Pappas

A leaked State Department email indicates that officials were worried about the safety of House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa after Democrats revealed his plans for a secret trip to Libya this week.

Issa, a Republican from California, has safely returned from his fact-finding trip to the country as his committee continues to investigate the terrorist attacks that killed America’s ambassador and three others in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.

CBS News reported Thursday on an email that quoted a Libyan national sharing “his concern and his opinion that Representative Issa should not come to Libya for his own safety.”

The email reports that the Libyan thinks, “the people who would harm Rep. Issa are the same people who conducted the Benghazi attacks.”

Before Issa’s trip, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a press release asking Issa to postpone his trip until he allows Democrats to join him.

“Although you claim that your investigation of the Benghazi attacks is bipartisan, your efforts to secretly plan an official trip to Libya — and then deliberately exclude Democrats from joining — is part of an unfortunate pattern of partisanship that undermines the credibility of this investigation,” Cummings wrote. “The problem with these actions is that they effectively deny Democratic Members the ability to effectively investigate this incident.”

Issa’s office responded on Thursday by lamenting the situation.

“Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’ reckless release of information was not going to deter Chairman Issa from conducting his oversight responsibilities in the wake of the Benghazi tragedy,” Issa spokesman Frederick Hill told The Daily Caller. “Fortunately, despite the media attention and resulting threat, no security incident occurred during Rep. Issa’s time in Libya.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; darrellissa; dnc4alqaeda; dnctreason; elijahcummings; idiotdemoncraps; libya; manpadrico; murder4manpads; obama2murderwitness; obama4alqaeda; obamatreason; recklessdemoncraps; statedept4alqaeda
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1 posted on 09/26/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Nice try, Democrats, but your plan to put Issa’s life in jeopardy has FAILED. I hope he got the goods on 0bama and that he stays safe so he can brief other reps.


2 posted on 09/26/2013 8:09:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: smoothsailing

Terrorists in the white hut?


3 posted on 09/26/2013 8:10:26 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: smoothsailing

Full disclosure of Benghazi will DESTROY the Obozo Administration.

It was directed by Obozo himself, and executed by State/CIA.

With Egyptian MB involvement.

Daylight Disinfectant is in order.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 8:10:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: smoothsailing

P.S. Impose a fine on Cummings for security violations!


5 posted on 09/26/2013 8:11:29 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Attempted murder?
Im calling Issa’s office in the morning to thank him for his courage.


6 posted on 09/26/2013 8:12:48 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: smoothsailing

Well isn’t this interesting.


7 posted on 09/26/2013 8:13:03 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: smoothsailing
"... they effectively deny Democratic Members the ability to effectively investigate cover up this incident.”
8 posted on 09/26/2013 8:15:35 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: smoothsailing
How nice of the Democrats to tip off their Muslim Brotherhood/al-Qaeda buddies about Rep. Issa...


9 posted on 09/26/2013 8:15:59 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: smoothsailing

“the people who would harm Rep. Issa are the same people who conducted the Benghazi attacks.”

‘Rats.


10 posted on 09/26/2013 8:17:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smoothsailing

I suggest that Cummings get off his fat ass and become a human shield for Issa. That consists of walking ahead of him to trip IEDs and land mines, to take the first bullet of an ambush, and to throw himself over Issa to protect him from harm.

Damned. That was one helluva dream but that’s all it was, a dream.

Cummings is becoming more and more an internal threat to the US. He should be disciplined by Congress and ousted from his seat on the Committee.

One of Maryland’s dumbest congressmen in history, and there have been a lot of them.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 8:18:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Hey Elijah, you and your fellow Rats have been known to say “elections have consequences.” You’re the ranking member of the committee because Republicans have a majority in the House.

What you did is a sleazy, slimy thing in giving that press release to the enemedia and putting Congressman Issa’s life in real jeopardy. Of course that’s to be expected from the likes of you.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 8:18:56 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: SpaceBar

Here’s the report from CBS News/Sharyl Attkisson earlier today...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57604812/rep-darrell-issa-received-general-threat-prior-to-libya-visit/


13 posted on 09/26/2013 8:20:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So Democrats put a Republican’s life in danger. Gee, what a surprise.

What was it the Benghazi security guy said? “The terrorists were inside”. Something to that effect.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 8:20:30 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: jazusamo

I concur with your every word.
God bless and keep you.

P.S. Cummings can go straight to Hell.


15 posted on 09/26/2013 8:22:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Amen, my FRiend...God bless.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 8:26:06 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing
Interesting timing: On Tuesday, Sept 24 Gunmen kidnap son of Libyan Defense Minister
17 posted on 09/26/2013 8:27:25 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: jazusamo

I’ve always despised Cummings.
He’s always been a racist snake.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 8:28:08 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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HEY CUMMINGS!

“You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.”

Which side are you on?

(don’t bother to answer that, ya RAT filth)


19 posted on 09/26/2013 8:29:06 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering FREAKS!)
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To: smoothsailing

A government official, on official business travels to a known area of danger in secret - only to have his schedule “leaked” by an idiological ally of the administration attempting to stop the investigation.

Treason.


20 posted on 09/26/2013 8:30:04 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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