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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

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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To: smoothsailing

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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To: onyx

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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To: jazusamo

Jaz, Sharyl Attkisson did the earlier CBS report...

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

Elijah Cummings could also be an evil bastard or a blithering idiot. But I think you nailed it, he’s a “sleazy, slimy” s.o.b. doing the bidding of his Democrat plantation masters.


21 posted on 09/26/2013 8:31:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Normally I wouldn’t give a flying fig what that racist Cummings had to say, but since it appears his remarks may have jeopardized Issa - I’m totally infuriated.


22 posted on 09/26/2013 8:35:41 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks, Smooth. I just read her article from your previous link and would not be surprised if he was doing the bidding of his Democrat plantation masters.

Neither he nor them have an ounce of integrity between the lot of them.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 8:37:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: RS_Rider

maybe it’s the “Taliban in the Building” that is the true danger to Issas life.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 8:39:39 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Darteaus94025
Cummings stunt has the smell of team 0bama all over it. Cummings was allegedly upset that Issa didn't invite along any Democrats so he gives a heads up to the terrorists in an effort to stop Issa from going. Yeah right, like any Democrat is interested in going to Libya about Benghazi. They sure as hell weren't interested in EVER investigating Benghazi. Not then, and not now.

The goal was to OUT Issa. 'Democrats feeling left out' was the BOGUS EXCUSE given to out him.

25 posted on 09/26/2013 8:57:22 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

WTF!


26 posted on 09/26/2013 9:22:42 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Darteaus94025

More likely they just read his email or tapped his calls.


27 posted on 09/26/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: smoothsailing

Don’t surprise me I always thought the Democrats were Commie Turncoats!!!


28 posted on 09/26/2013 9:29:18 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Cummings stunt has the smell of team 0bama all over it...

Note the peculiar similarity to the Seal Team 6 incident.
29 posted on 09/26/2013 10:16:38 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Texas Fossil

Obama is just the puppet


30 posted on 09/26/2013 11:29:37 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama, Cummings, and the DNC are murderers.

They murdered the Ambassador and ANYONE who
has attempted to expose their treason.

And they continue their treason against the American
people for al Qaeda, Islam and neoNazism.

Obama and Cummings should have been indicted YESTERDAY.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 11:51:38 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

“Obama and Cummings should have been indicted YESTERDAY”......

IMPEACHMENT would be more appropriate. Lets all stop wasting time and get it over with.


32 posted on 09/27/2013 2:55:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: onyx

P.S. Cummings can go straight to Hell.


That’s where he came from.


33 posted on 09/27/2013 4:40:57 AM PDT by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: smoothsailing

Seriously, they’re trying to get each other killed now?


34 posted on 09/27/2013 5:21:37 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Java4Jay

Yes.

Have heard that the Chinese call him “Monkey Man”, like the Organ Grinder’s Monkey. He dances to the tune of the Master.

http://t.co/KXTudKIy6z

That statement is late in this video. Pretty long video.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 5:38:57 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: smoothsailing
"The problem with these actions is that they effectively deny Democratic Members the ability to effectively investigate this incident."

But the ARB report exonerated one and all. Benghazi happened "a long time ago." - Democratic Members are not interested in any further investigation. Like cockroaches, they scurry from any semblance of light.

36 posted on 09/27/2013 5:39:36 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: smoothsailing; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...
So a black Democrat Congressman revealed the trip plans of a white Republican Congressman to Libya, potentially risking his life???

(Well, that's probably what would happen if a white Republican revealed the secret trip plans of a black Democrat to a potentially hostile land, anyhow.)

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

37 posted on 09/27/2013 10:20:03 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: smoothsailing

Don’t be fooled by the fact nothing happened, this was an attempt for one of two things to happen:

1. Issa listened to the threat and cancelled his trip, thus preventing him from maybe gathering evidence.

2. A hope that he would be attacked, and the admin could respond “Forcefully” and hopefully bury the previous events.

by sheer luck and Grace of God neither happened.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 10:25:33 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: commish
Maybe the third option:

3. The terrorists kill Issa, and the effort to investigate what happened on 9/11/2012 peters out.

39 posted on 09/27/2013 1:33:26 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: smoothsailing

Been distracted by the drama in Washington. This slips under the radar. Cummings should be jailed.


40 posted on 09/27/2013 1:39:23 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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