Skip to comments.Issa feared targeted by terrorists after Democrats revealed secret Libya trip
Posted on 09/26/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
September 26, 2013
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 Americas 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 Issas 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.
Issas 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. Issas time in Libya.
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.
Terrorists in the white hut?
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.
P.S. Impose a fine on Cummings for security violations!
Im calling Issa’s office in the morning to thank him for his courage.
Well isn’t this interesting.
the people who would harm Rep. Issa are the same people who conducted the Benghazi attacks.
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.
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.
Here’s the report from CBS News/Sharyl Attkisson earlier today...
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.
I concur with your every word.
God bless and keep you.
P.S. Cummings can go straight to Hell.
Amen, my FRiend...God bless.
I’ve always despised Cummings.
He’s always been a racist snake.
“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)
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.
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