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Boehner ‘Appalled’ Over White House Concealing Benghazi Documents
The Daily Caller ^ | 4/30/14 | Alex Pappas Political Reporte

Posted on 04/30/2014 11:16:25 PM PDT by Nachum

Speaker of the House John Boehner on Wednesday night condemned the Obama administration for going to “extraordinary lengths to mislead, obstruct, and obscure what actually took place” during the Benghazi terrorist attack of 2012 now that it is clear the White House has not turned over all pertinent documents.

The Ohio Republican made the comments after the release of new emails this week by a conservative group, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act request. The emails indicate that the White House played a bigger role than previously admitted in crafting the now-debunked initial talking points on the attacks that left four Americans dead, including Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

“I am appalled to learn that the administration concealed relevant documents after the House subpoenaed all emails related to the misleading talking points,” Boehner said in a release to reporters.

The documents released Tuesday shows Ben Rhodes, a top foreign policy aide in the White House, saying the goal of then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s now-infamous Sunday talk show appearances was to “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, not a broader failure of policy.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: alexpappas; appalled; benghazi; benrhodes; boehner; dailycaller; documents; jaycarney; johnboehner; libya; ohio; susanrice
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He's shocked. Shocked he says.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 11:16:25 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 04/30/2014 11:22:18 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Nachum

He has become a caricature of himself.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 11:22:26 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Nachum

Worthless


4 posted on 04/30/2014 11:22:40 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Nachum

Is he shocked enough to do anything about this? Impeachment proceedings?


5 posted on 04/30/2014 11:23:57 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Nachum

He needs to watch ‘House of Cards’ and take notes.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 11:28:39 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: Nachum

I’m really surprised this email was released to Judicial Watch and not the shredder. Did someone screw up the cover up?


7 posted on 04/30/2014 11:29:41 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: DannyTN

Close your mouth, Bro. Not your best look there, regardless of your natural inclinations.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 11:33:26 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen


9 posted on 04/30/2014 11:34:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum
A number of conservatives, led by Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia, has called for a select committee to investigate the attacks. But Boehner has publicly asserted that he is against the establishment of a select committee, saying he thinks the best course for examining the attacks is letting the five House committees already investigating to continue their work.

On Wednesday, Boehner reiterated his support for House probes to continue.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 11:35:33 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Nachum

I too am appalled!!!!!! There is no one who is more appalled than me!!!

I am the most appalled man on planet earth!


11 posted on 04/30/2014 11:36:54 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Aria

I am sure that whoever released it is in hiding for his/her life. This is the one, true, smoking gun that should have never seen daylight.

I am not even sure the MSM can spin this. Although I am sure they will try.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 11:42:31 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Nachum

In mathematical terms,

Boehner is to Obama

as

Obama is to Putin.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 11:45:38 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Nachum


14 posted on 05/01/2014 12:04:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Nachum

Yea, and he wants us to trust Obama to protect our borders!


15 posted on 05/01/2014 12:09:03 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Nachum
Benghazi cover up, going after Tea Party groups that were trying to prevent voter fraud, Obamacare wavers to mask the law's effect -- all in an attempt to manipulate an election.

Democrats will do anything to win.

Something should be done to ensure honest elections.

16 posted on 05/01/2014 12:12:43 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Nachum

Well then maybe he should stop assisting in the hiding of Barry’s bloody hands.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 12:17:15 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum

Bonehead is just another broken down predictable character in Washington’s ongoing KABUKI theater presentation.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 12:18:40 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: nathanbedford

Simple explanation as to why; HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING DOWN IN BENGHAZI.

Worthless pos was/is part of the ‘gang of 8’ who had knowledge of the covert operation being run by the government to air the rebels.

It’s a crying shame we have a media bought and paid for by God knows why. We are sheep being led to the slaughter.

Sickening to realize how these pols lie with such ease.

Boehner can fry for all I care. And toss McCain into the pile along with our _resident. Out of 300 million + people in this nation, THESE freaks are the best we can come up with??


19 posted on 05/01/2014 12:21:58 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Nachum

LOL. My thoughts immediately. “They are gambling at the casino?”


20 posted on 05/01/2014 1:42:14 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Nachum

Boehner refuses to go for an independent prosecutor.
I believe it is because All congressional leaders knew the administration was funneling weapons out of Bengazi illegally to Syrian rebels.
And many of those rebels were NOt good guys.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 2:11:06 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: freerepublicchat

“Something should be done to ensure honest elections.”

I totally agree, and I’m sure we are all open to suggestions.

However, there is a time when it is too late for using the soap box to fix the ballot box - but that still something we should strive to accomplish.

Opening the other box to water the tree gets messy.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 2:17:21 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Blue Highway
Is he shocked enough to do anything about this? Impeachment proceedings?

Impeach his golfing buddy? Not on your life.

23 posted on 05/01/2014 2:38:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Nachum

The oompah-loompah just got out of the tanning bed. Not one dime’s worth of difference.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 2:51:27 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: JoeProBono; ntnychik; potlatch

where was medusa during benghazi broken arrow?

25 posted on 05/01/2014 2:55:46 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: VRWC For Truth

26 posted on 05/01/2014 3:17:14 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Right, and that is why this kabuki theater has gone on and why it will continue to go on. Oturd will say he had the consent of Bonehead et al in this endeavor. Whether the “it” was weapons to Syria or some other attempt to destabilize some country being orchestrated and armed through Lybia makes no difference. His piece meal investigative approach to Benghasi and other events like the IRS matter are designed to go nowhere. In the former he protects jug ears, in the latter he destroys the conservative republicans. This incompetent fool deserves to be on the same gallows as jug ears.


27 posted on 05/01/2014 3:22:15 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Out of 300 million + people in this nation, THESE freaks are the best we can come up with??

I wish I had a dollar for every time that thought crossed my mind.

28 posted on 05/01/2014 3:30:07 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Nachum

Boehner is a co-conspirator with Obama.


29 posted on 05/01/2014 3:31:14 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: JohnG45; AllAmericanGirl44

This what you get when you have taken G-d (prayer) out of the schools for 40 years. No one has any moral base anymore.


30 posted on 05/01/2014 3:50:10 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Nachum
Luckily for Boehner, it isn't ooh, so hard being appalled.

Now, doing something about it, even when he has the power...that is ooh so hard. Oh, yes, and it would require leadership.

31 posted on 05/01/2014 4:01:19 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Nachum

Who woke him up and told him?


32 posted on 05/01/2014 4:10:46 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum

Lying liar.


33 posted on 05/01/2014 4:12:25 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Nachum; All
have another drink; Congressman *HIC!*
SotH Johnny "Walker/*HIC!*" Boehner (Himself-GOP/e)
You have just "Noticed"? *HIC!*..tight election
back in the district (not home)*HIC!*.. eh?

have another drink and another
more orange sun-tan tone lotion? *HIC!*
have another drink and another.
more golf, w/"Bathhouse" 0'Muslim? *HIC!*
and please, have another, how's that (Kennedy :) liver?
It's never too early in the morning. *HIC!*

"Hi, I'm Congressman *HIC!*" Bottle....from Kentucky..
Tennessee?..fine Whiz.."
*face-plant*


34 posted on 05/01/2014 4:23:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Nachum

Boehner is a P.O.S who is behind Benghazi with
McCain, Obama, and Clinton.

The G(ive)O(bama)P(ower) Party takes Americans
and conservatives for FOOLS.


35 posted on 05/01/2014 4:30:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Nachum

Boehner is appalled? Oh boy, now we’ll get to the botton of this mess.


36 posted on 05/01/2014 4:46:05 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Nachum
Okay, so what are you going to do about it?

Never mind. Forget I asked.

Just go have a good cry, John. It'll make you feel better.

37 posted on 05/01/2014 4:57:43 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: wastoute
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]

Croupier: Your winnings, sir.

Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.

So, it's not just a fake "shocked," in the movie, as here in real life, the "shocked" person was participating, not just playing dumb.
38 posted on 05/01/2014 5:03:57 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Nachum

I’m appalled that Boehner is ONLY appalled.


39 posted on 05/01/2014 5:07:16 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: SunkenCiv

40 posted on 05/01/2014 5:09:04 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: PhilDragoo

41 posted on 05/01/2014 5:10:08 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: Hotlanta Mike

Boehner is appalled? What about the rest of us who are waiting for him to do something to get to the truth and jail odumbo and Hitlary?


42 posted on 05/01/2014 5:18:44 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Nachum

Go get your shine box, Johnnie.


43 posted on 05/01/2014 5:20:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Aria
I’m really surprised this email was released to Judicial Watch and not the shredder. Did someone screw up the cover up?

I've been wondering the same thing. Could things be starting to unravel inside the White House political machine? Or, is the a calculated move to destroy Hillary?

44 posted on 05/01/2014 5:24:41 AM PDT by IamConservative
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To: DaveA37

He’s a-pauled? I’m a-simoned! And that’s 10 times worse!


45 posted on 05/01/2014 5:25:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

...THESE freaks are the best we can come up with??
___
Sadly, we need to change the old saying “the cream rises to the top” to “the crud rises to the top.”


46 posted on 05/01/2014 5:32:19 AM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Nachum

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/08/letter-questions-whether-boehner-was-briefed-on-benghazi-ops/

In an interview with radio host Laura Ingraham in January 2013, Boehner was asked about reported weapons transfers raised by Sen. Rand Paul during questioning of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Benghazi. The speaker responded: “I’m somewhat familiar with the chatter about this and the fact that these arms were moving towards Turkey, but most of what I know about this came from a classified source, and really can’t elaborate on it.”

Fox News asked the speaker’s office to clarify his comments to Ingraham, in light of the Benghazi relatives’ letter, specifically whether Boehner was briefed on the covert operations in Libya, and if those briefings covered weapons transfers.

Boehner’s spokesman emphasized that no one has been more dedicated to laying out the facts about Benghazi, adding: “The Speaker does not ever discuss classified information in public. In this case, he simply said he was aware of the rumors that were circulating publicly.”

During her January testimony on Benghazi, Paul pressed Clinton on the weapons issue, referring to reports that weapons from Libya were moving to the Syrian opposition via Turkey. “Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?”

“To Turkey?” Clinton asked. “I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody has ever raised that with me.”

“It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that may have weapons,” Paul continued.

“And what I’d like to know is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”

Clinton replied: “Well, senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency [CIA] that ran the annex. I will see what information is available.”

“You’re saying you don’t know?” asked Paul.

“I do not know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any information on that.”


47 posted on 05/01/2014 5:36:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323423804579024452583045962.html

The Saudi ambassador, Mr. Jubeir, has long been courting members of Congress who could pressure the administration to get more involved in Syria. He found early support from Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

(snip)

Mr. Petraeus in mid-2012 won White House approval to provide intelligence and limited training to Syrian rebels at the base, including in the use of arms provided by others. Saudi and Jordanian agents began vetting the fighters to be trained, said Arab diplomats and a former U.S. military official.

Prince Bandar has largely stayed out of Washington but held meetings with U.S. officials in the region. One was in September 2012. Sens. McCain and Graham, who were in Istanbul, met him in an opulent hotel suite on the banks of the Bosporus.

Mr. McCain said he made the case to Prince Bandar that the rebels weren’t getting the kinds of weapons they needed, and the prince, in turn, described the kingdom’s plans. The senator said that in succeeding months he saw “a dramatic increase in Saudi involvement, hands-on, by Bandar.”

(snip)

That winter, the Saudis also started trying to convince Western governments that Mr. Assad had crossed what President Barack Obama a year ago called a “red line”: the use of chemical weapons. Arab diplomats say Saudi agents flew an injured Syrian to Britain, where tests showed sarin gas exposure. Prince Bandar’s spy service, which concluded in February that Mr. Assad was using chemical weapons, relayed evidence to the U.S., which reached a similar conclusion four months later. The Assad regime denies using such weapons.

After Mr. Petraeus’s November resignation over an affair, his job was handled by his deputy, Michael Morell, who privately voiced skepticism the agency could make sure any arms supplied by the U.S. wouldn’t end up with hard-line Islamists, said congressional officials.

Ultimately, the new CIA chief was John Brennan, whose closest Saudi confidant when he was White House counterterrorism adviser was also focused on the risk of inadvertently strengthening al Qaeda. Since moving to the CIA, Mr. Brennan has been in periodic contact by phone with Prince Bandar, officials said.


48 posted on 05/01/2014 5:42:31 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Nachum
This “shocked” mantra is the standard CYA response for feigned ignorance. First, he deliberately covers up and refuses to investigate Obummer and then he stupidly believes Americans are so dumb that they will believe his lies. The stupid fool only winds up insulting the American public’s intelligence by feeding them this putrid BS. Bonner is the epitome of a worthless wussy politician.
49 posted on 05/01/2014 5:53:45 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Diogenesis; All

“You’re *hic*....you’re *hic*...despthicable” Says the ineffective House Speaker. Great! Now put down that Johnny Walker and start impeachment proceedings.....


50 posted on 05/01/2014 6:19:19 AM PDT by PenguinM
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