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Leadership Aide: Boehner 'Seriously Considering' Select Committee on Benghazi
The Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 2, 2014 | STEPHEN F. HAYES

Posted on 05/02/2014 7:43:47 AM PDT by dontreadthis

House Speaker John Boehner is “seriously considering” appointing a select committee to investigate the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior GOP leadership aide. The move comes after the revelation of an email from a top Obama national security official, Ben Rhodes, instructing Susan Rice to focus on an anti-Muslim internet video to explain the attacks.

boehner, john “The new emails this week were the straw that broke the camel’s back,” says the aide. “The Speaker was furious to learn that the admininstration withheld relevant documents from a congressional subpoena. He’s sick and tired of this evasion and obstruction from the administration, and wants a solution to finally force accountability, get to the truth, and provide justice.”

Boehner, who has paid careful attention to the Benghazi developments since the attacks, has resisted calls to appoint a select committee, preferring to allow the various committees of jurisdiction to pursue investigations of their slices of the attacks on their own. Aides say Boehner continues to believe that the work of those committees has been valuable. “The current committees investigating the attack have done good work, using their authority, including subpoena authority, to gather facts, interview hundreds of witnesses, and conduct dozens of hearings. But this week’s events demonstrate a new level of stonewalling and obfuscation by the administration that requires a new level of investigation.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benrhodes; jaycarney; johnboehner; libya; ohio; susanrice

1 posted on 05/02/2014 7:43:47 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

So has Lois Lerner been arrested yet?


2 posted on 05/02/2014 7:45:24 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: dontreadthis

Boner is a waste of time and space.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 7:45:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dontreadthis

DUHHHH!
what is taking so long?


4 posted on 05/02/2014 7:45:47 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: dontreadthis

He should do America a favor and “seriously consider” resigning.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT by ZULU (Devil Patrick FREE Justina Pelletier!!!)
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To: dontreadthis
The entire EXEMPT US Congress is STUPIDER
and more treasonous and supporting of terrorism
than the average Egyptian.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 7:46:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Bone head is “seriously considering”.....

That means he has to consult with odumbo first.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 7:47:02 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: dontreadthis
He'll never do it. He and Ubama are on the same team.
8 posted on 05/02/2014 7:47:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Perhaps doctors implanted a spine.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/john-boehner-back-surgery-106193.html


9 posted on 05/02/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: dontreadthis

If I do not see Obama frogmarched out of the Whitehouse, and shipped to the Hague to face international War Crimes, my life will be incomplete.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 7:47:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He sounds a little more miffed than usual. Let’s see what Boehner does with this.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 7:48:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: dontreadthis

Yeah, `ponder’ it for a few more weeks, you worthless, weepy sack-o’-shite.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 7:48:31 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: dontreadthis

Oh Great! Another committee! /s


13 posted on 05/02/2014 7:49:29 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: dontreadthis

Senior GOP leadership aide = first guy in the circle jerk.

I’m sure this is a trial balloon signaling Boehner needs his marching orders from campaign donors and the MSM.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 7:50:39 AM PDT by IamConservative
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To: dontreadthis
Leadership Aide: Boehner 'Seriously Considering' Select Committee on Benghazi

C'mon, John! You know you won't do a damn thing! Oh, did I hurt your feelings...again?!!

"Ye-eh-eh-eh-essssss"!


15 posted on 05/02/2014 7:50:41 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: dontreadthis

Boehner is seriously considering how to form a select committee that won’t investigate the Syrian gun running and who all knew about it.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 7:51:20 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: dontreadthis

Boner must have gone on the wagon and his last two working brain cells connected up. If he goes thru with it I will send him ten bucks. Impeachment and mass criminal arrests would have to follow if he can get someone like Schippers to investigate. Hope I spelled Schippers name right, investigated Clinton.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 7:51:35 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: dontreadthis
Future Headline: AP May 2, 2015: Boehner 'Seriously Considering' Select Committee on Benghazi
18 posted on 05/02/2014 7:52:03 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BpsxczxNFo


19 posted on 05/02/2014 7:56:08 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Lazamataz

If he does anything with it, Ubama will be going the way of Nixon, therefore he won’t do anything with it.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 7:57:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: dontreadthis

He’ll stir up the mud a little, then move on and forget all about it.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 7:58:47 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dontreadthis

Why has Boehner and Issa not gotten the information that Judicial Watch did?
Do they not want the truth to get out?


22 posted on 05/02/2014 7:59:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: dontreadthis

“The details of the exact structure of the special committee are still under discussion, but a source tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Rep. Trey Gowdy, a lawmaker with a reputation for tough questioning of administration witnesses, is under consideration to chair it. Gowdy has participated in meetings of an ad hoc committee of House members from various committees of jurisdiction who have met informally to compare notes and shape strategy on the Benghazi investigations.”


23 posted on 05/02/2014 7:59:31 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: dontreadthis

Why? Like Mark Levin said. At this point what would a select committee find out this late in the game that we don’t already know?


24 posted on 05/02/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: dontreadthis

He does not have the testicular fortitude. Though it would only be theater anyway.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 8:01:24 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: dontreadthis

Who does he have to get approval from? Is he too stupid to keep up with what is going on in the world? Maybe some of his aides could read FR everyday and report back to him. Jeez.....


26 posted on 05/02/2014 8:01:44 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep. Nobody in the GOPe is going to put an end to the huge bipartisan bacchanalia that’s been going on in DC since W brought the “new tone” to Washington.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 8:03:20 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dontreadthis

Its primary season.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 8:03:40 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: dontreadthis

The Uniparty is too transparent.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 8:05:24 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: maggief
Yesterday, in the Senate, McCain demanded a "bipartisan, bicameral, select committee.."

The man is an utter idiot. That would accomplish NOTHING..

30 posted on 05/02/2014 8:09:00 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: dontreadthis
I guess he cannot evade the crescendo of calls for that to happen. Last night Greta was extremely sarcastic about why boner has not acted yet and said I guess I have to get him down here to find out why. My advice to Greta, don't hold your breathe that this asshat is going to answer that question, he is a whore to Obama.
31 posted on 05/02/2014 8:17:58 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ken5050

I am sure McInsane did that with the expectation he would be on it.

Just so he can make sure Hillary, Linday and he are covered in their role in the gun running to Egypt...


32 posted on 05/02/2014 8:21:21 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: ken5050

“Yesterday, in the Senate, McCain demanded a “bipartisan, bicameral, select committee..”
The man is an utter idiot. That would accomplish NOTHING.. “

Exactly.

Posturing ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3023686/posts

“Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham were vocal critics of the administration’s messaging after the Benghazi attacks, but on Friday, they issued a laudatory statement about Victoria Nuland”

Victoria Nuland

Spouse: Robert Kagan

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7370992.stm

Robert Kagan is an adviser to Senator John McCain and his idea that the United States should continue to take a strong, and possibly a confrontational, role in world affairs accords with McCain’s own views.

Kagan’s brother Frederick was instrumental in persuading President Bush to reinforce US forces in Iraq with last year’s “surge”, against the advice of the Iraq Study Group of “wise men” at the time. The surge was and is a policy supported by John McCain and one of the reasons for his political success.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/05/24/obama_taps_victoria_nuland_for_assistant_secretary

Obama taps Victoria Nuland for assistant secretary
Friday, May 24, 201

EXCERPT

Following the announcement, Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is tasked with confirming her nomination, remained mum on her nomination, though a committee source speaking to The Cable said there is “very little chance” the nomination won’t trigger a fight.

Nuland, however, is something of an awkward target for Republicans. From 2003 to 2005, she served as principal deputy national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Her husband is prominent neoconservative writer Robert Kagan, co-founder of the Project for the New American Century and an advisor to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid.

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Flashback:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23849587

Syria crisis: Where key countries stand

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-the-saudi-connection-the-prince-with-close-ties-to-washington-at-the-heart-of-the-push-for-war-8785049.html

It was Prince Bandar’s intelligence agency that first alerted Western allies to the alleged use of sarin gas by the Syrian regime in February.

While a trip earlier this month to the Kremlin to try to cajole President Vladimir Putin into withdrawing his support for President Assad reportedly failed, Prince Bandar automatically has greater leverage in Western capitals, not least because of friendships forged during his time in Washington. His most recent travels, rarely advertised, have taken him to both London and Paris for discussions with senior officials.

As ambassador, Prince Bandar left an imprint that still has not quite faded. His voice was one of the loudest urging the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. In the 1980s, Prince Bandar became mired in the Iran-Contra scandal in Nicaragua.

Months of applying pressure on the White House and Congress over Syria have slowly born fruit. The CIA is believed to have been working with Prince Bandar directly since last year in training rebels at base in Jordan close to the Syrian border.

The Saudis are “indispensable partners on Syria” and have considerable influence on American thinking, a senior US official told The Wall Street Journal yesterday. He added: “No one wants to do anything alone”.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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.”


33 posted on 05/02/2014 8:23:00 AM PDT by maggief
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To: dontreadthis
Is “Boner” looking for some sort of deal, an amnesty for bill for Special Select Committee? Wouldn't pot it past him!>
34 posted on 05/02/2014 8:26:31 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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35 posted on 05/02/2014 8:26:35 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dontreadthis

UPDATE!!!

UPDATE: Other news organizations confirm the report below that House speaker John Boehner will announce the formation of a select committee on Benghazi, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 8:35:39 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

Trey Gowdy!

We might just get to the truth - TREASON!


37 posted on 05/02/2014 8:37:14 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: dontreadthis

Boehner is up to his neck in the cover up.
He and all the leadership knew obammy was using the depot to illegally funnel weapons to Syrian rebels who also were bad guys.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 8:37:19 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: dontreadthis

Welcome to the party, mr helper. BTW, the party I am referencing does not include liquor.....


39 posted on 05/02/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: dontreadthis

If this ever happens, I expect someone of the Clinton machine to be appointed.
John Podesta?


40 posted on 05/02/2014 8:39:50 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: nhwingut

>>UPDATE: Other news organizations confirm the report below that House speaker John Boehner will announce the formation of a select committee on Benghazi, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Led by FUTURE Speaker Trey Gowdy.


41 posted on 05/02/2014 9:26:30 AM PDT by struggle
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To: dontreadthis

He is not trying to uncover the truth about anything from Benghazi to the IRS or the massive voter fraud. He is trying to save his position as House leader so he can get amnesty passed so he can collect millions in bribe money for himself and his sons.


42 posted on 05/02/2014 9:46:03 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: maggief

Awesome, as always, maggie..thanks..


43 posted on 05/02/2014 11:13:41 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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