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BOEHNER FINALLY CAVES, WILL APPOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE

Posted on 05/02/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

After more than a year of resisting the calls of a vast majority of his conference, Speaker John Boehner is relenting and forming a special committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and resulting scandal.

“The administration's withholding of documents – emails showing greater White House involvement in misleading the American people – is a flagrant violation of trust and undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built. And it forces us to ask the question, what else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American people?” Boehner said in a statement announcing the decision.

“The new emails released this week were the straw that broke the camel’s back,” a senior GOP leadership aide said. “The Speaker was furious to learn that the administration 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 the truth, and provide justice.”

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon had also waged a high-profile battle against an oversight committee hearing yesterday, undermining the notion that the five committees investigating the issue were working together, Republicans close to the matter said.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is under consideration to chair the special panel...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; emails; gowdy; lies; obama; selectcommittee
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

A Special Prosecutor would be BETTER...but we will take this because we probably wont get that.
Freegards
LEX


2 posted on 05/02/2014 10:25:56 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Jim Robinson

Popcorn was just added to my grocery list.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 10:25:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jim Robinson

all that will happen is that this will provide a vehicle for whitewashing the whole thing. i seriously doubt the republicans will accomplish anything else here


4 posted on 05/02/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Jim Robinson

Boner is heap big trouble with his big eared golfing buddie.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jim Robinson
"After more than a year of resisting the calls of a vast majority of his conference, Speaker John Boehner is relenting and forming a special committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and resulting scandal. "

Jim, it must be reelection time.

6 posted on 05/02/2014 10:27:42 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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This John Boehner?
7 posted on 05/02/2014 10:27:50 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s not a done deal yet!

“In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served,” he said in a statement.

Boehner has long faced pressured from rank-and-file members for months to form such a panel to probe the attacks which killed four Americans including a U.S. ambassador, and until now had resisted. Fox News is told the speaker made the decision Thursday to go forward with a vote. The committee is expected to be bipartisan, and Fox News is told Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is among those being considered to lead it.

The committee would still have to be approved on the House floor.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 10:28:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Krauthammer’s Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes

NRO May 1, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxtr9_8yoqI&feature=player_embedded

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It is appalling that President Obama never was in the Situation Room the night of September 11, 2012, as our ambassador to Libya and three other men were being attacked, captured, and eventually killed after being dragged through the streets of Benghazi and tortured in hideous fashion.

Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said that he: ‘Could not put forces at risk’ in order to rescue our men who were under Muslim terrorist attack in Benghazi.

An article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon hit the bulls-eye:

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”

If Trey Gowdy Chairs the Congress Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, this scandal will prove to be much worse than Watergate.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 10:30:27 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Jim Robinson
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is under consideration to chair the special panel...

I like Gowdy, if he's appointed, he's gonna do what we in the Army fondly refered to as kicking ass and taking names.........too bad it took so damn long.

But then again, maybe it's timely.....

10 posted on 05/02/2014 10:30:29 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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He is like a stopped watch...


11 posted on 05/02/2014 10:30:48 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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If Trey Goudy is picked, we will know Bonehead is serious.
If not, it is just a campaign tool by Bonehead and the GOP.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 10:31:37 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Trey Gowdy is pretty good.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 10:31:42 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Jim Robinson

Hillary won’t remember anything......”I have no recall...blah, blah, blah...”


14 posted on 05/02/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT by stboz
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine
Bingo.

The new emails released this week were the straw that broke the camel’s back

Not the Benghazi emails obtained by Judicial Watch -- Crybaby Johnny couldn't care less about those -- the emails from Frank Luntz and other Republican pollsters showing that Boehner's Speakership will be in serious jeopardy if any actual conservative Republicans are elected to the House.

15 posted on 05/02/2014 10:34:14 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: jimbo123



Oompa Loompa, Oompa Loompa

16 posted on 05/02/2014 10:35:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jim Robinson
BOEHNER FINALLY CAVES, WILL APPOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE

Maybe if he cries, Obama will forgive him.

17 posted on 05/02/2014 10:36:25 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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18 posted on 05/02/2014 10:37:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Jim Robinson
“Rep. Trey Gowdy, the IRS agent will see you now.”
19 posted on 05/02/2014 10:40:35 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: jimbo123
and this Obama Boehner and Obama photo: Obama without hand on heart obama-pledge-of-allegiance.jpg
20 posted on 05/02/2014 10:41:02 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: fungoking

Yeah, more like, “Say hello to your new little friend, Andrew Breitbart”


21 posted on 05/02/2014 10:43:33 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Jim Robinson
“The Speaker was furious to learn that the administration 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 the truth, and provide justice.”

Please.

The only reason Boner capitulated was due to a political calculation that the Titanic was sinking more quickly than he had previously anticipated. There were mountains of evidence prior to the emails, that have existed for the last two years without a single iota of Mr. Boner's newfound furious scrutiny.
22 posted on 05/02/2014 10:43:59 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gowdy may not be the prince many think he is……just a warning….


23 posted on 05/02/2014 10:47:48 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Jim Robinson

Immediately afterward Boner called Obama and said “Waaaa! I can’t stop them. It’s soooooooo hard.”


24 posted on 05/02/2014 10:48:21 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Jim Robinson

What I find absurd is Boehner’s reason for waiting this long. He was looking for concrete evidence that tied the WH to the video talking point.

Isn’t that the whole purpose of the committee - to figure out what happened?


25 posted on 05/02/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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Trey Gowdy Demands Answers On Benghazi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1jeJmeeMjs

I missed this video last October and highly recommend watching now to ALL FReepers who have not seen this!

Please watch, if you haven’t yet. Thank you.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 10:51:11 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Dqban22

He had a fundraiser to get to in Las Vegas. What more do you people want from the man?!


27 posted on 05/02/2014 10:54:29 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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Caves....BS....They found the “indisputable” smoking gun. Hope it’s enough to impeach Obama.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 10:56:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dqban22
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”

Holy cow.

Quote of the year.

29 posted on 05/02/2014 10:56:56 AM PDT by kidd
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To: tennmountainman; Jim Robinson

Allahpundit may well have it right.

Seems Boehner’s epic resistance to ever establishing a Select Committee, even immediately after the Big Lie of Benghazi was overwhelmed by the facts and witnesses on the ground, drew ire from Republicans at home and in the House.

Boehner then hawks immigration “reform” and further enrages the base of his party.

Now comes the chess. Boehner trades out one of two main issues aligned against him (probably to save his Speakership) to get the other. He gives us a Select Committee.

The return he expects may be more about increased cooperation on amnesty, from recalcitrant House members.

You are correct on Boehner’s seriousness. It’s Gowdy, or this SC is a spin machine arranged to go nowhere.


30 posted on 05/02/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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Who makes the selection of members of a Special Committee? Do they have to be voted on by the whole house after being selected? Is the Chairman of the committee appointed or do the Committee members select the Chairman?


31 posted on 05/02/2014 10:58:44 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: lexington minuteman 1775; All

Let us remember that the current scandal about the cover-up, is still not the bottom of the event. The second question is what in the heck were they up to in Libya anyway? Were they running guns to Al Qaeda affiliated groups to use to overthrow Egypt and/or Syria?

What exactly is our foreign policy except to express a hatred of Israel, and to pummel Putin’s chest with sissy fists, yelling, “You Brute! You Brute!”


32 posted on 05/02/2014 10:59:14 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Resettozero
Great link, thanks.

The title is a bit inaccurate. Trey Gowdy RIPS the media, to their faces (!) for buying the Bamster’s lies.

33 posted on 05/02/2014 11:00:18 AM PDT by Jacquerie (By their oaths, it is the duty of state legislators to invoke Article V.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Trey Gowdy will surely create some major league fireworks. That would certainly be a bold move if Boehner appoints him.


34 posted on 05/02/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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It appears that the timing of the creation of this committee will insure that no conclusion is reached before the election.

The thing that is good, but too late, is of no use.


35 posted on 05/02/2014 11:00:32 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Jim Robinson

There is so much scandal with Obama we nee a scoreboard.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 11:02:07 AM PDT by Red Steel
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May I suggest to Mr. Boehner he begin select committees for the IRS cover up and Fast & Furious...for starters.

5.56mm

37 posted on 05/02/2014 11:02:13 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“Gowdy may not be the prince many think he is……just a warning….”

And outside of sheer defeatism, what evidence do you have to show that Trey Gowdy is not genuine?


38 posted on 05/02/2014 11:02:36 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
It appears that the timing of the creation of this committee will insure that no conclusion is reached before the election. The thing that is good, but too late, is of no use.

That's not what my wife says...
39 posted on 05/02/2014 11:05:46 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Jim Robinson

*yawn

Show me the goods....


40 posted on 05/02/2014 11:10:05 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; C. Edmund Wright

I don’t disagree with Wright’s notice.

I recently caught a whiff of establishmentism emanating from his otherwise determined persona.


41 posted on 05/02/2014 11:10:11 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: M Kehoe

I really hate to see Valerie Jarrett get away with the IRS targeting and Benghazi and F&F. She appears to be as arrogant as BO and the Mooch and Holder.


42 posted on 05/02/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Jim Robinson

GOOD! Gowdy is a pit bull. Just what the spineless Pubbie leadership in the House needs!


43 posted on 05/02/2014 11:11:41 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: originalbuckeye

I was skeptical until read Gowdy leading the charge..maybe this will be more than the usual yawnfest.
Grab the popcorn!


44 posted on 05/02/2014 11:15:21 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Trey Gowdy leans pro-amnesty.

But that is irrelevant to this issue. Gowdy has the legal experience and the fire in the belly and the stones to get results.

As a minimum, I predict that the result of Gowdy heading the select committee will be that Hillary is not the nominee.

At a maximum, Obama is removed from office. A pattern of obstructionism is realized and Fast & Furious is prosecuted to its proper conclusion. The democrat party is disgraced forever and CBS stops doing the “news”.


45 posted on 05/02/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT by kidd
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I wonder if Bonehead has to appoint a Pubbie as chairman? If not, I would not be surprised if he would appoint that chump Elijah Cummings. Then they will REALLY get to the bottom of it. /s


46 posted on 05/02/2014 11:19:22 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is under consideration to chair the special panel..."

YES! Trey Gowdy along with Louie Gohmert should be considered for Speaker of the House at the beginning of the next Congress. There are scores of better choices than the worthless (to Conservatives) John Boehner- Ted Poe, Mike McCaul, and many others.

47 posted on 05/02/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: Dqban22

I think Dr. K. is onto something. And Trey Gowdy to head the committee would be good.


48 posted on 05/02/2014 11:23:14 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: kidd
Trey Gowdy leans pro-amnesty. But that is irrelevant to this issue.

No he doesn't and yes it is.
49 posted on 05/02/2014 11:24:04 AM PDT by Resettozero
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Where is the list of who is on this committee???


50 posted on 05/02/2014 11:25:04 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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