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Senate confirms judge linked to Benghazi scandal
The Hill ^ | 05/01/2014 | Ramsey Cox

Posted on 05/02/2014 1:07:56 PM PDT by kcvl

The Senate confirmed four of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees Thursday.

Theodore Chuang and George Hazel will serve as U.S. district judges for Maryland. The Senate voted 53-42 on Chuang’s nomination and 95-0 on Hazel’s.

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he couldn’t support Chuang’s nomination because he helped the Obama administration “stonewall” Congress on the investigation of the death of four Americans at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. “I can’t support his nomination because of the central role Mr. Chuang played in the administration’s efforts to stonewall an investigation into the situation in Benghazi,” Grassley said. “These questions remain unanswered because the administration refuses to recognize the rights of congressional oversight.”

Chuang provided legal counsel to the State Department and Department of Homeland Security.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) defended Chuang, saying he was only doing his job and Grassley’s “beef” was really with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“I’m kind of tired of this Benghazi witch hunt stuff,” Mikulski said. “He did not have decision making authority as to whether to provide documents to the committee. That decision came from higher up.”

The Senate also confirmed Janice Schneider to be an assistant secretary of the Interior on a 64-32 vote.

Senators confirmed Suzan LeVine to be U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein by voice vote.

Those are expected to be the last votes of the week for the Senate. Two more nomination votes are scheduled for next Monday.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: barbaramikulski; benghazi; benghazicoverup; benrhodes; chuang; chuckgrassley; georgehazel; interior; iowa; janiceschneider; jaycarney; judge; libya; liechtenstein; maryland; senateconfirmation; statedept; susanrice; suzanlevine; switzerland; theodorechuang

1 posted on 05/02/2014 1:07:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
“I’m kind of tired of this Benghazi witch hunt stuff,” Mikulski said.

Or, what difference does it make?

2 posted on 05/02/2014 1:10:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kcvl

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) “Leaving 41 people to die is no big deal.”


3 posted on 05/02/2014 1:14:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

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

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.

According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff. In a recent study by the Government Accountability Institute, Mr. Obama has only attended 43.8 percent of his Presidential Daily Briefs in the first 1,225 days of his Administration.

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.

When President Bush took charge all the MSM were deriding him as lacking “gravité” to occupy the Oval Office; but MSM never put in question the record or exposed the dubious past of Barack Obama. Commenting on the scandal of Benghazi and Obama’s regime cover-up, Ambassador Bolton said, “I love children, I just don’t think they should be in charge of foreign policy”

Obama bragged in his auto-biography that he consumed all kinds of drugs enthusiastically. How is it possible that the American people voted twice for somebody whose only qualifications in life was to be a community (communist) agitator? Will MSM give the seal of approval for Al Sharpton, or Rev Wright be the next U.S. president?

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.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 1:14:55 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Cicero

I’m kind of tired of senile offensive degenerate fat oaf socialist lesbian losers being senators.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 1:15:35 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Dqban22

Thanks, you posted that to me already.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 1:17:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kcvl

Any...repeat ANY of Obama’s nominations should be scuttled. They are by definition not in the best interest of America. JMHO!


7 posted on 05/02/2014 1:21:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum

For the list.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 1:21:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: kcvl
This reporter falls short.

What are the details and what is the stonewalling Chuang did for Hillary.

Bad journalism.

9 posted on 05/02/2014 1:21:42 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: what's up
Bad journalism.

There are no journalists in the major media. They function as the Praetorian Guard for any sitting Democrat.

10 posted on 05/02/2014 1:24:55 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: what's up

Ramsey Cox. @RamseyTheHill. Reporter for The Hill's Floor Action Blog, covering the Senate. Washington, D.C.

11 posted on 05/02/2014 1:33:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Cicero

I’ll just bet that she wishes it would all just go away.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 1:38:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


13 posted on 05/02/2014 1:40:11 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: kcvl; All

” - - - Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he couldn’t support Chuang’s nomination because he helped the Obama administration “stonewall” Congress on the investigation of the death of four Americans at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. “I can’t support his nomination because of the central role Mr. Chuang played in the administration’s efforts to stonewall an investigation into the situation in Benghazi,” Grassley said. “These questions remain unanswered because the administration refuses to recognize the rights of congressional oversight.”

Chuang provided legal counsel to the State Department and Department of Homeland Security. - - - “

Ah HAH! Fresh meat for Speaker Boehner’s future Special Prosecutor Committee to chew on!


14 posted on 05/02/2014 2:43:42 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Cicero

I’m kinda tired of Barbara Mikulski. When is she up for election?


15 posted on 05/02/2014 2:51:20 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Dqban22
after being dragged through the streets of Benghazi and tortured in hideous fashion.

That can't be true. Hillary Clinton said that the Libyan people carried the Ambassador gently and tried to save his life, but he'd been overcome by smoke inhalation....sarc/off

16 posted on 05/02/2014 2:53:25 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cicero

“Dude, that was two years ago!”


17 posted on 05/02/2014 3:19:58 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: hal ogen

“”I’m kind of tired of senile offensive degenerate fat oaf socialist lesbian losers being senators.””

You have successfully offended at least eight different classes of persons in that one sentence...shame!!!


18 posted on 05/02/2014 4:51:04 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: what's up

“”What are the details and what is the stonewalling Chuang did for Hillary””

We could all use a few details on this. What position was he in to help Hillary or the State Department?


19 posted on 05/02/2014 4:53:45 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: kcvl

Anyone know how Maine’s collins and king voted?


20 posted on 05/02/2014 5:09:58 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/s127

Collins - no
King - yes


21 posted on 05/02/2014 5:59:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I’m kinda tired of Barbara Mikulski. When is she up for election?

It doesn't matter. She could be dead, and Maryland voters would still re-elect her.

22 posted on 05/02/2014 9:25:00 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: kcvl; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Chuang: perfect for Maryland.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


23 posted on 05/02/2014 10:01:10 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: TigersEye

Well considering that the leftist kill a million unborn a year. That is why they have no real feeling stowards our men in uniforms.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 10:08:37 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: kcvl
"Collins - no King - yes">

Thank you, bust be time for collins to face up to reelection. Thank God they will both be gone June 12, 2018.

25 posted on 05/03/2014 6:23:48 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 2:13:10 PM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Cicero

They’re just trying to play out the clock. By 2016 it will be old, old, old news. Why are you conservative nutjobs bringing up old, old, old news?


27 posted on 05/04/2014 2:27:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: hal ogen; Thank You Rush
>> ”I’m kind of tired of senile offensive degenerate fat oaf socialist lesbian losers being senators.” <<

You have successfully offended at least eight different classes of persons in that one sentence...

I'm interested in learning how to do this...could you give me a few tips?

28 posted on 05/04/2014 2:33:54 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: kcvl
Collins - no King - yes

King's a screaming communist, Collins is a part-time Republican. (RINO 50 percenter)

29 posted on 05/04/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: kcvl
Mikulski said. “He did not have decision making authority as to whether to provide documents to the committee. That decision came from higher up.”

Nice of Mikulski to confirm higher ups are complicit in the Benghazi cover up...

Now tell us how high up your little midget...

30 posted on 05/04/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kcvl

She probably would have been very comfortable in Hillary’s Watergate work group.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 4:14:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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