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Boehner to appoint select committee on Benghazi attack
The Hill ^ | 2 May 14 | Russell Berman

Posted on 05/02/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT by SkyPilot

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Friday he would appoint a select House committee to expand the Republican investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

Boehner had resisted a push by conservatives to name a special panel to investigate the terrorist attack, but a senior leadership aide said that new emails released by the Obama administration this week were “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

“Americans learned this week that the Obama Administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the People's House,” Boehner said in a statement.

“These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen,” he added.

“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,” Boehner said.

The Speaker called the White House's withholding of emails “misleading” to the public and a “flagrant violation of trust [that] undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built.”

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), a member of the Judiciary and Oversight committees, is under consideration to lead the select committee and is said to be the preferred choice of Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), officials said.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziemails; boehner; coverup; obama; selectcommittee

1 posted on 05/02/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Gowdy. Excellent.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 4:46:04 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: SkyPilot

"I will continue to protect you, my lord.
But they will throw me out if I do nothing."

3 posted on 05/02/2014 4:48:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yes!


4 posted on 05/02/2014 4:48:32 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: SkyPilot

Theater.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: SkyPilot
The Speaker called the White House's withholding of emails ";misleading" to the public and a "flagrant violation of trust [that] undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built."
That is bafflegab baloney. "Trust" and "oversight" are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

Boehner is probably pissed that the smoke and mirrors aren't working to plan.

6 posted on 05/02/2014 4:49:51 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It will be fun to watch Trey hammer them.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 4:50:07 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SkyPilot
Republicans have long alleged that the administration falsely blamed the 2012 attack on a spontaneous response to an anti-Islamic video to protect President Obama as he ran for reelection and are pointing to the Rhodes email as proof.

What is most abhorrent to me is that not only did Obama have the producer of this joke a video thrown in prison, Obama went before the UNITED NATIONS, lied about the cause of the Benghazi attacks, and then THREATENED ALL AMERICANS FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHTS on camera.

That is impeachable. If not, then nothing is.

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday said the email was not provided to congressional investigators because it was not “explicitly” about Benghazi.

Jon Karl vs. Jay Carney on Benghazi

8 posted on 05/02/2014 4:50:27 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I wonder how long till the White House is going after the sex lives of every Republican member of the committee, and in addition looking through the dirty laundry of every Republican staff member.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 4:52:07 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: SkyPilot

20 months later.....


10 posted on 05/02/2014 4:53:48 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Diogenesis


11 posted on 05/02/2014 4:55:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: SkyPilot
All this will do is give the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) someone to demonize.

* RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

12 posted on 05/02/2014 4:56:29 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SkyPilot

There was a day when I would herald something like this.

I’ve seen the Republicans screw up so many investigations that I just laugh when I hear about another.

Where there’s a will there’s a way, and Boehner has all the will required.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 5:31:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

GO TREY!!!!!!

that would be Pay-per-view TV!!!!


14 posted on 05/02/2014 5:32:37 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Steely Tom
I wonder how long till the White House is going after the sex lives of every Republican member of the committee, and in addition looking through the dirty laundry of every Republican staff member.

Hate to be the one to inform you, but the NSA is already monitoring everyone with a computer, cell phone, GPS, or with specific cable companies.

15 posted on 05/02/2014 5:46:58 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SkyPilot
plans on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State John Kerry to testify over the newly released emails,

WHY?He has totally denyability - he wasn't Sec. State.

It's HILLARY who needs her feet, finally, to the fire - and NO histrionics allowed. It's HILLIARY whose actions must be known...

16 posted on 05/02/2014 5:54:16 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Diogenesis

Geez, Boner has a deeper tan than 0dumb0’s half-black/half whitey complexion. Boner really hits the tanning booths. 0dumb0 just hits on the gay bars & bathhouses.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 5:57:20 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: SkyPilot

Bonehead should have done this long ago, why was he dragging his feet nd what special secret deal did he have with the worlds greatest liar mac daddy.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 6:18:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Steely Tom
I wonder how long till the White House is going after the sex lives of every Republican member of the committee, and in addition looking through the dirty laundry of every Republican staff member.

Your last cell phone calls and web searches are logged and filed.

Welcome to Obama's Amerika.

19 posted on 05/02/2014 6:29:19 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: chiefqc
Bonehead should have done this long ago, why was he dragging his feet nd what special secret deal did he have with the worlds greatest liar mac daddy.

I agree - but the Republicans are feckless by any definition. They wanted to "cut spending." Fine. What did they agree to? Cut Entitlement and welfare spending?

LOL!

The military is now less than 16% of the budget, yet it must "pay for" Sequester cuts of 50% of the TOTAL for the next 8 years. Military families (who have given the most to this nation) are being squeezed) while the Taker take even more.

Republicans cheered this. I am ashamed of them.

20 posted on 05/02/2014 6:36:44 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Bratch

Yes, you are right that the left will target the enemy. Boehner knows this. He’s not taking the lead. He knows that Gowdy will be taking a lot of heat. Gowdy will suffer with the help of the media’s relentless attacks. Then after all of the theater, when Gowdy’s currency is down, Boehner will sit back and do nothing in the end. For now, Boehner looks like he’s being tough to appease the conservatives. Gowdy is very good. Maybe he will bring Boehner down along with Obama and Hillary. But understand that Boehner isn’t in this to bring the libs down.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 7:19:40 PM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Diogenesis

Exactly.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 7:20:10 PM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: SkyPilot

Tell me, who will the spineless select be?


23 posted on 05/02/2014 7:26:01 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: rcrngroup
17 Geez, Boner has a deeper tan than 0dumb0’s half-black/half whitey complexion. Boner really hits the tanning booths. 0dumb0 just hits on the gay bars & bathhouses.

Someone on FR posted within the last 6 months that 1 of Boehner's grandparents was black. That was the only reference I have read about that matter.

Nearly 1 year ago (5/13/2013), his 35 y-o daughter, Lindsay, married a black Jamaican construction worker in FL - 37 y-o Dominic Lakhan. It was discussed here on FR back then.

24 posted on 05/02/2014 8:44:03 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: SkyPilot

I admit I was wrong, I though Boehner was going to do his usual shtick, which is nothing. Only over a year late, but better late than never.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 8:49:48 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: avenir; SWAMPSNIPER
If Gowdy is unleashed on this I think Obama is in trouble. Gowdy is a former prosecutor. He sees a crime. He will pursue this to a conclusion if allowed to.

I smell the whiff of impeachment in the air.

26 posted on 05/03/2014 4:04:53 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: SkyPilot

Please, God; let it be Gowdy. Please!


27 posted on 05/03/2014 4:10:56 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: SkyPilot
What is most abhorrent to me is that not only did Obama have the producer of this joke a video thrown in prison, Obama went before the UNITED NATIONS, lied about the cause of the Benghazi attacks not for reasons of state but for mere factional advantage (politics, which would have been beneath contempt from the Founders’ POV), and then THREATENED ALL AMERICANS' FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHTS on camera.
. . . and voters who knew that voted for his re-election anyway. Which raises serious doubts about the whole theory of democracy . . .

28 posted on 05/03/2014 12:20:58 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Diogenesis

‘Yes, keep smiling - don’t stop - as I place these shamrocks in your pocket.
I stole them just for you. Have Me-Shell put them in your salad.

And for Pete’s sake, pay no attention to the hand doing ‘Hand Farts!’
I know it’s amusing, but reeeaally - - -


29 posted on 05/04/2014 12:41:09 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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