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Who deserves credit for Benghazi Select Committee?
AllenBWest.com ^ | May 2 2014 | Allen B West

Posted on 05/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PDT by PoloSec

Today Speaker of the House John Boehner announced he will finally bring to the House floor a vote on H.Res 36 which would establish a Select Committee, with subpoena powers, to investigate the Benghazi incident.

We should all applaud the efforts and diligence of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va) for his resolve in gaining some 190 co-sponsor signatures for this legislation. It’s obvious, with the recent revelations from the lawsuit brought about by citizen watchdog group Judicial Watch, that the Obama administration had little to no respect for the House Committee hearing process.

Their continuing supply of heavily redacted emails is evidence of their contempt of Congressional oversight, but moreso, their desire to hide the truth from the American people.

Per Speaker Boehner’s press release:

“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. 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. 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.

“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?

Judicial Watch, led by Tom Fitton, has uncovered the most egregious lie — among many other lies — of the Obama administration when they stated the White House had nothing to do with promoting an anti-Islam video as the cause of the September 11, 2012 attack.

The emails, non-redacted, clearly show Ben Rhodes was behind orchestrating a blatant falsehood. The emails also point to a collusion between the White House and the Obama campaign team. Government officials are not allowed to participate in political activities, that is a violation of the Hatch Act. I for one do not believe that young Mr. Rhodes came up with this all on his own.

And yesterday, in an interview with Brett Baier on Fox News, former Obama national security officialTommy Vietor embarrassed himself, the administration, and caused even greater concern about what transpired that infamous night.

Finally, Speaker Boehner has come to realize a five different committee process is not effective.

I am glad to see Rep.Trey Gowdy (R-SC), a former prosecutor, will take the lead on the Select Committee. It will be interesting to see how many Democrats vote to support the establishment of the Select Committee. Do they put party above country? More importantly, do they put Obama and Hillary Clinton above the murder and subsequent cover up of four Americans, including a US Ambassador?

The Benghazi Select Committee is long overdue, and I believe it came about because a citizens watchdog group proved more effective than our Congress.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio; US: South Carolina; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bengahzi; gowdy; johnboehner; ltcwest; ohio; southcarolina; trey; treygowdy

1 posted on 05/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Katherine Herridge of FOX and Cheryl Attkisson (formerly of CBS) until Ben Rhodes brother (President of CBS) forced her to quit!


2 posted on 05/03/2014 11:06:08 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: PoloSec
The only pair Republicans have are those handed to them by the Democrat party.
They are depressing to behold IMO.
They are at best politically motivated and don't seem to have the fire in the belly to ever do things for the good of the country any more imo.
3 posted on 05/03/2014 11:07:07 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: PoloSec

Think what you will about Judicial Watch. They have proven their persistence and tenacity which is saying much more than could be said of Boehner’s leadership.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 11:08:04 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: PoloSec

The judge ordered release of the e-mails 4/18; Obama hired Eggleston White House counsel 4/21. I guess that answered the question , why ?


5 posted on 05/03/2014 11:09:04 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: PoloSec
Finally, Speaker Boehner has come to realize a five different committee process is not effective.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 11:12:03 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: PoloSec

Jay Carney


7 posted on 05/03/2014 11:14:20 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

8 posted on 05/03/2014 11:15:45 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: PoloSec

The three heroes who died at Benghazi.

I purposely left out the ambassador, because he was no hero.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 11:16:04 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: PoloSec
Mark Levin has been insisting this is the only way since the beginning, for maybe a year and a half. On his Friday show, he said that there is actually a permanent Senate committee specifically designed to investigate fraud and various other forms of bad behavior that has existed since 1948. This committee is funded, it is real, it is comprised of significant resources in terms of staff, professional prosecutors and investigators. Just what it has been doing for the last 6 years was not discussed. He applauded the notion that Boehner has called for the creation of a similar committee in the House, while also saying that the IRS scandal easily merits similar treatment and that Boehner should have taken the opportunity to create such a committee simultaneous with the Benghazi one.

As I have said on several occasions, the Benghqazi affair easily merits serious investigation, but IMO, the IRS scandal is 2-3 orders of magnitude more serious than Libya.

10 posted on 05/03/2014 11:21:51 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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Who deserves credit for Benghazi Select Committee?

The American people deserve the credit. For one example, my Facebook news feed has been inundated with Benghazi posts every day.

11 posted on 05/03/2014 11:27:53 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: A CA Guy
The only pair Republicans have are those handed to them by the Democrat party.

If Boehner was ever caught with a set they wouldn't be his.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 11:31:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: PoloSec

Larry Klayman with Judicial Watch.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: PoloSec

Visitor Logs: Obama Had “Debate Prep” Meeting on September 11, 2012, the Day of the Benghazi Attack

http://patterico.com/2014/05/02/obama-did-debate-prep-on-september-11-2012-the-day-of-the-benghazi-attack/


14 posted on 05/03/2014 11:40:53 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: PoloSec

Why get excited over this. Those that are hand picked will keep this from ever becoming anything big.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT by Revel
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To: PoloSec

Oh boy, we’re jostling for credit for a committee now, are we? Woo-hoo. Sure showed them, didn’t they.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 12:38:41 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

It’s tooooooohard!


17 posted on 05/03/2014 12:46:00 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: PoloSec
Great article from Alan.

Now, Col. explain this Trayvon Martin Boolshiite you've been spouting lately, OK?

Next, try not dancing in the end zone until we score. Let's see if the GOP actually handles this and smacks The Mombasa MF up the side of his curly head ... makes the fraudulent SOB hurt.

Also, my Colonel, what's with your "Private" endorsement of Sheriff Joe's CCP, but refusal to make the mildest opf public remarks in support of the guy?

18 posted on 05/03/2014 2:13:15 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Hurrah for Jimmy Carter! He ain't the worst anymore.)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe. Just maybe with Trey Goudy in the saddle Obama Clinton and their flying monkeys are in for a good hard squeeze on their privates


19 posted on 05/03/2014 2:38:56 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

He looks like he has just realized that his fart had a lump in it.
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20 posted on 05/03/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: PoloSec

It was a trade off. The immigration bill will now move forward.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 2:47:14 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: RegulatorCountry

It’s like I always say....if five committees don’t get the job done, form a sixth one.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 2:50:35 PM PDT by grania
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To: PoloSec

Let’s wait to see if this is nothing but an eGOP whitewash before we start clapping in applause about this.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 3:50:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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