Skip to comments.John Bolton: Benghazi Panel Needs to Question Hillary Clinton for 'Hours and Hours'
Posted on 05/04/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT by kingattax
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton needs to provide "hours and hours" of private depositions if any House select committee is effective in uncovering what happened in the 2012 Benghazi deaths that killed four Americans, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said on Saturday.
"The public hearings that get so much attention are the last things that should happen," Bolton, who served in the George W. Bush White House, told Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program. "We need former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton giving hours and hours of depositions before they put her back out in public testimony. That's the way to find out what happened.
"You can't get effective investigations done with members of Congress alternating asking questions for five minutes of somebody who's articulate and knows how to dodge questions," Bolton added. "What needs to happen are extensive, hour-after-hour depositions."
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Interrogate is a better term...do the Repubs have an interrogator with nuts...hum....?
After a few hours, give her a break to the lounge. A few glasses of her favorite wine, then get her back on on the stand. See how the answers compare.
The attitude of this entire administration has been that they are not answerable to Congressional oversight.
I’d expect her to double down on their rejection of Constitutional checks and balances.
Easier just to break her the way the Vichy cops broke Eddie in “To Have and Have Not”
Bring the puke bags, defibrillator, and oxygen. What an unpleasant afternoon that would be.
Ok, I'm joking...
Let Ziva and Gibbs put her in the interrogation room while Ducky analyzes her. She’d last at the very best, 10 minutes before being arrested.
That's a true statement.
They act as if Articles 2 and 6 are the only things in the Constitution. And Article 6 only when it suits them.
Even good liars can be tripped up after giving a few hundred pages of depositions. It is damned hard to keep everything straight, and there is always that stray fact, that the liar didn’t know about. Once introduced, the liar has to start changing their story to fit the fact.
For hours and hours.
...In March 2013, Chaffetz said he managed to speak with one of the fathers of the survivors but was told:
Yes, this person is at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, but you will not be able to find him because the State Department changed his name on all his records."
She won’t get ‘softball’ questions from Trey Gowdy and she knows it ..... time for another bump on the head to avoid what will be a proper interrogation.
How many times an hour can she say “What difference does it make that I don’t recall!”
Number of times that Clinton figures who testified in court or before Congress said that they didn’t remember, didn’t know, or something similar.
Bill Kennedy 116
Harold Ickes 148
Ricki Seidman 160
Bruce Lindsey 161
Bill Burton 191
Mark Gearan 221
Mack McLarty 233
Neil Egglseston 250
Hillary Clinton 250
John Podesta 264
Jennifer O’Connor 343
Dwight Holton 348
Patsy Thomasson 420
Jeff Eller 697
FROM THE WASHINGTON TIMES: In the portions of President Clinton’s Jan. 17 deposition that have been made public in the Paula Jones case, his memory failed him 267 times. This is a list of his answers and how many times he gave each one.
I don’t remember - 71
I don’t know - 62
I’m not sure - 17
I have no idea - 10
I don’t believe so - 9
I don’t recall - 8
I don’t think so - 8
I don’t have any specific recollection - 6
I have no recollection - 4
Not to my knowledge - 4
I just don’t remember - 4
I don’t believe - 4
I have no specific recollection - 3
I might have - 3
I don’t have any recollection of that - 2 I don’t have a specific memory - 2
I don’t have any memory of that - 2
I just can’t say - 2
I have no direct knowledge of that - 2
I don’t have any idea - 2
Not that I recall - 2
I don’t believe I did - 2
I can’t remember - 2
I can’t say - 2
I do not remember doing so - 2
Not that I remember - 2
I’m not aware - 1
I honestly don’t know - 1
I don’t believe that I did - 1
I’m fairly sure - 1
I have no other recollection - 1
I’m not positive - 1
I certainly don’t think so - 1
I don’t really remember - 1
I would have no way of remembering that - 1
That’s what I believe happened - 1
To my knowledge, no - 1
To the best of my knowledge - 1
To the best of my memory - 1
I honestly don’t recall - 1
I honestly don’t remember - 1
That’s all I know - 1
I don’t have an independent recollection of that - 1
I don’t actually have an independent memory of that - 1
As far as I know - 1
I don’t believe I ever did that - 1
That’s all I know about that - 1
I’m just not sure - 1
Nothing that I remember - 1
I simply don’t know - 1
I would have no idea - 1
I don’t know anything about that - 1
I don’t have any direct knowledge of that - 1
I just don’t know - 1
I really don’t know - 1
I can’t deny that, I just — I have no memory of that at all - 1
Lol. This from the ‘smartest’ woman ever. I imagine her memory will fail her once again, and no one will care. Quite the opposite, they will put this brain dead bat in the White House.
Ben Rhodes reveals the truth of the matter, in his memo, loud and clear.
Video vs terrorist attack was/IS/REMAINS the diversionary argument to bypass a spear into the heart of Obama/Hillary’s “BROADER MIDDLE EAST POLICY”, which was carrying out Hillary’s SMART POWER, with false appearances of NORMALIZATION— a new requirement, of anti-Bush texture, aka THE LIGHT FOOT PRINT, which was, in reality, CAUSING numerous terror attacks upon our military, and against our embassies all over the Middle East. Attacks that so far, were getting the brush off by the media from connecting them to BROADER MIDDLE EAST POLICY, NORMALIZATION, LIGHT FOOT PRINT, LACK OF SECURITY, ZERO CONTINGENCY, DEPLETED RESOURCES, MANPOWER and EQUIPMENT.
What the State Department and Obama White House did not want was to expose was their colossal, over all POLICY FAILURE, during the Obama campaign for re-election.
Rhodes let the cat out of the bag.
Here she is 100 years ago saying guess what?
Post script, I just see that GM hired Eller for advise in crisis management. You just can't make this stuff up!
It wouldn't have worked in 1973 when the Ervin Committee was set up to go after Nixon over Watergate, since the press also wanted to get Nixon.
On Chris Wallace's panel today, Brit Hume was pretty good, George Will was channeling his inner Neville Chamberlain and a Democrat woman (Harman?) tried to ridicule the whole investigation by bringing up other conspiracy theories.
Benghazi, Lies and Videotape
Posted By Nonie Darwish On May 2, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
Shocking White House emails released to the public Tuesday by government watchdog group Judicial Watch shed new light on the Obama administrations brazen dishonesty with the public about the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Statements from top Obama adviser Ben Rhodes confirm what critics have long alleged: that the Obama administrations to priority in the wake of the attack was not to seek justice for the fallen or confront the threat to our nation, but to lie to the public about the nature of the attack in order to improve President Obamas image in an election year.
It is the tragedy of our times that that the US government advocated the video excuse as a justification for the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi or even the attack on the US embassy in Cairo on 9/11/12. It should be common knowledge to Western governments by now that Islamic leadership habitually justifies Islamic terrorism as a reaction to some kind of injustice or offense perpetrated against Muslims. This happens all the time in the commission of terrorist attacks or after they have been perpetrated. But instead of exposing the Islamic lie as usual, America facilitated the terrorists excuses. This is not a bad deal for jihadists who are only too happy to see nations victimized by terror defend jihad on behalf of Muslims.
As a matter of fact, Muslims over many centuries have trained Coptic Christians and other Middle East oppressed minorities to blame themselves for Islamic jihad and to ignore the obvious Islamic jihad violence.
Since jihad against other nations is a violation of international law, Muslims have discovered that they have no choice but to lie about their motivation and religious obligation to engage in jihad. It is not the author of this article who is saying this about Muslim culture, but the Islamic law books themselves; they clearly state that Muslims are obliged to lie if it is for the benefit of Islam.
Lying to justify jihad comes to people of the Middle East naturally and without hesitation. Even I was guilty of protecting Islamic jihad at any cost when I used to be a young journalist in the Middle East years ago. Lying to protect Islam has thus developed into a virtue that comes naturally to Muslims after centuries of forced practice of the Sharia obligation and most Muslims no longer realize the connection to Sharia nor realize that what they are saying is lying.
Muslims shamelessly justified 9/11 with incredible fabricated stories about oppression of Muslims, Americas foreign policy, the occupation, etc. But when such excuses were discredited, the Muslim leadership never gave up and, until today, continues the blame game. The versions range from how Arabs could not have accomplished such a sophisticated terror attack by airplanes (their favorite excuse) to how 9/11 was a Jewish conspiracy or that the American government itself is behind it, etc.
No one in the Bush administration was so reckless as to buy any of the Arab excuses. Even NYC mayor at the time, Rudy Guiliani, would not accept a $10 million donation for disaster relief from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal after the prince suggested U.S. policies in the Middle East contributed to the September 11 attacks. America cannot afford to collaborate with Arab excuses over terrorism under any circumstances. If America accepts Islamic excuses for terror it is not just an invitation to more terror, but it is descending to the level of banana republics, which fool their own people into believing lies....
Obama is training the American mind to ignore their instincts, what they see, hear and believe about Islam.
The rest of the scandal
Cankles is about to bump her head AGAIN and be unavailable.
You ask “Interrogate is a better term...do the Repubs have an interrogator with nuts...hum....?”
Where ya been?
telling the press off
watch his other clips in YouTube - if John Boehner doesn’t appoint Trey Gowdy to head up the investigation - he should be charged with dereliction...and attempt to thwart the truth...we need to let the lily-livered Speaker of the House know we want Gowdy - not someone who will just go through the motions....as they have so far...