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Benghazi: State Dept. Criticizes Issa for Subpoenaing Kerry Rather Than ‘Reaching Out’
CNS News ^ | 5/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 05/05/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) – A State Department spokeswoman criticized a congressional panel for issuing a subpoena Friday for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify on the Benghazi affair on May 21, saying if the committee had “reached out” instead it would have known that Kerry would be out of the country on that day.

“It’s highly unusual for a subpoena to be issued before there’s even an official invitation for testimony. I think everyone can make their own judgments about that,” Marie Harf said of the move by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

Harf said Kerry was scheduled to be in Mexico on the day Issa has subpoenaed him to testify on the department’s compliance with earlier requests for information relating to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

She said the Oversight Committee would have been aware of Kerry’s schedule, “if they reached out to us instead of issuing a subpoena – I think by tweet, possibly. I guess that’s how they’re doing it now.”

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KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziemails; cartel; department; kerry; secstatekerry; state; subpoena; subpoenakerry
“It’s highly unusual for a subpoena to be issued before there’s even an official invitation for testimony

The Watergate burglary was highly unusual too.

1 posted on 05/05/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/05/2014 7:01:28 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Ambassador Stevens “Reached Out”.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 7:04:24 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Nachum

No reach around for Kerry.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 7:05:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum
"I think by tweet, possibly. I guess that’s how they’re doing it now.”

I think the Pubs are finally figuring out how to do it. Avoiding Kerry to be out of town for the next year or two.

Do these State Dept morons think that Twitter is an official form of US Gov correspondence? What an idiot!

5 posted on 05/05/2014 7:07:57 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Nachum

I think the message is that Congress is tired of being stiffed by the Executive branch when they ‘reach out’ for documents.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 7:08:01 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Nachum

As if anyone with measurable IQ gives a smelly Obama about the State Department - a top contender for most useless colelction of lib arts majors in the gubmit.

Remember, in our state(less) department, 2 + 2 = 6 (for large values of 2, as 2 approaches 3).

Too stupid even for the senate? There’s always the State Department. (After all, isn’t that what happened to the Hillabeast?)


7 posted on 05/05/2014 7:08:27 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum

“... highly unusual....” - there is nothing usual about the action and/or inaction in the Benghazi matter. State is swimming in swill!!

The House must not let up the pressure. No fly swatters to be used, only sledge hammers - the State Department - individually and corporately, is responsible for four deaths of our top citizens/protectors. Hilary and minions must pay the price.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 7:10:12 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

Sad that this is the best response they can come up.

It’s a real “”I was planning on washing my hair that night” excuse.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 7:10:30 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: wildbill
No respect! Rodney Dangerfield photo: Rodney Dangerfield rodneydangerfield1.jpg I tell ya, they're like Genghis Khan!
10 posted on 05/05/2014 7:18:37 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: wildbill

BUMP!


11 posted on 05/05/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum

INVITATIONS are for PARTIES...

these bozos are DELUSIONAL!


12 posted on 05/05/2014 7:25:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In this case, it may be a goodbye party for RATs.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 7:27:06 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum

You “reach out” to your wife or girlfriend, not an alleged criminal. Democrats are so stuck in the hippie era and need to adjust.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 7:29:22 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

One can only Pray that this is indeed the case.

Let us Next REACH OUT to Holder....and Obama...

Engraved or simply cheap offset printing for the INVITATIONS?


15 posted on 05/05/2014 7:30:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum

There was OBSTRUCTION by someone under his leadership! It was only through a PRIVATE organization (Judicial Watch) that the obstruction was revealed. It is time to quit playing games with this.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Nachum

They’re still pretending Benghazi isn’t far worse than Watergate.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It would be appropriate for the invitations to be printed in red to look like the blood they were responsible for.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum
This is expected.

Those mean Republicans will just be the opening shot of what will turn out to be a media hate-fest of those who challenge cankles and the way the State Department (and the rest of the administration) have been conducting bidness.

These are just the first drops of the sh*tstorm coming in the media.

19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:37:49 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Nachum

Secretary Kerry (May 4): “I am pleased to announce $30 million will be immediately available from the U.S. in additional funding in order to support transparent and credible elections as well as recovery and reconstruction programs in the eastern D.R.C.

http://www.state.gov

transparent and credible?

Shut it down.

DISMANTLE U.S.A. (United Socialists of America) Department of State.

http://www.state.gov/misc/list/index.htm#f

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY $OCIALI$M

We the people can no longer afford it.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

How much?

http://www.usdebtclock.org


20 posted on 05/05/2014 7:39:03 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Liberty Valance

Also, they need to subpoena the cow. She is the whole problem. Protecting her is what they are trying ot do.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 7:39:05 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Nachum; mickie; pax_et_bonum
Are the twenty-some Benghazi survivors who have been kept under wraps and mute all this (incredibly long) time going to be subpoened or invited to testify, also?

To me, this is the most interesting and potentially incendiary part of the whole ball of wax!

Leni

22 posted on 05/05/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Nachum

State Dept. Criticizes Issa for Subpoenaing Kerry Rather Than ‘Reaching Out’,
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm

It seems that Issa did indeed “reach out and touch” Kerry...

so what’s the problem ???


23 posted on 05/05/2014 7:51:55 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ExTexasRedhead



24 posted on 05/05/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mosaicwolf
Do these State Dept morons think that Twitter is an official form of US Gov correspondence? What an idiot!

I am looking forward to a comparison.- White House agit-prop vs. hours and hours of depositions, recorded and in a private law office under oath

25 posted on 05/05/2014 7:54:35 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Ummm, wasn’t the State Department in on the lies?


26 posted on 05/05/2014 8:05:42 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: NRA1995

So true NRA, it’s all I could think when that little weasel did his ‘dude’ act with Bret. Hey punk, the 60’s were like 50 years ago dude.

As Oprah has vocalized her desire for older whites she deems racist to hurry up and die, thus ushering in their utopia, I await the day the old tired red hippies take a flying leap.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 8:50:32 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Nachum

Well, Horseface, just maybe you DO have to look at your calendar - and CLEAR that date - or be held in contempt, brought in in cuffs if need be.

NO more games for you people, no “headaches”, no “fainting spells”, no “previous engagements” -

the jig is up - Gowdy doesn’t suffer fools gladly... and YOU, are in the top tier the greatest of fools


28 posted on 05/05/2014 9:49:18 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Nachum

Lurch, don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. By withholding subpoenaed documents from Congress you have committed a criminal act.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 9:51:30 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: Nachum

and BTW, sKerry, a SUBPOENA is a SUMMONS, not an invitation.

It takes precedence over excuses, headaches, “previous” appointments, etc...

I kinda hope you do stonewall - I’d love to see your hiney perp walked in to answer under oath. One wonders if, even under penalty for false testimony, you and your cronies could actually tell the truth...you’re so out of practice.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 10:00:32 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: maine-iac7
Greta Van Susteren ‏@gretawire 2m BREAKING NEWS: Rep Gowdy named CHAIRMAN OF SELECT BENGHAZI Committee - FNC Mike @MikeEmanuelFox
31 posted on 05/05/2014 10:03:17 AM PDT by halo66
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To: Nachum

Is this part of the Democrats’ plan to ignore the hearings? Simply declare that they are out of the country that day, so cannot appear before the hearing.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Next time someone from the OhVomit administration says something is Bush’s fault, someone should jump up and say, “Dude, that was six years ago!”


33 posted on 05/05/2014 12:42:44 PM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Next time someone from the OhVomit administration says something is Bush’s fault, someone should jump up and say, “Dude, that was six years ago!”


34 posted on 05/05/2014 12:50:08 PM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: halo66

Great, isn’t it!

This is not going to be just an another exercise for show.

There’s some people huddling with their lawyers these days.

Another good thing about Gowdy - he doesn’t really like being a politician...he wants to get back to his private life. He’s there for the right reasons....which is why he’s make a good president.


35 posted on 05/05/2014 7:44:27 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: maine-iac7

Absolutley!!!


36 posted on 05/05/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT by halo66
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