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State Department: Kerry Will Not Appear Before Congress To Talk About Benghazi
CBS DC / AP ^ | May 6, 2014

Posted on 05/06/2014 5:02:03 AM PDT by don-o

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The State Department said Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry would not appear before the House Oversight Committee on May 21 to talk about Benghazi — as demanded in a subpoena from the panel’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry planned to travel to Mexico at that time and officials would discuss alternative options with the committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; contempt; hillary; kerry; obama; secstatekerry; subpoena
Many questions to Carney yesterday about the WH cooperating with committee. Here's the answer, as if we needed one.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 5:02:03 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

The State Dept does not operate under US Law.

It is directed by the Moslem brotherhood, al Qaeda,
Clinton, Huma, Obama, and Kerry; therefore in the
absence of Fatwa from overseas, they will NOT respond
to the useless, EXEMPT, docile, abdicated, Congress.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 5:05:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: don-o

Isn’t this what Federal Marshals are for?


3 posted on 05/06/2014 5:11:01 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: All
Kerry will not appear b/c he planned to travel to Mexico at that time....

" Testify? Me? No way. We got orders to save Hillary's ***....or else.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 5:11:52 AM PDT by Liz
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To: don-o

Here’s a thought, maybe they could hold Kerry in contempt of Congress? That worked out so well on Holder.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 5:13:12 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: don-o

So basically “eat my shorts” is their answer.

If they don’t impeach Obama there isn’t much else that can be done except hold hearsings. I guess its good PR for the GOP but won’t accomplish much.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 5:14:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: don-o

There is no Legislative Branch anymore.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 5:15:31 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: don-o

Arrest him then and defund the State Department until it demonstrates an attitude adjustment.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 5:17:09 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: central_va

All criminals run to the border!


9 posted on 05/06/2014 5:18:11 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: All
A State Dept spox said there are several articulate, well-informed staff that will testify.

"I'll testify as long as I can wear my Captain America tee shirt."

10 posted on 05/06/2014 5:19:19 AM PDT by Liz
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To: don-o

It’s time.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 5:21:13 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Royal Wulff

You’re right.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 5:24:06 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: don-o

If the Republicans were serious (HA HA HA) that would send the House Sergeant at Arms to arrest Kerry and hold him indefinitely until he testifies.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 5:25:21 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: don-o

Liberals remind me of the Germans in WWII.

Blissfully unaware and refusing to investigate that the smoke surrounding them and ashes gently falling into their children’s hair and alighting daintily on their tongues actually was people.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 5:30:29 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: don-o

“Dude, that’s like so yesterday!!!”


15 posted on 05/06/2014 5:30:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Ancient Man

We are 2 years away from this

https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/463650632659111936/photo/1


16 posted on 05/06/2014 5:34:22 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: don-o
A better tactic is to go from the bottom up first. Can start with the 'Dude' guy. Bret got more info out of him in 20 minutes then all the previous hearings combined.

Minions are not as good at lying as the A Team is. Build up the evidence then bring in the top guns and hammer them with the testimony.

17 posted on 05/06/2014 5:34:26 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I guess its good PR for the GOP but won’t accomplish much.

Not until November of this year, and in 2016.

Nixon's shenanigans resulted in an electoral blowout.

In the 1974 mid-terms after Watergate, the Republicans lost 49 House seats -- retaining less than 1/3 -- and 4 Senate seats (to 61D-38R-1I). No real change in 1976, (except for Jimmy Carter, and the Democrats already had working majorities).

18 posted on 05/06/2014 5:35:38 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: don-o

Then the house should cut off funds to the State Department (and any other department that is dragging their feet) until such time as they decide to cooperate.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: don-o

So says Spokeswoman harpie Harf. There is something really vile about her, Oh that’s right she is a CommuRat whom on a daily basis goes about defending the indefensible.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 5:37:45 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: AU72
A better tactic is to go from the bottom up first.

And extensive depositions before the hearings. I trust Trey Gowdy.

21 posted on 05/06/2014 5:39:24 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Kerry wasn’t head of the watch when the State Department and White House let our people be raped, mutilated, burned and mortared

Hillary was- and where exactly was she? Traveling with Huma?


22 posted on 05/06/2014 5:40:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: don-o
Well, well! Perhaps this dodge will further the erosion to the our Rino granite like congress's belief in Bipartisanship.
As expected as this move is by the lawless gang that couldn't shoot straight, personally I feel transgressed upon. Maybe our spineless congress
Will start to feel belittled, shamed, degraded, and as threatened as the rest of us.
There is one thing that stands more true than all others when it comes to describing leftists. Their ambition always will exceed whatever moral, ethical values they have. It is hard to believe they are humans.
23 posted on 05/06/2014 5:47:29 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: silverleaf

Kerry is being called to explain why the committee received a redacted version of the email that was obtained (not redacted) by Judicial Watch.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 5:53:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Diogenesis
Infiltration Of The U.S. Government, Part On

....at the National Press Club on April 22, retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons stated openly what many have been talking about privately—that the transformation of U.S. policy from opposing to supporting al Qaeda can only be understood in terms of Muslim Brotherhood “penetration into every national security agency of this government,” and “their carte blanche entry into the [Obama] White House

25 posted on 05/06/2014 6:12:23 AM PDT by opentalk
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Did the U.S. help arm the Benghazi attackers?

...The 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans might never have happened if the U.S. government hadn’t facilitated a flow of $500 million worth of weapons into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked rebels during Libya’s 2011 revolution, according to interim findings released this week by the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. 

“The deeper you get, the dirtier it gets,” said retired Navy Adm. Chuck Kubic, who appeared with commission members late Tuesday for a press conference at the National Press Club

26 posted on 05/06/2014 6:14:37 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

The Clown Prince communists are soooooooo arrogant.


27 posted on 05/06/2014 6:24:32 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: don-o

Given that there are two different versions of the emails-one sent to congress the other to Judicial Watch. I suspect Judicial Watch could petition the court to Depose Kerry to explain that.

That would get his knickers in a knot.


28 posted on 05/06/2014 6:28:09 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: central_va
There is no Legislative Branch anymore.

The most powerful tool the Congress has is the purse, and they are too afraid to use it.

It's no wonder the administrative branch runs roughshod over them.

29 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:39 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: VRWCarea51
I suspect Judicial Watch could petition the court to Depose Kerry to explain that.

Great point! Larry Klayman, are you on line?

30 posted on 05/06/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Issa to Kerry....why the long face?


31 posted on 05/06/2014 6:35:01 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: don-o

Sorry correction.

Dude? why the long face?


32 posted on 05/06/2014 6:36:23 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: AU72

“A better tactic is to go from the bottom up first.”

The benefit of having an ex-prosecutor as Chair is that he knows how to roll witnesses. A whiff of jail time will get the attention of each “Dude”.


33 posted on 05/06/2014 6:45:51 AM PDT by Makana ("Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles." -Emerson)
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To: McGavin999

BTT!


34 posted on 05/06/2014 6:47:42 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Liz

DUDE!


35 posted on 05/06/2014 6:53:42 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: don-o
The gringo will ignore your stinkin' committee.
36 posted on 05/06/2014 6:53:43 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

A scene in “Band of Brothers” had a very good depiction of this. After liberating a camp, the soldiers dragged the nearby townspeople at gunpoint to bury the dead. It seemed harsh to have all these elderly folks digging (all the young men were dead or still in the Wermacht somewhere), but people needed to be shaken from their complacency.

This is why I feel that anyone in the US thinks that the alphabet channels are news need to be slapped into reality, pronto.


37 posted on 05/06/2014 6:55:50 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Zactly. As in that movie where the Nazi Wife is seen in the pit picking up bodies of Jews, that is the MSM.

You could put NBC,CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR all in a room and show them the drone video from Benghazi or weapons being smuggled to Syria or Egypt, unedited emails showing the conspiracy and they would still look in disbelief.


38 posted on 05/06/2014 9:01:26 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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