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Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOPís Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)
Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission.

Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.”

A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt to the jury — in this case, the public.

As a legal matter, Gowdy, a volcanic former prosecutor, is on shaky ground declaring his committee a court and his investigation a trial. But his honesty is refreshing, and it confirms what seemed implicit in Boehner’s selection of the second-term South Carolinian to head the panel over more experienced and less combative colleagues.

In a broader sense, Gowdy’s rapid ascent in the party fits closely with what House Republicans are doing in this midterm election year: abandoning any pretense of legislating in favor of unremitting hostilities with the White House.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benrhodes; danamilbank; demagogicparty; jaycarney; johnboehner; libya; memebuilding; ohio; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; showtrial; southcarolina; susanrice; treygowdy; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost

1 posted on 05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Opinion piece — but still a good example of WaPo hoseshtt


2 posted on 05/08/2014 3:19:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Those 40 jobs bills Boehner was talking about are a bunch of tax breaks and deregulation measures (“Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act”) that can only be called “jobs” bills under the most elastic definition.

It's not that the liberals can't understand the connection -- they simply don't want to understand.

3 posted on 05/08/2014 3:21:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind
abandoning any pretense of legislating in favor of unremitting hostilities with the the criminals in the White House.

Fixed it.

4 posted on 05/08/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Dana, if you and your other reporter friends weren’t so busy giving the president (redacted), you might actually report the truth rather than the total BS the Whitehouse emits.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 3:23:16 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: SeekAndFind
Even Fox Radio News is reporting it from this angle.

I wonder what the effect on public opinion would be if instead of incessantly talking only about the political gains/losses for each side, when reporting Benghazi the media reminded us of the actual details of the case and the gravity of a president so detached and inept, not to mention the coordinated effort of the media/state machine to LIE to the American people thereby avoiding political fallout.

As they would constantly be doing if this were a republican administration.

6 posted on 05/08/2014 3:26:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Did i miss the articles in which the wapo calls for the wh and holder to provide information to congress, or in which they spell out the questions about the IRS, Benghazi and other scandals? Or call for impeachment?

The repubs better buck up the winds are coming.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 3:26:34 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
The repubs won't do anything to upset their gravy train.

May they get swept away with their friends the democrats.

8 posted on 05/08/2014 3:31:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

They’re slow and late, lets see how weak they are.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 3:32:56 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin
The Washington Post will spend more time researching Rep. Trey Gowdy than Benghazi. And every 'mistake' Gowdy makes will be 'news'.

Coverage will be the opposite of how they would treat a Democrat in the same spot. I'm amazed the Washington Post is still in business...

10 posted on 05/08/2014 3:34:24 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: SeekAndFind
To: Dana Milbank
Subject: Metaphors

I highly recommend Wikipedia as an excellent source for good examples of the use of metaphors. Based on your total misreading of the use of this descriptive device by Congressman Gowdy (when he used the terms "trial" and "defense") it is clear that you are badly in need of a refresher English writing course.

11 posted on 05/08/2014 3:36:05 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: SeekAndFind

Dana Milbank is the journalistic equivalent of an inflatable sex doll. Which is why he’s such a favorite with the WH.


12 posted on 05/08/2014 3:37:47 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: GOPJ
Yep, they'll pick, freeze, personalize, polarize. The usual leftist bullshit.

I hope Gowdy has a personal plan for counterattack.

Because the GOPe sure as heck isn't planning anything more than giving their usual stammering deer-in-the-headlights look.

13 posted on 05/08/2014 3:42:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BenLurkin

Dana Milbank ‘splainin Obama and his toadies is like James Carville ‘splainin $100 bills dragged thru trailer parks.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 3:42:57 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

Saying “Trial” warrants an editorial from the Compost, but “My Moslem faith” not a peep.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 3:51:36 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: SeekAndFind
Danica Milbank, dumb-ass liberal hack & propagandist!


16 posted on 05/08/2014 4:15:12 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: skeeter

People trust the press about as much as they trust used car salesmen - the MSM’s dug their own grave with biased stunts.

Gowdy’s needs to ignore them and do the job he was tasked with...


17 posted on 05/08/2014 4:16:22 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trey Gowdy is about to be slimed and slandered like never before. He is about to get the same treatment that Ken starr got,only probably worse.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 4:21:06 PM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee I remember the heavily promoted, constantly televised all-Democrat kangaroo court known as The Watergate Hearings. When this surpasses that, get back to me.


19 posted on 05/08/2014 4:28:27 PM PDT by Argus
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To: SeekAndFind

Wash Post’s Dana Milbank: The Koch Brothers Are ‘Demons’ With ‘Pitchforks’

By Paul Bremmer | April 8, 2014

On MSNBC, Dana Milbank Warns Tea Party ‘Virus’ Is Still Present

By Paul Bremmer | February 12, 2014

Sharpton and Milbank Dismiss Obama Culpability in IRS, Benghazi Scandals

By Brad Wilmouth | February 4, 2014

WashPost’s Milbank: Obama Needs ‘Cattle Prod’ and ‘Baseball Bat’ to Deal with Republicans

By Brad Wilmouth | January 29, 2014

http://newsbusters.org/category/people/dana-milbank#ixzz31Aau0hhE


20 posted on 05/08/2014 4:30:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind

The Washington Past is still around?


21 posted on 05/08/2014 4:31:28 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Dana Milbank, an aging Leftist sitting in a corner and babbling to himself. But fortunately for him, the sclerotic Washington Post sends him a check for his meaningless maunderings so he doesn’t have to live on the charity of betters.


22 posted on 05/08/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind
Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank

You misspelled "Uberpartisan Democrat scumbag Dana Milbank"

I think it's awesome that the DNC and the White House have The Washington Post paying the salary of one of their lead media writers.

Wonder why George W. Bush didn't think of that?...

23 posted on 05/08/2014 5:19:13 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: mojito
Dana Milbank is the journalistic equivalent of an inflatable sex doll. Which is why he’s such a favorite with the WH.

Movies that should be made:

Barack And The Real Journalist

Starring Dana Milbank as "Bianca".

"Yes, his mouth is always like that".

24 posted on 05/08/2014 5:24:30 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: GOPJ

Problem is GOPJ....lot’s of people still trust the MSM.


25 posted on 05/08/2014 5:30:32 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: kiryandil
I think it's awesome that the DNC and the White House have The Washington Post paying the salary of one of their lead media writers.

Reminds me of this:


26 posted on 05/08/2014 5:46:52 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: sport

Worse than Ken Starr, yes. I heard one of the talking faces on FOX this afternoon say, “the Republicans are using the tragic deaths of four brave Americans to score political talking points.” Gowdy is in for a defining experience going against the regime. I hope he survives.


27 posted on 05/08/2014 6:26:59 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh. Dana Milbank. I should have read the byline rather than waste my time dredging semantic content out of the stinking muck of this guy’s verbiage.


28 posted on 05/08/2014 6:31:47 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind
...intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt to the jury — in this case, the public.

They don't have to prove it to me. As far as I'm concerned, they can proceed directly to the sentencing phase.

29 posted on 05/08/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

RE: They don’t have to prove it to me. As far as I’m concerned, they can proceed directly to the sentencing phase.

I’ve always asked this question -— WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CHARGE?

And after that, WHAT SHOULD THE PUNISHMENT BE ASSUMING THE VERDICT IS GUILTY AS CHARGED?


30 posted on 05/08/2014 6:45:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lying to Congress, for starters. If they were really running weapons out of Libya to somewhere, they probably violated all sorts of weapons trafficking laws.

As for punishment, I would be lenient and just give everyone in the WH life without parole.

31 posted on 05/08/2014 6:49:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Partisan Media Shills ping! Thanks SeekAndFind.


32 posted on 05/08/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Osage Orange

Fewer every year...


33 posted on 05/08/2014 8:36:57 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice try, Milbank, but as a former prosecutor, Gowdy naturally talks in the idiom of trials - what really bothers you left-wingers about him is that he takes your BS and flings it right back at you: to Pelosi complaining that there were more ‘pubs than ‘rats on the committee, he said “well, as President Obama said, elections have consequences - we control the House” - get used to somebody who isn’t going to apologize or run away whenever you attack him....


34 posted on 05/08/2014 9:35:21 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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