Skip to comments.My guess is that Rep. Gowdy took the job because he believes that there is something there
Posted on 05/13/2014 8:53:06 PM PDT by upchuck
The Benghazi hearings carry political risks and rewards for both sides:
1) The GOP has to put new facts on the table, as Charles Krauthammer indicated. The hearings will get old very fast unless there are new revelations about what happened that night; and,
2) The Democrats cannot minimize that 4 Americans, including the first US Ambassador since 1979, were killed.
Rep. Gowdy's selection confirms my suspicions that there is "something there". I don't think that he would have accepted the job unless he felt that there was something to investigate.
Under Rep. Gowdy's leadership, the committee will subpoena people who will answer under oath some of the questions still unanswered, especially about then-Ambassador Rice and the video.
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I don’t think that he would have accepted the job unless he felt that there was something to investigate.
Trey is going to burn your RAT house down.
I think we may have found the Cruz/Palin administration’s attorney general.
Wrong. His house is already on fire, he may lose to his Democratic opponent in November.
What is going to happen to those called who refuse to testify?
If he doesn’t have the authority to lock them up, this will go nowhere fast. Boner sure as heck isn’t going to put the hammer on anyone. Boner’s treatment of Lerner did nothing but tell the Dems they do as they please with no repercussions.
If I read it correctly, State is already making noises that suggest to me Kerry isn’t going to testify.
Priceless name recognition exposure to rep. Gowdy as chairman of Select Committe. He should milk it for all it’s worth. You are looking at a future presidential candidate. IMO he is a better speaker than any republican right now. He does his home work, remembers every detail and delivers it extremely effectively.
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Gowdy said to Greta last Friday that he “has evidence of a systematic, intentional effort by the Obama regime to withhold documents from Congress, in the investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attacks.”
He wouldn’t say that if he didn’t have the evidence.
It's just a shame we don't have anyone else of his caliber to run a select committee to investigate the IRS, because very clearly there is evidence that that department was used for political purposes in clear violation of the law.
The responding SEALs were highly experienced and on that roof would have known that using a target designator would bring them under an additional level of physical risk as events unfolded.
**WHY** were they using it...?
Did someone from our side TRY to get them killed...?
Were they led to believe aircraft were minutes from arrival on scene..?
If one of our own made statements with the goal of getting them killed then WHY..?
I believe they thought there was assistance on the way. INTERVIEW THE SURVIVORS!
You are 100% correct. There is no other prosecutor background republican of Gowdy’s effectiveness out there.
Boehner will do just fine in his district. He will retire before he loses election in his district.
High level officials at the IRS -- not just Lerner -- obviously were engaged in a number of hyper-partisan activities and the targeting of the President's political enemies. Those felonies, by all accounts, continue to go on even now, and despite Zero's promises to "get to the bottom of it" no one has even lost a job or a benefit because of this criminality.
Boehner has indicated he has no intention of applying any teeth to his contempt citation, so with Holder's people, we're obviously back in "no controlling legal authority" territory once more.
Whatever comes of this committee, the members must make no stem-winder speeches. The facts must speak for themselves. It works no other way. That goes for us in the general public, too. Keep your mouth shut at work and only point passively to new facts. Don’t say, “I think Obama is a traitorous rat! I hate that SOB!” It just makes you look biased and crazy.
Do say, “The emails released last week clearly show the ‘Video’ talking points came from the Whitehouse. I wonder why they lied to us?” In other words, be analytical...not emotional. It’s our ony chance.
With all of that said, it is quite likely Obama let those men die in Benghazi, so his campaign message wouldn’t be spoiled.
One of his kiss-ass minions knows excactly what went down that night in the White House. Cracking that person and getting him/her to spill the beans is the key to this investigation. It will take skill, pressure, and some luck to make that happen. I’ll say this. If Gowdy can’t do it, no one can.
By the way, I’ve read that the ‘Video’ message started to go out of the White House even before all four men were dead. In other words, Obama’s first response was regarding what to say, not what to do. Nice job, Mr. President.
Yes, interview the survivors. But target designation on a dynamic battlefield with many moving targets yeilds position data that is HIGHLY perishable --measurable in a very few minutes or more commonly in seconds.
Like you I believe they did have faith that some help would arrive at SOME point, but that still absolutely does not at all explain why they would be using a laser target designator, especially as they fought off DOZENS of attackers:
Using it has the effect of pointing back to your own position --something that SEALs all know.
Their use of this tool indicates they believed or were lead to believe there was an immediate source of help in-bound or on the ground, nearby.
The something there, there............is we were illegally running guns and cash to the MB thru Benghazi.
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I'll second that!
The video of the press conference where he ended by saying "I'm surprised anybody bought it" - you'd have to be dead not to be riled up about it all after hearing that.
Whose house is on fire - Gowdy or Boehner?
Yes, magnificent speech. And smartly punctuated with a tap of his papers and turn on the heel departure. No questions from the stunned gaggle, left to ruminate on a smack down delivered by an adult.
Not sure why Kerry even matters - he wasn’t there when any of this happened. Concentrate on the Lying Women of the Night: Hillary and Rice, for starters.
Does anyone know when this Committee will begin its work?
He is a good choice. He’s very smart. Issa seems smart enough, but there seems to be something missing in his performance. Maybe it’s judgment or preparation - I’m not sure exactly what it is, but there’s something lacking in his approach. I’m happy to see that someone like Gowdy has taken the spotlight on this issue.
Most of all, God bless Trey Gowdy and his family. He fights for We the People, and he has sharp teeth. AND, he knows his business.
There were reports that we had one or two drones over that city. From what I remember they stated the drones were not armed though. Perhaps the SEALS’s saw the drones and thought they were armed ? Then again it might have been dark at that time.
Gonna need cases of Imodium in the White House, ya think?
Several issues w/Issa, especially the fact that he is not an
attorney in a position that calls or one.
Holder? Fugett bout it!
But if even the stupid republicans come out to vote in 2016, and we get a repub Prez, there will be a new chief at justice. And statute of limitations will not have expired for Ms Lerner.
It's a legal investigation into why Americans were murdered while those in power watched.
People who might get bored without 'revelations' need to read a book, go to the movies, or dream about being in high school again. Which is where they belong...
I love this guy!
When are the hearings?
“the committee will subpoena people who will answer under oath”....
Only if they show up or plead the 5th Amendment to protect themselves.
Gowdy is no fool and I am certain he will turn over every rock to get to the bottom of the scandal. He is a seasoned prosecutor and knows how to ask the right questions. Time will tell
Well, that might give them all severe headaches!!!
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