Skip to comments.New Benghazi Investigation Spooks GOP Leaders
Posted on 05/14/2014 2:35:19 PM PDT by don-o
Last Wednesday, as the House was preparing for its new investigation into the Benghazi attacks, House intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers gathered Republican members of his committee for a meeting. While the main purpose of the meeting was to discuss surveillance reforms the committee was about to pass, Rogers also warned his colleagues about the upcoming select committee to investigate Benghazi.
He was saying this could be a rabbit hole, one House member told The Daily Beast. He was warning us that we should not let this investigation get into conspiracy theories.
Contrary to the caricature of Republicans, as singularly obsessed for political reasons with Benghazi, the reality is quite different. There is deep unease within the Republican leadership that the select committee, which has yet to announce a schedule of hearings, could backfire, and badly. Investigate and find nothing new, and the committee looks like a bunch of tin-hatted obsessives. Investigate and uncover previously-hidden secrets, and it makes all of the other Republican led panels that dug into Benghazi seem like Keystone Kops.
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The Conspiracy Theory meme is getting legs.
“Don’t rock the gravy train.”
GOP Leaders using Democrat talking points... how precious
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Too many Pubbies abhor accountability as much as the Dems do.
Interestingly, I was leafing through a dictionary today and just happened to come upon the word, republican.
Republican: see milque-toast.
No problem, Republicans are deep into their “war on women” thing, we knew that. No matter what they do. This is all to discredit Hillary and Susan Rice. Those guys who died, what difference does it make?
With “leaders” like these pinheads...
Get proof that Bammy and H! were running arms to the Al Qaeda in Syria.
Mike Rogers is compromised. He knows a helluva lot more than he’s letting on.
Ridiculous article which also shows how ridiculous are some Republican “leaders”.
Does anyone even write articles about what’s good for America?
That’s what happens when you get a cut from the mob.
There they go again.
Talking themselves into inaction by obsessing over a worst-case scenario and then assuming that the scenario has already happened.
I don’t think the GOP is as spooked about this
investigation as the RAT leadership, they already
know what the is going to find and that this is going to turn ugly, FOR THEM.
We will see every slimy trick in the book from democrats
before this is over.
The leadership are all yellow. Well...except for the orange one.
Okay Eli Lake, you tell me where Obama was. Why didn’t help come? Why was security denied? Why did the admin lie for 2 weeks about the origin of the attack? Who gave Candy Crowley talking points to use for the debate? If this is all “unhinged” Republicans, why do we still not know anything about all of this?
I imagine they fear the left will put fake evidence out there to make us look bad. They must verify everything.
Republicans are useless. More conservatives!
The Democrat conspiracy theory that the attack sprang out of protests over an “anti-Islam” ‘movie’ seen by a dozen people on youtube was never called a conspiracy theory by the Newsweak media.
The Daily Beast is leftist bilge. It’s they that are terrified of Trey Gowdy and the select committee.
This article is just another one of their boring projection exercises.
The media would rather cover more congressional investigations into “baseball players using steroids” and some stealing used syringes for “protection” in possible investigations years later.
The media likes a conspiracy if it entails celebrities.
Obama is free to do what he wants. He isn’t Booosh.
Beginning to think one of those rabbitt holes leads to he and Mrs. Rogers.
I figure they have some pretty good stuff or they wouldn’t have convened the Special Committee. The dems and the left are scared to death of what’s going to come out. They see that there are thoughtful, low key, well-respected, smart people on the committee—that’s what they are afraid of.
Yea right, it is the Republicans that are “spooked” and have “deep unease” about the truth coming out about Benghazi and Libya.
Supposedly the Democrats, Hillary and the Obama Administration want to get to the truth.
Democrat: Hey pubbie, you do remember about the photos that I have in my desk? Might get very embarrassing for a good, solid, family man such as yourself.
Republican: Gulp, What do you want me to do?
Is there ANYTHING that does not spook GOP leaders? At best they are followers; at worst they are cowards.
” . Investigate and uncover previously-hidden secrets,and it makes all of the other Republican led panels that dug into Benghazi seem like Keystone Kops.”
They already look like keystone cops. These people are out of touch.
He is compromised.
GRIFFIN: Want an example? Take Kristi Clemens Rogers.
Four years ago, she married the powerful chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers.
Up until 2012, she was also the CEO of the American branch of Aegis, a defense and security contracting firm, where. according to her new employer, the law firm, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, Kristi Rogers successfully developed and led a two-year pursuit and capture strategy to win a five-year, $10 billion contract under the Department of States Worldwide Protective Services program.
And, yes, its an area her husbands committee has Congressional oversight, making sure diplomats and their staffs are properly protected.
You would think Congressman Mike Rogers would at least disclose that family connection, or that in appearing before Congress, Kristi Rogers would disclose her marital ties.
But on his Web site, Congressman Rogers only states hes in fact married, no name, and Kristi Rogers in an appearance before a presidential commission back in 2010 didnt mention the name of the man she just married, even though she missed her first appearance due to her honeymoon.
KRISTI CLEMENS ROGERS, WIFE OF REPRESENTATIVE MIKE ROGERS: It was an unfortunate perfect storm. I had just come off my honeymoon. That was not the perfect storm
GRIFFIN: The congressman declined our interview request, and his press secretary set us straight in this email, telling us this is all old news.
Kristi Rogers is not a lobbyist, she writes, and is not engaging in those activities.
She has also never met with any member of Congressman Rogers staff or staff members of the intelligence committee in any professional capacity on any issue.
Kristi Rogers is now the managing director of Federal Government Affairs and Public Policy from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
She is not a registered lobbyist. She just happens to work for a firm that does extensive lobbying, and on its Web site, touts its strong relationships in Congress with a solid record of success in securing legislation and federal funding on behalf of clients. NYHART: And its this kind of conflict of interest that leads to this deep distrust.
GRIFFIN: What we are told constantly by the members is, I never talk to my spouse about this issue.
I never talk to her on this business. Theres a firewall between me and my sons who are lobbyists.
Do you buy that?
NYHART: Well, whether you buy it or not, heres the question of the appearance. Im sure theres some reality.
I cant quite believe that members of Congress dont care about the fortunes of their family members.
GRIFFIN: And the fortunes go both ways. Mike Rogers wife, Kristi becomes CEO of defense contractor, then is hired by a lobbying firm.
Rogers becomes chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and according to the Federal Election Commission, political donations from the defense industry quadruple, all legal, all within the rules, all routine in the family business of Washington.
Drew Griffin, CNN, Washington.
Rogers, wife say careers dont overlap
Oh Look, Rep. Mike Rogers Wife Stands To Benefit Greatly From CISPA Passing
Wasn’t a freighter with armament aboard part of the Benghazi story? Where was it bound for or coming from? Turkey?
Don’t go building no conspiracy theory on this, Mr. Congressman but
A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.
The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syrias Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the officials said...
I don't care who is dirty, bust them all. Of course that will happen /s.
The Republican establishment half of the Uni/Government Party lets it be known they favor the “What difference does it make”
I can see their concern. It has been to long, and the MSM is covering for the other side.
Not to mention I am willing to bet Hill has a few files on these guys. There is a huge risk of blowback, for little gain.
The select committee would be concentrate the efforts of Congress. NOthing looked worse than the multiple groups asking the same questions over and over.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. If they are trying to dethrone the ‘king’, they will lose. The opposition will circle the wagons and commence the scorched earth.
Hell we do not know where the President was during the battle and who gave the order to stand down (the thought is to always to go to the sound of gunfire when Americans are in danger). The thought of the answering those two questions will drive the left nuts.
Now they are worried that they look like idiots for NOT finding anything before?
Morons should not have done a half-assed job before.
LOL, what a hoot!
LMAO- left wing nonsense...does anyone expect anything different from the far left?? if the GOP uncovers the BS lies of obama over Benghazi its their fault...
“And we would have gotten away with it except for those pesky republicans” ;’)
Anything except kissing Democrat ass spooks GOP leaders.
Oh, my. That’s perfect!