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New Benghazi Investigation Spooks GOP Leaders
The Daily Beast ^ | May 14, 2014 | Eli Lake

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; conspiracytheories; dailybeast; dnctalkingpoints; newsweak; transparency
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1 posted on 05/14/2014 2:35:19 PM PDT by don-o
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To: MeshugeMikey

The Conspiracy Theory meme is getting legs.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 2:36:05 PM 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

“Don’t rock the gravy train.”


3 posted on 05/14/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: don-o

GOP Leaders using Democrat talking points... how precious


4 posted on 05/14/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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5 posted on 05/14/2014 2:38:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: don-o

Too many Pubbies abhor accountability as much as the Dems do.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 2:38:17 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: don-o

Interestingly, I was leafing through a dictionary today and just happened to come upon the word, republican.

Republican: see milque-toast.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 2:38:27 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: don-o

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?


8 posted on 05/14/2014 2:38:30 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: GeronL

With “leaders” like these pinheads...


9 posted on 05/14/2014 2:38:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: don-o

Get proof that Bammy and H! were running arms to the Al Qaeda in Syria.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: don-o

Mike Rogers is compromised. He knows a helluva lot more than he’s letting on.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: don-o

Ridiculous article which also shows how ridiculous are some Republican “leaders”.

Does anyone even write articles about what’s good for America?


12 posted on 05/14/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT by Williams
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To: don-o

That’s what happens when you get a cut from the mob.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 2:42:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: don-o
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.

There they go again.

Talking themselves into inaction by obsessing over a worst-case scenario and then assuming that the scenario has already happened.

-PJ

14 posted on 05/14/2014 2:42:28 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: don-o

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.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 2:45:14 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Delta Dawn

The leadership are all yellow. Well...except for the orange one.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 2:47:09 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: don-o

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?


17 posted on 05/14/2014 2:48:33 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: don-o

I imagine they fear the left will put fake evidence out there to make us look bad. They must verify everything.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 2:48:53 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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Republicans are useless. More conservatives!


19 posted on 05/14/2014 2:49:10 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: don-o

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.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 2:49:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SC_Pete

21 posted on 05/14/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: don-o

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.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 2:51:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: demshateGod

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.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 2:51:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: smoothsailing

~~~The Daily Beast is leftist bilge. It’s they that are terrified of Trey Gowdy and the select committee.~~~

Yes, the left are obviously very scared. They’re freaking out in more than one place.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 2:52:25 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: don-o
Rogers abruptly announces he won't run for re-election and now is warning his colleagues not to go down rabbitt holes.

Beginning to think one of those rabbitt holes leads to he and Mrs. Rogers.

25 posted on 05/14/2014 2:54:19 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 2:55:15 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: don-o
“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.”

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.

27 posted on 05/14/2014 2:56:27 PM PDT by detective
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To: don-o

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?


28 posted on 05/14/2014 2:57:38 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: don-o

Is there ANYTHING that does not spook GOP leaders? At best they are followers; at worst they are cowards.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 2:58:14 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: don-o

” . 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.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: F15Eagle; dandiegirl

31 posted on 05/14/2014 2:59:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: TigersEye

He is compromised.

http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1402/19/lvab.02.html

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 State’s Worldwide Protective Services program.”

And, yes, it’s an area her husband’s 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 he’s in fact married, no name, and Kristi Rogers in an appearance before a presidential commission back in 2010 didn’t 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 it’s 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. There’s a firewall between me and my sons who are lobbyists.

Do you buy that?

NYHART: Well, whether you buy it or not, here’s the question of the appearance. I’m sure there’s some reality.

I can’t quite believe that members of Congress don’t 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.

http://www.freenewspos.com/news/article/b/705782/today/rogers-wife-say-careers-don-39-t-overlap

Rogers, wife say careers don’t overlap

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130417/16253022748/oh-look-rep-mike-rogers-wife-stands-to-benefit-greatly-cispa-passing.shtml

Oh Look, Rep. Mike Rogers Wife Stands To Benefit Greatly From CISPA Passing


32 posted on 05/14/2014 3:00:40 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: don-o

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

From http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/world/middleeast/cia-said-to-aid-in-steering-arms-to-syrian-rebels.html?pagewanted=all&_r=4&;

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 Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the officials said...


33 posted on 05/14/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: don-o
What are you scared of Mike?? Hmmmmm......maybe you better lawyer up as well?

I don't care who is dirty, bust them all. Of course that will happen /s.

34 posted on 05/14/2014 3:04:50 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: don-o

The Republican establishment half of the Uni/Government Party lets it be known they favor the “What difference does it make”
explanation.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT by A message
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To: smoothsailing

That’s awesome. I especially like the YouTube video line.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 3:05:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: don-o

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.


37 posted on 05/14/2014 3:08:12 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Envisioning
I don't care who is dirty, bust them all.

Anyone who doesn't feel that way is a pathetic piece of hypocritical crap.
38 posted on 05/14/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: don-o

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.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 3:10:18 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born heI're in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: F15Eagle
I liked Al Sharpton's...

"Binjazzi,Binjazzi,Binjazzi!!!"

"Tonight is the measure of whether the country begins a national drive to push back or whether we have more to go to build a movement of resistance. But resist we much... We must and we will much... about ... that ... be committed."


40 posted on 05/14/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: don-o
If House leadership are spooked it is because the investigation may reveal that they knew a lot more about it all along than they have let on, and were in collusion with Obama and Clinton the whole way.
41 posted on 05/14/2014 3:20:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: don-o

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.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 3:25:44 PM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: smoothsailing

We much resist Al Sharpton!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhw5MgCBwf8


43 posted on 05/14/2014 3:26:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: don-o
"...and it makes all of the other Republican led panels that dug into Benghazi seem like Keystone Kops. "

Now they are worried that they look like idiots for NOT finding anything before?

Morons should not have done a half-assed job before.

44 posted on 05/14/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: F15Eagle

LOL, what a hoot!


45 posted on 05/14/2014 3:32:19 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: hinckley buzzard
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46 posted on 05/14/2014 3:35:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: don-o
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.

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...

47 posted on 05/14/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: don-o

“And we would have gotten away with it except for those pesky republicans” ;’)


48 posted on 05/14/2014 3:37:35 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: don-o

Anything except kissing Democrat ass spooks GOP leaders.


49 posted on 05/14/2014 3:37:36 PM PDT by sport
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To: smoothsailing

Oh, my. That’s perfect!


50 posted on 05/14/2014 3:38:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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