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U.S. House panel subpoenas Kerry again over Benghazi
Reuters ^ | May 15, 2014 | by Susan Cornwell

Posted on 05/15/2014 4:26:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Thursday issued a second subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before Congress this month about the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.

The State Department reacted angrily, saying it was the second time Kerry had been subpoenaed while on foreign travel, and noted the announcement had been made via Twitter. "This is not the way legitimate and responsible oversight is conducted," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Barf.

House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa had earlier issued a subpoena for Kerry to appear on May 21, but lifted that request after the State Department said it would conflict with Kerry's travel schedule. The subpoena issued on Thursday would require him to appear on May 29.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; election2012; lurch; vietnam

1 posted on 05/15/2014 4:26:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That spoiled hippie Viet nam war protester, demoralizing gold digger will let them know he’s above all of that


2 posted on 05/15/2014 4:31:27 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This, IMO, is a mistake. He knows nothing about Benghazi (or anything else) except marrying rich widows.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 4:32:38 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: Oldeconomybuyer
...said State Department spokeswoman Marie Barf.

You just can't make this stuff up.

4 posted on 05/15/2014 4:34:45 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perfect name for a bureaucratic spokesperson. (See lead pragraph of article.)


5 posted on 05/15/2014 4:35:53 PM PDT by Wombat Ark (Love your life, respect your life, and beautify all things in your life. -- Tecumseh)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“This, IMO, is a mistake. He knows nothing about Benghazi”

oh God, I hope this isn’t just the first in a long line of ineptness by this committee. but I have this sinking feeling it is, and what better way to take an almost sure gop senate takeover and flub it away.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 4:39:02 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I imagine Kerry is going to have quite an extensive travel schedule for the next few years.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 4:39:20 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The way to do this is to withhold appropriations until Lurch submits to the legitimate Congressional authority. And if we had an opposition with balls, that might happen. Since we don’t, it won’t.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 4:44:27 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: willywill

“oh God, I hope this isn’t just the first in a long line of ineptness by this committee.”

I suppose it’s possible that Kerry will gleefully throw Hillary to the wolves. That might be the strategy. Also, the people who do know report to Kerry now. And, he most certainly will cough up papers that could be interesting. Hillary probably tried to cover them up, but bureaucrats cover their *sses with paper’s their boss would like to keep hidden.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 4:47:48 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: brewcrew
ROTFLMAO!

That recidivist bastard traitor has been covering himself in barf for over four decades - how appropriate that his mouthpiece is named Barf.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 05/15/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: brewcrew

She’s just regurgitating what she’s been told say. You could say she kind of just throws it up for all to hear.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 4:59:59 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: willywill

Exactly, exactly. There is no cost to putting Kerry up there and having him act like a fool; he already is a fool and even his side knows that. There is hopefulness in having Gowdy lead the questioning. The reason is that you have, in the character and experience of a savvy prosecutor, the potential for linearity in the questioning instead of this rep and that rep asking their own amateur questions in 5 minute snippets for their own aggrandizement. The way to diffuse this hearing into the standard mishmosh of meaninglessness is to have irrelevant witnesses testify about suppositions and “he said she said”. Such things are inadmissable in a court of law but there are no such restrictions in kongressional kabuki. This is precisely why you put a Kerry on the stand; if you want to have the thrust of the thing dissolve into drivel. The only thing(s) Kerry can possibly testify about are pure hearsay.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 5:01:01 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: ConorMacNessa
Barf - Harf . . . . What difference, at this time, does it make?



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 05/15/2014 5:02:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Gen.Blather

Hillary is standing between Kerry and the WH of course he will throw her under the bus. And “reluctantly” throw every piece of evidence that will destroy this admenistration with her. He’s out for himself
Maybe he should consider staying out of parks and off airplanes


14 posted on 05/15/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Could be a mistake, but Issa wants answers from Lurch why his subpoena for Benghazi emails was ignored but Judicial Watch’s court order was not. It seems this administration complies with the judicial branch but gives the finger to the legislative branch.

Personally, I’d rather let Mr. Gowdy handle all Benghazi matters.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 5:09:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: hoosiermama

“Maybe he should consider staying out of parks and off airplanes”

And, he should never, ever clean his gun. (Even if he doesn’t own one, he’ll somehow manage to shoot fatally himself while cleaning it.) The FBI calls these “Arkencides.” (Seriously.)


16 posted on 05/15/2014 5:10:49 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Wombat Ark

Ouch !


17 posted on 05/15/2014 5:13:06 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Gen.Blather; alamogal

Check out Alamo Gal. Com link on the front page of FR for more details She’s documented all of the arkancides back when hey were happening


18 posted on 05/15/2014 5:17:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It will be nice seeing him on the other side of the table.

Pray America wakes up


19 posted on 05/15/2014 5:23:46 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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20 posted on 05/15/2014 5:25:52 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Could be a mistake, but Issa wants answers from Lurch why.....” <<<-—the thing is, the answer to the question “why” is almost never useful, because behind that why is another why and another why and the line of questioning can *only* end up in a speculation as to someone’s motivation, which is inevitably an opinion. You/we are never ever going to see a memo that unequivocably states “we want to kill Chris Stevens because he knows about our plan to arm the Syrian rebels with surplus arms we already gave to Libya and either he succeeds or fails, but we can never let that information out.” There generally isn’t any item of tangible proof that can come from verbal (only) testimony that begins as an answer to the question “why”. And the more that Kerry is made to look like an idiot, which is no challenge, the more these hearings look like political theater to embarass the witnesses.

“Personally, I’d rather let Mr. Gowdy handle all Benghazi matters.” <<<-—period, end of subject.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 5:31:19 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: Oldeconomybuyer

Please tell me that isn’t REALLY her last name.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: bray

“It will be nice seeing him on the other side of the table.
Pray America wakes up”

here’s the problem. if they hold hearings that show reprehensible behavior by this administration, and the media doesn’t report it, did it really happen?


23 posted on 05/15/2014 9:24:46 PM PDT by willywill
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