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Courtroom Theatrics a Hallmark of Republican Leading Benghazi Probe
Reuters ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Susan Cornwell

Posted on 05/19/2014 5:41:54 AM PDT by kristinn

The Republican who will lead an investigation of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic quarters in Benghazi was known for courtroom theatrics in his time as a prosecutor, portending dramatic hearings on an issue that already has strained partisan civility in Washington.

Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional elections in November by accusing the White House of muddying the facts to protect President Barack Obama after the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in the attacks by Islamic militants.

Democrats have not said whether they will take any seats on the Republican-majority special committee, saying the new probe - following several other congressional investigations on Benghazi - is also aimed at damaging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's chances if she runs for president in 2016.

Representative Trey Gowdy, the 49-year-old from South Carolina chosen by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to chair the panel, is a Christian conservative elected to Congress in 2010 on the wave of the Tea Party movement.

Gowdy came with a reputation for tenacity, and dug into various probes of the Obama administration. He is outspokenly critical of its handling of the Benghazi matter.

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Spartanburg attorney Rick Vieth, who has also run as a Democrat, joked that "I didn't know what I was getting into" when Gowdy won a murder conviction against his client, Bob Harry Fowler, in 1997. Fowler was accused of killing a man to stop him testifying in a drug trial.

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"He is going to be a great fact-finder, and let the chips fall where they may. If it's favorable to Obama, fine; if not, fine," Vieth said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; enemedia; treygowdy
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1 posted on 05/19/2014 5:41:54 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Alinsky much?


2 posted on 05/19/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Go get em, Trey !


3 posted on 05/19/2014 5:44:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: kristinn

How insidious.

The word “theatrics” is a dog whistle and one small drop of poison in the well.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 5:47:18 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: kristinn

The Marxist Media has a little different tone than they did during the Scooter Libby hearings??? Nervous??

Pray America wakes up


5 posted on 05/19/2014 5:48:53 AM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: kristinn

Media Democrats (redundant?) are cute when their masters are backed into a corner.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 5:50:45 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: kristinn

The media in this country is an absolute joke the way they shill for the Democratic Party. They just flat called out Trey Gowdy as a drama queen. Typical lefty tactics as they try to demean and sully the reputation of the people leading the hearings. It’s not important to the media nor their Democratic Party benefactors to find the truth why four of our countrymen died that night. No, this is just the Republicans trying to damage Hillary for 2016. The hack who wrote the article emphasized the point at the end of this worthless piece of journalism.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 5:52:24 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

It wasn’t journalism. It was an opinion represented as news.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 5:55:40 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: kristinn

How can we clone Trey Gowdy?

He’s Washington, Jefferson and Reagan all synthesized into one! What a national treasure. God Bless him.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 5:56:31 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: kristinn

Trey will get the jog DONE!....


10 posted on 05/19/2014 5:56:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: dowcaet

Trey Gowdy is about to get the Ken Starr treatment. And worse.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 5:57:55 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

I’m afraid you’re right. The left pulls out all the stops. I just hope our countrymen wake the hell up finally and see the left for who they really are.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:02:22 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: kristinn

the libs are scared $4itless of Trey Gowdy. Go get ‘em, Trey!


13 posted on 05/19/2014 6:05:07 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: sport

He’s already taking flak - he knows he’s over the target.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 6:09:33 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: kristinn
Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional elections in November by accusing the White House of muddying the facts to protect President Barack Obama after the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in the attacks by Islamic militants.

Same story, if it were a Republican Administration:

Democrats hope to ascertain which members of the Administration were responsible for the security breakdowns at the embassy, which members of the Administration were responsible for the egregious cover up of the facts, and when the disgraced president will resign and face criminal charges.

15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:10:09 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kristinn
...on an issue that already has strained partisan civility in Washington.

Alas, civility is not the goal. Was civility high on the list in the Nuremberg trials?
16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: All

“...Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional elections in November by accusing the White House...”

These hearings are NOT to gain “traction”...These hearings are to gain “TRUTH” about what happened in Benghazi...Truth...Something the democrats have no clue about...


17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:11:02 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: kristinn

Republicans hope to gain political traction...


Or they could just be doing their job. I suppose your take on it depends on your bias, and how close to the surface you keep it.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: kristinn

I saw a Forensic Files about a woman who was killed in her home by an intruder. The prosecutor in the story was a young Trey Gowdy. He was very no-nonsense on the case and just exuded confidence and competence. He won’t turn into a scared mouse the way Ken Starr did.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:13:34 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Usagi_yo

It wasn’t journalism. It was an opinion represented as news.


I was cutting the story slack because I honestly thought it was an op-ed piece. Just wow.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:14:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: kristinn

Unlike John Edwards court theatrics?


21 posted on 05/19/2014 6:15:49 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: kristinn

“...was known for courtroom theatrics in his time as a prosecutor,..”

For some reason they just can’t bring themselves to mention that he was a Federal Prosecutor.

I guess they figure if they don’t disclose that, they can portray him as a small town hick prosecutor from Podunk.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 6:16:26 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: kristinn

Wow...the liberals are terrified!!!


23 posted on 05/19/2014 6:17:25 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: All
Dang it all, Trey, don't you Republicans know the Obama/tics do not allow discouraging words about their leaders?

This here committee's gonna put the Obamatics off their game.

A FEW OF THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Lock-stepping party loyalty, ***-kissing, sucking up, smartly marching to the party-line drumbeat.

As they head into the swamps of 2016, it's gettin' harder and harder for poor Dummycrats.

Kinda reminds me of Peter Sellers trying to subdue
his natural instincts to salute smartly to der leader.

24 posted on 05/19/2014 6:18:04 AM PDT by Liz
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To: kristinn

The Reuters reporter, Susan Cornwell, is a space alien. How do I know this? Because she’s from Upside Down Bizarro World. Proof: “partisan civility”. Investigating Benghazi is going to “strain partisan civility” and is the fault of Republicans. However, when Democrats call Republican Nazis, KKK, racists, hate women, starve children, those are simply facts that do NOT “strain partisan civility”. Only a space alien or insane evil liberal could write something. That’s why I say, Susan Cornwell is a space alien, because we all know that liberals are reality-based, follow science and are more tolerants that the rest of us bitter clingers.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 6:18:58 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: kristinn

If investigation and exposing truth give political traction so be it!
Just like Jeremiah wrights daughter conviction brings roosters home to roosts, there should always be crowing at the exposure of wrong doing. No one should be above the law!


26 posted on 05/19/2014 6:20:05 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: dowcaet

I have been trying to wake people up to what is going on for years. Being called a doom and gloomer was my only result. Even the managed health care that is coming, the response is, “It is the insurance companies and drug companies”. As far as Obama is concerned, it goes, “What has he done that is so bad?”, “If the Republicans would stop fighting him, he could get something done.” So , good luck with the waking up.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 6:20:05 AM PDT by sport
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To: All
HIS POPULARITY IS SOARING One you-tube video of Trey Gowdy WRT Benghazi got 2.2 million views.

NOTE: In advertising circles, one response is counted as 100----b/c at least 99 agreed but didn't bother to respond.

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The power-mad Clintons' grasp for power over and over again is terrifying.

If the Dummycrats had any sense whatsoever they would know that since the 11th century, the system of "Checks and Balances" was initiated in the Great Council Halls of Venice to keep the all-powerful Doges in check.

We need checks and balances now more then ever----to keep the power-crazed Clintons and lock-stepping Dummycrats from trampling us under their feet.

28 posted on 05/19/2014 6:22:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Walrus

And this summary dismissal seems fair:
“...Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional elections in November by accusing the White House of muddying the facts”.

It’s just a political game about muddy facts. Not about a dubious mission regarding arms and Islamists, a failed Middle East policy, a security debacle due to PC fantasies of top officials, general misjudgement and incompetence, holding back available rescue forces, an orchestrated campaign of lying to the American people and Congress, fake State Department “investigations”, cover-ups and stonewalling, firing regional commanders for not playing along, preventing witnesses form testifying, etc. Reuters, muddying the facts for political purposes.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 6:29:11 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: kristinn
Those who knew Gowdy during his 16 years as a state and federal prosecutor in South Carolina...

...were opposing attorneys, and at least two of the three quoted were Democrats as well, per the article. I'd bet that those were the first two boxes on her checklist of people to interview for this hit piece.

30 posted on 05/19/2014 6:29:13 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: kristinn

Hitpiece.

As per usual.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 6:29:19 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: kristinn

the first leftist volley attempting to discredit Gowdy...it will be interesting to see if the msm picks it up and if Gowdy goes the way of Palin and Cruz...etc.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT by albertabound
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To: albertabound

They haven’t portrayed him as a “sex maniac” or a “space alien that gives cigarettes to children” yet,

but it’s probably coming.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Boonie

ping


34 posted on 05/19/2014 6:47:27 AM PDT by albertabound
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To: kristinn
Gowdy has the libturds scared to death. Tells me he's doing a good job.

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35 posted on 05/19/2014 7:06:02 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: kristinn

Excellent. Just what is needed. Theatrics tend to get publicized, even by the bias MSM, because they are interesting and attracted readers and viewers.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 7:06:32 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: kristinn

Here we go, the discrediting of Gowdy begins. Actually Trey Gowdy is known for prevailing in the courtroom.


37 posted on 05/19/2014 7:49:20 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Does anyone know when these hearings are scheduled to begin?


38 posted on 05/19/2014 9:07:27 AM PDT by Lima_Two_Zero_Alpha (All saints have a past...all sinners a future.)
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To: upchuck

Trey Article


39 posted on 05/19/2014 10:08:41 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: kristinn

She grew up in Metropolis and Edwardsville and began her professional career in Illinois, working as a copy clerk for the Alton Telegraph and obtaining her first full-time reporting job at the Springfield State Journal-Register.

40 posted on 05/19/2014 10:11:50 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: dead
He won’t turn into a scared mouse the way Ken Starr did

My wife said that the most important thing about Gowdy, is that he have NO Skeletons, ZERO, in his background.

If he has any bad stuff, that can intimidate him {or his family}, the obama pricks will know it and use it.

If he is squeaky clean, cleaner than Mr. Clean, then he better have mucho protection, because they will kill him.

41 posted on 05/19/2014 10:25:46 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Chewbarkah

With your permission I would add that implementing a phony
narrative that supports claims that terrorists are on the run in
order to backup an untrue campaign assertion was part of the
mix. Of course, that giant kabuki dance was not “playing politics”
while the GOP investigating the sordid affair IS all about politics.


42 posted on 05/19/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: mowowie; ab01; afraidfortherepublic; AllAmericanGirl44; Aria; CyberAnt; ...
Thanks for the heads up mowowie.


Trey
Gowdy
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list of 50+ (and growing) FReepers? Just drop me a FReep mail.

43 posted on 05/19/2014 2:50:38 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: dead

I saw that Trey Gowdy episode-—I did a double take at first because I didn’t catch the name.

HLN will probably repeat it about 499 times.:-)

.


44 posted on 05/19/2014 2:56:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: upchuck

thanks, chuck!


45 posted on 05/19/2014 2:58:05 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat. Exhibit #72384...


46 posted on 05/19/2014 4:13:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: VTenigma

>> Here we go, the discrediting of Gowdy begins.

Gowdy baited the a-holes.


47 posted on 05/19/2014 4:14:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It is so open now that only the low IQ voter cannot see the absolute servatitude with which the whoredom mediz service the democrip party. The Internet email provider I use is running a poll asking is the Benghazi probe is over the top yet as pure partisan political hackery by the Republicants. Talk about herding the fools who worship the little barry bastard boy emperor!


48 posted on 05/19/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Beagle8U
I guess they figure if they don’t disclose that, they can portray him as a small town hick prosecutor from Podunk.

Hey watch it now. That's hittin' too close to home.
49 posted on 05/19/2014 4:57:22 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Jabba the Nutt

She is gutter vermin. One can only hope the presslut has to live in DC for her job. It would be appropriate punishment IMHO.


50 posted on 05/19/2014 5:01:18 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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