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White House Hosts Senators for ‘Bizarre’ Secret Foreign Policy Meeting
Yahoo! News ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Oliver Knox

Posted on 05/21/2014 4:31:53 PM PDT by kristinn

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice hosted a bipartisan delegation of senators late Tuesday for a secret meeting focused on foreign policy, several sources with knowledge of the discussion told Yahoo News.

Senator Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, alluded to the meeting on Wednesday, as the panel held a hearing on whether and how to overhaul the signature law of the global war on terrorism.

“I know we both attended sort of a discussion last night that I found to be one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country,” Corker said at one point, referring to himself and Senator Bob Menendez (D.-New Jersey), the committee’s chairman.

“I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker said at another point.

The Tennessee Republican did not say where or with whom the meeting took place (or why it was bizarre).

But several sources confirmed to Yahoo News that McDonough hosted the talks at the White House.

In addition to Corker and Menendez, Senators Susan Collins (R.-Maine), Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Jon Tester (D.-Montana) and John Walsh (D.-Montana) also attended the meeting, according to the sources, who requested anonymity.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aumf; wot

1 posted on 05/21/2014 4:31:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The most transparent Administration in history.

LOL


2 posted on 05/21/2014 4:33:47 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: kristinn

this doesn’t sound good. Good grief this sounds scarey.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 4:37:06 PM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: kristinn

Here’s how it went.....

“Ummmmmm....do you guys really really really think that it would actually be treason if the President gave money, weapons, armored vehicles and night vision equipment to Al Qaeda? And do you think it’s really old fashioned to hang traitors?”


4 posted on 05/21/2014 4:37:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

A bizarre story.....


5 posted on 05/21/2014 4:38:44 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: kristinn

The muzzie in chief and his owners don’t like the global war on terrorism. He is now trying to unilaterally re-write it. How could that be bizarre, Corker? I mean, you love the guy as long as he is buying you with a cheap price for you and your cronies for the Tennessee Valley Association properties, dams and power generators. Why should this surprise you, coming from what is now acknowledges as islamic oil companies bankrolling anti-fracking films and activism, to keep us hooked on their oil.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 4:40:48 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: kristinn
"Nothing to see here. Just move along."
7 posted on 05/21/2014 4:44:03 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: kristinn

Anything having to do with this administration takes on a sense of the bizarre these days. Theatre of the absurd at its finest.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 4:45:52 PM PDT by BCable
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To: BCable

Want to bet this is about the kidnapped school girls.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 4:47:18 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware

Hash tag diplomacy.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 4:48:11 PM PDT by mware
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To: kristinn

Chance to coward them into doing more of what the administration wants... or try to.

I suspect this is the type of stunt that was done to Mitt Romney to get him to shut down about Benghazi.

Give them briefing on what they are told is TOP SECRETS!!!! And have them sign non disclosure agreements or threaten them with espionage or something.

The white house is pathetic, but they know the way to play the game down and dirty.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 4:49:48 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: kristinn
Five will get you ten that the "bizarre" quality of the conversation had to do with expanding the AUMF to the domestic front -- and had nothing to do with Islamists.

The word, Senator Corker, is not "bizarre", it is "threatening".

12 posted on 05/21/2014 5:00:54 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

What war games and intelligence would prompt the word “bizarre” I wonder.

Israel
Benghazi
Syria
Chad
War on US soil
Islamic EU
Global thermonuclear war?


13 posted on 05/21/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

Was it bizarre because they flew young Dominican prostitutes to get Menendez primed for the meeting?


14 posted on 05/21/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: kristinn

What the Hell kind of Bizarre is he talking about?
Kooky? Bizzaro world? Kindergarteners talking foreign
policy?

All of the above???


15 posted on 05/21/2014 5:14:08 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: mware
Want to bet this is about the kidnapped school girls.

Yep, Ive got $5 that it wasn't...........

the kidnapped girls are only front and center as long as the MSM keeps them there. As of now, they're back section news...........They served their purpose, nobody cares anymore.

16 posted on 05/21/2014 5:15:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: FreeAtlanta
"Chance to coward them into doing more of what the administration wants... or try to."

Did you mean to use the word "coward"? If so, I don't think it makes any sense. I'm trying to figure out what you were trying to say.

17 posted on 05/21/2014 5:20:54 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (In this world when the body can be taken at any moment, it would be wise to reconnect with your soul)
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To: kristinn

The “global war on terrorism”. An excuse to shred the constitution.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 5:24:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: kristinn
Pretty much everything that comes out of the Clinton/Kerry State Department could be categorized as "bizarre", so that doesn't narrow it down much. Uppermost in the minds of the administration at the moment is the same thing that has been there for the last lamentable six years: how can foreign policy be turned to benefit Democrat party power?

There are the obvious flashpoints: Syria, the Ukraine, and Nigeria. There are sudden disturbing noises from Libya and Egypt. China is rippling the diplomatic waters in Vietnam and the Philippines. Pakistan has just conducted some interesting raids in Waziristan.

In short, it's quite a list, populated by unattended issues that should have been the proper topic of public discussion, not double secret behind-closed-doors whispering. The Most Transparent Administration In History is once again huddling under the covers with a flashlight and giggling like truant children. It would be nice to have some adults involved.

19 posted on 05/21/2014 5:28:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: FreeAtlanta; All

If you all had watched FRONTLINE last night you’d all be afraid today. One guy who owns a very small computer company said an FBI agent (Working for the NSA) personally delivered a “demand letter” to him demanding information on all of his clients. And the letter threatened him if he told anyone about the letter. He worried about it for a while but eventually took it to his lawyer. They sued. Apparently they lost the first round because they said the NSA dropped the matter after they lost on appeal. They were afraid of what the SC would rule so they didn’t want it to get that far.

A man who was with Google said there were probably only two people at Google who knew about the NSA’s demands for information. Personally, I believe Edward Snowden. He said the tech companies were voluntarily sharing information with the NSA. I also believe all those tech companies ARE part of the spy system.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 5:29:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: jackibutterfly
Did you mean to use the word coward?

cow: transitive verb:

...to destroy the resolve or courage of; also to bring to a state or an action by intimidation--used with "into," like too many Asian armies, adept at cowing a population into feeding them — Edward Lansdale;

Or as in "cowing a pussy, or a U.S. Senator, into fleeing for cover"...though I repeat myself.

21 posted on 05/21/2014 5:57:12 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: jackibutterfly

Chance to cower them into doing more of what the administration wants....


22 posted on 05/21/2014 6:06:39 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: kristinn

Purposeful destruction of America. Destroy her Judeo-Christian morality, her economic prosperity, her military might, her trustworthiness abroad, and her people’s sense of independence.

This is the Obama agenda.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 6:18:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

Obama probably wants to bomb the Vatican.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 6:23:00 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Of that, I am certain.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 6:30:34 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: kristinn

Perhaps they confronted Obama about his half hearted efforts to save Ukraine.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 7:15:34 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: LucyT

Ping.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 7:20:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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China Russia gas deal?


28 posted on 05/21/2014 7:21:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: murrie; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
this doesn’t sound good. Good grief this sounds scarey.

It does to me too.

29 posted on 05/21/2014 7:31:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: kristinn

Tester was a teacher and Walsh has been a Senator for what, six months? These aren’t experts on foreign policy or even people who care about foreign policy.


30 posted on 05/21/2014 7:59:53 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: FreeAtlanta

OK - thanks much - that makes more sense.


31 posted on 05/21/2014 10:03:04 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (In this world when the body can be taken at any moment, it would be wise to reconnect with your soul)
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To: Billthedrill

“Pretty much everything that comes out of the Clinton/Kerry State Department could be categorized as “bizarre”, so that doesn’t narrow it down much”

They said “most bizarre”. Meaning that despite previous bizarre foreign policy/national security meetings, this one takes the cake.


32 posted on 05/22/2014 2:41:49 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Sawdring

Exactly, Levin too. The guy who pressed. The IRS to screw the tea party.
He only briefs those on whom he has a stranglehold on so they won’t disagree.
Was McCain there?


33 posted on 05/22/2014 3:08:17 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: kristinn

Bizarre meeting?.............I think is just a smokescreen to divert from vets issues, drone campaign against US citizens and appear to be engaged to hide the incompetence of not knowing what to do.


34 posted on 05/22/2014 6:54:49 AM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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