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Kerry Agrees to Testify on Benghazi, With Caveats
NY Times ^ | 5/23/14 | JONATHAN WEISMAN

Posted on 05/23/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform over the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

In a letter to Representative Darrell Issa, Republican of California, the committee’s combative chairman, the State Department’s assistant secretary for legislative affairs, Julia Frifield, expressed surprise at Mr. Issa’s May 14 subpoena “commanding the secretary of state to appear.”

While she declined to make Mr. Kerry available next Thursday, the day the chairman had demanded, she offered two dates next month.

“He will be fully occupied with critical diplomatic engagements following the May 25 presidential election in Ukraine,” she wrote, offering June 12 or June 20 instead. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage

Representative Tammy Duckworth, a decorated and severely wounded combat veteran of the Iraq war, was greeted by Representative Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Pelosi Picks 5 Democrats for Panel on BenghaziMAY 21, 2014 Speaker John A. Boehner has named seven Republicans to serve on a 12-person committee looking into the Benghazi attack. 7 Republicans Named to Panel Investigating Attack in BenghaziMAY 9, 2014

She also wrote that in complying with Mr. Issa’s demands, “we believe this would remove any need for the secretary to appear” before a newly formed special committee on the Benghazi attacks, which killed four Americans, including J. Christopher Stevens, the ambassador to Libya.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; caveats; kerry; testify
Did you know that John Kerry got a Purple Heart in Viet Nam?
1 posted on 05/23/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/23/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: All

What are the caveats??? Immunity???


3 posted on 05/23/2014 12:46:41 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: Nachum

Sure I’ll testify, but only if I can lie, you don’t cross examine and ask no questions .... otherwise .. fugehdaboudit.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Boonie

He just sits there looking normal. Like dumb.


5 posted on 05/23/2014 12:48:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

Another fifth amendment extravaganza, after the customary denial of any wrongdoing, of course.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 12:51:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if the reason the DEMS are so resistant to allowing Kerry to testify, is that they KNOW he will make some stupid remarks ?


7 posted on 05/23/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure he’ll do a great imitation of Sgt. Schultz.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 12:56:24 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Nachum

How can he testify on Benghazi? He was a member of Congress at the time....not Secretary of State. Anything he knows is second hand...aka...Obama approved.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 12:59:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
Thurston Heinz Kerry will not appear before Issa. Take that to the bank.
10 posted on 05/23/2014 1:02:13 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Nachum

Did you know that John Kerry got a Purple Heart in Viet Nam?

John Kerry’s purple heart got a purple heart in Vietnam.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 1:04:34 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: Sacajaweau

Kerry has blocked Benghazi documents for a year now. he needs to be questioned.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
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To: Boonie

looks like ‘if he appears here, he wont appear there’


13 posted on 05/23/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a; a fool in paradise

“Kerry Agrees to Testify for Caviar”


14 posted on 05/23/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sacajaweau

You must have missed his elated blubbering promises and assurances given to his former best friends forever in the senate, lauding and effectively slobbering over their “thoughtful”, important questions and distinct right of oversight. How happy he would be to provide them all they deemed necessary of those prickly documents.

Just give him a ringy ding ding, and he would eagerly drag them over with his own teeth on his hands and knees!

It was spectacular ingratiation. Wholly false, but spectacular. :) Rita


15 posted on 05/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Nachum
Reminds me of this for some reason:

Dean Wormer: Greg, what is the worst fraternity on this campus?
Greg: Well that would be hard to say, sir. They're each outstanding in their own way.
Dean Wormer: Cut the horses**t, son. I've got their disciplinary files right here. Who dropped a whole truckload of fizzies into the swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode.
Greg: You're talking about Delta, sir.
Dean Wormer: Of course I'm talking about Delta, you TWERP!!! This year is going to be different. This year we are going to grab the bull by the balls and kick those punks off campus.
Greg: What do you intend to do sir? Delta's already on probation.
Dean Wormer: They are?
Greg: Yes, sir.
Dean Wormer: Oh. Then as of this moment, they're on double secret probation!
Greg: Double secret probation, sir?
Dean Wormer: There is a little-known codicil in the Faber College constitution which gives the dean unlimited power to preserve order in time of campus emergency. Find me a way to revoke Delta's charter. You live next door. Put Neidermeyer on it. He's a sneaky little sh**, just like you, right? [Greg nods] The time has come for someone to put their foot down. And that foot is me.

16 posted on 05/23/2014 1:12:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Nachum
Need a picture

17 posted on 05/23/2014 1:13:46 PM PDT by jrg
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Thurston Heinz Kerry will not appear before Issa. Take that to the bank.

Let's not leave the decision to Kerry/Obama handlers. The decision would be better made by the House Republicans. IMO Issa is not as qualified to exam Kerry or the Benghazi issue as is Trey Gowdy. (I.e., Gowdy will not screw it up.)

18 posted on 05/23/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT by frog in a pot (The 2dA didn't grant a right - it preserved an existing right so as to obtain ratification.)
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To: Nachum

Make sure he gets sworn in—under oath.

Unlike Cankles.

It does make a difference.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 1:15:51 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Boonie

“What are the caveats??? Immunity???”

I think that this is standard stuff. Usually they won’t reveal specific conversations with the President because that might be “privileged”. They usually throw that out there as kind of a preemptive warning not to ask certain types of questions. Sometimes those questions get asked anyway and they just decline to answer and point to their written response.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 1:27:39 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Boonie

I would suspect not under oath but that doesn’t seem to matter anymore.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 1:35:27 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Nachum

I had caveats once. It was painful. Took about a week of Preparation H to cure them.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 1:40:05 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Nachum

It is time to stop funding all who do not respond to Congress, no paychecks, no expense money, no nothing.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 1:42:18 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Nachum
send the police over there, haul his sorry rear end to the meeting and make him testify....

when he was protesting the war he sure as heck made time to be there.

24 posted on 05/23/2014 1:43:40 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Nachum

Just as Lurch is about to testify, Hillary will walk in with Kerry’s brother a la Michael Corleone.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 1:54:22 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Nachum

waz’nt jon Kerry in korea 0r somethin?


26 posted on 05/23/2014 2:26:46 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: UCANSEE2

“wonder if the reason the DEMS are so resistant to allowing Kerry to testify, is that they KNOW he will make some stupid remarks ?”

I wish this site had a thumbs-up button.


27 posted on 05/23/2014 2:32:23 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Nachum

You sure he didn’t say “with caviar”?


28 posted on 05/23/2014 3:23:53 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Nachum
All questions must be yes or no, and he can answer maybe or "purple heart"...


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