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John Kerry won't testify before House Oversight Committee after all(Issa backing Gowdy Select Comm.)
The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-30-2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 05/30/2014 11:33:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing

TOPICS: HOUSE OVERSIGHT

John Kerry won't testify before House Oversight Committee after all

BY JOEL GEHRKE | MAY 30, 2014 | 2:08 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry won't testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Benghazi terrorist attacks after all.

Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., dropped his subpoena in order to eliminate a State Department argument against Kerry appearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who sits on the regular oversight panel with Issa.

"We have been clear that we're willing to work with the committee, despite the fact that the Benghazi oversight has been consolidated under the select committee," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters last week.

"We believe the secretary’s appearance before HOGR will eliminate any need for the secretary to appear a second time before the select committee," Harf said.

Issa released Kerry from the subpoena Friday. “Seeing Secretary Kerry and others, who have worked to obstruct critical oversight of Congress’ investigations into Benghazi, attempt to use the upcoming June 12 hearing as a shield against the Select Committee tells me it’s time to reassess," he said.

"As much as we fought to learn what we could, bring critical witnesses forward, and shame the administration into disclosing more than it originally intended, I expect the select committee’s unified jurisdiction will afford it better access to the complete picture than any of its investigative predecessors," Issa said.

"In attempting to cover up documents like the September 14 e-mail from Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and other officials have no one but themselves to blame for the increased scrutiny they should soon expect,” he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; gowdybsc; issa; johnkerry; kerry; scbenghazi; secstate; secstatekerry; traitor

1 posted on 05/30/2014 11:33:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Congress needs to subpoena everyone involved and lock up those who refuse. Otherwise the democrats will continue to spit in the eye of America.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 11:39:24 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: smoothsailing

Good. I look forward to Trey Gowdy ripping that traitors guts out for all to see.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 11:39:47 AM 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: smoothsailing


4 posted on 05/30/2014 11:42:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: smoothsailing
No respect. I tell you, I get no respect. Are you writing that down? Ahhh .... why not. Just damn, Darrell Issa photo: Congressman Darrell Issa 2-4-2006-129.jpg if I were Boehner, I'd have me a good cry. A good, long cry. Why won't they play nice? Is it me?
5 posted on 05/30/2014 11:44:33 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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6 posted on 05/30/2014 11:47:24 AM 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: smoothsailing

More Harf barf.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 11:49:43 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: TigersEye

Me too! Hey Trey, rack that commie bastard!


8 posted on 05/30/2014 11:51:10 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: rfreedom4u

Kerry wasn’t involved. All he can offer is information told to him by others, which is just hearsay.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 11:54:55 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: TigersEye

Good thing. Gowdy knows how to seek the truth.
Issa did not have a clue.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 11:56:30 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: smoothsailing
This is good. I posted before that Kerry would prefer the circus of Issa's committee over Gowdy's more focused prosecutors.

-PJ

11 posted on 05/30/2014 11:58:24 AM 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: Blood of Tyrants

Perhaps he can provide a list of the Benghazi survivors and explain why they have been sequestered.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 11:59:08 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: PTBAA

Didn’t know that. Thanks.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 12:02:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; rfreedom4u
The State Department is still stonewalling. Kerry can be seen to be an accomplice to the coverup, albeit ex post facto.

But I doubt Gowdy sees Kerry as culpable in any serious way. More likely he sees Kerry as a way to get to the unreleased documents and those that have redactions.

Kerry can be put on the spot to produce, and Kerry is the kind of arrogant but cowardly twit who will fold when confronted with the fierce determination of a pit bull like Gowdy.

14 posted on 05/30/2014 12:11:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

since O has been releasing so many IslamoNazi terrorists and illegal immigrants from gaol,
how about reserving one for Kerry?


15 posted on 05/30/2014 12:12:54 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Political Junkie Too

You were certainly right. Gowdy is Kerry’s worse nightmare.

I won’t be surprised if Kerry starts whining that Issa has double-crossed him! LOL!


16 posted on 05/30/2014 12:16:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tennmountainman

I think Issa did what he could with the authority that he has. Without his work about one third of everything we know now about Fast and Furious would not have been uncovered.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 12:18:19 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: faithhopecharity

how about a rat infested Mexican jail!


18 posted on 05/30/2014 12:19:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Kerry is involved. The State Dept. has refused to turn over a lot since he took charge of it.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 12:19:52 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: smoothsailing

Good news, Gowdy will rip Kerry a new one if Kerry tries to play games with him.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 12:26:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

yea, a real secretary of state would have brought our Marine back from that Mexican jail cell long ago...

let’s get a real secretary of state
and then there will be a vacancy open up
down there
for Kerry

just as you say
thanks


21 posted on 05/30/2014 12:36:11 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: jazusamo

Good news indeed! Issa is shutting down, making way for a united front behind Trey Gowdy and the Select Committee.

Kerry, Obama, and Clinton are deeply saddened. Cummings has gone in to therapy.

HA~!


22 posted on 05/30/2014 12:42:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: faithhopecharity

Exactly. I knew you’d know what I meant! B^)


23 posted on 05/30/2014 12:44:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Issa really is doing the right thing, I imagine he and Gowdy had some kind of serious conversation on this. :-)

Cummings has gone in to therapy.

LOL! I love it!

24 posted on 05/30/2014 12:50:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Jaz, FYI. Mrs. Smooth bought a change purse at the Dollar Store the other day and found this tag on it when she got it home. No joke! Neither one of us had ever seen a tag like this before. Have you? LOL!

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25 posted on 05/30/2014 1:10:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: musicman

PERFECT !!!


26 posted on 05/30/2014 1:20:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: smoothsailing

I suppose that warning tag on something from CA doesn’t surprise me though like you and the wife I’ve never seen or heard of it, I even called to Mrs. Jaz to ask her and she hasn’t either.

Though CA is our home state we don’t miss it in the least and it has to be much worse now than when we moved north.


27 posted on 05/30/2014 1:27:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing
That didn't take long for John Fraud Kerry to chicken out.
Rather like three imaginary Purple Heart wounds to cut & run from Viet Nam.
28 posted on 05/30/2014 1:58:09 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

maybe he consulted his magic hat.


29 posted on 05/30/2014 2:04:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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