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Bob Woodward Doesn’t Buy Hillary’s Benghazi Denial: ‘Serious, Unanswered Questions About This’
The Daily Caller ^ | 6-1-14 | Brendon Bordelon

Posted on 06/02/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Washington Post writer Bob Woodward said Sunday that he doesn’t believe Hillary Clinton when she says the Benghazi investigation is all about politics, claiming there are still “serious, unanswered questions about this.”

Woodward spoke on a “Fox News Sunday” panel about a leaked chapter from former Secretary of State Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” which addresses the September 11, 2012 attacks on State Department personnel in Benghazi, Libya.

While many assert that Clinton and the broader Obama administration were involved in a political cover-up of the attack’s details, the book declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi and the administration response has already been revealed, with Republicans merely playing politics by continuing to investigate.

But the well-known scandal hound disagreed with that interpretation. “The issue is, is there new information out there?” Woodward explained. “And one of the questions I have — and I think there are serious, unanswered questions about this — did she keep a diary?”

“When I talked to President Obama, he confirmed that he keeps a diary,” he continued. “I asked for some of it for some of the work I was doing and he said, ‘No, it wouldn’t be relevant.’ But are there diaries?”

“Remember, go back to the 1980s and Iran-Contra,” Woodward noted. “Ronald Reagan kept a very detailed diary, and he finally turned it over.”

The veteran Post reporter also knocked Clinton and Obama’s continuing response to the Benghazi investigation, claiming it’s not all about partisan politics. “There are facts,” he asserted. “There is neutral inquiry. And there is a way to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; diary; hardchoices; hillary; inquiry; irancontra; obama; woodward

1 posted on 06/02/2014 4:58:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One who is being investigated does have the option to set the terms of the investigation.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 5:01:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 5:03:00 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“When I talked to President Obama, he confirmed that he keeps a diary,”

He’s lying, Bob.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 5:04:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“Ronald Reagan kept a very detailed diary, and he finally turned it over.”

Ronald Reagan was a principled, honest man.

If Hillary or Obama were to turn over a diary, its contents would be suspect, at best. These types would be more likely to 'lie to their diaries' to establish an exculpatory narrative. I wouldn't believe a word of it.

5 posted on 06/02/2014 5:08:06 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: UCANSEE2

Keeping a diary would involve actual work. Obama has already proved that he has no capacity for actual work.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 5:11:08 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“There are facts,” he asserted. “There is neutral inquiry. And there is a way to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information.”

Have no fear Mr. Woodward, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is coming.

7 posted on 06/02/2014 5:18:41 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“Remember, go back to the 1980s and Iran-Contra,” Woodward noted. “Ronald Reagan kept a very detailed diary, and he finally turned it over.”

Interesting that he brings up Iran-Contra. As some of the oldsters here may remember, one of the rallying cries of the Dim-o-crats back then was that "we do NOT negotiate with terrorists!!"

I guess the foot's on the other hand this time...

8 posted on 06/02/2014 5:19:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: GOPJ; sickoflibs; ken5050; Grampa Dave; justiceseeker93
Ut, oh----next thing you know, Bob Woodward will be comparing Benghazi to Watergate.

News hound Bob Woodward Definitely Doesn’t Buy Hillary’s Benghazi Denial. Woodward doesn’t believe Hillary's whine that it's all about politics. The reporter known for making news claims there are still “serious, unanswered questions about this.”

Hillary's book stoutly declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi has already been revealed....she is hoping to silence Republicans by charging politics is behind the continuing probe.

Woodward will not be dissuaded. ".....one of the questions I have -- did she keep a diary? Obama confirmed to Woodward that he keeps a diary. Woodward noted. “Ronald Reagan kept a very detailed diary of Iran Contra, and he finally turned it over.”

The veteran Post reporter also knocked Clinton and Obama....... noting it’s not all about partisan politics. “There are facts,” he asserted. “There is neutral inquiry. And there is a way to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information.”

9 posted on 06/02/2014 5:23:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yeah right old Bob. Lack of any wood,almost two years later you get interested?
Go away Mr. DBM.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 5:23:35 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Gee Bob, ya think so?
Just close your eyes and imagine Hildabeast is Nixon and go at it.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 5:24:06 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Graewoulf

> One who is being investigated does have the option to set the terms of the investigation.

Have you forgotten who we have in office? Not only can they set the terms they have the prosecutor and his underlings in their pocket. Sort of like asking Holder to investigate Fast & Furious...


12 posted on 06/02/2014 5:26:23 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

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13 posted on 06/02/2014 5:29:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Isn’t that the truth...


14 posted on 06/02/2014 5:30:44 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“There is neutral inquiry. And there is a way to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information.”

Dear Mr. Woodward:
1) While this is a true statement, what makes you think democrats will participate in a 'neutral inquiry to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information'?
2) Is there a democrat, on the Select Committee, that has said they will seek the answers that will provide the truth?
3) Mr. Woodward, there are connections you personally have with democrats, in Congress; Will you encourage all the democrats on the Select Committee to seek the answers that provide the truth?
4) If not, why not?

15 posted on 06/02/2014 5:36:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: UCANSEE2

It’s true, girls keep diaries men keep journals.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 5:42:43 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bob Woodward is still alive???


17 posted on 06/02/2014 5:47:13 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Can it be that... No. It couldn't be... Or could it?

Has Woodward experienced a resurgence of the curiosity that lead him to expose the Watergate scandal?

He has been astonishingly incurious about many, far worse national political scandals since then, which caused some people to wonder if his pursuit of Watergate was merely partisan politics rather than some high-minded pursuit of truth.

Maybe he was just tired after the Watergate exposure and needed a rest.

18 posted on 06/02/2014 6:05:20 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Savage Beast

I’ve held Bernstein and Woodward in contempt almost all my life. Sure Nixon had his short comings, but every American president did the same thing he did. Nixon was stupid, and got caught over nothing, but B & W were media whores who went after Nixon with the help of Dean and some others, so they could ride the party circuit of the left.

And the country suffered dearly because of this. That buffoon Ford comes in, and knocks out REagan, then we get Carter, and our soldiers go in to undo his betrayal of the Shah.

So here’s the deal, Bob. IF your are the journalist you say you are, let’s cut thru the partisanship, and really dive into the story here, and please find your secret deep throat sources and uncover the truth. We here all know the truth. CLinton and Obama lied, and they have blood on their hands, and dirt on each other.

Find out the truth, Bob, and all things will be right with you and me. Fact is, Bob, this will require you to be an impartial journalist, which you are not.

But, I’ll give you a chance, Bob. I’ll give you from now and July to show me what you intend to do with this story.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 7:17:13 AM PDT by nikos1121
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20 posted on 06/02/2014 7:18:27 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: afraidfortherepublic

Woodward only gets MSM notice when he is bashing Republicans. As far as his numerous complaints abouty Obama, he might as wwell be shouting in a soundproof room.


21 posted on 06/02/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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