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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty in connection to terror attack
Fox News ^ | June 28, 2014 | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 06/28/2014 1:12:33 PM PDT by Policy Wonk

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, will face a federal judge Saturday afternoon for an initial court appearance, authorities confirmed to Fox News.

At that time, the government is expected to outline the charges against him.

Khatallah is being held at a federal courthouse in D.C. amid tight security, Department of Justice spokesman William Miller said.

He was flown to Washington by helicopter shortly after sunrise from a navy warship, where he had been held since his capture nearly two weeks ago.

Khatallah is accused of being involved in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya that led to the deaths of former U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziterrorist; benrhodes; jaycarney; libya; susanrice

1 posted on 06/28/2014 1:12:33 PM PDT by Policy Wonk
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To: Policy Wonk

was the indictment unsealed?


2 posted on 06/28/2014 1:14:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Policy Wonk

His goose is COOKED no matter what he says or does!


3 posted on 06/28/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
He won't say anything because our dumbass leader read him his Miranda rights and after he is appointed an attorney at taxpayer expense you can bet we will get nothing from him.
4 posted on 06/28/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Star Traveler
"His goose is COOKED no matter what he says or does!"

Maybe, but I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a deal where he testifies that the YouTube Video caused all of this in exchange for a deal with the Obama/Holder DOJ for a light sentence as only a minor participant in the attacks.

5 posted on 06/28/2014 1:29:56 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Policy Wonk

How does this islamic terrorist get to lawyer up ???


6 posted on 06/28/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

He will get a deal IF he says he was pissed at a video.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: Tennessee Nana
How does this islamic terrorist get to lawyer up ???

At the US taxpayer's expense no less! I didn't read if he will be sentenced to death if convicted. He should be getting death at a minimum and a sausage and ham last meal; no 72 virgins for him in the afterlife and a bacon wrapped head in the electric chair at the maximum.

8 posted on 06/28/2014 1:39:44 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Policy Wonk

He probably thinks he has died and gone to heaven not being in that Libyan hellhole anymore


9 posted on 06/28/2014 1:42:38 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Policy Wonk

Did the ship miss the turn to Cuba?


10 posted on 06/28/2014 1:46:01 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Policy Wonk

The circus begins.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 1:51:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Policy Wonk

One of many continued circus freak side shows to keep the masses from maintaining a clear focus on the impotent POTUS and his shenanigans, assisted by the news media who can always be relied upon to protect our dear fuhrer. 2.5 years more of destroying the United States as we knew it. Tragic, to say the least. Worse, it will probably take 8 or more years to some how correct the damage, assuming it’s not permanent. America, I don’t recognize you anymore.........


12 posted on 06/28/2014 2:17:18 PM PDT by john drake (Lucius Accius-Roman,170 BC - "oderint dum metuant" translated "Let them hate so long as they fear")
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To: Policy Wonk

VERY INTERESTING...

With a not guilty plea does this mean he will not say what the democrats have been saying all along? That this was NOT a response to a video? Or, will be it be not guilty because it was a random act of spontaneous Muslim rage? Or, not guilty by temporary insanity due to the video.

IF he pleas not guilty then the prosecution will be on him time and again to blame the video. There’s no way Obama can let that go. IF, however, no mention is made of the video this will be the last we ever hear of the trial.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 2:35:47 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Policy Wonk

US foreign policy is now a complete joke. The worst thing is there are at least more years for this mess to get worse.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Policy Wonk

Unexpectedly.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 3:36:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Organic Panic

A really good lawyer will get this guy off. Chain of evidence will be brutal. So will authentication of any recorded phone calls.

Military tribunals are EXACTLY what were envisioned for situations like this. Obama is such a moron.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 4:12:39 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Bryan24

He’ll probably get the best criminal defense lawyer the Dept. of Justice has on staff.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 4:46:02 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Didn’t you hear obama on this? “Lawyers? We don’t need to go to all the expense of a trial and lawyers. He said he’s not guilty, so that’s good enough for me.”


18 posted on 06/28/2014 4:53:02 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

Didn’t you hear obama on this? “Lawyers? We don’t need to go to all the expense of a trial and lawyers. He said he’s not guilty, so that’s good enough for me.”


It doesn’t surprise me but when and where did he say that?


19 posted on 06/28/2014 4:54:58 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

I was wondering if it wasn’t over the top enough. Just kidding. I was going to add “And as my former Secretary of State formulated - ‘What difference does it make now?” But perhaps that STILL is too close to what obama could actually say.

I imagine that there will be a long show-trial to show how tough obama is on terrorism, etc.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 4:59:20 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Star Traveler
i'm not so sure, the boy will see he's lawyered up to his eyes with the best lawyers taxpayer dollars can buy and that's just for starters...
21 posted on 06/28/2014 5:30:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 21twelve

I think people will see through a show trial but who knows.


22 posted on 06/28/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Policy Wonk

I doubt they read him his rights when they took him in, so I see him getting away with it based on a technicality.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 6:47:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Star Traveler; All

You mean his goat is...uhhhh...nevermind...

On a side note, I cannot believe this guy made it back to dry land...


24 posted on 06/28/2014 7:40:18 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Tzimisce; All

Let him loose then...

Announce this to the American people...Prime time network coverage of the event...

IF he makes it down the steps of that courthouse, I would be shocked...


25 posted on 06/28/2014 7:43:33 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Truth29
"Maybe, but I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a deal where he testifies that the YouTube Video caused all of this in exchange for a deal with the Obama/Holder DOJ for a light sentence as only a minor participant in the attacks. "

Spot on!

That's why it took so long to get him back to the USA. They weren't interrogating him, they were prepping him.

26 posted on 06/28/2014 9:32:02 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Policy Wonk

Make Hillary Clinton testify UNDER OATH.

It’s been nearly two years, LET’S ROLL!


27 posted on 06/29/2014 12:45:42 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Policy Wonk

Has he had time to memorize his blame-the-video script yet?


28 posted on 06/29/2014 4:41:55 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Policy Wonk

He’s going to get off:

He’s entitled to know the evidence against him and his lawyers KNOW our spook outfits are nuts about never disclosing sources and methods, exactly the same the intel organs of any state.

Even if he’s guilty as heck the CIA et. al. will vastly prefer letting this guy go over giving away the crown jewels, or even probably the tiniest little faux diamond.

He’ll swear up and down his motive was the video, which is the entire (political) reason that he was brought in at all.

He’s going to get off.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 7:25:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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