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Watch Out Obama! Trey Gowdy Announces First Benghazi Hearing
Political Insider ^ | July 30, 2014 | Editor

Posted on 07/31/2014 2:02:46 PM PDT by COUNTrecount

In an interview with Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) announced the first Benghazi select committee hearing will be held in early September.

The announcement comes after a few months of quiet investigation from the Committee, which was announced by House Speaker John Boehner in May, after almost a year of party leadership opposing the idea. The select committee includes seven Republicans and four Democrats.

This is almost TWO YEARS after the terror attacks at the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya which killed 4 Americans… including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Gowdy, a no-nonsense former prosecutor, has spent his $3.3 million budget wisely, and is determined to get to the truth behind the easily avoidable attack. We’re already learning that President Barack Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deliberately ignored a major security threat before the attack, and more shameful details are about to be unearthed about this serious foreign policy blunder:

And according to Gowdy, no witness will be off limits… including Hillary:

The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony.

“I can’t skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,” Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and the issue had not yet arisen, “if you mean to say that ‘not only can they not talk, they don’t have to come,’ you have to litigate that.”

Gowdy said the investigation will be driven by facts, characterizing as strongly bipartisan his work with the committee’s ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, to review documents and identify witnesses.

He also said he anticipates the first public hearing will be held in September and will focus on the State Department investigation into the 2012 attack and whether its recommendations have been implemented.

Asked whether he wants Hillary Clinton to testify, Gowdy said, “I want everyone who has access to relevant information, and it is, I think, impossible to argue that the Secretary of State at the time would not have access to relevant information…”


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1 posted on 07/31/2014 2:02:46 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Hopefully he has the good sense to get the footsoldiers and middle managers on the hot seat first to compile a war chest of facts...THEN you get the Hillary types in and grill them with said facts.

Hillary types will try several tacks - knock them down accordingly

Tack 1: I don’t recall
Response: Fine - we’ll rely on the testimony of your underlings, especially the ones who blame you

Tack 2: It was their fault
Response: They say they were following orders. Given that’s how most the world and especially the government operates, you were in command and are therefore accountable

Tack 3: It was a very fluid situation and we couldn’t reach our people
Response: We have logs and transcripts of a huge number of communications from the time(s) in question

etc. etc.

Hillary et al are coached with probable questions. Heck, they are even given questions in advance at times. I have every confidence in Gowdy but he needs to remove the bricks from the bottom so the wall will collapse.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 2:09:19 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: COUNTrecount
"Watch Out Obama! Trey Gowdy Announces First Benghazi Hearing..."

.... Well ..... like my father used to say ... "If a tree falls in a forest and the media doesn't report it ...... does it make a sound?"

3 posted on 07/31/2014 2:23:07 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: relictele
"Heck, they are even given questions in advance at times."

Hillary has a team of attorneys and paid liars like Lanny Davis working full time on this. They will use every trick in the book. Demanding questions in writing and submitting written answers after days of preparation is something that worked good for Bubba.

4 posted on 07/31/2014 2:24:09 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: COUNTrecount

I submitted a prayer request at my church for Trey Gowdy. Just knowing the trouble and even deaths suffered by those the Clintons considered to be threats to their power, I feel concern for Mr.Gowdy’s safety. I hope you all will pray for his safety too as he carries this battle forward. God bless him.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 2:27:25 PM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: COUNTrecount

What makes you think anything Gowdy does will have any impact on Obama?


6 posted on 07/31/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: COUNTrecount
Gowdy said the investigation will be driven by facts, characterizing as strongly bipartisan his work with the committee’s ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland...

If Gowdy believes "Cummings-the-Commie" will be bi-partisan, even this investigation will go nowhere.

7 posted on 07/31/2014 2:31:25 PM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edttmund Burke)
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To: ruesrose

Trey Gowdy and his Team are in my Prayers for a complete and thorough and safe investigation.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 2:36:57 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: R_Kangel

The saving grace will be the potential for video dramatic theater. The media will be sucked in like a DC Mayor smelling cocaine — they will not be able to resist it.

They know Gowdy and they know it will be dramatic and if someone else gets and runs the good footage and their network does not have it they are dead if it becomes the “thing to watch.”

They will try to spin it, commentate on it, all to no avail. Gowdy’s very honest words will shine through and those responsible are going to look like the idiots they are at bottom. The actual policies in play that created the setting in that Consular office may actually end up exposed — that would go all the way.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 2:37:16 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: COUNTrecount

Trey Gowdy for President! Seriously, he is such a strong voice in Congress and I love his tough, no nonsense approach. He is fearful and doesn’t back down.

I have faith in his ability to get some long-awaited results.

(Plus I think he’s HOT, is that wrong for me to say? :o)


10 posted on 07/31/2014 2:37:19 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer!)
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To: Baynative

It would be richly deserved ego-deflater if Hillary were forced to testify alongside at least one other person. No star turn, no speechmaking.

Put her in the Prisoner’s Dilemma in real time i.e. ask questions of her and the other(s) and see how the stories hold up.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: COUNTrecount
Why should Obama "watch out"?

What could possibly happen that would be adverse to him?

12 posted on 07/31/2014 2:39:26 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: COUNTrecount

does anybody know how many times 0our hopes have been raised only to have things flame out and bomb?

i’m not a pavlov dog who drools everytine the bell of impending victory rings. show me some results

please


13 posted on 07/31/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

Bingo. If this S.O.B. In the White House hasn’t been thrown out on his ass by now he never will be.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT by cld51860 (Volo pro veritas)
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To: COUNTrecount
Not inviting Hillary for questioning would be like TSA not frisking Muslims. ... Oh, wait.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: relictele

You forgot shrieking.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 3:19:36 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BlueHorseShoe

following you now on twitter. right wing women on twitter are great.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: sopwith

COOL! I agree, I like conservative women too! I like to think we can outshine our liberal counterparts in every way! Keep on fighting the good fight!


18 posted on 07/31/2014 3:43:43 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer!)
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To: COUNTrecount; ab01; afraidfortherepublic; AllAmericanGirl44; Aria; Candor7; CyberAnt; ...

Trey
Gowdy
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list of 50+ (and growing) FReepers? Just drop me a FReep mail.

19 posted on 07/31/2014 3:44:00 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: BlueHorseShoe
Trey Gowdy for President!

Based on what accomplishments, specifically?

I have faith in his ability to get some long-awaited results.

Shouldn't we have some - you know - actual results before we nominate him?

(Plus I think he’s HOT, is that wrong for me to say?

Only if you want the FR neanderthals to start their chorus of "women shouldn't be allowed to vote". OTOH, it does explain your prior acclamations.

20 posted on 07/31/2014 3:46:25 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: COUNTrecount

Get the fat lesbo Klintoon under oath. Make that biotch cry.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 4:10:51 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: COUNTrecount

Clearly Gowdy respects the law and loves his country. I so admire and respect this man. He is refreshingly clear and genuine!


22 posted on 07/31/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Jim Noble

“Why should Obama “watch out”?

What could possibly happen that would be adverse to him? “

Honestly, I think to discuss life and America post-Obama really hurts his fragile ego.

I say we look forward to a great awakening! Obama has NO part in that.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 4:20:35 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: COUNTrecount
It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.

I happen to have a dictionary right here.

"I don't recall"

Do you think that is a good response for someone running for President?

24 posted on 07/31/2014 4:31:47 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: BlueHorseShoe

CORRECTION: I meant to say Trey Gowdy is FEARLESS (not fearful) … my bad.


25 posted on 07/31/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer!)
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To: relictele

Excellent post, relictele.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 5:17:24 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: upchuck

Keep me ON... Trey’s interesting...


27 posted on 07/31/2014 6:20:17 PM PDT by GOPJ ( NBC - - "Nothing But Crap" network ... jerk smirk scum...)
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To: COUNTrecount

INTERVIEW THE SURVIVORS!! That being said, Obama will pardon any of his minions who are in the crosshairs and guilty as hell. I expect the pardons to start coming and not stop for the next two years.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 6:57:52 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: GOPJ

Yer on till you want off.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 7:23:05 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: upchuck

I am liking Mr. Gowdy more and more. Please add me to your Ping list. Thank you


30 posted on 08/01/2014 9:19:47 AM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: upchuck

Thanks for the ping upchuck.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 2:12:47 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

You’re welcome!


32 posted on 08/01/2014 4:44:56 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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