Skip to comments.Rand Paul: Hillary's Benghazi story unraveling
Posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:43 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was surprised by former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons sworn testimony in a Senate hearing in which she claimed that she did not know whether the U.S. mission in Libya was procuring or transferring weapons to Turkey and other Arab countries.
It was Paul who asked Clinton the question during the hearings. His inquiry focused on alleged weapons shipments out of Benghazi to arm the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assads regime.
Speaking on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio on New Yorks WABC Radio, Paul was reacting to Clintons testimony in light of a New York Times report last month that claimed that since early 2012, the CIA has been helping Arab governments and Turkey obtain and ship weapons to the Syrian rebels.
The plan mirrors one the Times reported in February as being proposed by Clinton herself. The Times described Clinton as one of the driving forces advocating for arming the Syrian rebels via Turkish and Arab cut outs.
The New York Times reported Clinton and then-CIA Director David Petraeus had concocted the plan, which called for vetting rebels and arming Syrian fighters with the assistance of Arab countries.
If Clinton knew about the arms transfers, she may have committed perjury during her Benghazi testimony.
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That would be Rand (just legalize them) Paul...
Sorry, not interested in anything this pig in a poke has to say.
Where’s.. Johnny ?!
Boehner doesn’t want a select committee to look into Benghazi so we can get to the bottom of this.
What a useless Speaker he is!!
What difference does it make?
Meanwhile, 20,000 US army rifles were stolen from a Kuwaiti warehouse.
Poof they are gone. They were certainly shipped to Turkey/Jordan , thence to Syria.
Why use decades old AK’s when good American rifles are available?
1. There is a chance (small I know) that some truth will come out.
2. It will be useful when Hillary runs for President.
Before I leave these earthly bonds, I hope to see her in prison for her crimes.
That’s why I left the Republican party... DC is simply the sand box for the super narcissists of western society to play in. They all will answer to God one day, “for to whom much is given, much will be required”... especially where ones decisions affects the lives of others.
Boehner is a left-wing big government New World Order socialist, so to expect him to do what is right as far as conservatives are concerned is insane. ALL of the republican leadership are part of the New World Order, we need to repeal the amendment that allows the people to elect US Senators and return it to the states as it once was.
Republicans in the house and senate are by and large New World Order socialists and will ALWAYS appear to us to cave to the desires of the left, when in FACT they support the goals of the left.
> It will be useful when Hillary runs for President
At this point people would vote for a janitor before they would vote for any of the scumbags in the Obama regime. Hillary doesn’t stand a chance if someone else with one ounce of integrity steps up. Cruz would be a decent choice given his record thus far. His chances would be good because of the voter base makeup at present.
They have a golden chance to nail Hillary if she runs for president right here, right now.
Puzzling... but then what you say kind of makes sense
“ALL of the republican leadership are part of the New World Order, we need to repeal the amendment that allows the people to elect US Senators and return it to the states as it once was.”
That’s the 17th.
I said the same thing here several months ago, and more than one freeper haughtily told me I was nuts to think such a thing.
Repealing the 17th is a double edged sword.
We wouldnt have the likes of Rand, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz...
These guys won elections.
If state houses were appointing the Senate they would probably be appointing good old boys from the state and who who are of no use?
Possibly even worse than we have now.
Because they fall prey to the idea that everyone in Congress is trustworthy and that they are all such good friends.
Example: Sen.Joe Manchin invited Republicans to a party on is yacht, just for a few drinks and to discuss gun legislation. After getting the pubbies liqueured up, call girls came on board. This was right before the vote on gun registration. This is how the Republicans screw themselves.
If that person is Hillary, they'll vote for her.
If Rubio's amnesty passes and millions of new citizens with marginal english skills (and no understanding of her crimes), she'll win in a landslide.
The best we can hope for is that a democrat with integrity challenges her in their primary. But how many of those are there in the demcorat party?
Actually she never answered the question. She became animated and pretended to be confused and stumped on such a ridiculous line of questioning. But never did she give a yea, or nay.
Even if it does, it won’t matter.
Shocking that “Clinton” and “perjury” would appear in same sentence!/s
An argument could be made that the legislators who appoint senators would be subject to un/re-relection for doing so....
Kind of like how we used to aver that the NEXT president wouldn’t be a leftist pansy....
But Big Media would object big time, and the 50+% of Americans who are more concerned with Hussein’s awesomeness and this week’s DWTS would go along with whatever Big Media wants.
Fork.... America..... RIP.
She’s up to her neck with this.
Keep pushing Rand.
Why is Boehner protecting her?
So Clinton commits perjury, tell me WHO will prosecute her? Certainly NOT the DOJ. Nope, she will skate and the outcome will be, “What difference does it make?” The ambassador and several others a dead and that fat slob “skates?. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
What does the left have on Boehner?
It was easy enough to find what they have on Chief “Justice” Roberts....
Congress can convene a trial I think.
I just think he’s an establishment tool.
she may have committed perjury during her Benghazi testimony
What difference does it matter!!!! /sarc
Thats why I left the Republican party... DC is simply the sand box for the super narcissists of western society to play in.
Absolutely true. Most of the denizens of DC are just there for the ego trip and job security. I mean, what else would these clowns be doing if they didn’t have their lucrative gigs in DC? The biggest fear of a DC pol is the thought of having to go back to the hinterlands, be an anonymous citizen, and get a real job producing something for someone else.
Republicans enjoy the ride and the collegiality of their Dem pals. The main difference between the two is that Dems play to win (much to the delight of their constituients) and Republicans fear their own shadow.
We need a party that the Dems fear.
They have a golden chance to nail Hillary if she runs for president right here, right now
NEVER gonna happen. Pubbies just won’t take it to the mat. They never do. They are the weak and stupid party.
What does the left have on Boehner?
Its pretty obvious by now he’s been compromised. Unfortunately the rest of the Republican House can’t see it.
And for the life of me I still don’t see where America’s interest is in helping one murderous group of Islamic thugs fight against another murderous group of Islamic thugs.
I disagree. I have long advocated that we encourage the murderous thugs to kill each other and leave us alone.
They were doing that already. Why take sides and pick the more evil of the two groups? Why not just stand back and watch them do their thing?
the trouble is we sow the seeds of destruction by supporting them.
I’m sure they can get enough weapons and cash from the oil rich states in the region.
leave the US taxpayer alone.
The answer is simple: It would be controlled by the Republicans, with a chance that it could be a filibuster-proof majority.
The repubs could run Jesus Christ and the dems could run Satan...or Hitlary... and guess what .... the dems will win. Why? because 1/2 pay no taxes and want no change, voter fraud, voter ignorance, Pravda media bias, ebt, free abortions, free obamaphone and lower voter turnout.
According to a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Commission and the Center for the Study of the American Electorate.
The report revealed that despite a tight presidential election that saw an estimated $6 billion spent and an eight million person increase in the number of eligible voters, turnout dropped from 62.3 percent of those eligible voting in ‘08 to an estimated 57.5 percent in 2012. The figure was also lower than in 2004 (60.4%). There were 131 million votes cast in 2008, 126 million in 2012, and about 93 million eligible voters did not exercise their right to vote.
Democrats and Republicans both saw a dip in turnout. Democrats lost 4.2 percentage points (33.0% to 28.2%), while Republicans dropped 1.2 percentage points (28.4 % to 27.2%).
The 17th should remain as is. Your opinion is noted but is not provable.
True but they would be traitor GOP types.
So being in control of the Senate would be like having Boehner as Senate majority leader.
What’s the point? With elections we can at least push the GOP contingent further to the right and to be more conservative.
If it was all establishment they would just sell us out.
Jim DeMint once had a great quote... “i’d rather have 40 conservatives than 60 who weren’t really conservative” (paraphrasing but it wasn’t something like that)
Repealing the 17th would be a very good thing to do and a big help in restoring the Republic. Our Republic is suppose to have a small limited federal government with most powers going the states and the people. The states were suppose to be represented in the Senate, the people in the House. Currently the states have no representation at the federal level. That is very bad.
I am more concerned with good government than parties. Senators representing the interests of the states they serve would be much better government then Senators representing the interest of the parties/donors that elected them, IMHO.
They would just represent the party.
Look at the latest appointments... Schatz from Hawaii has just completely sold himself to the party as soon as he got there (granted, it was for campaign cash)
I take your point but governors like Christie aren’t going to appoint conservatives and it’s also subject to backroom deals being done i.e one party gets a senate seat, the other gets the 2nd and you let my bill/reform get through the State house.
Also the kinds of people you find appointed will be the most corrupt and worse people in the state like former majority whip’s and speaker of state houses...
BTW it takes over 20 million dollars to run for the Senate so money talks and Senators know that. However if state legislators elected Senators the cost of running would be pizza and beer for the legislators.
Governors did not appoint Senators prior to the 17th, they were elected by state legislators. State legislators are elected by the voters in their states. It was a very wise system that preserved the interests of the states at the federal level. Which is why the 1900’s progressives did away with it. 1900s progressives wanted an all powerful federal government, like we have now.
For reinforcement she could add " What difference does it make"!
I’m sympathetic but not sure what kind of people we’d get...
Well most state legislators are more conservative then most Senators so right off the bat we would get a more conservative Senate! Plus the Senate would not be beholden to special interest or big money since getting elected did not require appeasing special interest for big money. This is really a no brainer, doing away with the 17th would reduce the power of the federal government which is a good thing.
Hey, as a huge fan of WB cartoons don’t insult Porky like that!
That’s all folks.
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Precisely...we should be helping both of them.