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State Department Rejects Grahamís Demand for Benghazi Witnesses
The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 28, 2013 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 10/30/2013 10:32:17 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor

The State Department has no intention of providing Congress more witnesses to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, despite Sen. Lindsey Graham’s threat to hold up all nominations until he gets satisfaction on the issue.

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But the State Department won’t make more Benghazi witnesses available in response to Graham’s tactic, she said.

“Our response is that we need to have these officials in place,” said Psaki. “That’s the only way to strengthen our interests overseas and to be able to represent our diplomatic agenda. It’s also is important for our security interests, which is something that many of these members of congress seem very concerned about, for good reason.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziwitnesses; grahambenghazi; hllarybenghazi; johnkerry; johnkerrybenghazi; lindseygraham
I didn't see that this had been posted earlier.
1 posted on 10/30/2013 10:32:17 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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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.


2 posted on 10/30/2013 10:33:03 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Republicanprofessor

S-U-B-P-O-E-N-A !!!


3 posted on 10/30/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Republicanprofessor

Graham probably likes to be bitch slapped like that.


4 posted on 10/30/2013 10:35:10 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: MrChips

Republicans have no power to compel anything in the Senate so it is up to boner to appoint a Select Committee with subpoena power... so nothing will even happen.


5 posted on 10/30/2013 10:36:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Republicanprofessor
It didn't matter anyway .... this was all Kabuki Theatre by Linda Graham anyhow, pretending to act tough since he's in the process of being PRIMARIED! It was a pretend empty threat.
6 posted on 10/30/2013 10:37:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Republicanprofessor
Aug. 6, 2013

They're busy!

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pours champagne with spokeswoman Jen Psaki on board the State Department plane.

"Pressed on whether the Obama administration views the recent military-led uprising that removed former President Muhammad Morsi in Egypt as a coup, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that, "We have determined that we do not have to make a determination.""

"Secretary of State John Kerry is even more confused. He initially heralded the Egyptian military for "restoring democracy," then admonished them for the harsh treatment of Muslim Brotherhood supporters."

Egypt is slated to receive $1.3 billion in U.S. aid money over the next year.

7 posted on 10/30/2013 10:41:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Republicanprofessor

Why the HELL wasn’t this done a YEAR AGO, Miss GRAHAM???? Idiots.....you have let the ones responsible SLIP AWAY from punishment, and I mean HILLARY, etc.


8 posted on 10/30/2013 10:45:30 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MrChips

Exactly. Threatening to hold up nominations is just for show. Subpoena gets the job done.


9 posted on 10/30/2013 10:49:53 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: Republicanprofessor
The State Department won't let Benghazi witnesses talk.

Obama won't let our military capture the Benghazi attackers.

Lots of CONCEALMENT going on. Let me quote Bob Woodward because he said it well:

"RATS NEST OF CONCEALMENT AND LIES"

10 posted on 10/30/2013 10:53:06 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Republicanprofessor

“Our response is that we need to...

....hide our egregious malfeasance and Obama’s gross incompetence from the public whose taxes pay our salaries and whom we allegedly serve.”

Closer to the truth.


11 posted on 10/30/2013 10:55:11 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Republicanprofessor

12 posted on 10/30/2013 10:56:18 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

If I were one of them, I would not take any road trips through the dessert or hiking the Appalachian Trail.


13 posted on 10/30/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Republicanprofessor
To Eric and Greg:
Delight yourself in the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

Psalms 37:4-6
14 posted on 10/30/2013 11:32:17 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Ann Archy

Ms. Grahamnesy senses trouble on his home turf. Time to head-fake with a token conservative pontification. He has learned well at the feet of hims mentor McShame.


15 posted on 10/30/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Republicanprofessor

Honestly. Let’s just give the State Department some time to consider their purpose in life. 30 days of non-paid administrative leave. They have forgotten who they work for. Now, if the Democrat party wants to pay them out of their bank account, great! There are two nations within our borders. There is The United States of America and there is Democratland. I don’t care if the state department works for Democratland, but then Democratland needs to pay them.


16 posted on 10/30/2013 11:44:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Republicanprofessor

Real reply to Graham: We are not sending people to testify....however here are the photos from the JW Marriott with you and a young male...

If the GOP is not impeaching Obama over Benghazi...they aren’t serious about doing anything


17 posted on 10/30/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

These people are not chattel of the State Department. They are as subpoena-able as anyone else. Subpoena them. If they don’t show, arrest and prosecute them.


18 posted on 10/30/2013 11:57:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Republicans have no power to compel anything in the Senate

They can block nominees from confirmation.

it is up to boner to appoint a Select Committee with subpoena power.

The other day I heard a guest on Lars Larson state that Boner knew Obama was running guns and MANPADS to the Alkida "rebels" back when it was in full swing.

so nothing will even happen.

Probably not. It looks like Gramnesty is showboating and Boner is sucking.

19 posted on 10/30/2013 4:59:15 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ("The government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I agree. Do you think graham will make good on his threat to hold up nominees until they do produce these witnesses? I hope that he does because after today, I do not think that the republicans in the House have the ability to even ask what time it is.


20 posted on 10/30/2013 5:25:29 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Do you think graham will make good on his threat to hold up nominees until they do produce these witnesses?

I sure hope so. Although he should have been doing it all along. At least he would have one redeeming quality.

What happened today besides the Sebelius inquisition?

21 posted on 10/30/2013 7:43:58 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ("The government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
The State Department sent official word to the Senate that they would not produce any Benghazi witnesses and that they were needed where they were and it was a total protect the bitch and bastard behind that murderous treason. Graham has yet to speak out on his threat to hold up all nominees until they do produce these witnesses... his threat that was made before state told him to shove it.
22 posted on 10/31/2013 4:20:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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