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  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: The California Democrat who suggested that his party boycott the Benghazi Select Committee as a waste of time now accuses those who fought on the CIA annex roof of lying "to promote a new book." The last we heard from Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was in May. That's when he told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" he thought the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack was a "colossal waste of time." Calling the yet-to-be-approved committee a "tremendous red herring," Schiff said: "I don't think it makes sense, really,...
  • Secretary of State Tillerson Fires Most of the Shadow Government

    02/18/2017 6:37:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | February 17, 2017 | Kelly Beasley
    The State Department Swamp was partially drained today. Secretary of State Tillerson fired Clinton’s rogue, self-described Shadow Government. trump-welcomes-tillersonMaking good on a Trump campaign promise, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drained the Clinton swamp snakes, aka Obama administration holdovers. Thus the personnel responsible for the corrupt handling of Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi cover-up have left the building. Lurking in the Shadows In the Clinton State Department, a rogue shadow government existed in secret from the 7th floor. These policy makers publicly boasted about their secretive operations. And you can bet that some of them have been responsible for much...
  • Report: Mills’ influence tainted review board

    06/28/2016 10:22:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/28/2016 | Rachael Bade
    Cheryl Mills, the longtime attorney, friend and former chief of staff for Hillary Clinton, influenced the findings of an internal State Department review of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, according to a draft of the final House Benghazi Committee report. A section of the report obtained by POLITICO says the so-called Accountability Review Board did not act independently, as it was supposed to do, and was consistently influenced by Mills. Mills, the report says, helped select members of the panel, gave at least one other State Department official permission to talk to the reviewers, oversaw the production of some documents...
  • Pickering: Why would we interview the person in charge when we could blame the flunkies,....

    05/13/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on May 13, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Pickering: Why would we interview the person in charge when we could blame the flunkies, or something posted at 8:41 am on May 13, 2013 by Ed Morrissey Want to know why State Department whistleblower Eric Nordstrom called the Accountability Review Board a whitewash designed to protect the highest ranks at Foggy Bottom?  Take a listen to the man who ran the ARB.  CBS News’ Bob Schieffer asked Thomas Pickering why the supposedly independent panel didn’t bother to depose the Secretary of State who was personally briefed about the attack on the Benghazi consulate by the second-ranking member of...
  • Rep. Issa subpoenas Benghazi auditor Thomas Pickering

    05/17/2013 1:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/17/13 | Julian Pecquet
    The lawmaker leading the charge to investigate the Benghazi terror attack on Friday subpoenaed the co-author of a report that slammed the State Department but didn´t interview Hillary Clinton. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) formally demanded that retired ambassador Thomas Pickering submit to being deposed by the committee next Thursday. The subpoena comes in the wake of a series of acrimonious public exchanges this week between the two men. Issa didn´t issue a subpoena to former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen, who co-authored the Benghazi report with Pickering.
  • Clinton received plan to secretly galvanize Palestinian protests

    01/11/2016 7:31:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 12, 2016 | By Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON--A former top US diplomat suggested Washington foment Arab Spring-style Palestinian protests as a method of pushing the Israeli leadership into making moves, a new batch of emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton shows. On December 18, 2011, Thomas Pickering, a former US ambassador to Israel who also served as undersecretary of state for political affairs under former president Bill Clinton, emailed Clinton a recommendation to spark Palestinian demonstrations, led by female protesters, to push Jerusalem into talks. Upon receiving the message, Clinton asked an aide to print it out. Without detailing how the US would spark these...
  • Unbelievably detailed Benghazi article from 2 days after attack

    05/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/2012 | Nic Robertson
    (CNN) -- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group. The group suspected to be behind the assault -- the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades -- first surfaced in May when it claimed responsibility...
  • Questions Raised About Independence of Benghazi Review Ahead of Clinton Hearing

    10/23/2015 9:14:07 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 22, 2015 5:00 am | Alana Goodman
    As Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House Benghazi on Thursday, newly released testimony from a senior Clinton aide reveals efforts to influence the conclusions an independent board that earlier investigated the State Department’s handling of the 2012 attack. The Benghazi Accountability Review Board was formed after the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. It issued a report in December 2012 questioning the leadership at the State Department but ultimately faulted just four mid-level employees.
  • Trey Gowdy's 13 page Letter to Elijah Cummings (Benghazi)

    10/08/2015 10:24:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 89 replies
    Benghazi House.gov ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Trey Gowdy
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  • Obama’s Benghazi Investigator: An Iran Sympathizer

    10/24/2012 1:53:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 24, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    The freshly appointed chairman of a federal investigation into the Benghazi massacre is an apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And to add insult to injury, at press time Tuesday evening the chairman of this new State Department panel, former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, was poised to participate in a panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia.” The news comes on the heels of a new report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism that found...
  • Emails show Clinton aides running interference during Benghazi attack

    03/07/2015 9:23:34 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/7/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Emails obtained through a federal lawsuit show that two top aides to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were running interference internally during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. The aides were Philippe Reines, widely described as Clinton’s principal gate-keeper, and Cheryl Mills, who has been at Clinton's side for decades. The emails show that while receiving updates about the assault as it happened,
  • Former State Dept. Official: Details of Maxwell’s Benghazi Document Story ‘Ring True’

    09/21/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    http://dailysignal.com/ ^ | Sept 19, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A State Department whistleblower has come forward to say the details of a former colleague’s account of the sifting of Benghazi-related documents to identify damaging material “ring true.” The Daily Signal reported Monday on Raymond Maxwell, a former deputy assistant secretary at the State Department who says he observed an unusual after-hours session in a basement operations room of the agency’s headquarters in Washington in October 2012. Maxwell said a State Department office director told him those present were ordered to separate out any documents related to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi that could prove...
  • WHOA: Obama Admin Just Got Betrayed By One Of It’s Own At Benghazi Hearing

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ???
    A hearing was recently held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. A witness testified against the Accountability Review Board, the Independent State Department panel was not independent in the least sense. Meet Todd Keil. He served under Obama from 2009-2012. He was the Assistant Secretary for ‘infrastructure Protection’ at the I.S. Department of Homeland Security. Todd Keil testified that the ARB was NOT “fiercely independent”. Watch the interaction below:
  • Hillary's "Plumbers" Hid Benghazi Docs

    09/16/2014 3:29:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi Scandal: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised "unfettered access" to the Benghazi Accountability Review Board. But it turns out that promise may be as much a lie as the inflammatory video story. We were not impressed by the methods or findings of the Accountability Review Board (ARB) after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission on Sept. 11, 2012, starting with not interviewing the person where the buck was supposed to stop, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shamefully, the ARB report failed to single out any individuals for violating procedures and did not recommend any disciplinary...
  • Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

    09/15/2014 4:34:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 9-15-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Who's lying? Benghazi witnesses vs. State Dept. Narratives clash amid new report of 'unarmed,

    11/28/2013 3:06:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – None of the security officers inside the U.S. compound were armed during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and one was barefoot while another two were “riding around in a Land Cruiser,” according to the witness testimony given to a U.S. House panel. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee, disclosed the details in an interview with Fox News earlier this week. Unreported by Fox News is that the witness testimony of unarmed personnel directly contradicts the narrative in the extensive report released by the State Department-sponsored Accountability Review Board, or ARB. The ARB report...
  • After ARB testifies, only 2 @OversightDems decide to stay & hear testimony from family members..

    09/19/2013 12:57:51 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 19, 2013 | Darrell Issa
    After ARB testifies, only 2 @OversightDems decide to stay & hear testimony from family members on 2nd panel PHOTO:
  • Benghazi Creeps Closer To Hillary Clinton

    06/24/2013 4:19:41 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The decision to place U.S. personnel in Benghazi with substandard security was made at the highest levels of the State Department by officials who have so far escaped blame over the Sept. 11 attack. BENGHAZI CREEPS CLOSER TO HILLARY CLINTON An indication that the Orwellian-named Accountability Review Board (ARB) investigating the terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, was an effort not to assign responsibility for the disaster but to enable those responsible to escape blame is the fact that ARB never bothered to interview the likes of Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy. ARB co-chair Thomas Pickering...
  • Bombshell: Govt Official Says Hillary Spearheaded Benghazi Review, Not Independent Board

    05/21/2013 4:58:37 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 80 replies
    One of the four State Department employees, who was recently disciplined by their former boss Hillary Clinton, has broken his silence concerning Benghazi and has leveled some very big charges at the former Secretary of State. He is now indicating that the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her staff were the ones that led the review of the Benghazi attacks, not an independent board. The Daily Beast reports, Raymond Maxwell was placed on forced “administrative leave” after the State Department’s own internal investigation, conducted by an Administrative Review Board (ARB) led by former State Department official Tom Pickering....
  • Review chairman: Clinton didn't make Benghazi call

    05/12/2013 8:57:57 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his scathing assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "We knew where the responsibility rested," Thomas Pickering said Sunday.