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  • Using Same Words As Ben Rhodes Suggest Hillary Source Of Benghazi Lie

    05/13/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The language in an email from Obama aide Ben Rhodes used to prep Susan Rice is virtually identical to one issued by the former secretary of state 36 hours before — the first public official to mention the video. One of the first questions we hope the Select Committee on Benghazi asks is who gave Ben Rhodes the authority and the content for the Sept. 14, 2012, email from him, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, on how to prep Susan Rice for her talk show tour on Sept. 16 blaming a video for the...
  • State tells House Oversight Committee to find a “more appropriate witness” than Kerry on Benghazi

    05/13/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/13/14 | Ed Morrissey
    If Darrell Issa expected John Kerry to abide by a subpoena in the issue of e-mails withheld by the White House on Benghazi, the State Department wants to temper those expectations. Earlier today, spokesperson Jen Psaki offered a suggestion to the House Oversight Committee — find someone “more appropriate” for such testimony: The State Department is doubling down on its opposition to Secretary of State John Kerry testifying on the deadly Benghazi attack, saying in a statement overnight that a congressional committee should find “a more appropriate witness.” Kerry will be on a previously scheduled official trip to Mexico on
  • John Kerry: I’ll comply with House GOP’s Benghazi request

    05/06/2014 4:26:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/14 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday indicated he would comply with a House GOP subpoena to testify about Benghazi and other questions from the new select committee appointed by House Speaker John Boehner. But in his first comments on the topic since renewed attention to it began in the last week, Kerry batted away the inquiry into the September 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi as a “partisan” effort that won’t bring forward anything that isn’t already known. “I think this sort of speaks for itself, frankly,” Kerry said at a press conference at the State Department...
  • CBS News President David Rhodes (Inadvertntly) Exposes Obama’s Benghazi Lie (day after Benghzi)

    05/06/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    Red State ^ | May 6th, 2014 | streiff
    Every day seems to bring another revelation that highlights the duplicity of the Obama administration in reporting to the nation on what went wrong in Benghazi. As we’ve already documented, the talking points for Susan Rice’s serial prevarications on the Sunday morning shows on September 16, 2012 were coordinated by Ben Rhodes. From what we know now, there was at no point at which anyone in the US government thought the attack on the Benghazi consulate was caused by a the internet video Innocence of Muslims. To the contrary, immediately everyone knew it was a planned and coordinated attack. Regardless...
  • Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ explanation

    04/29/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/29/2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances -- where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video. More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with...
  • New Benghazi Email Explaining How “Movie Protest” Talking Points Came About Released; Most Redacted

    05/06/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/14 | Aurelius
    While much of last week's news was about the smoking gun that linked the White House to the false talking points about the attack in Benghazi, another email that would have shed light on how those talking points came about was nearly completely redacted by the government. The email has as its subject, "SBU/CLOSEHOLD: 0800 SVTS on Movie Protests/Violence." SBU stands for "Sensitive But Unclassified" and SVTS most likely refers to "Secure Video Teleconference System." Ironically, though labeled unclassified, nearly the entirety of the email was redacted before it was given to Judicial Watch. It was written by Eric Pelofsky,...
  • Who is Mehdi K. Alhassani? Inquiring minds want to know.

    05/06/2014 6:32:12 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 14, 2012 | Ben Rhodes
    Walid Shoebat has outed Muslim Brotherhood agent on the Benghazi smoking gun email distribution list, but no one in the media is asking this administration about the guy. Who is he? We've heard the name before. He's The leader of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), a Muslim Brotherhood front group and he attended the sister mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) mosque attended by the Boston Marathon bombers. In fact, wasn't he the guy who was injured in the bombing and hospitalized only to have Michelle Obama visit him? WHO IS THIS GUY? WHAT DOES HE...
  • Discrepancies between Benghazi emails released to Congress, watchdog group

    05/05/2014 6:31:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 May 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: Documents reviewed by Fox News show there are differences between Benghazi emails released through the federal courts to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch and emails released to the House oversight committee as part of its investigation into the attacks. The discrepancies are fueling allegations the administration is holding back documents to Congress. "The key question is whether Congress now has all the documents," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a member of the oversight committee, said. As for differences between the two sets of documents, Chaffetz alleged: "They are playing games. The classification and redactions are different. Why should Judicial...
  • Release Obama’s Benghazi intelligence briefings

    05/05/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    WaPo ^ | Monday, May 5, | Marc A. Thiessen,
    President Obama claims he was only repeating what the intelligence community told him when his administration asserted that the attack in Benghazi began with a spontaneous protest inspired by an Internet video. If that’s the case, there is a simple way to prove it: Give the new congressional select committee investigating Benghazi his daily intelligence briefings that show exactly what he was told. There is precedent for doing so. In 2004, at the request of the 9/11 Commission, President George W. Bush declassified and publicly released the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) delivered to him before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
  • Benghazi cover-up is starting to unravel

    05/04/2014 9:46:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a lot more to come on the Benghazi cover-up, and it could well lead to criminal charges for withholding subpoenaed evidence. Trey Gowdy, an experienced prosecutor who will head the House Select Committee, has gone on the record (on Greta van Susteren’s FNC program of the same name) as having more evidence of a cover-up. ... The person who should worry most is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. For example, until now we have seen zero documentation to explain how Clinton out of the blue concocted the statement she issued on the evening of the attacks, which...
  • DUDE! Fox News claims SEVEN-PAGE email exchange between Obama top officials over FN Benghazi report

    05/06/2014 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 71 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 5, 2014
    Fox News is claiming to have CONFIRMED that a seven-page email exchange occurred among top officials in the weeks just after the Benghazi attack. The email exchange was to come up with a media strategy regarding a Fox News report from September 27, 2012, that concluded the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the Benghazi attack was indeed a terrorist attack. Those on the email exchange were Obama’s former Deputy National Security adviser Denis McDonough, current CIA chief John Brennan, and presidential adviser Ben Rhodes. The email exchange, characterized as ‘stunning’, is being withheld by the State Department citing...
  • Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel (Official Press Release)

    05/05/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 166 replies
    Speaker of the House John Boehner ^ | 5-5-2014 | Press Release
    Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office May 5, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has chosen Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Libya.“With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice.  Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come.  His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to...
  • Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    05/05/2014 9:26:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/5/14 | Chris Gentilviso
    One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text. CBS News reported Thursday that leaked versions sent out by the GOP last Friday had visible differences than Wednesday's official batch. Two correspondences that were singled out in the report came from National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. The GOP version of Rhodes' comment, according to CBS News: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want...
  • C-Span’s Benghazi Omerta Day 3

    05/05/2014 4:03:24 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Omerta - A rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization. That old mafia term certainly applies to the general media blackout of all things that could impossibly affect the public aura of Obama. I haven’t bothered to determine when the House of Representatives last announced the formation of a special committee to investigate the executive branch, but it is without question a newsworthy event, unless one is part of the outer ring of Obama’s defense, part of the hometown political cabal that will defend him at all costs....
  • Benghazi: State Dept. Criticizes Issa for Subpoenaing Kerry Rather Than ‘Reaching Out’

    05/05/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – A State Department spokeswoman criticized a congressional panel for issuing a subpoena Friday for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify on the Benghazi affair on May 21, saying if the committee had “reached out” instead it would have known that Kerry would be out of the country on that day. “It’s highly unusual for a subpoena to be issued before there’s even an official invitation for testimony. I think everyone can make their own judgments about that,” Marie Harf said of the move by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Harf said...
  • Attkisson: There’s a ‘Well-Orchestrated Strategy to Controversialize’ Benghazi

    05/05/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 5, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson joined the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday and was asked for her thoughts on apparent efforts by former Obama administration officials Tommy Vietor and David Plouffe to dismiss the latest revelations about the response to the Benghazi attack. The former CBS reporter said that she believes there is a concerted effort to delegitimize investigations into that deadly 2012 attack orchestrated by people close to the White House. Attkisson was asked for her thoughts on how the White House has reacted to the latest release of emails pertaining to the response to Benghazi,...
  • Trey Gowdy Claims Evidence Of ‘A Systematic, Intentional Decision To Withhold Documents From

    05/03/2014 10:01:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/2/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    South Carolina Republican congressman Trey Gowdy claimed he has evidence of “a systematic, intentional decision to withhold certain documents from Congress” about the Benghazi attacks and alleged White House cover-up. Gowdy spoke with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren about Speaker of the House John Boehner’s Friday decision to form a select committee on Benghazi. The congressman explained that the committee will allow a more complete investigation into the issue, unburdened by the jurisdictional restraints that often plague other committees. “If you want to have Greg Hicks and the station chief from Tripoli and Hillary Clinton all sitting at the same...
  • Distribution List Of ‘Smoking Gun’ Benghazi Email Included Muslim Brotherhood AGENT

    05/04/2014 9:11:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 77 replies
    Shoebat ^ | May 3, 2014 | Walid Shoebat, Ben Barrack and Keith Davies
    The ‘smoking gun’ email that reveals who instructed Susan Rice to blame the Benghazi attack on a video also exposes a recipient named Mehdi K. Alhassani. Alhassani was the leader of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), a Muslim Brotherhood front group and attended the sister mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) mosque attended by the Boston Marathon bombers. It is a mystery how Alhassani slipped through the cracks to become a Special Assistant to the Office of the Chief of Staff, National Security Council Staff, and Executive Office of the President. It is unknown why a...
  • Could A Freeper Help Me Out? (Redacted Document)

    05/02/2014 5:47:17 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 12 replies
    With all of the Democrats demanding a cease and desist on the Benghazi investigation, 'claiming' that the pertinent information (papers) were released long ago and that there was nothing to see, I wanted to do a side by side comparison of two documents. I have searched and found many decent copies of the Judicial Watches non-redacted B6 document but have had no luck in finding the redacted copy that was submitted to the House. Can one of you good folks find a copy if one exists? Thank You
  • CBS Evening News Finally Notices Benghazi Emails; Discloses Exec.'s Family Tie to White House

    05/02/2014 6:41:14 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 2, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Friday, CBS Evening News caught up with its Big Three competitors and reported on the latest developments on the controversy surrounding the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya. CBS also finally mentioned its own president's family connection to a White House official involved in the Obama administration's handling of the immediate aftermath of the attack. Nancy Cordes gave a full report on how the "the White House released previously unseen e-mails" about the federal government's response to the terrorist strike, which led to House Speaker John Boehner forming a new select committee to investigate...
  • Boehner to appoint select committee on Benghazi attack

    05/02/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2 May 14 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Friday he would appoint a select House committee to expand the Republican investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Boehner had resisted a push by conservatives to name a special panel to investigate the terrorist attack, but a senior leadership aide said that new emails released by the Obama administration this week were “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” “Americans learned this week that the Obama Administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by...
  • Benghazi Lies

    05/02/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard - Magazine ^ | MAY 2, 2014 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last summer by Judicial Watch, the Obama administration last week released 41 documents related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. An email from the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has received most of the attention. In it, Rhodes laid out four goals for Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who would be appearing on five Sunday talk shows 36 hours later. “To convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities...
  • America’s National Security Team

    05/02/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/2/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    For some reason Tommy Vietor’s interview with Brett Baier on what happened the night of the attack on Benghazi has aroused strong reactions....It’s not an overstatement to say that skeptics have been creeped out by the manner of these White House responses in a way that goes beyond their factual implausibility. It’s like they are putting you on and not even bothering to conceal it. Is that what’s so disturbing about it? [....] The trademark of the Obama years has been the strange reticence to disclose information that we would not normally regard as sensitive or even private. Information on...
  • The Dishonored Dead

    05/02/2014 1:41:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | May 1 ,2014 | Mark Steyn
    As I say, I'm inclined to be generous, and put some of this down to the natural torpor and ineptitude of government. But Hillary Clinton and General Martin Dempsey are guilty of something worse, in the secretary of state's weirdly obsessive remarks about an obscure film supposedly disrespectful of Mohammed and the chairman of the joint chiefs' telephone call to a private citizen asking him if he could please ease up on the old Islamophobia. Forget the free-speech arguments. In this case, as Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey well know, the film has even less to do with anything than...
  • Elijah Cummings: 'Shockingly disrespectful' to subpoena John Kerry about Benghazi

    05/02/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    ... Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., denounced the subpoena of Kerry as "shockingly disrespectful," protesting that Kerry should have been given more time to prepare and that committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., should have followed a more formal process for issuing the subpoena. “These actions are not a responsible approach to congressional oversight, they continue a trend of generating unnecessary conflict for the sake of publicity, and they are shockingly disrespectful to the Secretary of State,” Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight panel, said in response to the subpoena.
  • Reid: Republicans using Benghazi to start ‘political food fight’

    05/02/2014 11:40:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    May 02, 2014, 02:22 pm Reid: Republicans using Benghazi to start ‘political food fight’ By Ramsey Cox Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Republicans are using the Benghazi attack to “gin up yet another political food fight” ahead of the November election. “For Republicans to waste the American people’s time and money staging a partisan political circus instead of focusing on the middle class is simply a bad decision,” Reid said on Friday. “While Republicans try to gin up yet another political food fight, Senate Democrats will remain focused on fostering economic growth for all hard-working Americans.” Reid’s comments...
  • Issa Subpoenas Kerry To Testify On Benghazi

    05/02/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/2/14 | Matthew Boyl
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is issuing a subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before the committee May 21 about Benghazi, Issa announced Friday. The move comes in the wake of new, "smoking gun" emails that show top White House officials working to craft a narrative that the attack was the result of a YouTube video and "not a broader failure of policy." Republicans have expressed outrage that the documents were not provided earlier under subpoenas for them, but were instead revealed via a Freedom Of Information Request lawsuit by the conservative non-profit group Judicial Watch....
  • Carney Can’t Answer Why Supposed Non-Beghazi Email Was In Benghazi FOIA

    05/01/2014 12:12:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Carney Can’t Answer Why Supposed Non-Beghazi Email Was In Benghazi FOIA BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff May 1, 2014 2:52 pm White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dodged questions from Fox News’ Ed Henry regarding why the supposed non-Benghazi email was included in the emails the White House turned over to Judicial Watch. Henry asked Carney, “If the email was not about Benghazi, you said yesterday and you say again today, why did the White House turn it over to a conservative group seeking information about Benghazi?” Carney responded bluntly, instructing Henry to ask the State Department about how they...
  • Tapper: Carney’s Benghazi Comments ‘Dissembling, Obfuscating, and Often Insulting’

    05/01/2014 6:15:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Josh Feldman
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper appeared on Hugh Hewitt‘s radio show today to take on Jay Carney‘s spin of the latest Benghazi news. Tapper didn’t join Hewitt in calling Carney a liar, but remarked that he found Carney’s comments “dissembling, obfuscating, and often insulting.” Tapper said the White House’s version of events “does not sit with what I think happened.” He said the White House “leaned heavily into” a narrative that was helpful to them in an election year, but didn’t go as far as Hewitt, who suggested there is a “cover-up underway.” Hewitt said looking at all of Carney’s spinning,...
  • Cairo is Key to the Benghazi Cover-Up (Long Article)

    05/01/2014 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Look, folks, we're gonna get into Benghazi today and we're gonna turn it upside down and inside out.  When I finish you're not gonna have any questions remaining.  Everything is gonna be explained to you, and it's pretty much gonna confirm our original instincts and suspicions --massive lying at the White House. Jay Carney is continuing to lie, and he's not very good at it, which distinguishes him from other White House press secretaries.  They're normally good at lying for liars.  He's not.  But it's gonna confirm most everything we've always thought. It's gonna confirm...
  • New Benghazi eMails Could Derail Hillary in 2016

    05/01/2014 1:39:27 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 30 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 5/1/2014 | David Francis
    The White House and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have long tried to quell the controversy around the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. New revelations show that the issue is far from dead. Earlier this week, the conservative activist group Judicial Watch obtained emails that show the White House tried to link the attacks to fictional protests instead of calling it an al-Qaeda linked attack. In one email, White House official Ben Rhodes urged then U.N. ambassador Susan Rice and White House...
  • Lindsey Graham: White House officials ‘scumbags’

    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday again went after the Obama administration on Benghazi, calling White House officials “scumbags” that “lied about” the September 2012 attacks. “Our Democratic friends, for the most part, have been in the tank over Benghazi. They think it’s to get me reelected,” the South Carolina Republican said on The Mike Gallagher Show on Thursday morning. “Some guy said this about me yesterday on the left: The only reason I cared about this was because I have six tea party opponents. Well, if that’s true, I’m the biggest scumbag in America. I don’t think that’s true. I...
  • Shocking Benghazi E-Mails Between AP Reporter, Obama Flack; Bozell Denounces on Fox

    05/01/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/1/14 | staff
    MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on “The Kelly File” with substitute host Martha MacCallum to discuss new e-mails about Benghazi and Fox News coverage of Benghazi. The e-mails are between State Department PR operative Victoria Nuland and friendly Associated Press reporter Matt Lee, discussing the alleged “BS” on Fox during “The O’Reilly Factor” on September 13, 2012, two days after the consulate attacks. Bozell thought the Obama publicist and the AP reporter sounded way too much like each other. (Video, transcript below)
  • Former CIA director Mike Morell went to work for Ben Rhodes’ brother at CBS

    05/02/2014 3:47:55 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Former CIA directory (and part of the Benghazi cover-up) went to work for Ben Rhodes’ brother at CBS. David RHodes is the brother of ‘big Ben’ and president of CBS News. Need any other reasons why CBS has ignored the latest e-mail released about the Benghazi cover-up? Surely there isn’t a conflict of interest there right? Need another reason why Sharyl Attkinson left CBS?Michael Morell, who retired as deputy director of the CIA last summer, has joined CBS News as an intelligence, national security and counterterrorism contributor, the network announced this week. Morell has held various senior leadership positions during...
  • Bret Baier has Obama sycophant on the ropes "Dude"

    05/01/2014 3:51:30 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 65 replies
    5/1/2014 | DAC21
    Amazing exchange on Special Report today. Bret has some Obama 30 something "Ivy Leager" on today whom was in the Situation Room during the Benghazi attack. Bret was sticking needles in him to the point the little Marxist Punk referred to Bret as "Dude" Unfortunately Bret didn't respond to the Punk that this is serious stuff, not the remake of the Big Lebowski.
  • BOOM! Tommy Vietor – Former NSA Spox – Admits Obama Never Made it to Situation Room During Benghazi

    05/01/2014 3:58:43 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Tommy Vietor – Former NSA Spokesman – Admits Obama Never Made it to Situation Room During Benghazi Attack Now we know that Barack Obama was in the White House but NEVER MADE IT to the Situation Room the night of the Benghazi Attack on 9-11 2012. This was after Islamists stormed the US Embassy in Cairo earlier in the day. Obama never made it to the Situation Room. Tommy Vietor was there. Obama wasn’t. Tommy Vietor: I was in the Situation Room that night. Ok. And we didn’t know where the ambassador was. Definitively. Bret Baier: Was the president in...
  • Live Thread: Benghazi, [Hearing] Successes and Failures of U.S. Intervention in Libya

    05/01/2014 7:19:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 160 replies
    http://oversight.house.gov/ ^ | May 1, 2014 | House.gov
    Witnesses testified about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the Obama administration’s response. Brigadier General Robert Lovell, U.S. Air Force (Retired) Former Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate (J-2), U.S. Africa Command Former Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force Odyssey Guard Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Ph.D Senior Fellow Foundation for Defense of Democracies Dr. Kori Schake, Ph.D Research Fellow Hoover Institution Dr. Frederic Wehrey, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Middle East Program Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Jay Carney Jabs at Fox News During Tense Exchange with Ed Henry

    05/01/2014 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Andrew Kirell
    In light of leaked emails regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry went head-to-head during Thursday’s press briefing. At one point, the press secretary took a jab at the reporter and his employer. After Henry questioned Carney over why the Ben Rhodes-authored emails focused on an anti-Islamic video rather than the terrorism aspect of the deadly siege, the press secretary remarked that the CIA-produced talking points at the time referred to protests at the Benghazi consulate as being inspired by similar demonstrations outside the American embassy in Cairo....
  • Why the new Benghazi emails aren't a smoking gun (The Rhodes brothers on deep spin cycle)

    05/01/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 1, 2014 | John Dickerson
    Has the Benghazi "smoking gun" been found? Some White House critics believe that new documents wrestled from the White House by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, prove that the Obama administration concocted a cover-up: Political advisers pushed a false story that the murder of four Americans grew out of a protest against an anti-Islamic video in order to hide a policy failure that might hurt the president in an election year. The documents clearly show that the White House pushed the video story, but there's also proof that the White House believed the story they were pushing. ~snip~ It...
  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl GRILLS Jay Carney over new Benghazi email (Video)

    04/30/2014 12:29:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 52 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 30 April 2014 | The Right Scoop
    ABC’s Jonathan Karl does a stand up job trying to get Jay Carney to admit the truth (which is like trying to get water out of a rock) as he grilled Carney over the newly released Benghazi emails that show the White House trying to blame the video for the Benghazi attacks:
  • Carney: Email was not about Benghazi

    04/30/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    April 30, 2014, 02:39 pm Carney: Email was not about Benghazi By Justin Sink Press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that a newly-revealed email showing a White House official preparing then-U.S. ambassador Susan Rice for television interviews was not explicitly in reference to the terror attack in Benghazi. "The email and the talking points were not about Benghazi," Carney said. "They were about the general situation in the Muslim world." A set of documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request included an email from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to...
  • Judicial Watch: Carney is Wrong, We Sued for Benghazi Talking Points

    04/30/2014 7:37:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/30/14 | staff
    Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton hit back at Jay Carney over false statements made by the White House press secretary during his heated exchange with ABC’s Jon Karl regarding newly released emails about Benghazi. The emails were only released by the White House after Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against them. Carney said that talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice to recite on talk shows following the Benghazi attack centered around protests in the Middle East, not specifically pertaining to Benghazi. “If you look at that document, that document that we’re talking about today was about the overall environment...
  • Greg Gutfeld: "This Isn't Just Benghazigate, This is Mediagate"

    05/01/2014 5:36:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 1, 2014 | by Greg Gutfeld
    New emails suggests White House aide Ben Rhodes was involved in prepping Susan Rice for her video explanation for Benghazi. The White House had previously denied involvement. But now we see their role in the election spin regarding the attack. So the answer to who pushed the video is the committee to reelect President Obama and that committee includes the White House and the docile media. For them, getting those Americans out was less important than getting their guy in.
  • Mark Levin discusses new Benghazi emails showing AP reporter colluding with State Dept...

    05/01/2014 4:57:37 AM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/30/14 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin discusses new Benghazi emails showing AP reporter colluding with State Dept. against Fox News reporting.............. Tonight on his radio show, Mark Levin discussed a new Benghazi email that shows AP reporter Matt Lee emailing then State Dept. spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on September 13, 2012 for her comment on what they agreed was “bullshit” reporting on Fox News regarding the State Dept. having credible information 48 hours before the Benghazi attack.
  • Obama’s ‘Blame the Video’ Fraud Started in Cairo, Not Benghazi [it was Hillary]

    05/01/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/1/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The e-mail revelations and the Obama administration’s lies Here is the main point: The rioting at the American embassy in Cairo was not about the anti-Muslim video. As argued here repeatedly (see here and here), the Obama administration’s “Blame the Video” story was a fraudulent explanation for the September 11, 2012, rioting in Cairo every bit as much as it was a fraudulent explanation for the massacre in Benghazi several hours later. We’ll come back to that because, once you grasp this well-hidden fact, the Obama administration’s derelictions of duty in connection with Benghazi become much easier to see. But...
  • Jay Carney’s Shocking Statement Newly Released White House Emails ‘Not About Benghazi’

    04/30/2014 4:59:22 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    THe Blaze ^ | April 30 , 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Original title:Jay Carney’s Shocking Statement During Tense Exchange With Reporters: Newly Released White House Emails ‘Not About Benghazi’ White House press secretary Jay Carney said newly released emails showing White House involvement in promoting the narrative that a video prompted the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya were not actually “explicitly” about Benghazi, but about all of the protests at U.S. diplomatic posts in the region “overall.” It was all part of a tense White House press briefing. Jay Carneys Shocking Statement During Tense Exchange With Reporters: Newly Released White House Emails Not About Benghazi AP “The emails and the talking...
  • Charles Krauthammer on Benghazi emails

    04/30/2014 5:12:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 Apr 2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Charles Krauthammer is calling a newly released email “a smoking document” that the conservative columnist says shows the White House was involved in a coverup of the Benghazi attacks. GOP lawmakers on Tuesday seized on the documents, which contained an email from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes discussing “goals” for then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s appearances on the Sunday shows following the attack. Appearing on Fox News on Tuesday evening, Krauthammer said the email shows that the Obama administration fabricated its contention that the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, were a reaction to a YouTube video because the revelation of...
  • White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative

    04/30/2014 5:41:04 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 23 replies
    http://www.sharylattkisson.com/ ^ | April 29, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Newly-released emails: "Video" to blame, "not a broader failure or policy." Newly-released documents reveal direct White House involvement in steering the public narrative about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, toward that of a spontaneous protest that never happened. One of the operative documents, which the government had withheld from ​Congress and reporters for a year and a half, is an internal September 14, ​2012 email to White House press officials from Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s ​Assistant and Deputy National Security Advisor. (Disclosure:Ben Rhodes ​is the brother of David Rhodes, the President of CBS News, where I...
  • RNC Chairman: Is The White House Trying To Protect Hillary On Benghazi?

    04/30/2014 10:01:34 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    The DC ^ | April 30 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus wants to know if the Obama administration is “stonewalling” on releasing more documents related to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi in order to protect Hillary Clinton, a likely 2016 presidential candidate. His comments come after the group Judicial Watch — through a Freedom of Information Act request — obtained an email indicating the White House was directly involved in crafting the now-debunked talking points on Benghazi. Priebus wants to know if there are more documents that could reveal new information on the events surrounding the attacks – and if so – what is keeping...
  • Emails on Benghazi show aides’ effort to make Obama look ‘statesmanlike’

    04/30/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 19 replies
    A clutch of newly released White House emails provides the clearest evidence to date that top presidential aides sought to use anti-American protests sweeping across the Middle East in 2012 — as well as the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attack — to push an image of President Obama’s foreign policy as “steady and statesmanlike,” just weeks before his re-election. In one of the emails — written just hours after a top CIA official warned the White House that the Benghazi attack might not have been inspired by the Internet video that had triggered protests in Egypt, Yemen and other...