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  • FBI finds up to 30 deleted Benghazi emails Clinton did not turn over [30 August 2016]

    11/02/2016 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Powerline ^ | 30 August 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta today that some of the 30 recovered emails relating to Benghazi ó they didnít say now many ó were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton. The State Departmentís lawyer also told the judge that the Department needs until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released. Judge Mehta was skeptical. He questioned why it would take so long to release so few documents, urged that the process be expedited, and ordered the department to report to him in...
  • Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Deleted At Least 16 E-mails To Sidney Blumenthal On Benghazi

    10/14/2016 7:20:52 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 80 replies ^ | Crooked Clinton's Staff, including Cheryl Mills
    E-mail 9272 folks. I think the point can be made via noting that Sid was not a federal employee as needed (which as FYI means his emails only b/came federal records if used in the course of Dept business - so some were if forwarded and acted on and some weren't if nothing was done with them). But not sure it is worth the technical debate. So in your if pushed, you could say: >>> With regard to his materials, remember, Sid was never a federal employee. We do not know what these materials are, or where they came from....
  • The Obama administration's curiously meh Christmas Eve data dump on Benghazi

    12/26/2015 10:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 26, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    What’s better than a Friday afternoon document dump? The Holiday Eve Document Dump. It’s the Christmas gift that keeps on giving … to government officials that want a pretense at transparency while keeping too much notice falling on embarrassing revelations. The Obama administration used that option on Christmas Eve, but as reported by Politico’s Hanna Trudo, so much is redacted that it may not have made much difference anyway: Thursday’s document dump, put out by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in compliance with a Freedom of Information request, includes correspondence sent from American intelligence officials in 2011...
  • U.S. Intel Agency Releases Redacted Benghazi Emails in Christmas Eve Hillary News Dump

    12/24/2015 12:52:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/24/15 | Josh Feldman
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence had quite the holiday news dump today: some heavily redacted emails about the infamous 2012 Benghazi attacks. According to The Hill, the emails include a Benghazi Intelligence Review and links to articles about the individuals who may have been involved in the attack. However, a lot of it is redacted. See for yourself: (Photos) As you can imagine, there’s not really much new information in there. Benghazi, of course, is still the one issue that Republicans are going after Hillary Clinton for, and with the likely assumption that she will be the
  • New evidence: Email from Libya warned State Dept. NOT to lie and blame attack on video

    11/01/2015 6:39:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 11/01/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Top U.S. State Department officials, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were warned in an email not to blame the obscure ‚Äúinflammatory‚ÄĚ Internet video for the 2012 attack on Benghazi. That email was sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya three days after the September 11 attack, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, and two days before then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice blamed the event on the video while speaking to five Sunday talk shows, according to Fox News. ‚ÄúThe film‚Äôs not as explosive of an issue here as it appears to be...
  • Clinton Emails Show Tripoli Embassy Warned D.C. Not to ‚ÄėConflate‚Äô Video With Benghazi Attack

    11/01/2015 1:19:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 31, 2015 | By Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued to blame the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on a controversial YouTube video, a State Department official at Embassy Tripoli in Libya wrote an email to D.C. colleges that urged them to be ‚Äúcautious‚ÄĚ in their messaging just a few days after the attack. According to the email from the official in Libya on Sept. 14, 2012, ‚Äúit is becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in Benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into violence.‚ÄĚ The email was released Friday in the first dump...
  • More emails on Benghazi to go public

    10/12/2015 5:16:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | October 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON ó Sidney Blumenthal stood to benefit financially from his unofficial advice to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya when Clinton was secretary of State, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. ďBeyond the pure politics that were occurring at this time, perhaps more disturbing is that at the same time Blumenthal was pushing Secretary Clinton to war in Libya, he was privately pushing a business interest of his own in Libya that stood to profit from contracts with the new Libyan government ó a government that would exist only...
  • Hillaryís Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose

    02/26/2015 1:33:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy Read more at:
    FULL TITLE: Hillary Clintonís Top Aides Knew from First Minutes that Benghazi Was a Terrorist Attack, E-mails Disclose From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September†11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack. In fact, less than two hours into the attack, they were told that the al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya, Ansar al-Sharia, had claimed responsibility. These revelations and others are disclosed by a trove of e-mails and other documents pried from the State Department by Judicial Watch...
  • 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 ó 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 ďmore appropriate witnessĒ 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 ó find someone ďmore appropriateĒ 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 ďa more appropriate witness.Ē Kerry will be on a previously scheduled official trip to Mexico on
  • John Kerry: Iíll comply with House GOPís 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 ďpartisanĒ effort that wonít bring forward anything that isnít already known. ďI think this sort of speaks for itself, frankly,Ē Kerry said at a press conference at the State Department...
  • CBS News President David Rhodes (Inadvertntly) Exposes Obamaís 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 weíve already documented, the talking points for Susan Riceís 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 Ďvideoí explanation

    04/29/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 98 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 ďMovie ProtestĒ 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 Obamaís 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 thatís 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 Presidentís 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 Susterenís 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 Obamaís former Deputy National Security adviser Denis McDonough, current CIA chief John Brennan, and presidential adviser Ben Rhodes. The email exchange, characterized as Ďstunningí, 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 ‚Äď 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.‚ÄúWith 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-Spanís 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 havenít 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 Obamaís defense, part of the hometown political cabal that will defend him at all costs....
  • Benghazi: State Dept. Criticizes Issa for Subpoenaing Kerry Rather Than ĎReaching Outí

    05/05/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( Ė 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 ďreached outĒ instead it would have known that Kerry would be out of the country on that day. ďItís highly unusual for a subpoena to be issued before thereís even an official invitation for testimony. I think everyone can make their own judgments about that,Ē Marie Harf said of the move by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Harf said...
  • Attkisson: Thereís a ĎWell-Orchestrated Strategy to Controversializeí 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 ĎA 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 ďa systematic, intentional decision to withhold certain documents from CongressĒ about the Benghazi attacks and alleged White House cover-up. Gowdy spoke with Fox Newsí Greta van Susteren about Speaker of the House John Boehnerís 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. ďIf you want to have Greg Hicks and the station chief from Tripoli and Hillary Clinton all sitting at the same...
  • Distribution List Of ĎSmoking Guní 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 Ďsmoking guní 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 ďthe straw that broke the camelís back.Ē ďAmericans 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. ďTo convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities...
  • Americaís 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 Vietorís interview with Brett Baier on what happened the night of the attack on Benghazi has aroused strong reactions....Itís 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. Itís like they are putting you on and not even bothering to conceal it. Is that whatís 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. ďThese 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,Ē Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight panel, said in response to the subpoena.
  • Reid: Republicans using Benghazi to start Ďpolitical food fightí

    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 Ďpolitical food fightí By Ramsey Cox Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Republicans are using the Benghazi attack to ďgin up yet another political food fightĒ ahead of the November election. ďFor Republicans to waste the American peopleís time and money staging a partisan political circus instead of focusing on the middle class is simply a bad decision,Ē Reid said on Friday. ďWhile Republicans try to gin up yet another political food fight, Senate Democrats will remain focused on fostering economic growth for all hard-working Americans.Ē Reidís comments...
  • Issa Subpoenas Kerry To Testify On Benghazi

    05/02/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 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 Canít Answer Why Supposed Non-Beghazi Email Was In Benghazi FOIA

    05/01/2014 12:12:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Carney Canít 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 Newsí 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, ďIf 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?Ē Carney responded bluntly, instructing Henry to ask the State Department about how they...
  • Tapper: Carneyís Benghazi Comments ĎDissembling, Obfuscating, and Often Insultingí

    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 HewittĎs radio show today to take on Jay CarneyĎs spin of the latest Benghazi news. Tapper didnít join Hewitt in calling Carney a liar, but remarked that he found Carneyís comments ďdissembling, obfuscating, and often insulting.Ē Tapper said the White Houseís version of events ďdoes not sit with what I think happened.Ē He said the White House ďleaned heavily intoĒ a narrative that was helpful to them in an election year, but didnít go as far as Hewitt, who suggested there is a ďcover-up underway.Ē Hewitt said looking at all of Carneyís spinning,...
  • Cairo is Key to the Benghazi Cover-Up (Long Article)

    05/01/2014 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | 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 Ďscumbagsí

    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday again went after the Obama administration on Benghazi, calling White House officials ďscumbagsĒ that ďlied aboutĒ the September 2012 attacks. ďOur Democratic friends, for the most part, have been in the tank over Benghazi. They think itís to get me reelected,Ē the South Carolina Republican said on The Mike Gallagher Show on Thursday morning. ďSome 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 thatís true, Iím the biggest scumbag in America. I donít think thatís 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 ďThe Kelly FileĒ 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 ďBSĒ on Fox during ďThe OíReilly FactorĒ 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 Rhodesí brother at CBS

    05/02/2014 3:47:55 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Former CIA directory (and part of the Benghazi cover-up) went to work for Ben Rhodesí brother at CBS. David RHodes is the brother of Ďbig Bení 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 isnít 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 Ė Former NSA Spox Ė Admits Obama Never Made it to Situation Room During Benghazi

    05/01/2014 3:58:43 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Tommy Vietor Ė Former NSA Spokesman Ė 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 wasnít. Tommy Vietor: I was in the Situation Room that night. Ok. And we didnít 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 ^ | May 1, 2014 |
    Witnesses testified about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the Obama administrationís 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 Thursdayís 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...
  • ABCís 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
    ABCís 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 Watchís President Tom Fitton hit back at Jay Carney over false statements made by the White House press secretary during his heated exchange with ABCís 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. ďIf you look at that document, that document that weíre talking about today was about the overall environment...