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  • The Bergdahl swap: a full-blown Obama scandal in less than 48 hours

    06/03/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT · by don-o · 156 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 3, 2014 | John Hayward
    As one of the characters in “Anchorman” observed of its bloody brawl between news teams: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. Two days after President Obama broke the law to arrange an insanely reckless swap of five incredibly dangerous Taliban terrorists for captive American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, virtually every aspect of the deal has blown up in Obama’s face, and the whole thing has soured into another five-star scandal for an Administration riddled with them. Maybe it’s the accumulated weight of Obama fatigue, or the sheer stupidity and arrogance the President displayed in...
  • CIA Director John Brennan has a new Benghazi problem

    09/18/2013 9:28:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 17, 2013
    As the Benghazi scandal begins to heat up again, there appears to be some confirmation that CIA employees were required to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA) that would prohibit them from speaking with Congress. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) relayed what happened to one such employee who refused to sign the NDA. ... A CIA employee who refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has been suspended as a result and forced to hire legal counsel, according to a top House lawmaker. Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) revealed at an...
  • Benghazi, the secret White House emails, and the 67 hour gap

    05/17/2013 3:17:03 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 16 replies
    Rare.US ^ | May 17, 2013 | James S. Robbins
    On Wednesday the Obama White House dumped 100 pages of emails related to the Benghazi cover-up scandal. Even this cherry-picked selection of documents cast serious doubts on the official White House story line. The universal conclusion among commentators was that the emails, intended to stem the crisis, raised more questions than they answered.... Sadly the dumped emails do not help because the first of them was time-stamped 67 hours after the Benghazi attacks began. This 67 hour gap makes the 18 and a half minute gap in the Nixon tapes look like a hiccup. However, even if the White House...
  • Five things the American people wished they had known before they voted in 2012

    05/16/2013 2:15:58 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 21 replies
    Rare.US ^ | May 16, 2013 | James S. Robbins
    Last November Barack Obama squeaked through with arguably the weakest reelection in American history. He won the race even though he got fewer popular and electoral votes than in 2008. But would he have been given a second term if voters knew what his administration had been up to? Let’s review...
  • Congresswoman: Benghazi Stand Down Order Came From Obama

    05/10/2013 3:30:27 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 126 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 10, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Congresswoman and former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg Ann Wagner (R-MO) appeared on The Dana Loesch show and placed the blame, of the stand down order to those that could have offered assistance to Americans under attack, on none other than Barack Obama. Loesch asked Wagner, “Because you have been an ambassador, you have been overseas with similar responsibilities and similar missions – who gives such an order to stand down? Where does that come from?” “The President of the United States,” the Missouri congresswoman affirmed. As top diplomat in Libya Gregory Hicks testified to on Wednesday before the House...
  • Dan Gainor to Fox’s Megyn Kelly: Blame Hillary Clinton for Benghazi Media Cover-Up (Video)

    05/10/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 10, 2013 | 12:41 | Katie Yoder
    During a Fox News Benghazi report, MRC Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor argued that the media covered-up Benghazi news out of adoration for Hillary Clinton. Speaking with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on May 9, Gainor argued that the media have “been doing this throughout, this is sort of continuation of their policy to minimize a scandal that makes Hillary Clinton look really bad.” He continued to say, “The why is, she’s running for election in 2016, and the media have always loved Hillary.” Gainor cited a NewsBusters article during his appearance to exemplify media coverage: “One...
  • Report: CBS News Bosses Irked by Correspondent's Thorough Benghazi Reporting

    05/08/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 05/08/13 | Guy Benson
    The biggest Benghazi-related story that took place outside of the House Oversight Committee's hearing room today is this item in Politico, regarding CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. She's the reporter who famously drew White House officials' profane ire over her unapologetic pursuit of the Fast & Furious scandal story; now she's apparently facing searing criticism from another source: Her own bosses. Why? Because she's been covering the Benghazi story too aggressively. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you media bias: "Attkisson, who holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, takes a fighting stance when she feels she’s being stonewalled. Which...
  • The Benghazi Scandal Grows (Long article)

    05/10/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    TWS ^ | May 20, 2013 | Stephen Hayes
    CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version​—​produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers​—​was a shadow of the original. The original CIA talking points had been blunt: The assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist attack conducted by a large group of Islamic extremists, including...
  • Patricia Heaton ‘speechless’ over Benghazi hearing; Retweets what happened ‘far worse than reported’

    05/08/2013 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/8/13 | by Twitchy Staff
    Patricia Heaton âś” @PatriciaHeaton #Benghazi hearings: speechless... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ct_PHtLkgWw Â… Actress Patricia Heaton does not toe the Hollyweird leftist line. Yes. Ms. Heaton stands up for truth and fights like a girl. She took to Twitter today to weigh in on the Benghazi hearing. Her response? Speechless. She also retweeted this. The Shonyo Kid @carrie_trask @PatriciaHeaton The testimony of Mr Hicks, who was in Libya..was spellbinding. What happened that night was far worse than reported. Melodee Fosner @melodeefosner @PatriciaHeaton I'm honestly fighting tears over this whole mess!! The truth is coming to light and it is destroying the previous claims of...
  • LIVE BLOG – Benghazi Hearings: The Whistleblowers Speak

    05/08/2013 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 5/8/13 | Jennifer Burke
    11:44 am Eastern Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings – While reading a prepared document, he expresses strong support for whistleblowers and stresses that retaliation against whistleblowers does not happen. Tells Gregory Hicks, who was second in command for the State Dept. in Benghazi, that he supports him and his efforts. However, he has now shifted his speech to attack Rep. Darrell Issa as irresponsible and simply trying to score political points. His tone has changed from empathic to anger as he shifts his statement to an attack on Issa. Report: Hicks told the House Oversight Committee that he never reported a...
  • Biden: “When [Susan Rice] speaks…no one wonders whether or not she’s speaking for the President”

    05/08/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/8/13 | Kelsey Osterman
    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice speaks for President Obama, as Vice President Joe Biden pointed out on Tuesday night. But what was surely intended to be a nice pat on the back for the ambassador has created an awkward position for the administration in regard to the Benghazi attacks. “[Rice] also has … the absolute, total, complete confidence of the president of the United States of America,” Biden said, as POLITICO reported. “So when she speaks, when she speaks in the discordant world we reside in right now, no one wonders, no one wonders, whether or not she’s...
  • 8 journalists who downplayed the Benghazi scandal

    05/08/2013 3:15:48 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/8/13 | Allen Ginzburg
    As new facts are uncovered about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last September, it’s become increasingly clear that many in the mainstream media really did cover up the severity of the attack during their initial reports, choosing instead to paint it as a overreaction by Washington Republicans. Here are examples of the cover-up: 1) National Journal’s Michael Hirsh: Benghazi: The Real Libya Story Is No Story “No evidence has surfaced to indicate the administration is guilty of anything other than looking flat-footed” “It sounds very plausible. There’s only one problem with that view: No evidence has surfaced...
  • Former Special Forces Commander: DOD Could Have Flown Rescue Team From Tripoli to Benghazi;...

    02/07/2013 1:44:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    CnsNews.com ^ | February 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin--formerly commander of U.S. Special Forces Command and deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence—told CNSNews.com that, if it had been asked, the Defense Department could have sent a plane to Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, to transport a rescue team of U.S. security personnel that instead ended up taking a chartered private plane from Tripoli to Benghazi that night. “There is no question that we could have moved an airplane in there and we could have also put boots on the ground at the embassy,” Gen. Boykin told CNSNews.com. “State should have...
  • Petraeus sex scandalKrauthammer: Petraeus Sex Scandal Will Drive Media Interest In Benghazi

    11/09/2012 5:52:17 PM PST · by classified · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:28 PM 11/09/2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus was a regrettable situation that might ultimately help shed light on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya. “We will unravel all the threads of this in time,” Krauthammer said. “We’re just in the first few hours, but I think it’s worth noting what we do know. This is the end of a career of a truly great American. He did something that hadn’t been done by a general since the Inchon landing in...