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  • Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton (Fox News Exclusive)

    07/29/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-2014 | Catherine Herridge
    July 29, 2014 Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton by Catherine Herridge The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony. "I can't skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,"Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview. He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and...
  • Benghazi panel ramps up

    07/07/2014 4:52:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | LAUREN FRENCH
    There are no Benghazi hearings on the House calendar, but the silence doesn’t mean the investigation is fading away. Rep. Trey Gowdy is launching a special committee to wrangle a probe that’s sprawled across the jurisdictions of multiple headline-hungry committee chairmen. And while the South Carolina Republican isn’t committing to specifics, like whether there will be public hearings with high-profile witnesses like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his methodical approach could help the GOP savor a scandal that has at times looked more like a political sideshow. “No one [has] defended the five-minute questioning [process] as the most calculated...
  • Gowdy to IRS Commish: How Do You Know No Criminal Act Occurred?

    06/24/2014 6:49:44 PM PDT · by IndianaJax · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 06/24/14 | Real Clear Politics
    REP. TREY GOWDY (R-SC): You have already said multiple times today that there was no evidence that you found of any criminal wrongdoing. I want you to tell me what criminal statutes you have evaluated. JOHN KOSKINEN, IRS COMMISSIONER: I have not looked at any. GOWDY: Well, how can you possibly tell our fellow citizens that there's not criminal wrongdoing if you don’t even know what statutes to look at? KOSKINEN: I have seen no evidence that anyone -- GOWDY: Well, how would you know what elements of the crime existed? You don’t even know what statutes are in play....
  • Trey Gowdy destroys IRS Commissioner Koskinen (VIDEOS)

    06/24/2014 8:58:52 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | June 24 2014 | DrJohn
    It becomes painfully obvious why Koskinen was appointed commissioner of the IRS. He is a lawyer but hasn’t practiced law in 45 years. He is ignorant of the law and specifically ignorant of tax law. He’s perfect for the job. He’s perfect for Obama. He’s a partisan goober. Utah Rep. needled Koskinen about a short-term data backup that the IRS had in place – but never used – when Lerner’s hard drive crashed in 2011. ‘It’s actually a disaster recovery system,’ the IRS commissioner testified, ‘and it backs up for six months in case the entire system goes down …...
  • Trey Gowdy OWNS IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at irs targeting hearing

    06/23/2014 8:46:01 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 107 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Jun 23, 2014 | Jim Browski 2.0
    "Trey Gowdy OWNS Irs Commissioner John Koskinen at irs targeting hearing. Trey Gowdy vs Irs Commissioner. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the House Oversight and Government. Trey Gowdy relentlessly hammered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on the missing IRS emails and on how Koskinen hasn't personally seen evidence of criminal wrongdoing at the IRS, which Gowdy found particularly outrageous because Koskinen hasn't read the relevant criminal statutes." Gowdy lectured Koskinen on the "negative inference" drawn by the inability of the IRS to retrieve these emails, and said if a taxpayer is being prosecuted by the IRS a jury would look...
  • Trey Gowdy Goes Off on IRS Commish for Claiming No Criminal Actions at IRS...

    06/23/2014 8:35:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) late Monday criticized IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for claiming there’s no evidence of criminal misconduct at the IRS over the targeting scandal, even though he hasn’t bothered to examine the criminal code. “You have already said multiple times today that there was no evidence that you found of any criminal wrongdoing,” Gowdy said. “I want you to tell me what criminal statutes you’ve evaluated.”
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy Had a Room Bellowing in Laughter With a Joke That Started: ‘John Boehner..'

    06/23/2014 8:07:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/23/14 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) had an audience in Maryland rolling in laughter after telling a joke about Heaven, John Boehner, Lindsey Graham and local Republican Rep. Andy Harris.
  • George F. Will: Stopping a lawless president

    06/21/2014 6:13:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2014 | George Will
    What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls “taming the prince” — making executive power compatible with democracy’s abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in the United States than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled against George III’s unfettered exercise of “royal prerogative,” stipulated that presidents “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Serious as are the policy disagreements roiling Washington, none is as important as the structural distortion threatening constitutional equilibrium. Institutional derangement driven by unchecked presidential aggrandizement did not begin with Barack Obama, but his...
  • House Benghazi Probe Seen as Having Needed Tools

    06/03/2014 6:59:01 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 06/03/2014 | Josh Siegel
    The new House special committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attacks wields broad legal authority to do its job. The panel can access classified documents not available to the press or public and to subpoena witnesses—with consequences for those who refuse to talk. Hans von Spakovsky, a Heritage Foundation legal expert who formerly worked for the Justice Department, says the investigation likely will be the most thorough yet into the murky details surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. Speaking yesterday at a Heritage event devoted to the topic, von Spakovsky said the...
  • GOP chairman (Trey Gowdy) of Select Benghazi Committee reacts to Hillary Clinton book chapter

    05/31/2014 9:28:12 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 85 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 5-30-2014 | Deidre Walsh
    <p>Washington (CNN) – The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi waved off questions Friday about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of GOP congressional investigations of the 2012 attacks in her forthcoming book “Hard Choices.”</p> <p>"There is a time and a place for everything and her book tour is neither for me," Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told CNN about the chapter of the book that covers the attack in Benghazi, which left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead.</p>
  • Trey Gowdy brings 'zeal for the truth' as head of House's Benghazi panel

    05/30/2014 4:05:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-30-14 | Sean Lengell
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's rise from obscure South Carolina backbencher to chairman of the House's new special Benghazi committee took a quantum leap last October, when he stole the show at an otherwise mundane Republican news conference about the terrorist attacks. While only in his second term, the conservative Gowdy rushed to the podium and — with the conviction of a preacher and the erudition of a prosecutor — launched into a passionate yet disciplined plea for "justice" that mesmerized those watching, including his GOP colleagues on the dais. "No one has been arrested, no one has been prosecuted, no one...
  • Republican Party Works With Muslim Brotherhood Lobbyist To Investigate Benghazi (Philip Kiko)

    05/27/2014 6:05:51 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    http://shoebat.com/ ^ | May 26, 2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    The American people are supposed to trust Republicans appointed to investigate Benghazi but as it turns out, the Executive Director appointed to the House Select Committee on Benghazi – Philip Kiko – is a lobbyist for the Smith-Free Group, in which his clients include the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the radical environmentalist group the Sierra Club, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), National Council of La Raza “the Race” (NCLR), and the National Organization for Women (NOW), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NLDEF) and...
  • Ending Human Trafficking, Care For Our Veterans, Select Committee on Benghazi

    05/22/2014 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 3 replies
    Congressman Gowdy email ^ | May 22, 2014 | Trey Gowdy
    Human trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery, and it is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. Worldwide, human trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime, according to the FBI. One of the chief responsibilities of government is to enforce the rule of law and protect human dignity through a functioning and fair justice system. This week, the House passed several bills to hold perpetrators accountable, protect exploited children, and provide victims the necessary services to recover and rebuild, including: H.R. 3530, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act: boosts support and protection for domestic...
  • How the Benghazi committee will operate

    05/16/2014 11:16:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2014 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    ... A knowledgeable source told Right Turn that the committee expects to take depositions, with both counsel and members of Congress participating in the questioning and counsel, members and investigators participating in the drafting and ordering of the questions. More informal witness interviews and witness statements will also be collected, again with investigators, counsel and members participating in the drafting and asking of the questions. Republicans should be cautiously optimistic that the committee is on track. There are a few takeaways from this. First, Gowdy is intensely conscious of the danger of meandering, showboating and ineffective questioning. Second, a lot...
  • Fact-checking the Benghazi attacks(3 bag hurl)

    05/13/2014 11:45:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Wapo ^ | 5-12-14 | Glenn Kessler
    In the National Journal recently, columnist Ron Fournier put it bluntly: “Everyone’s Lying to You About Benghazi.” He said Americans were faced with a choice of two evils — White House spin and GOP conspiracy theories. Having examined this issue repeatedly since it first burst into the news, The Fact Checker could not agree more. Neither side has covered itself with glory here.With all due respect to Rep. Gowdy, the chairman of the new select House committee on the Benghazi attacks, many of the questions he posed have already been answered — and fact-checked. Meanwhile, the White House has done...
  • VIDEO: Trey Gowdy lays the smack to stunned media on Benghazi

    05/12/2014 6:52:24 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 89 replies
    CainTV ^ | May 12, 2014 | CainTV
    "You are supposed to provide oversight. That's why you have special liberties and that's why you have special protections."
  • Becerra: Democrats will participate if Benghazi panel 'fair, open and balanced'

    05/11/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2014 | Russell Berman
    A senior House Democrat said Sunday the party is ready to participate in the Benghazi select committee as long as the process is “fair, open and balanced.” Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who as caucus chairman is the fourth-ranking House Democrat, would not commit to the party appointing members to the new House panel, but he said Democrats did not have specific demands like a requirement to sign off on the issuing of subpoenas. “If it’s a fair, open and balanced process then absolutely,” Becerra said on “Fox News Sunday” when asked if Democrats would participate in the select committee. “But...
  • SUPERCUT VIDEO: TREY GOWDY FIGHTS FOR TRUTH IN BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION

    05/09/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 9, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Since the September 11, 2012, attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, few have worked harder to uncover the truth than Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Now the chairman of a select committee to investigate the attacks, here is a highlight reel of his efforts to get to the truth and bring those responsible to justice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP8xGAC6hBs
  • Boehner Names Members for Benghazi Select Committee

    05/09/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 174 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-9-2014 | Daniel Halper
    Boehner Names Members for Benghazi Select Committee Daniel Halper May 9, 2014 12:26 PM The office of the speaker of the House released this list of members chosen for the Benghazi Select Committee: WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today named the seven Republican members of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. The Select Committee also provides for five Democratic members, and those names will be released when provided by the House Minority Leader.  Boehner issued the following statement:“This investigation is about getting answers for the families of the victims and for...
  • House votes to establish select committee on Benghazi

    05/08/2014 3:52:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 2014 | Fox News/AP
    The House voted Thursday to establish a select committee on Benghazi, formally launching a comprehensive and contentious investigation aimed at answering lingering questions about what happened before, during and after the terror attack that killed four Americans. The House voted 232-186 to approve the panel. The vote breakdown was 225 Republicans and 7 Democrats in favor, with 186 Democrats voting against the measure. The vote was never in doubt, as majority Republicans largely were united in support of the committee ever since House Speaker John Boehner called for it last week. Unclear is whether Democrats will boycott the investigation itself.
  • Unreal: Liberals Threaten to “Assassinate” Trey Gowdy Over Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:39:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 104 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 7 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The truth can be dangerous. Some extremists will go to great lengths to keep the truth from coming out, even if that means threatening harm to United States Congressman Trey Gowdy. Remember, it is Trey Gowdy who will be leading the House Select Committee into what really happened in Benghazi. Liberals fear that Gowdy, a highly successful prosecutor, will uncover the truth. That is exactly why threats of harm have been made against Congressman Gowdy. Liberals want the truth to remain hidden so they can protect Obama and Hillary Clinton from facing the consequences of their actions. POLITICO reports: The...
  • Dems weigh options on Benghazi panel

    05/07/2014 9:50:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats are still weighing their options about whether to participate in a special probe into the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, party leaders said Wednesday. Following a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning, the leaders said they're awaiting Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) response to requested changes to the panel before they'll decide whether to participate. "We'll wait for a written response from the Speaker's office, and we in the leadership, in consultation with our members, will make a decision going forward as to how we'll deal with this," said Rep. Joe...
  • Gowdy: Boehner Told Me to 'Get to the Bottom of Benghazi'

    05/06/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 06 May 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    House Speaker John Boehner instructed Rep. Trey Gowdy to "get to the bottom of Benghazi" after naming him to head an investigation into the attack, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. Boehner appointed Gowdy on Monday to head a House select committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack where four Americans died. Story continues below video.
  • Police investigate threats against Trey Gowdy

    05/06/2014 1:52:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | May 6, 2014 | LAUREN FRENCH
    The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating threatening emails against Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican recently tapped to lead a special panel probing the Benghazi terrorist attacks. The investigation comes after POLITICO reporters and journalists at other outlets received two emails on Tuesday warning that Gowdy would be harmed because of his role in investigating the 2012 attacks.
  • Police investigate threats against Trey Gowdy

    05/06/2014 1:51:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-6-14 | Lauren French
    The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating threatening emails against Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican recently tapped to lead a special panel probing the Benghazi terrorist attacks. The investigation comes after POLITICO reporters and journalists at other outlets received two emails on Tuesday warning that Gowdy would be harmed because of his role in investigating the 2012 attacks.
  • Pelosi demands equal Dem/Repub Split for Select Committee

    05/06/2014 1:28:35 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6th, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Good luck with that. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces pressure from all sides in regard to the newly-launched select committee to investigate Benghazi. Participating would legitimize the results, while boycotting it might open up Democrats to attacks on their concern for diplomatic personnel abroad, four of whom were killed in the attack on September 11, 2012, and leave administration officials no way to set the narrative through the friendly questioning of Democrats on the panel during public hearings. Pelosi hedged in the direction of participation by demanding an equal number of seats on the committee:
  • BOEHNER SMARTENS UP ON BENGHAZI

    05/06/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Spectator.org ^ | May 6, 2014 | By Scott McKay
    Friday, when the news hit that at long last House Speaker John Boehner would name a Select Committee to investigate, once and for all, the events leading up to and following the local al Qaeda affiliate’s attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, it might have been the smartest political move of either party in years. And for Boehner to be the man making it was doubly notable. The Speaker has for some time had a major problem conducting actions to placate his party’s base voters or even showing that he’s in tune with...
  • Gowdy: 'I Want to See Every Single Solitary Document'; Death of 4 Americans 'Transcends Politics'

    05/06/2014 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Vision To America ^ | May 6, 2014 | V2A
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who has been chosen to chair the select committee on Benghazi, went “On The Record tonight. When asked what he would say to Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff who oppose the committee, Gowdy said, “At least let the process have a chance to work before you declare it null and void.” Gowdy said the committee will lay out all the facts and evidence, and then a jury will come to a decision. He said he hopes for a reasonable, fair-minded jury.
  • Advice for Benghazi Select Committee: Don’t Draft McCarthy

    05/05/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 5-5-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy - Commentary
    May 5, 2014 11:51 AM Advice for Benghazi Select Committee: Don't Draft McCarthyBy Andrew C. McCarthy The Benghazi Massacre — specifically, the commander-in-chief’s derelictions of duty and his administration’s fraudulent depiction of the terrorist attack in the 2012 campaign stretch — was the subject of my weekend column, as well as a column late last week after newly revealed e-mails corroborated what several of us have been arguing ever since four Americans were killed in the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack: “Blame the Video” was an Obama administration-crafted lie. It now looks like House speaker John Boehner will finally do...
  • 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...
  • DrudgeReport- AWOL Headline on Select Committee pick today

    05/05/2014 3:14:14 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 16 replies
    My thoughts ^ | 5/5/2004 | me
    Just me? But I find Drudge Report silent on this big news story of the day on Trey Gowdy being selected for the Benghazi select committee to be quite telling. Discuss? Or not, but just bringing it to attention of my freepers.
  • Gowdy Named Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi (Official Congressman Gowdy Press Release)

    05/05/2014 12:00:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy ^ | 5-5-2014 | Press Release
    Press Releases Gowdy Named Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi Washington, May 5 Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) released this statement regarding the announcement that Speaker John Boehner has chosen him to lead the select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks: “I applaud Speaker Boehner for his decision to establish a select committee and am honored to serve as Chairman. Twenty months after the Benghazi attacks, there remain unresolved questions about why the security was inadequate, our response during the siege itself, and our government's interaction with the public after the attack. All of those lines of inquiry are legitimate...
  • 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...
  • Speaker Boehner picks Trey Gowdy to head Select Benghazi Committee

    05/05/2014 10:24:27 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/5/2004 | Bret Baier
    Speaker Boehner announced today that he has chosen Rep.Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate #Benghazi
  • Benghazi select committee chair could be named Monday

    05/05/2014 9:42:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-5-14 | Chad Pergram contributed
    Republican leaders could name the chair of a select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks as early as Monday, Fox News has learned. A senior House source with direct knowledge of the development of the committee indicated that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is likely to be named chairman of the panel. Gowdy's name was floated heavily late last week. Other names mentioned for the job by Capitol Hill insiders include Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas; Rep. Mike Turner R-Ohio; Rep. John Mica R-Fla.; Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.; and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
  • Details on Benghazi Select Committee to Be Released This Week

    05/05/2014 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/5/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will be putting together a select committee to investigate the 9/11 attack in Benghazi after bombshell emails obtained by Judicial Watch showed the White House was directly involved in altering talking points. Further, Secretary of State John Kerry was issued a subpoena demanding more documentation and asked to give testimony on May 21 in front of the House Oversight Committee about the attack. We're still waiting on details about the select committee, but early indicators show Boehner will appoint former prosecutor and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy to lead the investigation....
  • 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...
  • It’s All About Amnesty, Part XXVIII

    05/04/2014 7:49:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Underestimated: When I started reading Tom Friedman’s latest foreign policy op-ed, I didn’t think he’d have the space to say that if only Congress passed immigration amnesty Obama could stand up to Putin. He only has a few inches, after all. But he got there! … Ha: Republican operative-turned-Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is now running from various amnesties he’s championed over the years. Isn’t it time for the state GOP’s executive director Shaun Kenney to drive Gillespie from the party? He’s standing in the way of history! …
  • Trey Gowdy: We are SICK of this Administration Systematically Conspiring to Withhold Evidence

    05/04/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 79 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/4/14 | Caleb Howe
    "I have evidence that not only are they hiding it, there's an intent to hide it. I can't disclose that evidence yet, but I have evidence there was a systematic, intentional decision to withhold certain documents from Congress." On Friday, Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News to discuss Benghazi and the convening of new committee to investigate when he made the above comment about the Obama adminstration's obvious cover-up. "We're just sick of it," he continued. "So we're gonna get him to come and explain why we're getting documents 20 months late." [video here] In his trademark style, Congressman Gowdy...
  • 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...
  • Who deserves credit for Benghazi Select Committee?

    05/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | May 2 2014 | Allen B West
    Today Speaker of the House John Boehner announced he will finally bring to the House floor a vote on H.Res 36 which would establish a Select Committee, with subpoena powers, to investigate the Benghazi incident. We should all applaud the efforts and diligence of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va) for his resolve in gaining some 190 co-sponsor signatures for this legislation. It’s obvious, with the recent revelations from the lawsuit brought about by citizen watchdog group Judicial Watch, that the Obama administration had little to no respect for the House Committee hearing process. Their continuing supply of heavily redacted emails is...
  • Fight to Expose the Benghazi Crimes. Do it For Free on C-Span.

    05/03/2014 4:58:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    When was the last time the House of Reps called for a special select committee to investigate the executive branch? (IIRC, Clinton faced a special prosecutor.) Whenever it was, it isn’t news today to Obama’s Praetorian Media. This morning, C-Span didn’t think the formation of a select committee headed by former prosecutor Trey Gowdy was newsworthy. As expected, the Left is fast circling their wagons. Mafia Omerta is nothing in comparison to the lockdown we know the Left has and will put on the crimes surrounding Benghazi. Dozens of Republican politicians are gauging how to respond. If it appears the...
  • Trey Gowdy Claims Evidence Of ‘A Systematic, Intentional Decision To Withhold Documents...VIDEO

    05/02/2014 7:03:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/02/2014 | 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...
  • Double Whammy: GOP Demands IRS Special Counsel

    05/02/2014 3:49:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-2-14 | Matthew Boyle
    Not only are House Republicans forming a select committee to investigate Benghazi, there is now a concerted push from top GOP officials for the appointment of a special counsel on the IRS scandal. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) introduced the IRS scandal special counsel resolution on Friday. Jordan’s resolution calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the IRS scandal, rather than the current Department of Justice attorney investigating. The current DOJ investigator donated thousands of dollars to President Obama’s re-election campaign and to the Democratic National Committee. In a statement announcing his resolution’s introduction, Jordan...
  • BOEHNER FINALLY CAVES, WILL APPOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE

    05/02/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    After more than a year of resisting the calls of a vast majority of his conference, Speaker John Boehner is relenting and forming a special committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and resulting scandal. “The administration's withholding of documents – emails showing greater White House involvement in misleading the American people – is a flagrant violation of trust and undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built. And it forces us to ask the question, what else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American...
  • BREAKING: “Select Committee” Benghazi Investigation is On… Trey Gowdy Will Chair

    05/02/2014 9:19:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 141 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | MAY 02 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    Just minutes ago, the world was informed that a Select Committee investigation on Benghazi has finally been announced. This will bypass Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and will likely lead to the impeachment of Barack Obama and the end of Hillary Clinton’s career. The only question is why this hadn’t been done sooner. Benghazi was a massive system of crimes, cover ups, and outright lies by the Obama administration. Their goal was to win an election in 2012… but the cost might be impeachment in 2015. Make sure to spread this story everywhere. The American people must wake up and see...
  • BREAKING NEWS: THERE WILL BE BENGHAZI SELECT COMMITTEE IN THE HOUSE

    05/02/2014 9:00:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 284 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | 5/2/14 | Greta
    BREAKING NEWS: THERE WILL BE BENGHAZI SELECT COMMITTEE IN THE HOUSE
  • Prayer Request

    05/02/2014 9:15:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    02 May 2014 | US Navy Vet
    Let's all be in DEEP, EARNEST PRAYER for Rep Gowdy. This is HUGE!
  • House GOP to Form Special Select Committee on Benghazi

    05/02/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/2/14 | CHUCK TODD AND LUKE RUSSERT
    House Republicans will announce their intention to form a special select committee on Benghazi Friday, intensifying already highly-charged GOP scrutiny of the Obama administration’s handling of the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. The committee will be led by GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.
  • Update: Boehner to Form Select Committee on Benghazi

    05/02/2014 8:51:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-2-14 | Steven F. Hayes
    UPDATE: Other news organizations confirm the report below that House speaker John Boehner will announce the formation of a select committee on Benghazi, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy. *** House Speaker John Boehner is “seriously considering” appointing a select committee to investigate the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior GOP leadership aide. The move comes after the revelation of an email from a top Obama national security official, Ben Rhodes, instructing Susan Rice to focus on an anti-Muslim internet video to explain the attacks. “The new emails this week were the straw that...