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  • We are probably getting to the point where Biden is preferable to Obama...

    11/17/2014 11:19:05 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 36 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Republican bulldog Rep. Trey Gowdy put the kibosh on the idea of impeaching President Obama during a nationally television Fox News interview, telling his broadcast audience that booting the commander-in-chief from his office would open the doors to something even worse —the ascension of Vice President Joseph R. Biden. The Biden-is-insurance joke has been around since 2008, and people saw it as less of a joke back then than they do now, I think. It really does seem like the only way Obama could become more unhinged is if Democrats still controlled both houses of Congress.I'm not sure if...
  • Trey Gowdy: We're Making Progress.....

    11/15/2014 10:40:33 AM PST · by qaz123 · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 14Nov14 | Tom Hinchney
    Trey Gowdy was wrapping up an interview with Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File when she asked the Representative from South Carolina what is happening with the investigation into the Benghazi attacks. Gowdy told her that he is planning to interview some new witnesses to the terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December, and Megyn I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who have never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of...
  • 'Obama's insurance policy': DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama...

    11/14/2014 7:06:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/14/2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    A Republican congressman known as a pit bull in Washington said Thursday that he doesn't support the idea of impeachment proceedings against President Obama because winning that fight would elevate the vice president to the Oval Office. 'Have you met Joe Biden?' South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy asked during a Fox News Channel interview. Impeachment talk has swirled around Washington since the president announced that an executive order overhauling America's immigration system is imminent. But some in the GOP see Biden as Obama's hedge against removal from office, since much of his public exposure has come in conjunction with a...
  • DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama because – 'Have you met Joe Biden?'

    11/14/2014 12:15:25 PM PST · by maggief · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Trey Gowdy said his party can't impeach the president over his threatened immigration overhaul – but only because Biden would become president The folksy Biden wants the top job for himself but Republicans see him as a potentially embarrassing one-man gaffe factory One senior House GOP aide said Biden is 'two floppy shoes short of a complete clown outfit' and Obama's 'insurance policy' Gowdy hinted that impeachment is being dangled by the White House as bait in the hope that the GOP will destroy its own credibility by trying it A Texas Republican congressman and a judge-turned-news-analyst floated the idea...
  • Trey Gowdy on the Arrogance of Liberals

    11/12/2014 3:22:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Congressman Trey Gowdy was on Fox News last night with Megyn Kelly. She asked him about this. She said, "For years now the American public has disliked this law, Obamacare. They have complained that they felt it was crammed down their throats, that there was dishonesty in the process. They were not told the full story. And now you've got the chief architect of the law on camera saying (paraphrased), 'Yeah, we had to lie. You're too dumb to know what's good for you.'" GOWDY: It's really serious. In a participatory democracy, when you tell your fellow...
  • Gruber video #2: No, really, American voters are stupid; Update: Third video?

    11/12/2014 8:44:39 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 12, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this Gruber 2: Stupid and Stupider. Jonathan Gruber attempted to escape scrutiny for his October 2013 declaration that Americans are “stupid” and that ObamaCare was designed to exploit that and hide its true nature by saying that he regretted his “off the cuff” comments. “I basically spoke inappropriately,” he told Ronan Farrow, “and I regret having made those comments.” Last night, though, a second video emerged from the same time period in which Gruber explained that the ACA passed “because the American people are too stupid” to understand the law. Megyn Kelly wondered last night how this squared with...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: We Are Making “Tremendous Progress” in Benghazi Investigation (Video)

    11/11/2014 7:13:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told Megyn Kelly Tuesday that the Special Committee investigating Benghazi is making “tremendous progress.” “We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December. And, Megyn I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who had never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of our investigation and that is precisely what is happening. It is not with a lot of fanfare and there aren’t a lot of public hearings but trust me when I tell you we are making tremendous progress.”
  • GOP Leaders Shouldn't Forget That They Won Because Obama Sucks, Not Because They're Great

    11/08/2014 4:08:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John Hawkins
    For the American people, voting in the 2014 election was like choosing whether they'd rather get Democrat Ebola or the Republican flu. Just because they chose the flu doesn't mean that Republicans should start assuming that people love them. They don't. Hell, I'm a conservative and even I don't love the Republican Party. Our leadership teams in the House and Senate are comprised of inarticulate country club Republicans who are to politics what the Waffle House is to fine dining. Many of the Capitol Hill staffers and consultants are out-of-touch lickspittles who hold flyover country conservatives in contempt because they’ve...
  • Let's not forget about Trey Gowdy

    11/07/2014 1:52:19 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/7/14 | vanity
    While we're all congratulating each other and espousing our favorites for 2016, let's watch this video again. He is a diamond in a field of cut glass.
  • [July 15, 2013 Redux] Trey Gowdy: House Can’t Just Defend the Status Quo on Immigration

    11/02/2014 12:54:32 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2013 | Will Allen
    Representative Trey Gowdy defended efforts by the House GOP to pass an improved version of immigration reform. The South Carolina Republican, who has criticized the comprehensive immmigration bill passed by the Senate, argued that Republican opposition to immigration legislation amounts to a defense of the status quo that is neither responsible nor politically tenable for Republicans: “If I were in California in a swing district . . . I would at least want to say, ‘The party I represent has the following positions.’ And I don’t think that in every case, arguing that the current law is sufficient is the...
  • Military immigrant program halted

    10/23/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program. Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, has been suspended while the service tries to finalize screening procedures for the immigrants who want to enlist. (SNIP) And a new requirement instituted in 2012 mandates that all MAVNI applicants go through a high-level security check, called a single-scope background investigation. But DACA recipients would not be able...
  • UpState SC Town Hall: Restoring The Rule Of Law - Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney...

    10/03/2014 6:26:45 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 30, 2014 | Evan Mulch (Videographer)
    VIDEO of a recent Upstate SC townhall, moderated by Josh Kimbrell, at Dickey's Barbecue Pit at the Village Greens Golf Course in Inman, South Carolina. The video was produced by the Mulch Tank Business and Leadership Center (www.MulchTank.com) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT · by struggle · 257 replies
    CSPAN-3 ^ | 9/17/2014 | struggle
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi hears testimony from Homeland Security and Secret Service officials on the implementation of the Accountability Board’s recommendations following the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
  • Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into ’16 Election Season

    08/29/2014 4:17:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8-28-14 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUERAUG
    WASHINGTON — A House Republican-led investigation of the 2012 terrorist attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend well into next year, and possibly beyond, raising concerns among Democrats that Republicans are trying to damage Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects. Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the House select committee on Benghazi, said his go-slow investigation was not motivated by politics. He said that he had gone out of his way to maintain good relations with Democrats on the committee, asking Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel’s ranking Democrat, to join...
  • Will Closed-Door Benghazi Hearings Keep the Circus Away?

    08/19/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 12, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    Rep. Trey Gowdy was bombarded with requests from fellow Republicans, eager to take part in the latest congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack. But when it became clear that he intended to lead the inquiry behind closed doors, far from the spotlight, the requests soon fell silent. “If you want to get on the news, then go rob a bank,” Gowdy, R-S.C., said, recounting his message to several Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill, dashing their hopes of being featured in what they assumed would be high-profile televised hearings. SNIP “I can get more information in a five-hour deposition...
  • Benghazi probe presses ahead despite new report

    08/07/2014 7:19:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 8=7-14 | Dierdre Walsh
    The GOP-led House Select Committee on the Benghazi terror attack shows no sign of backing down despite a report from another congressional panel that, according to a top Democrat, found no intelligence failures around the deadly 2012 assault. "There is more work to be done and more to be investigated," a spokeswoman for House Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told CNN on Wednesday. Shortly before beginning its August recess, the House Intelligence Committee, also led by Republicans, approved its report on the militant attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other...
  • Trey Gowdy’s brilliant questioning makes absolute fool of law professor in IRS hearing

    08/01/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/1/2014 | Tom Tillison
    At his best Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made short work of a Democrat-friendly law professor testifying before Congress, even offering him some “free litigation advice.” The former prosecutor turned congressman was surgical in his questioning of Professor Charles Tiefer, who was brought before the House Judiciary Committee as an expert witness by Democrats — Tiefer has a history of being of service to the Democratic Party, according to The Blaze. “Professor Tiefer, would you seat a juror who referred to your client as an obscene body part?” Gowdy asked in his opening question.
  • Trey Gowdy Interrogates Democrat-Invited Law Prof on IRS Scandal

    08/01/2014 6:46:32 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-31-2014 | Jason Howerton
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled a University of Baltimore law professor during a Wednesday House hearing and made a compelling case as to why a special counsel is needed to investigate the IRS scandal. At one point, he even offered the professor some “free litigation advice” when he refused to answer one of his questions that seemed pretty straightforward. Professor Charles Tiefer was brought in by Democrats as an expert to help determine whether the House Judiciary Committee should appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. Tiefer, who previously served as solicitor and deputy general counsel of the...
  • Rep. Gowdy Questions Law Professor on Need for Special Counsel in IRS Investigation

    08/01/2014 11:47:51 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-30-14 | Trey Gowdy
    Same link here.
  • 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...