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  • Admirals, generals, intel: Benghazi inquest compromised (Gowdy threatened?)

    Gen. Vallely told WND that he believes Gowdy “has received much pressure not to get to the truth, and we are now coming to the conclusion that there is no longer any intention in Washington, by the leadership of both the Democratic and Republican Parties, to get to the truth.” “An honest investigation into Benghazi would prove treasonous acts at the very top of the White House and the State Department, and a continuing cover-up in Congress that now involves the Republican leadership and especially House Speaker John Boehner,” Vallely said. Among the CCB’s most significant findings, released last April...
  • Memo to Benghazi Select Committee Martha Roby: Marines were Deployable—Benghazi FOIA exclusive

    10/07/2014 4:49:46 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 6 replies
    So the highly anticipated Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), held its first open hearing on September 17, and the Committee is determined to get to the truth of the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, right? Then why did Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) make assertions about the Marines that were inaccurate and omit critical information? Look at this exchange between Rep. Roby with Gregory Starr, a witness, and the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, during the hearing. Although Starr was not serving in the State Department when the Benghazi attack occurred, he received the...
  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: The California Democrat who suggested that his party boycott the Benghazi Select Committee as a waste of time now accuses those who fought on the CIA annex roof of lying "to promote a new book." The last we heard from Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was in May. That's when he told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" he thought the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack was a "colossal waste of time." Calling the yet-to-be-approved committee a "tremendous red herring," Schiff said: "I don't think it makes sense, really,...
  • 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...
  • Benghazi Back in the Spotlight on Capitol Hill With First Select Committee Hearing

    09/17/2014 4:29:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    http://media.townhall.com/townhall/reu/ha/2014/138/2014-05-18T051559Z_1_CBREA4H0EN100_RTROPTP_3_USA-MEXICO-GUNS.JPG The 9/11/2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya is back in the spotlight today on Capitol Hill as lawmakers from the select committee prepare to hold their first public hearing. Led by Republican South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, members of the Committee have been working for months to interview witnesses and to gather more information about what happened the night Americans Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith were killed by terrorists. Today Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Greg Starr, Chairman of the Independent Panel on Best Practices Mark J. Sullivan and former Homeland Security...
  • Democrats launch Benghazi website, ahead of hearing

    09/16/2014 11:14:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Ahead of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s first public hearing Wednesday, Democrats on the committee say they’re launching an online clearinghouse to deal with questions already asked and answered and dispel falsehoods about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack. They say the website is intended to provide answers to questions that have consistently been raised surrounding the attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, such as why security was inadequate despite repeated requests and whether the Pentagon failed to deploy resources that could have saved lives on the night of the attack. ” ‘Benghazi...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Dodge

    05/31/2014 10:57:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 31, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Is Hillary Clinton a charlatan or just the crappiest lawyer in Washington? As the Obama Left likes to say, that’s a false choice. There’s no reason she can’t be both. The question arises thanks to yet another excellent report on the Obama administration’s Benghazi fraud by the Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes. The Benghazi fraud is a prominent subject of my new book, Faithless Execution , which traces the debacle from the president’s unauthorized, unprovoked, and ultimately disastrous instigation of a war against the Qaddafi regime; through his (and Secretary Clinton’s) recklessly irresponsible failure to provide security for the American officials...
  • 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>
  • Darrell Issa cancels John Kerry hearing

    05/30/2014 1:49:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Examinter ^ | 5/30/14 | Susan Ferrechio
    A House panel has canceled a June hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry and will no longer call him to testify. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., had planned to grill Kerry about the Sept. 12, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. But Issa, who had subpoenaed Kerry to appear, said he is "releasing him from the upcoming hearing commitment." Issa said Kerry was using the Oversight hearing "as a shield" against cooperating with a newly created House select committee that has been empaneled to examine the Benghazi attack and the...
  • 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...
  • Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee: Pelosi is her stooge

    05/24/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    On Wednesday, Democrats deigned to join Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi, primarily to protect Hillary Clinton’s reputation in particular, and the Obama administration’s in general. Toward that end they will likely do what they always do whenever their party is threatened: denigrate the investigation as it unfolds and obstruct it as much as possible. Thus, it was completely unsurprising that even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed five colleagues to the panel she dismissed the need for it. “The Republican obsession with Benghazi has not been about the victims, the families or the country,” she...
  • THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SEC. OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO...

    05/22/2014 8:48:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Congress.Gov - Congressional Record ^ | 5-21-2014 | Darrell Issa
    THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA (Extensions of Remarks - May 21, 2014) Text of this article available as: TXT PDF [Extensions of Remarks] [Page E797] THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA _____ HON. DARRELL E. ISSA of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, as the House's Select Committee on Benghazi stands up and takes ownership of an investigation that has been...
  • Pelosi names Dems to Benghazi panel

    05/21/2014 11:28:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2014 | Erik Wasson and Mike Lillis
    House Democrats will participate in the new select committee on Benghazi, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Wednesday, naming five members of her caucus to serve on the panel. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and a veteran of previous Benghazi investigations, will serve as ranking member on the panel, which will be led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). The other members are Reps. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), who serves as ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee; Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who serves on the spending panel overseeing the State Department budget; Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.),...
  • NRCC Risks Benghazi Inquiry With Tin-Eared Fundraising Effort

    05/16/2014 9:09:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Herb London
    It is one of the greatest indictments of today’s poisonous political environment that Congressional Democrats and Republicans cannot even come together to investigate the murders of four American citizens, including a U.S. Ambassador, in Benghazi, Libya. One doesn’t have to be too old to remember a time when Democrats and Republicans put aside narrow partisan interests to present a united position on foreign policy and national security. These days, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, upon announcing the formation of a new select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 murders in Libya, had to immediately defend himself against Democratic...
  • Sen Ted Cruz On The Need For A Joint Select Committee On Benghazi Hannity

    05/12/2014 8:08:42 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | You tube
    Ted Cruz proposes joint select committee to investigate Benghazi. Reflecting upon the senate debate today on his proposal, he shared that Menendez was not aware of certain facts. Cruz laid out 10 questions about the night of the attack.
  • Trey Gowdy Takes Democrats Apart Over Fundraising ‘Duplicity’, ‘Hypocrisy’ (VIDEO)

    05/11/2014 11:18:13 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 18 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | May 10 2014 | Right Scoop
    COMPLETE TITLE: Trey Gowdy Takes Democrats Apart Over Fundraising ‘Duplicity’, ‘Hypocrisy’, ‘Selective Amnesia’ Rep. Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News Sunday this week and handed Democrats a solid thumping on their newfound piety over fundraising subject matter. Host Chris Wallace asks Congressman Gowdy how the Select Committee can be seen as fact-finding and not political when the NRCC sent out a fundraising email citing the committee and Benghazi. Gowdy had the perfect answer.
  • 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...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Benghazi needs deeper scrutiny

    05/10/2014 12:57:04 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | May 7, 2014 | Rep. Trey Gowdy
    Benghazi matters because four of our fellow citizens were murdered under terrifying circumstances. Benghazi matters because a diplomatic facility emblematic and representative of our country was attacked and burned on the anniversary of 9/11. Benghazi matters because Americans deserve to know the truth from those entrusted to lead and govern.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nancy Pelosi wants even split on new Benghazi committee --- unlike committee she picked when Speaker

    05/06/2014 10:03:46 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 20 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | May 6 2014 | Byron York
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is complaining that the new select committee on Benghazi will have more Republican members than Democrats. "If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan," Pelosi said in a just-released statement. "The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, as is done on the House Ethics Committee." The House has not yet voted to create the select committee, although that is a sure thing. Beyond that, Speaker John Boehner has not said how the new committee will be divided between Republicans and Democrats. But it's a pretty good bet there...
  • 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...
  • Jay Carney: I don’t know if we’ll cooperate with the Benghazi select committee

    05/05/2014 2:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Lot o’ strategizin’ happening today vis-a-vis the committee, and not just on the GOP side. Greg Sargent hears from a source on the Hill that Pelosi and company are trying to decide whether to boycott. A House Dem leadership aide points out that there is precedent for such a boycott. Back in 2005, House Dem leaders declined to participate in GOP hearings into what went wrong with the Bush administration’s response to the Katrina disaster, arguing that Republicans had set up the committee in a way that ensured it would not conduct a serious probe into what happened. The House...
  • White House may not cooperate with Benghazi select panel

    05/05/2014 12:01:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    White House may not cooperate with Benghazi select panel By Justin Sink - 05/05/14 02:40 PM EDT The White House suggested Monday it may not cooperate with a new House select committee investigating the terror attack in Benghazi. Press secretary Jay Carney said that the White House has "always cooperated with legitimate oversight," but called the new probe a “highly partisan effort to politicize” the deadly attack. "If you look at even what some Republicans have said, it certainly casts doubt on the legitimacy of an effort that is so partisan in nature," Carney said. "I don't think there are...
  • 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...
  • New Dem Benghazi strategy floated: boycott Select Committee

    05/05/2014 11:08:00 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has unveiled the latest desperation tactic of the Democrats as the Benghazi scandal cover-up comes into clearer focus. Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, he suggested that Democrats should boycott the Select Committee hearings under Rep. Trey Gowdy’s chairmanship. Fox News: The call for a boycott was made earlier by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." He was responding to House Speaker John Boehner's announcement Friday that the House would vote on a select committee to investigate Benghazi. The congressman said Democrats should not give the select committee more "credibility" by joining,...
  • White House press briefing - Carney

    05/05/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Fox News Live Player ^ | May 5 , 2014 | Fox News
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  • White House Press Briefing (Live Thread)

    05/05/2014 9:41:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    The White House ^ | May 5, 2014
    Begins at 1:00 (oneish) I cannot stay but perhaps FReepers might be interested? Link is to WH stream.
  • 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...
  • Will Obama Claim Executive Privilege On Benghazi?

    05/05/2014 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Will Obama Claim Executive Privilege On Benghazi? by Ken Klukowski 5 May 2014, 7:50 AM PDT post a comment With Congress breathing down his neck on Benghazi, President Obama has a legal ace in his hand – executive privilege – which he could assert to protect the documents explaining exactly why the White House came to blame the attack on a YouTube video. Politically, however, it's a hand he dare not play. To get the strongest legal backing for the privilege, Obama would need to claim he personally participated in the conversations about telling America the falsehood that the 9/11...
  • 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
  • Joe DeGenova: I'm delighted that Democrats don't want to participate

    05/05/2014 9:54:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-5-14 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova says he'll be happy if Democrats decide not to appoint members to the special select committee on Benghazi that Republicans plan to establish. "I'm delighted the Democrats don't want to participate. All they would do is obstruct," diGenova told WMAL talk radio in Washington, D.C. Monday morning. "The president is going to pay a price ultimately," he added. "It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but his performance and Leon Panetta's was shameful that night." DiGenova says on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans,...
  • 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.
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 33 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.
  • MARK LEVIN LAYS OUT THE IDEAL WAY TO HANDLE SELECT COMMITTEE ON BENGHAZI

    05/03/2014 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 15 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/05/03/Mark-Levin-Lays-Out-the-Idea-Way-to-Handle-Select-C
    At the opening of his radio show on Friday, conservative talk show host Mark Levin laid out his ideal scenario for the Select Committee on Benghazi announced by House Speaker John Boehner earlier in the day...
  • The 18-month battle to get White House Benghazi emails

    05/03/2014 9:10:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    It took 18 months for Judicial Watch to unearth the emails on Benghazi that led Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday to say he’s forming a special committee to look into the issue. “This material was not voluntarily disclosed,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told The Hill during a phone interview. The emails have given new life to Republican attacks on Benghazi. They include a key email from White House official Ben Rhodes outlining “goals” for the talk-show appearances of Susan Rice, who was serving as ambassador to the United Nations at the time. After the emails, Rice appeared on...
  • 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...
  • Boehner to appoint select committee on Benghazi attack

    05/02/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2 May 14 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Friday he would appoint a select House committee to expand the Republican investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Boehner had resisted a push by conservatives to name a special panel to investigate the terrorist attack, but a senior leadership aide said that new emails released by the Obama administration this week were “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” “Americans learned this week that the Obama Administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by...
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    05/02/2014 2:47:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
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  • Reid: Republicans using Benghazi to start ‘political food fight’

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