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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:50 PM

Barney Frank Confronts Hutchinson for 'Weasel Words' Linking Obama to Petraeus Scandal



In a face to face confrontation that aired on Sunday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) called out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) for using "weasel words" to suggest that President Barack Obama knew about former CIA Director David Petraeus' sex scandal prior to the November election.

Hutchinson told CNN's Candy Crowley and a panel of lawmakers that she couldn't believe that an email threat that Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' mistress, allegedly made to another woman triggered a low-level FBI investigation that the president would not have known about.

"I'm very worried about this," she opined. "Did it really trigger an FBI investigation of the CIA director? At a low level? And it wasn't raised to a higher level? I mean, if anybody is investigating the director of the CIA, the president of the United States should know immediately. And I feel like, A, we don't know enough and, B, I have great concerns about a lot of this surrounding..."

"Nobody was investigating the director of the CIA," Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) interrupted. "What they were inquiring into was whether or not somebody had unauthorized access or was taking advantage of access to the director."

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Reply Barney Frank Confronts Hutchinson for 'Weasel Words' Linking Obama to Petraeus Scandal (Original post)
Purveyor Nov 2012 OP
Loudly Nov 2012 #1
cantbeserious Nov 2012 #2
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #3
onethatcares Nov 2012 #4
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
SemperEadem Nov 2012 #6
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #7
CtDemoFarmer Nov 2012 #8
petesan Nov 2012 #9

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:59 PM

1. Hutchison. n/it

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:06 PM

2. Hutchinson - The Worst Of The Worst

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:52 PM

3. Frank/Sanders in 2016 ~nt

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:17 PM

4. wtf is lieberman doing there?

he's gone, gone, gone.

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:52 PM

5. Good for Frank!

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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:21 PM

6. Barney Frank completely nailed

He's totally right--if this was about his bank accounts, there'd be far less interest but because it's of a prurient nature, then it's ok to snatch back any privacy that Petraeus should have had.

Hutchinson is an old idiot.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:48 PM

7. Kay Bailey

puts me to sleep whenever she opens her mouth. Speaking slowly and saying something is one thing, but speaking slowly and saying nothing.....sssssnnnnoooooozzzzzzzz

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:18 AM

8. CNN has three conservatives and one thoughful person.

MSM at it again. Of course Barney loves those odds and as usual he nails it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:17 PM

9. What the hell

was Kay Bailey Hutchinson talking about? Did SHE even know? She was unable to articulate the problem because there is no problem. What an uncomfortable, convoluted exchange.

Thank goodness Barney Frank stepped in to make her rethink her words. He was absolutely correct in asking her where the distrust began. How was she connecting initial e-mails to possible misconduct of the president? KBH, and most republicans only want a truth that supports what they already believe or want their sheep to believe. We need more Barney Franks to call these people out on the bs that inevitably flies when they gather.

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