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Sun May 12, 2013, 11:25 AM

Issa seeks deposition from Benghazi review chairs

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a House panel looking into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, wants to take depositions from the leaders of an earlier review board.

California’s Rep. Darrell Issa, head of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Sunday said he would like to interview under oath former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pickering and Mullen led an investigation that examined the September attacks that killed four Americans, including an ambassador.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California says Congress’ review seems aimed at discrediting former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her potential 2016 presidential bid.

Issa and Feinstein both appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/12/issa_seeks_deposition_from_benghazi_review_chairs/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:53 AM

1. It's time for the Senate to investigate what really happened

on 9/11.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:57 AM

4. and the WMD claims.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:55 AM

2. If anything can bring this country down it will be the Republican Party!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:56 AM

3. And the WITCH HUNT

continues . . . . .

Vote these motherf**kers out. GOPers don't care about helping Americans just their self and the 1-2%.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:23 PM

17. The GOP has become the party of Fox News talking points.

When a fucking news network (actually an opinion channel) has that much political influence over the people, it's time to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:00 PM

5. Issa

issa asshole.

The investigation has been done. The people in power have said nothing could have been done at the time. What could have been done was to fund security for these places and Issa voted against it, as did a lot of the other loud mouths.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:07 PM

6. Issa can't accept the fact that he isn't finding any there there after he made such

a fuss. So embarrassing for him.

He should just say "sorry, I blew it. I just wasted a lot of time and money on nothing."

That's what an honest person would do.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #6)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:23 PM

9. You do realize your last sentence explained why your second to last sentence would never happen,

right? lol. Issa plays fast and loose with the rules. When his piloting skills were brought before the FAA, introduced legislation to change them. The "pilots bill of rights". His concept of right and wrong is clearly well, wrong.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #9)

Sun May 12, 2013, 01:01 PM

12. You are right. He is an utter scoundrel.

I have been reading an old book entitled "The Age of the Moguls" by Stewart H. Holbrook. It contains a series of vignettes about the lives of the moguls of the 19th century, especially the gilded age. What a dishonest bunch of cheats they were. Issa is a throwback I fear. The Waltons too -- cornering the market, buying government favors, here a senator, there a diplomat, there a seat in the House.

Issa would have been right at home in the Gilded Age. I think we are going through the second Gilded Age. Except this time, the railroads and steel mills are being built outside the US.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #12)

Sun May 12, 2013, 01:46 PM

14. I too have read some of the history of the barons of industry at that time. Cornelius Vanderbilt was

a perfect example of a tea party world. I can't remember the details, but one of the reasons he was so successful in shipping was because he took a shipping route that others wouldn't take due to the danger. Many of his workers died, but at the time people needed work and didn't have a social safety net program so they signed on. Vanderbilt did work hard, sacrifice, and was smart in business, but that didn't stop him from abusing power when he had it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:07 PM

7. Hey A-hole ISSA

A member of Congress = worthless; an actual working-and-getting-things-done member of Congress = priceless. See any around lately?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:20 PM

8. From Issa's statements on MTP, the next GOP move will be they have not been furnished a video like

Hannity claimed was available and now this administration has to come up with one. HA, it never was one. I was glad Pickering disputed Issa claim right in his face. The GOP will never give up trying to make mud pies though there is not any mud available to make them. Further waste of money and time. BTW, when is Issa going to investigate why Obama develped the story of three ladies getting released to remove attention Issa was making for himself. The nerve of the president to take Issa shine.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:30 PM

10. Issa could have had Amb Pickering testify...

before his committee (Pickering volunteered to do so) but Chairman Ass-hat said "no"
and an aide accused Pickering of lying about his willingness to testify.

Ambassador Pickering: I Was Willing To Testify On Benghazi

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/ambassador-pickering-i-was-willing-to-testify-on

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:54 PM

11. I get it, it's REPUBLICAN SANDBAGGING. If it weren't Benghazi, it would be a blue dress.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 01:02 PM

13. Surely, there is a way to find out how much money Issa has spent/wasted on investigations

vs. the convictions or charges? Has he scored on any of them?

As per historical Republican methods, they usually accuse others of what they are doing. Maybe we should investigate Issa and see why he is so determined to bring Democrats down. It is an obsession.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 02:09 PM

15. I'm listening to this

 

man right now. He needs to be removed from this position.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 08:37 PM

16. Issa's campaign must be having financial troubles

he's campaigning on the taxpayer dime.

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