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Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:33 PM

 

Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter.

Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina vowed to pursue the facts wherever the lead him. Opening his committee's first public hearing since its establishment four months ago, he stressed the thoroughness of the task ahead, not the need to reach immediate conclusions.

"Given the gravity of the issues at hand, I am willing to risk answering the same question twice rather than risk not answering it once," said Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor leading Congress' eighth investigation of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack in eastern Libya.

Congress is still seeking documents from the Obama administration related to the attack, he said. More witnesses are being interviewed and individuals who've participated in congressional investigations will be questioned again. The special investigation was created to "find all of the facts, and I intend to do so fully," Gowdy said.
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi when militants stormed a U.S. diplomatic post and, hours later, fired on a CIA compound nearby. The incident became immediate political fodder given its timing in the weeks before President Barack Obama's re-election. Some Republicans argue the military held back assets that could have saved lives and that Obama and Clinton lied to the public about the nature of the attack.

Democrats deride the interest in Benghazi as a right-wing effort to keep talk of scandal fresh and harm a potential Clinton bid for the presidency. They say notions that U.S. forces were ordered to "stand down" during the attack or that Clinton played a direct role in security decisions are fantasy.

Seven previous congressional investigations failed to settle the matter.

Gowdy credited a Democrat on the 12-member panel, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, with recommending the subject of the hearing.


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Reply Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race (Original post)
TheNutcracker Sep 2014 OP
TheNutcracker Sep 2014 #1
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #8
lunasun Sep 2014 #2
NightWatcher Sep 2014 #3
Arkansas Granny Sep 2014 #4
TheNutcracker Sep 2014 #5
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #6
Ikonoklast Sep 2014 #7
Fred Sanders Sep 2014 #9
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #10
underpants Sep 2014 #11
riversedge Sep 2014 #12
Botany Sep 2014 #13
MrScorpio Sep 2014 #14

Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:37 PM

1. This is important to understand how expensive a two prong strategy is

 

Dems don't have the money. Charlie Crist is suffering the same fate in FLorida, right now.

Constantly defending his policy as a republican, AND getting out a new message, is just too damn expensive. And the GQ voters, get their info from TV. They don't educate themselves to vote. They don't research on the computer. They go on social media. That is why billions are spent on TV media, because it works. This Benghazi bullshit will nip Hillary and all of us.

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Response to TheNutcracker (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:57 PM

8. Social Media and TV Media are very different.

 

I think social media is the key to many things. Information
spreads so fast. In my social media connections there are
many independent but low information voters. Each post
from Think Progress, Jon Stewart, Robert Greenwald,
Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders Koch Brothers exposed
on and on and on is causing low information voters to be
way more informed. And it's exponential.

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:39 PM

2. Special house panel on Benghazi 2014 . Just keep wasting my tax $$ with political attacks

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:39 PM

3. These are the same guys that voted 55 times knowing they'd fail to repeal the ACA...

What do you expect?

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:40 PM

4. Between the Benghazi investigations/hearings and the votes to repeal the ACA, it's no wonder

nothing has been done in Congress in years.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:43 PM

5. Correct and they are saying they will contiue. The voters won't like it, but the ads will work.

 

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:53 PM

6. When he's done with Benghazi, I hope they'll open an inquiry into Building 7.

 

Or the Office of Special Deviant Plans, from Cheney's administration.

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:55 PM

7. The only potential voters who care about Benghazi are already right wing morons.

They are doing this for donation money, just like Issa.


They don't really think this bullshit accomplishes anything except bringing in money from stupid people.

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:58 PM

9. Fox News demanded a never ending panel to answer questions answered 7 times

already....just because it is all they got against Hillary....and the mass media plays along because it is another toy to play with and fill the endless air time.

Corruption and theatre paid for by you and I, wasting time on shit no one cares about while ignored actual stuff that folks do care about, like too much money in politics, where is that hearing? This asshattery has to end.

Folks need to object more to their representatives representing only themselves and their careers and post political payoff.

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 01:02 PM

10. I would love for Mister Gowdy to head up an investigation into the use of torture & other war crimes

 

Gowdy clearly sought to defend his panel against arguments that it was wasting time and money re-examining Benghazi. The special investigation's initial budget is $3.3 million. No limits have been placed on what it can investigate or when it should finish.
"To those who believe it is time to move on, to those who believe that there is nothing left to discover, that all the questions have been asked and answered and that we've learned all the lessons that there are to be learned, we have heard all of that before," he said. "And it was wrong then."


Sometimes we look back, sometimes we look ahead,
but we rarely look at ourselves.


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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 01:06 PM

11. "find all of the facts, and I intend to do so fully," Gowdy said.

Really? All the facts AND fully? What a bunch self serving time wasting double speak.

Hey! here's a fact!
Seven previous congressional investigations failed to settle the matter.
BECAUSE IT IS A HOAX!!!

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Response to underpants (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 01:34 PM

12. Gowdy is very

mean-spirited. I have seen his ask questions on committee's in the past--he is relentless against Democrats or anyone who crosses his fundamentalist path.

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Response to underpants (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 03:03 PM

13. Don't forget the State Department's after action report; in a committee headed by Admiral Mullens

who was appointed as the head of the joint chiefs of staff by w Bush.

this is # 9

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 04:52 PM

14. Draco Malfoy… I mean Trey Gowdy should post this banner behind him

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