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Letter: Will the Select Committee for the attack on Benghazi be successful?

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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 9:48 pm

Trey Gowdy, a 50-year-old member of the House of Representatives and a Republican from South Carolina, has been picked to chair the newly formed Select Committee to investigate the White House response to the deadly attack in Benghazi.

As of this date, the Democratic Party, aka the progressives, have contested the formation of this panel by asking why there should be a committee to investigate a situation that is some two years old and that has been thoroughly investigated.

Yes, there have been many hearings, but they are not generally thought by the public to be thorough. The question still frustrates many as to why there has been the lack of definitive answers, and why is it there appears to be no discipline or accountability to those deemed to be responsible.

The final chapter of this drama might now be written with Gowdy at the helm. From past performances, he has exhibited that his approach will be meaningful and direct; that is, he will not accept “equivocating wiggle room” and “misdirecting” replies.

Surely two — if not three — of the party leadership should be called to testify if they had any part in the alleged “cover-up.” The two are the ex-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Without this duo, it will undoubtedly come out as just another White House “two step.”

The questions “Who authorized the false ‘spontaneous mob narrative’?” and “Who gave the ‘stand down’ order?” must be asked, for the first time, to those who are well-paid by the taxpayers to be on top of such situations and be honest in their appraisals.

Answers to the questions by the two could lead to a third person, the president. This could lead to an answer of the bigger question, “Where was the president, and to what extent did he participate in the decisions that were made?”

It is pure speculation that the trial would ever reach this point.

Richard Viall


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  • Thomas Heuer posted at 2:23 pm on Thu, Jun 12, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1675

    Mr Baxter
    They seemed to like your idea about getting people out of congress but they seem to be using a different list. They started with Eric Cantor. ROTFLMAO.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 12:41 pm on Thu, Jun 12, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    And I suppose you will continue to regurgitate the anti-Islam video meme despite the fact that US spy agencies listened to the Benghazi attackers via the State Dept. cell phones they siezed during the attack.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:42 pm on Sun, Jun 8, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488


    And I suppose you are in favor of bringing George W Bush back into office to clean of the major FUBAR he created in this country, all the while claiming he was a victim of - what? - stupidity?

    What a joke, Baxxter.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 7:15 am on Sun, Jun 8, 2014.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Poor Bobbin, she despises anyone who attempts to hold liberals accountable for their illegal and immoral actions. But, she is very right about people we need to get out of Congress and keep them out. For a good start, here is the top ten that need to go.
    1.Nancy Pelosi
    2.Debby Wasserman Shulz
    3.Harry Reid
    4.Chuck Schumer
    5.Barbara Boxer
    6.Dianne Feinstein
    7.Al Franken
    8.Sheila Jackson Lee
    9.Elijah Cummings
    10. Maxine Waters
    Liberals are so gullible.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 12:06 pm on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2866

    Obviously it is not in the best interest of Ms. Bobbin and her ilk to investigate this matter any further. And we should not question their determination it is beating a dead horse by investigating it any further. There you have it folks! They have spoken!

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:08 am on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    The State Department document obtained by Judicial Watch ​via a FOIA request resulted in the Washington firestorm that placed the Obama White House on the defensive and prompted House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to call for a vote on a Select Committee on Benghazi. Facts do not cease to exist because you choose to ignore them Ms. Bobin.

    Even when confronted straight up with proof of their lies, the Obama Administration lies. Example, ABC's Jon Karl vs. Jay Carney... http://youtu.be/Nszcn0-9eTM

    The e-mail obtained by Judicial Watch clearly reveals that then White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials coordinated a campaign to "reinforce" President Obama’s image and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being "rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy."

    Copied on the email were all the major Administration communication and political personnel including: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton, Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli Ledbetter, and then-White House Senior Advisor and political strategist Davie Plouffe, so there is no way the White House can contend they were unaware of the memo.

    While the mainstream media and Ms. Bobin pathetically attempt to convince the public that everything about the Bengazi attack that killed four American heroes on 9/11/12 has been discovered, the release of this and other memos revealed by Judicial Watch proves there is much more to be investigated.

    On May 7, 2014 Judicial Watch released a 17-page draft Vaughn Index document obtained from the U.S. Department of State on May 1, revealing that the Obama administration is still refusing to provide the full details of how top officials arrived at the now-discredited talking points.

    The levels of criminality involved in this are mind-boggling. Everyone from Ben Rhodes to Hillary Clinton to Jay Carney to Susan Rice to Mike Morell to Barack Obama and on and on must explain themselves. American “liberals” like Joanne Bobin should search their souls. People died here.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:40 am on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Trey Gowdy is of the same ilk as Darrell Issa - Republicans who find it more productive to beat a dead horse than actually doing anything productive.

    Why? Because they are incapable to building up - their only wish is to tear down everything and anyone they disagree with.

    These are the people we need to get out of Congress and keep them out.


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