GOP Benghazi probe stokes political controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year’s deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, rejecting administration assurances to the contrary and stoking a controversy with implications for the 2016 presidential race.
Republicans on five House committees are pressing ahead with their own investigations despite an exhaustive independent review that blistered the State Department, more than 25,000 pages of documents sent to Congress and hours of testimony from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Three State Department witnesses, including the former deputy chief in Libya, are scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a session certain to attract attention after recent disclosures from the panel’s Republicans.
The hearing is the latest in a long-running and bitter dispute between the administration and congressional Republicans who have challenged the White House’s actions before and after the Benghazi attack. SOURCE
Well, what can you say? The mainstream media, Associated Press, has actually taken up the idea that there IS going to be a hearing on the Benghazi tragedy.
Of course the AP isn’t accepting the idea that the testimony given by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is a crock of crap. That’s what happens when the media is in the tank for the Obama regime, no matter the action, no matter the outcome, it must have happened because those EVIL Republicans are EVIL and are out to *GET* King Barack and Queen Michelle.
There are some in the media that claim the GOP only seeks the TRUTH because they are VILE racists and because Obama is Black. That is the spin from MSNBC and Chris *Tingles* Mathews if I am not mistaken.
Something that I find very interesting is this; the hearings are opening as I type this and so far, FOX News and C-SPAN are the only one covering it. CNN and MSNBC are covering the story of the girls in Ohio, a serious story no doubt, but NOT one that affects national security and this entire nation.
The state of our MEDIA is as big a travesty as is the state of the nation.
The report failed to placate GOP lawmakers, conservatives and outside groups, some of whom contend Benghazi is comparable to the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals and deserves a thorough examination. Two of the outside groups – Special Operations Speaks and Special Ops OPSEC – have been raising money on the issue.
The GOP wasn’t placated because they were LIED to. They were fed a BS sandwich and were told that it was pure truth, because, after all, King Barack wouldn’t lie nor would he allow his vassals to lie. Would he?
The target of much of the conservative wrath is Clinton, a potential presidential candidate in 2016 who stepped down after four grueling years as the nation’s top diplomat with sky-high approval ratings. In her last appearance on Capitol Hill in January, a defiant Clinton took responsibility for the department’s missteps leading up to the assault while rejecting suggestions that the administration had tried to mislead the country about the attack.
She insisted that requests for more security at the diplomatic mission in Benghazi didn’t reach her desk.
“I did not see these requests,” she said. “They did not come to me. I did not approve them. I did not deny them.”
Yet Republicans are pressing ahead, holding hearings and issuing an interim report that criticized her.
And press ahead they must!
The truth is NOT a part of the Obama repertoire, it never has been and it never will be.
Many, myself included, hope these hearings bring down Obama and his regime. I don’t know if that is possible, but if not, I DO hope that these hearings bring TRUTH to the American people and put an end to ANY aspirations that Hillary Clinton may possess in making a run for the Presidency in 2016.
Stay tuned, this is getting real!