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    Issa's Benghazi narrative falling apart

    All bluster thus far and now that independent investigators don't turn up the narrative that Issa wants to push, he hides them from public testimony.

    Pickering, Mullen challenge Issa to let them testify in public

    In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa exclusively obtained by CNN, the co-chairmen behind an independent review of September's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, expressed irritation over the House Oversight Committee chairman's portrayal of their work and requested he call a public hearing at which they can testify.

    "The public deserves to hear your questions and our answers," wrote former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, co-chairmen of the Accountability Review Board that was convened to investigate the September 11th attack.

    The dispute between Issa and the co-chairmen came to a head after neither Pickering nor Mullen attended a May 8 House Oversight Committee hearing on the attacks, sparking a heated back and forth about who was invited and when. The rhetoric intensified Sunday during a highly contentious joint appearance with Issa and Pickering on NBC's "Meet the Press" in which Issa maintained the two "refused to come before our committee." Pickering insisted that he was not invited despite expressing a willingness to testify.

    Issa also suggested on the program that Pickering and Mullen meet with the committee behind closed doors so as not to create "some sort of stage show." But the two assert in their letter that a public hearing is a "more appropriate forum" and accuse Issa of changing his "position on the terms of our appearance."


    And there continues to be no there there so Issa and the after-birthers(tm) just make one up.

    *edit... I just came up with that term to describe the ongoing conspiracy fabricators so if you see it on the Daily Show or whatever... you heard it here first. lol
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    Re: Issa's Benghazi narrative falling apart

    So what is stopping them from spewing on MSNBC, or CNN? I'm sure they'd have them? No? Why not?

    Who (what is the person name) who decided to lie to the people and claim it was a video? Come on mr.transperancy you know!

    Why did that person make that decision? Again mr. transparent administration knows. Why can't we?

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    Re: Issa's Benghazi narrative falling apart

    Mullen and Pickering look pretty bad right now. They want to free narrative instead of waiting until they are called to hearings and they'll look even worse. Their chance will come, but they're not going to like it.

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    Re: Issa's Benghazi narrative falling apart

    Yeah.....Pickering told the WH he was willing to testify. Not Issa, until this past Sunday. Its one thing for Pickering to tell the WH he is willing to testify, to tell some of their people. But it's not like Pickering appeared before Issa or up until this appearance On any Talk show to say he was willing to testify.

    So hows it to feel to know there are more Whistleblowers that are coming out. Wonder if Pickering and Mullen are scratching their heads to figure out who else is going to come forward.

    Do you think the Whistleblower that contacted Rogers Committee this last week, which was released this past Sunday too.....kinda shows that the Benghazi issue isn't over.
    Now how was that Narrative falling apart? Looks Like the narrative is about to be added to some more. Do you think the Democrats have figured out yet......that the Country isn't going to allow them to repeat a Kenya. Tell us Security is all good and that this will never happen again. Like they did with Kenya. Yet here we are over some more failed Security.....but not just failed Security.

    Failure to be able to conduct Operations in Benghazi.....failed to assess Major Warnings that could have been figured out by an 8yr old kid playing a video game. Failed to heed the Warnings of the Host Country and then Lied about those Warnings. That's Right Lied and Denied. Also then there is the fact of hiring Ansar Al Sharia as part of the Security and training then. All Provided by the State Dept Ran by Democrats. Then Dropped the ball on the Anniversary of 911 all due to partying and dropping their guard.

    Which doesn't count any other screw ups by the Democrats which has to deal with Libya and or any other issues connected to it. Better Hope no Libyans come forward to testify. Sure would hate to See the Demos go into melt down mode to have that Libyan Security Chief Testify to which people he told 3 days ahead of the attack that he was talking to. Do you think Hillary can hide those people before their names come out as being the Ones that were Talking to the Minister of Interior's Security Chief?

    Maybe a couple of Republicans can talk to the Libyans about coming forward to testify. Then lets see how much **** Team Obama and Followers have to say.

    Do you think Team Obama has figured it out yet, that Consequences come with his ****-ups.

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    Re: Issa's Benghazi narrative falling apart

    The actions republicans are taking are not the actions of an investigation. They are actions of a prosecutor in a trial. A prosecutor is not going to call witnesses that completely refute their case. That is for the defense to do. There is no defense in an investigation which is why investigators should gather as much evidence as possible to be used in the upocoming case. The republicans know benghazi is not an actual case of wrongdoing in any legal sense by the administration. At best it is a mistake, and that is not criminal or cause of impeachment. So they know there is now going down that road, which is why they are not going down that road with benghazi. Instead they are trying this case in the court of public opinion, and they do not have to call witnesses who will refute them.

    This is why the whole benghazi trial is a complete sham. If you look at the republican right it is working on them, but they seem to be it. If you hate Obama you will hate him more. It doesn't really change much, but they do appear to go a long way to blind themselves to the testimony of actual investigators. It gives faux news and republican candidates some fire for their base, but really there is nothing dangerous for obama there because they all disliked him anyway.

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    There is simply no evidence of any wrongdoing. I dont think this fiasco really hurts anything, only the staunch RWers are listening anyway, and it keeps the Fauxites in outrage.
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    The actions republicans are taking are not the actions of an investigation. They are actions of a prosecutor in a trial. A prosecutor is not going to call witnesses that completely refute their case. That is for the defense to do. There is no defense in an investigation which is why investigators should gather as much evidence as possible to be used in the upocoming case. The republicans know benghazi is not an actual case of wrongdoing in any legal sense by the administration. At best it is a mistake, and that is not criminal or cause of impeachment. So they know there is now going down that road, which is why they are not going down that road with benghazi. Instead they are trying this case in the court of public opinion, and they do not have to call witnesses who will refute them.

    This is why the whole benghazi trial is a complete sham. If you look at the republican right it is working on them, but they seem to be it. If you hate Obama you will hate him more. It doesn't really change much, but they do appear to go a long way to blind themselves to the testimony of actual investigators. It gives faux news and republican candidates some fire for their base, but really there is nothing dangerous for obama there because they all disliked him anyway.
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    Re: Issa's Benghazi narrative falling apart

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    There is simply no evidence of any wrongdoing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Smileys are not evidence. But good try to pretend you had a reply worth anything but some gratuitous backpatting from the right.

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    ok... I @ your
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    Re: Issa's Benghazi narrative falling apart

    No, I think that is the RWers list of "facts" in evidence.
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    Smileys are not evidence. But good try to pretend you had a reply worth anything but some gratuitous backpatting from the right.
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