Hell has a special place just for you Howie…
Buckle your seat belt Obama…
CIA source says Fox News scandal the “4th Shoe”; says it goes much deeper; says WH also sitting on “something” that has top aides terrified.
— Joseph Curl (@josephcurl) May 20, 2013
H/T Zip who reminds:
Curl’s source called today’s Fox News scandal last week.
Related: “New Benghazi Whistleblowers With Info Devastating To Clinton And Obama” (May 21, 2013)
PJM’s Roger Simon has dropped an explosive new Benghazi whistleblower exclusive:
More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.
These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.
According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.
Attorney General Eric Holder used the phrase “I don’t know” or some variation, at least 57 times during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee today as House Republicans grilled him over controversies including the IRS’ targeting of Tea Partiers, the Justice Department’s seizure of journalist phone records, and the security lapses surrounding the Boston bombing.
Bad Day For Holder When He’s Lost The Washington Post – PJ Tattler
As the nation’s top law enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information. But he seems to be proud of how little he knows.
That was my thought exactly earlier today. Maybe now that Dana Milbank agrees with me it is magically no longer a racist thought.
On and on Holder went: “I don’t know. I don’t know. . . . I would not want to reveal what I know. . . . I don’t know why that didn’t happen. . . . I know nothing, so I’m not in a position really to answer.”
Holder seemed to regard this ignorance as a shield protecting him and the Justice Department from all criticism of the Obama administration’s assault on press freedoms. But his claim that his “recusal” from the case exempted him from all discussion of the matter didn’t fly with Republicans or Democrats on the committee, who justifiably saw his recusal as more of an abdication.
“There doesn’t seem to be any acceptance of responsibility in the Justice Department for things that have gone wrong,” said Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), after Holder placed the AP matter in the lap of his deputy. “We don’t know where the buck stops.”
- Doc Drop: White House Releases 100 Pages Of #Benghazi Emails –Admin. Talking Points
- Eric Holder: “Not Sure” When I Recused Myself on Secret AP Subpoena, Not In Writing
- Photo: Obama’s DOJ AG Eric Holder Being SWORN IN Prior To Testifying On IRS & AP Scandals
- Obama Believes In An “Unfettered Press”? What About His War Against @FoxNews??
- @TheDailyShow’s Jon Stewart Excoriates Obama Over #IRS & #DOJ @AP Scandals [Update: Stewart Doubles Down! You Can’t Keep Saying You Found Out About News At the Same Time As Us!]
- @ABC Analyst Trey Hardin: Very Likely West Wing Of White House Authorized #IRS-Gate Targeting Conservative Groups [Audio]
- CNN: Decision To Scrub Terror Reference From #Benghazi Talking Points Made At White House Meeting
WASHINGTON – State Department officials repeatedly objected to — and tried to water down — references to Al Qaeda and prior security warnings in the administration’s initial internal story-line on the Benghazi attack, according to dozens of emails and notes released by the White House late Wednesday.
The documents also showed the White House, along with several other departments, played a role in editing the so-called “talking points,” despite claims from the White House that it was barely involved. And they showed then-CIA Director David Petraeus objected to the watered-down version that would ultimately be used as the basis for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s flawed comments on several TV shows the Sunday after the attack.
One email sent the night of the Friday after the attack from an unknown official said: “The State Department had major reservations with much or most of the document.” Individual emails leading up to that assessment show State officials repeatedly objecting to the intelligence community’s early version of events. The early versions stated that “Islamic extremists with ties to Al Qaeda” participated in the assault and discussed links to militant group Ansar al Sharia — and referenced prior attacks against western targets in Benghazi.
In response to her concerns, Assistant Secretary of State David S. Adams voiced agreement. He said the line about prior incidents “will read to members like we had been repeatedly warned.” ……
The documents describe how the administration developed “talking points” to describe what the administration wanted to discuss publicly immediately after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. [...]
This is the nations top law enforcement officer speaking; The Attorney General of the United States. Not some struggling law student.
The burden of proof is on you jackass. Prove that you did indeed recuse yourself. That is if your recusal ever existed in the first place.
Now to catch the corrupt incompetent POS in a lie(s).
“Oh, okay, alright in their defense there is a good reason why people using the IRS to crack down on political enemies would not want Americans educated about the constitution.”
“Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama, Conspiracy theorists who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae bloom dropped on their fucking heads, thus removing the last arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”
Stewart argued that this scandal has now “shifted the burden of proof from the tin foil-behatted to the government,” saying that the government lacks any real “managerial competence” when it wants to do good, but when it wants to flex some malevolent muscles, “you’re fucking Iron Man!”
Update: Jon Stewart doubles down! Bashes Obama for the second day in a row.
Via The Blaze:
Apparently President Obama’s chief advisor is now the nightly network news broadcast — it seems to be where he’s getting most of his information from. And, as The Daily Show demonstrated last night, today’s scandals aren’t the first examples of President Obama relying on media reports to keep him apprised of what’s going on in his own administration.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announce it on television,” Stewart joked.
Trey Hardin: “I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it. It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization.”
Straight from the jackasses mouth…
“You know the best press secretaries were very deft at uh serving both their boss; the president, the White House, the administration and the press. Uh and, and uh it’s a tricky job, I’m sure I wouldn’t be any good at it. Not disservicing either side. Not embarrassing themselves. You know not having to go the president and say oh my God I just screwed up frequently. And not making themselves look like they are just spinning and not conveying any information in front of the press”
And yet when the Obama snapped his fingers, he jumped at the opportunity.
Bonus! Candid photo of Obama whispering marching orders into his Minister of Propaganda Jay Carney’s ear; ‘Dance clown boy, dance’:
Jay Clowny! twitter.com/ljcole2u/statu…
— Linda Coleman (@ljcole2u) May 14, 2013