FULL VIDEO: Benghazi Select Committee Hearing On 2012 Terrorist Attack In Benghazi (Hearing 1- Sept. 17, 2014)

September 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

(C-Span)The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing. They heard testimony from Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Gregory Starr, whose position was created after the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He talked about changes made to improve security at foreign posts, but added that risks can be reduced, not eliminated. Two security experts, Todd Keil and Mark Sullivan, who served on a State Department independent panel also testified. Mr. Keil criticized the State Department for its risk management process.

Select Committee On Benghazi — Hearing 1
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 10:00am
Location: HVC-210, Capitol Visitor Center

Topic: Implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations


Greg Starr
Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security

Mark J. Sullivan
Chairman, The Independent Panel on Best Practices

Todd Keil
Member, The Independent Panel on Best Practices

Former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Because Hillary damning documents were purged ahead of the Benghazi doc handover to the Accountability Review Board:
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State Dept Spox On If Bergdahl Deserted: ‘Dude, That Was Like 5 Years Ago’ [Video]

June 4, 2014 at 11:19 am


“So you’ve had all this time, five years, to determine whether he was a deserter or not. That’s a long time.”

Via Nice Deb:

Harf thus breezily dismissed the multiple accounts of Bergdahl’s desertion that have emerged over the past several days, suggesting to  Tomlinson that if he  “Googled it ”  he’d find “a ton of conflicting reports.”

But the accounts I’ve seen from Bergdahl’s platoon mates have all been strikingly similar. The only one that differs is the account by Bergdahl himself in the Haqqani propaganda video, in which he said he was captured when he lagged behind his patrol.

After the past few days of the truth gushing out of Bergdahl’s old platoon like a geyser, pretty much everyone but the most brain dead drones understand that that account was a lie. [...]


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FOX NEWS’  LUCAS TOMLINSON: Does the State Department consider Sergeant Bergdahl to be a deserter?

MS. HARF: The State Department – no, Lucas. Look, what we said is we are going to learn the facts about what happened here. We said very clearly in a statement from the Secretary on Saturday that Sergeant Bergdahl was a member of the United States military who volunteered to serve his country. We don’t know the facts about what happened yet on that day.

TOMLINSON: (Inaudible) according to those around him, his platoon mates, his squad mates, company mates, they said he walked off the base.

MS. HARF: Lucas, some of them – other – there are conflicting reports out there about this. Look –

TOMLINSON: Are there?

MS. HARF: There are. Go Google it on the web and you’ll find a ton of conflicting reports. The fact is we’re still establishing a fact pattern about what happened, how he ended up in Taliban captivity. So when he is able to share those, as Chairman Dempsey said today, he will. He also said, like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty. Our army’s leaders will not look away from misconduct if it occurred. In the meantime, we will continue to care for him and his family.

So I think people need to be really careful about believing every second or third-hand report out there, and also what the President, what the Secretary, what Chairman Dempsey have said: Regardless of how he went missing, it is our responsibility to him to bring him home, period.

TOMLINSON: And when you say second- and third-hand reports, when his squad mates who served with him overseas said he walked off the –

MS. HARF: Lucas, I’m sure some of them – I mean, look, there’s a lot of rumor and telephone game that’s being played here about what happened. Not all –

TOMLINSON: So you’re saying that the guys on television last night – his squad mates, platoon mates – were not correct?

MS. HARF: I’m saying we don’t know the fact pattern yet here. We don’t. Nobody knows exactly what happened that night. As the facts emerge, as he’s able to discuss them with the Department of Defense, we will see where that takes us.

TOMLINSON: Going back to –

MS. HARF: That happened five years ago. This is a situation –

TOMLINSON: So you’ve had all this time, five years, to determine whether he was a deserter or not. That’s a long time.

MS. HARF: He’s been in captivity, Lucas. I think he’s probably the person who knows best what happened on that night.

TOMLINSON: But – well, I think that his squad mates have the best indication what happened that night.

MS. HARF: I don’t think that that’s the case.


A lying liar calling soldiers liars. Has she no shame? That’s a rhetorical question folks.

And ICYMI Obama’s United States National Security Advisor. Susan Rice was trotted out yet again to engage in damage control.  When asked if Bergdahl was a deserter she responded; “He served the United States with honor and distinction.”

So there you have it America, Susan Rice is once again a major catalyst to pushing yet another false regime narrative — lying straight to our faces AGAIN — but –’what difference does it make’ whether or not Bergdahl is a deserter? Regardless of what BS State Dept spox Marie Harf spews, the Regime has already predetermined that he is not.

False talking points prepackaged for low-info voters consumption.

Nice Deb also has an informative Bergdahl roundup here.

And I highly recommend Michelle Malkin’s:Exclusive: The story you haven’t yet heard about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion Michelle’s piece includes a link to a petition demanding that Bergdahl be punished for his AWOL/desertion.

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Trey Gowdy “I Have Evidence” Of “A Systematic, Intentional Decision To Withhold [Benghazi] Docs From Congress” -Video

May 7, 2014 at 8:42 am


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“Well, I have evidence that not only are they hiding it, there is an intent to hide it. I can’t disclose that evidence yet, but I have evidence that there was a systematic, intentional decision to withhold certain documents from Congress.”

“And we’re just sick of it. So we’re gonna have him [SecState John Kerry]come explain why we’re getting documents 20 months late.”

Make them beg for mercy as you nail them to the wall.

Also see: Death Threats Against Trey Gowdy Under Capitol Police Investigation

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Ted Cruz Wants Answers To These 4 Benghazi Questions

May 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Via Heritage:

Here are the four questions Cruz wants the Obama administration to answer:

  1. Why did the State Department repeatedly refuse to provide additional security as was requested by personnel on the ground?
  2. Why did the United States not have military assets in place to protect American men and women on Sept. 11, 2012, when there was increased terrorist activity in the region?
  3. During the Benghazi attack, why didn’t the United States send in forces to protect the four men who lost their lives?
  4. In the 19 months that have followed, why has no one been apprehended, and no one been brought to justice?

Hillary 9/13/12 Language On Benghazi IDENTICAL To Ben Rhodes 9/14/12 Email!

May 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Major kudos to Dick Morris for this enlightening revelation:

On September 13, 2012, — one and a half days before Obama aide Ben Rhodes sent an email advising UN Ambassador Susan Rice to blame the Benghazi attacks on a protest over an anti-Muslim Internet video — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the identical language embedded in a statement about the attacks.

The congruence of the two word-for-word statements suggests, at the very least, a close coordination between and White House and Hillary Clinton to deceive the American people about the true nature of the attack in Benghazi. And it may also be evidence that Hillary Clinton engineered that decision immediately following the attacks. Was the cover-up Hillary’s idea? The emails beg the question. Now Congress must investigate and decide what the answer is.
The language is virtually identical. Here it is line by line:

Hillary: “Let me state very clearly that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”

Rhodes: “We’ve made our views on the video crystal clear. The United States Government had nothing to do with it.”

Hillary: “We absolutely reject its content and message.”

Rhodes: “We reject its message and its content.”

Hillary: “The film is disgusting and reprehensible.”

Rhodes: “We find it disgusting and reprehensible.”

Hillary: “The film is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence.”

Rhodes: “But there is no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence.” [...]

The Hillary Clinton and Ben Rhodes quotes in full accompanied by Hillary on video and a screenshot of the Rhodes email :

Hillary Clinton meeting with Moroccan leaders at the State Department Sept. 13, 2012.
CNN video:

“Let me take a moment to address the video circulating on the internet that has led to these protests in an number of countries.

Let me state very clearly and I hope it is obvious that the United States government had nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its content and message. America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.”

To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. But as I said yesterday, there is no justification — none at all — for responding to this video with violence. We condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms. And we greatly appreciate that many Muslims in the United States and around the world have spoken out on this issue.”

The Ben Rhodes (Obama advisor – deputy national security adviser for strategic communications) Susan Rice Sunday Talk Shows Benghazi talking points “prep” email dated  September 14th, 2012 (see “Top Lines-third”):

susan rice prep benghazi talking points directly tied to obama regime 2

“We’ve made our views on the video crystal clear. The United States Government had nothing to do with it. We reject its message and its content. We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence.”

And we are working to make sure that people around the world hear that message.”

H/T Ed Driscoll at Instapundit

Also see: Administration Memo in Sept. 2012: How To Deal With Fox News Benghazi Revelations -The email is being withheld by the State Department

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Report: Boehner Okays Select House Benghazi Committee, Trey Gowdy To Chair

May 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm


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Boehner’s full statement.

And I just can not stress this enough; Boehner has picked…the right man…for the job:

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The delicious cherry on top is that prog heads are exploding.
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CNN’s Jake Tapper On Jay Carney’s Benghazi Responses: “Dissembling, Obfuscating, Insulting” [Audio]

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REMINDER –Father of Benghazi Victim: Hillary Told Me We’re Going To “Arrest & Prosecute” Video Maker –3 Days Later They Did

May 2, 2014 at 8:26 am


This is not about politics.
This has to do with honor, integrity and justice.”
Charlie Woods; father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods slain in Benghazi terrorist attack

(Breitbart) –Charles Woods said that the President “couldn’t look me in the eye” and “mumbled” an “I’m sorry” but that it didn’t seem “genuine”. He said the same of Secretary Clinton and that Clinton assured him that they were going to “arrest and prosecute” the man that made the scapegoated youtube video critical of Islam.

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MUST WATCH! Rep. Jason Chaffetz Benghazi Hearing Q&A (5-1-2014)

May 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

United States Congressman Jason Chaffetz is a force to be reckoned with!

Previously: WATCH LIVE: House Hearing On Benghazi Scandal (New Witness’)