Issa: The next Benghazi hearing is going to “expose new facts” the Obama admin has “tried to suppress”

posted at 12:41 pm on May 1, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama proclaimed (or should I say, feigned?) ignorance during his presser on Tuesday when he was asked about the reported allegations against his administration for intimidating potential whistleblowers with information on the leadup to and fallout from last September’s terror attack in Benghazi, but Congressional Republicans aren’t going to allow him to get away with that excuse for very long. House Oversight has scheduled another hearing on the Benghazi investigation for next week, and it sounds like we might actually be hearing testimony from some of the witnesses who haven’t felt that they’ve been able to come forward — until now, that is:

“This Administration has offered the American people only a carefully selected and sanitized version of events from before, during, and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks” said Chairman Issa.  “Not surprisingly, this version of events casts senior officials in the most favorable light possible.”

“Last October, the Oversight Committee exposed State Department denials of security requests made by our diplomats in Libya and forced the Obama Administration to concede that there never was a protest of a YouTube video.  Next week’s hearing will expose new facts and details that the Obama Administration has tried to suppress.”

Rep. Jason Chaffetz cautiously suggested as much this morning, and hinted that this is probably only going to be the first of several more hearings:

And the revived hearings might not be coming a moment too soon; according to another report from Fox News, the administration’s handling of the aftermath is wildly suspect:

The U.S. has identified the mastermind of the Benghazi attack, sources told Fox News, though the individual apparently is walking free in Libya. …

But one source told Fox News the government is “sitting on” information. …

Fox News spoke exclusively with one special operator who watched the events unfold in real time and has debriefed those who were part of the response. He remains anonymous for his safety and has decided to talk because he says he and others connected with the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi are frustrated with the excuses and lack of a military response since Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

“We have all the capability, all the training, all the capacity, to kill and capture not only terrorists involved, with the specific events of 9/11, and Ambassador Stevens’ death, but terrorists that are feeding other regions including Europe that could eventually affect our national security in the short term,” the source said. “And we’re not talking midterm or long-term, this is the short-term.”


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either orr on May 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Any bets there are going to be several “sudden” transfers of State Department officials in the next 72 hours to “critical” areas overseas.

No worries, chalk it up to COINCIDENCE.

Like the ATF official involved in “Fast and Furious” still stationed in Iraq.

GarandFan on May 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

what difference does it make?
-the accessory to murder

RedInMD on May 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

At the height of the publicity of the Benghazi hearings, they’ll arrest the guy responsible, declare it over, and insist that everyone move on.

beatcanvas on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I’m not familiar with that notion…

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Smaking gun or not–the morally corrupt still love him for approving of their lifestyles.

Don L on May 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM

At the height of the publicity of the Benghazi hearings, they’ll arrest the guy responsible patsy, declare it over, and insist that everyone move on.

beatcanvas on May 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Gratis.

CurtZHP on May 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Will the Youtube guy appear as a witness..?

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

ObamaGate has begun.

Its not the crime, its the cover-up.

BobMbx on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I am so glad that most of our national press has been unrelenting in their determination to making sure this whole tragedy/cover up will finally be coming to light. sarc.

3dpuzzman on May 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I am the majority, and I don’t give a shit

OhEssYouCowboys on May 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

All I want to know is:

Was there a “stand down” order, and if so;

Who issued it?

BigAlSouth on May 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

The first term wasn’t Obama’s term and the second one is looking worse.

Chuck Schick on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Yes! Uncover the cover-up.

Put on display every perpetraitor

Make them PAY

Scrumpy on May 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Not holding my breath.

Issa is all fizzle and no sizzle. I’m getting tired of the tease.

Bat Chain Puller on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Hey chumpy threads! Come out to play!

And the story is a Fox News “update” based on the unsupported assertion of one, right-wing partisan who has a vested interest in muddying the waters on behalf of her client.

“All the subtly of a flying mallet.”

chumpThreads on April 30, 2013 at 8:02 AM

What Fox did was take the word of one person without apparently doing even basic fact-finding.

And of course, Erika/HotAir ran with it as material suitable for the daily Obama-hater wankfest.

chumpThreads on April 30, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

So who will be partying with the Husseins tonite at their palace ?

burrata on May 1, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Meanwhile back on YouTube, home grown Lone Wolf (TM) jihadis post radical videos inciting terrorist attacks to tens of thousands of viewers while anti-islamist videographers with a half-dozen followers are carted off to jail.

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Here is hoping that Issa produces a big story at this next hearing.
I fear he needs to drop a bombshell on Benghazi.

Going through all this build up and producing a spitball will not further the effort. It will only give the left and the MSM on open field for ridicule.

Jabberwock on May 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Issa is all fizzle and no sizzle. I’m getting tired of the tease.

Bat Chain Puller on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Settle down. Issa’s hearings are the only ones that ever have any sizzle.

crosspatch on May 1, 2013 at 1:08 PM

IF Issa and team does find out bho/hill/team are guilty, WHAT will he do about it? So far nothing has happened with F&F to hold bho/holder accountable!
L

letget on May 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM

2016 is her last shot at it. Better keep those skirts sparkingly clean. What’s more important? Hillary as CiC or a few lower level dead who won’t ever be that important?

a capella on May 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Welfare Recipients Hang Out in BMW

Really?

BobMbx on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Not holding my breath.

Issa is all fizzle and no sizzle. I’m getting tired of the tease.

Bat Chain Puller on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Sadly, this.

Chris of Rights on May 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Welfare Recipients Hang Out in BMW

Really?

BobMbx on May 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Doesn’t surprise me at all.
I see welfare recipients in sparkling new SUVs and luxury cars shopping for groceries with food stamps all the time.

Did you know that almost all hispanic / latino/ mexican/ islamic /black /drug dealers and other criminals and their
” families” are on welfare, under multiple IDs , in multiple counties ?

burrata on May 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Great opportunity to take out Shillary and the Muslim One all at one time! Even if not impeached or jailed for treason, it would castrate them with the public! This is the way Nixon crumbled and had to resign rather than face the music!! Bring it Issa et. al.!!

Marco on May 1, 2013 at 1:23 PM

O/T

Breaking: New Boston suspects drove BMW with ‘Terrorista #1′ licence plate and were photographed with Tsarnev in Times Square

Resist We Much on May 1, 2013 at 1:06 PM

And DMV had no problem giving out the ‘Terrorista #1′ licence plate ?

burrata on May 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM

ObamaGate has begun.

Its not the crime, its the cover-up.

BobMbx on May 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

We’ll see. I think this is just more Republican posing for the base. I doubt they will actually do anything other than make some noise and fist-shake.

Doomberg on May 1, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Resist We Much –

nchammer on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 PM

And DMV had no problem giving out the ‘Terrorista #1′ licence plate ?

burrata on May 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Of course not. It’s not like it said Choose Life or some other H8er slogan.

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Victoria Toensing and Tray Gowdy don’t lie.

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2013 at 1:41 PM

The men who died at Benghazi gave everything for their country. The whistleblowers are risking their careers at minimum by coming forward. Just this once I would love to see our elected representatives put themselves on the line to expose this Charlie Foxtrot. Boner and company have whiffed at every high hanging fastball The REB has put over the plate! I am so thoroughly disgusted with these gutless, lily-livered, soulless, yellow-bellied, linguini-spined losers! Grow some balls or go home you freakin cowards!

cornbred on May 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM

And DMV had no problem giving out the ‘Terrorista #1′ licence plate ?

burrata on May 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I posted this earlier on another site:

“Not sure, but I don’t think that’s a valid MASS. plate. Saw a close up and it looks like one of those plates you could have made at the mall. I also don’t know if MASS requires two plates as some states – FLA and NC among them -, don’t.”

It’s probably NOT a valid DMV issue. Could just be some Libtard’s idea of humor…

oldleprechaun on May 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Resist We Much — once again — great site — that is all

nchammer on May 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM

The State Run Media is complicit in any cover up…
Just think what this could do to Hillary’s campaign..?

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 1:47 PM

All this will do is prove how incompetent is the Obama Administration. But, this is something already known. However, if it were found that his Administration was funneling weapons to Syria and his objective was to cover this up, then the plot thickens.

DDay on May 1, 2013 at 1:48 PM

However, if it were found that his Administration was funneling weapons to Syria and his objective was to cover this up, then the plot thickens.

DDay on May 1, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Yep. I think most people who have followed this already suspect as much. But Hillary knew nothing, nothing. This will all be on the CIA and who was running the CIA at the time? Didn’t he resign or something?

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Not holding my breath.

Issa is all fizzle and no sizzle. I’m getting tired of the tease.

Bat Chain Puller on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

This.

Not to mention it won’t be covered my media anyway. Especially if it makes life harder for Hillary.

ChrisL on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM

It’s probably NOT a valid DMV issue. Could just be some Libtard’s idea of humor…

oldleprechaun on May 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM

That’s what one of the parents of those two dolts said. That it was an unfortunate joke and the licence plate was actually a ‘gift’ from one of his son’s friends from Spain and that it was supposed to be humorous or so..anyways, doesn’t surprise me that that guy’s friends are as moronic as himself.

jimver on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM

For love of country (and to stick it to Obama), I am calling on either Donald Trump, Mr. Adelson, The Koch brothers or any other wealthy donor, to take some of that money you might donate to RNC hacks and publicly come out and set up a nice $20 – 50 million trust fund to cover any Benghazi whistleblower’s as a contingency fund should they face retribution.

Not holding my breath, but at least their money would be put to better use.

can_con on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I will believe it when I see it.

Philly on May 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Hey chumpy threads! Come out to play!

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s curled up in a ball in a corner somewhere rocking back and forth.

bigmacdaddy on May 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM

I will believe it when I see it.

Philly on May 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I literally jumped in here with that exact phrase in my head.

Someone better pass along to Issa that we’re getting a little weary of the ‘all talk, no results’ scene he’s presiding over up there.

Midas on May 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Someone better pass along to Issa that we’re getting a little weary of the ‘all talk, no results’ scene he’s presiding over up there.

Midas on May 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Yup. So far, Issa Issn’t.

PersonFromPorlock on May 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM

d1carter on May 1, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Yep.And I’m pretty sure that CIA annex wasn’t there by accident.

DDay on May 1, 2013 at 2:18 PM

President Obama proclaimed (or should I say, feigned?) ignorance.

The man is supposed to be the most informed man on the planet – we have whole agencies tasked to inform him of what is going on.

How much longer do they expect us to accept the ‘I don’t know’ excuse?

Galt2009 on May 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM

It’s probably NOT a valid DMV issue. Could just be some Libtard’s idea of humor…

oldleprechaun on May 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM

So there were this bunch of young moozies from some islamic $-hole already in the Fed ( welfare)system and the university system ,
the Russians and Saudis were warning us about them,
they were hanging out with international jihadies,
the system pinged once on our side,
they were driving around proudly publicizing their terrorism on their expensive eutopean car ,
and no one batted an eye ?

burrata on May 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM

And DMV had no problem giving out the ‘Terrorista #1′ licence plate ?

burrata on May 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Toy front plates.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

*Pic.

Axe on May 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Not holding my breath.

Issa is all fizzle and no sizzle. I’m getting tired of the tease.

Bat Chain Puller on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

For sure. But anyway, Boehner and the rest of the GOPe don’t want to rock the boat in any case. Goin’ along and gettin’ along…

bofh on May 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM

and it sounds like we might actually be hearing testimony from some of the witnesses who haven’t felt that they’ve been able to come forward — until now,

Excellent. Set off the fireworks guys.

Prayers for all the survivors.

lynncgb on May 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM

It’s probably NOT a valid DMV issue. Could just be some Libtard’s idea of humor…

oldleprechaun

With 12 characters, it’s almost certainly not a valid plate.

xblade on May 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

The man is supposed to be the most informed man on the planet – we have whole agencies tasked to inform him of what is going on.

How much longer do they expect us to accept the ‘I don’t know’ excuse?

Galt2009 on May 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Right up until there is a Republican in the White House.

Lily on May 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Jay Carney says Benghazi happened a long time ago. What difference does it make?

Philly on May 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM

The man is supposed to be the most informed man on the planet – we have whole agencies tasked to inform him of what is going on.
How much longer do they expect us to accept the ‘I don’t know’ excuse?
Galt2009 on May 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Right up until there is a Republican in the White House.
Lily on May 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I aM having a flashback: wasn’t BHO supposed to be the most advanced and intellectual consumer of daily intelligence briefings And national security material? So much so that he had no need to be personally briefed (unlike all previous presidents before him).

That worked out well.

What a maroon!

can_con on May 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM

We don’t listen very well.

In a major speech delivered to the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein on 14 September 1993, Solzhenitsyn implored the West not to “lose sight of its own values, its historically unique stability of civic life under the rule of law—a hard-won stability which grants independence and space to every private citizen.”[36]

In a series of writings, speeches, and interviews after his return to his native Russia in 1994, Solzhenitsyn spoke about his admiration for the local self-government he had witnessed first hand in Switzerland and New England during his western exile.[37][38] He “praised ‘the sensible and sure process of grassroots democracy, in which the local population solves most of its problems on its own, not waiting for the decisions of higher authorities.’”[39]

….But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”[51] From Wikki..

When Chicago’s Millennium Park was destroyed by fire in early 2011 and the prosecution failed to get a conviction, an omen which the Romans would have noted was apparent.

I am looking for the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn for the Maligned Millennium Mericans as the old America spins in the water while heading for the drain.

IlikedAUH2O on May 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Hate to say – this is pointless. Is it blatantly obvious Obama’s team stonewalled & covered evidence to avoid interference with 2012 re-election. The media at large feels exactly the same way Carney described; this happened a long time ago. The media has zero motivation to report this – as it will likely lead straight to POTUS Elect 2016 Hillary. This was a massive cover up and disgraceful. No matter what Issa finds – the media will dismiss it as a witch hunt. Some still actually can’t understand how Obama got re-elected…

drivingtheview on May 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM

The first term wasn’t Obama’s term and the second one is looking worse.

Chuck Schick on May 1, 2013 at 12:56 PM

True..but not according to main stream media. Obama won by a landslide electorally….

Average voter doesn’t have a clue…and they won’t

Redford on May 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

The lebanese translation for Issa is ” one who blows smoke up your arse.

rik on May 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Any bets there are going to be several “sudden” transfers of State Department officials in the next 72 hours to “critical” areas overseas.

No worries, chalk it up to COINCIDENCE.

Like the ATF official involved in “Fast and Furious” still stationed in Iraq.

GarandFan on May 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Yep; I call it “being O’Reilly’d”.

slickwillie2001 on May 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Hate to say – this is pointless. Is it blatantly obvious Obama’s team stonewalled & covered evidence to avoid interference with 2012 re-election. The media at large feels exactly the same way Carney described; this happened a long time ago. The media has zero motivation to report this – as it will likely lead straight to POTUS Elect 2016 Hillary. This was a massive cover up and disgraceful. No matter what Issa finds – the media will dismiss it as a witch hunt. Some still actually can’t understand how Obama got re-elected…

drivingtheview on May 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I have to disagree. It looks to me like some Dems and Journos are realizing that if they want Hillary as the next Preezy of the United Steezy, they have to start pinning the whole thing on Barky as best they can, and soon.

Issa’s head is going to swim when the Dems with long knive go rushing past him in their race to prop up the Hillster.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on May 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM