May 8, 2013 Archives

May 8, 2013 Archives

Krauthammer On Benghazi: "Where Was The Commander In Chief In All Of This?"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It's clear the ambassador himself who was slain is the one who was really begging for more security. Everybody understands it was rated as a facility that was extremely insecure. That's one element. The other element is at the time of the attack, what happened? And I would ask another question, where was the commander in ch

House Dem: Ambassador Stevens "Knew There Were Risks Associated With His Job"

REP. PETER WELCH (D-VT): You know, I actually think we have to start drawing some conclusions. I think everybody did their best and this Christopher Stevens, by the way, is a diplomat who prided himself on talking to the people, on getting out and getting around. He knew there were risks associated with doing the job. A lot of our diplomats hav

Ralph Peters On Benghazi: Obama Admin Makes "Nigerian Phone Scammers Look Like Paragons Of Integrity"

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters says the Obama administration went into "panic mode" after the terror attack in Benghazi and "put politics above the security of our diplomatic personnel." "They make Nigerian phone scammers look like paragons of integrity," Peters added. "I personally believe it would have been very difficult, if not impossible to save

Carney: Benghazi Has "Been Subject To Attempts To Politicize It By Republicans"

QUESTION: Jay, in advance of today’s hearing on Benghazi, Senator Lindsey Graham said, I think the dam is about to break on Benghazi. We’re going to find people asleep at the switch when it comes to the State Department, including Hillary Clinton. What do you say to this allegation from top Republicans that Hillary Clinton was asleep at the s

Chaffetz: "There Was Never An Intention" To Rescue U.S. Personnel In Benghazi

REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT): Mr. Chairman, I think one of the unanswered questions here is, if it's a possibility, if there's any chance that we could get military overflight -- if we could get a military flight there, then we would ask permission in advance. My concern is there was never an intention, there was never an attempt to actually get t

House Dem On Benghazi Hearing: "There Was No News Today"

REP. MATT CARTWRIGHT (D-PA): "I expected a real bombshell to come out today. And I literally sat on the edge of my seat, listening for the bombshells to come out and Tamron, they didn’t happen. There was no news today. There was nothing today that we didn’t already know about. Now I want to tell you, I honor all of us on the panel, we honor the

Benghazi Witness: Until Aftermath Of Terror Attack I Loved Everyday Of My Job

Today, the Oversight Committee holds its next hearing on the Benghazi attacks, exposing denials of security requests while forcing the Administration to acknowledge that the attacks were not sparked by the protest of a YouTube video, contrary to claims made by Obama Administration officials. GREGORY HICKS: Until the aftermath of Beng

Dem Congressman At Benghazi Hearing: "Death Is A Part Of Life"

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, tells Benghazi witnesses that "death is a part of life." CUMMINGS: And, as I listen to your testimony I could not help but think of something that I said very recently -- two years ago now -- in a eulogy for a relative. I said that death is a part of life, so often we

Jodi Arias: Give Me The Death Penalty

"I said years ago I'd rather get death than life and that still is true today. I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I'd rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it," Jodi Arias said an interview with KSAZ-TV shortly after her guilty verdict was read.

Hicks: State Department Laywers Told Me Not To Testify On Benghazi

Greg Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, said lawyers from the State Department told him not to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Benghazi Whistleblower Hicks: "YouTube Video Was A Non-Event In Libya"

REP. MCHENRY: Was there anything in connection to a YouTube video? Was there any awareness that the events occured because of a YouTube video? HICKS: The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya. MCHENRY: And did you know that within a couple days or the day of? HICKS: Yes.

Greg Hicks: Susan Rice Never Consulted Officials Before Her TV Appearances

Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, a State Department official and former Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affairs in Libya, says that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice never consulted State Department officials in Libya before making her Sunday Show appearances. Hicks says his "jaw dropped" when he heard the statements made by Ambassador Rice.

House Benghazi Hearing: State Department Officials' Opening Statements

From C-SPAN3 coverage of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya opening statements are given by State Department officials Eric Nordstrom, Gregory Hicks and Mark Thompson. HICKS: Until the aftermath of Benghazi, I loved every day of my job. In my 21

Benghazi Witness Gregory Hicks Gives 30 Minute Recount Of Attack On Consulate

Gregory Hicks, Foreign Service Officer and former Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affairs in Libya US Department of State, thoroughly explains what happened at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012. Mr. Hicks also explained how the U.S. reacted and what went in Tripoli, Libya.

Nordstrom: Clinton Was The Only Person Who Could Approve Personnel in Libya

REP. LANKFORD: Mr Nordstrom, before you left, did the facilities have the number of security personnel that you requested? NORDSTROM: No, they did not. NORDSTROM: They were. That is something that I put in my writen testimony.  LANKFORD: By statute, Mr. Nordstrom, who has the authority to place personnel in a facility that does not meet t

Father Of Slain Benghazi Victim: "What Difference Does It Make? Credibility"

Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, a Navy SEAL killed during the Benghazi attack, appeared on "Hannity" to discuss tomorrow's Congressional hearing about the events on September 11, 2012. Woods also responded to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "what difference at this point does it make?" remark at a Congressional hearing o

O'Reilly: What Bizarre Ohio Kidnapping Case Says About America

O'Reilly discusses the shocking kidnapping and ten-year captivity of two young Ohio women. 

Dem Congressman Blames Budget Cuts For Benghazi Attack

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Missouri) makes his case that Benghazi may have been caused by budget cuts because "Congress has been cheap on the cheap of providing protection to our personnel."

Scarborough On Benghazi Investigation: Not "Holy Grail" For GOP Victory In 2014

The House Oversight Committee is set to hear from Benghazi whistleblowers offering testimony on Wednesday, and the Daily Beast's Tina Brown and NBC News' Chuck Todd join a conversation on the hearings with the "Morning Joe" crew. "I want the investigation," Joe Scarborough said about Benghazi. "I don’t understand why conservatives believe that

Tucker Carlson: Behavior Of Government Over Past Ten Years An Attack On Self-Rule

President Obama's message to Ohio State graduates that they must reject voices that warn about government tyranny sparks a lively debate between Tucker Carlson, Jonah Goldberg, and Kirsten Powers over th

Matthews: Gov. Christie Would Be A Credible Candidate In 2016

Chris Matthews shares his thoughts on the possibility of Gov. Chris Christie running for president and says he thinks Christie is a credible candidate who has the potential to revive the Republican Party. (Hardball)

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