Former Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich was Asked Whether Benghazi Talking Points were Politically Scrubbed … His Response, “Of Course They Were, Are You Kidding?”
BOMBSHELL COMMENTS FROM FORMER REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, D-OHIO AND HARD CORE LIBERAL …
Former Democrat US Representative Dennis Kucinich and now Fox News contributor appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning and his comments regarding Benghazi were damning for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I must say that I had to check outside the window while I was 100% aggressing with Kucinich’s remarks as I thought I saw pigs flying by. When asked by Chris Wallace during the panel discussion, if he thought the Benghazi talking points were politically scrubbed, Kucinich replied, “OF COURSE THEY WERE. COME ON, ARE YOU KIDDING”? Kucinich had previously stated that the Obama administration had to call the Benghazi attack a street demonstration otherwise it brought into play on the eve of an election the fact that the entire Benghazi policy was a failure. Then there was the damning comment of the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton run State Department … “So we went there to protect the Libyan people. We couldn’t go into Benghazi to protect our own Americans who were serving there?”
WALLACE: Congressman Kucinich, I think it’s fair to say you’re a liberal Democrat. But I want to ask you, does it bother you that the CIA, as we now know, originally wrote about links to Al Qaeda, originally wrote about having warned the State Department for months about threats in Benghazi and that all of that was taken out and let’s put this up on the screen. State Department official Victoria Nuland wrote in pushing back against what the CIA had written, that information “could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? Concerned.” This, Congressman, from the transparent administration of Barack Obama.
FORMER REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, D-OHIO: Well, I didn’t need those memos to know that it was wrong for us to intervene in Libya. This is one liberal Democrat who said the intervention was wrong. And what the attack on the consulate brings up, Chris, is the failure of the Benghazi policy from the beginning. And that’s why they had to call it a street demonstration instead of an attack because on the eve of an election that brought in a whole new narrative about foreign policy, about dealing with terrorism, and about the consequences that led to four deaths of people who served the United States.
WALLACE: So do you think those talking points were politically scrubbed?
KUCINICH: Of course they were. Come on, are you kidding? You know, this is one of those things that you have to realize, we’re in the circumference of an election, and when you get on the eve of an election, everything becomes political. Unfortunately, Americans died and people who believe in America who put their lives on the line, they weren’t provided with protection. They weren’t provided with a response. They and their families had a right to make sure that they were defended. Look, we went into Benghazi with under the assumption that somehow there was going to be a massacre in Benghazi. So we went there to protect the Libyan people. We couldn’t go into Benghazi to protect our own Americans who were serving there? I’m offended by this, and there has to be real answers to the questions that are being raised.
WALLACE: Kim, let’s assume that Congressman Kucinich is right and that the talking points were politically scrubbed to protect Hillary Clinton, to protect Barack Obama running for re-election, is that where the scandal ends? What evidence is there — there certainly were misjudgments, but what evidence is there that the administration did anything wrong, wrong, either before or during the attack?
KIMBERLEY STRASSEL, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Well, the thing is we don’t know. And this is what we found out this week, that the official record that is out there on all kinds of things, is simply not correct. OK, so, you know, apparently the White House was not involved in the talking points. That’s not true. Apparently Hillary Clinton was just a footnote in all of this. That was not true. Apparently and supposedly their requests for aid were never denied. We’ve heard this week that that was not true. And so the White House faces an issue here, which is where do we go — where do we get these answers? And that’s why you are now hearing calls for a bipartisan select committee. The Democrats keep claiming that this is partisan, this is a partisan exercise. The only way you’re going to get these answers is if you actually put a committee, put both sides on it, give them the power of deposition, give them the power of subpoena, finally get the emails, finally talk to all the witnesses in public, and if the White House really claims it has nothing to hide, then it shouldn’t fear such an exercise. But that’s the only way that you’re going to start getting any answers on this. Otherwise it’s going to drip, drip, drip on like this week after week.
Mother of Slain Benghazi Victim Sean Smith … “I Wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day. She’s Got Her Child. I Don’t Have Mine, Because of Her”
A Mother’s Day wish to Hillary Clinton, who screwed up, before, during and after the Benghazi attack, from the mom of murdered Sean Smith.
Last night on Huckabee, Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who was murdered in Benghazi, Libya along with three other Americans, Ambassador Chris Steve, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, let Hillary Clinton know exactly how she feels. Pat Smith wished Hillary Clinton a Happy Mothers Day by stating … “I Wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day. She’s Got Her Child. I Don’t Have Mine, Because of Her”. Get ready for that political ad when Hillary tries to run in 2016.
When Hillary Clinton met with the families of the slain four Americans as their bodies were brought back to the United States, she did the unthinkable … “Secretary Clinton, as she was standing next to the coffin with the body of our ambassador and the three other Americans that were killed, as she was standing next to those coffins she said, you know, a horrific video. That’s just shameful and it’s not true.”
Previously, in an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper, Pat Smith said that she blames former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to ensure her staff was secure and for not taking blame for that failure after they were killed in the line of duty.
Beghazi-Gate: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions … Scrubbed of Terror & Al-Qaeda Reference … Obama White House Initially Said Only One Word was Edited
BENGHAZIGATE = WATERGATE … File this one under better late media investigation than never. It is obvious that Benghazi was one big Obama administration lie for political convenience because of the 2012 Presidential election.
Remember when the Obama White House and their mouth piece minions like Susan Rice came out after the attack on the Benghazi consulate that resulted in the death of four American including Ambassador Stevens and blamed it on a video tape? Of course any normal, common sense thinking person knew that was BS at the time and it was later proved to be complete BS. Benghazi “whistle-blower” witness Greg Hicks stated in from of Congressional hearings this week … “I Was Stunned. My Jaw Dropped. I Was Embarrassed.” The Obama White House said that they relied entirely on CIA talking points. NOT SO FAST … ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show that they were dramatically edited and scrubbed by the Obama Administration. The initial CIA talking point draft to the final one used by the White House and distributed to Congress was scrubbed of all references to terrorism, Al-Qaeda. The story goes on to say, in an email to officials at the White House and the intelligence agencies, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland took issue with including that information because it “could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? So Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson wanted to sanitize the talking points so the State department did not looks incompetent and derelict in their duty? Who thinks that Secretary of State was not aware of these changes? Seriously America … the 2016 wanna be Democrat frontrunner candidate knew it all.
So where would the directive come from to scrub the references to terrorism to a talking point of a terror attack just months before the 2012 Presidential election? Who was “The One” who’s narrative was Al-Qaeda was on pat to defeat and Bin Laden is dead (VIDEO)?
Click on pic to watch the ABC News VIDEO
ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.
White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.
That would appear to directly contradict what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said about the talking points in November.
“Those talking points originated from the intelligence community. They reflect the IC’s best assessments of what they thought had happened,” Carney told reporters at the White House press briefing on November 28, 2012. “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Hmm, this is a far cry from the “only one word was edited” from the talking points spewed by Obama White House spokesman, Jay Carney. The White House has denied accusations that they mislead the American public and did not mischaracterize the White House and State Department’s role in developing of talking points regarding the attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi. Who are you going to believe America, Obama’s chief spin-meister Jay Carney, or your lying eyes and ears?
Carney on Friday was responding to an ABC News report that the talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about Benghazi underwent 12 rounds of revisions with extensive input from the State Department, seemingly contradicting Carney’s claims in November.
During a White House briefing then, Carney said that the talking points “originated from the intelligence community” and the only adjustment from the White House and State Department was “changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility.’”
First Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings Attacks Whistle-Blowers in Opening Statement, Later Says the Unthinkable to the Memories of Stevens, Smith, Doherty & Woods … “Death Is a Part of Life”
House Oversight Committee on Benghazi:
TO WE THE PEOPLE … FOUR AMERICANS DIED AS A RESULT OF THE ACTIONS, OR LACK THERE OF, FROM THE PRESIDENT AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT MAKING POLITICAL EXPEDIENCE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SAVING OUR OWN.
There are vile, disgusting, Obama water-carrying shills who would do and say anything to protect and shield President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State and wanna be 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for political expedience and then there is Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings. First Elijah Cummings ripped the GOP and “whistle-blowers” for trying to politicize the events that took place in Benghazi, September 11, 2012. Cummings basic attitude was that we already heard about Benghazi and its basically a waste of time to hear from actual individuals that were on the ground. How sad that this partisan hack would not want to hear everything so that such an action would never happen again that saw four Americans, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods die. But of course if it was GWB who did such a thing, the reaction would have been much different.
“(These are) unfounded accusations to smear administration officials. I am questioning the motives of those who want to use their statements for political purposes.”
Then we get this vile and reprehensible comment from Cummings. This unadulterated fool tells the witnesses, the families and friends of the deceased Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods and insulting their memories that “death is a part of life”. WTF!!! Are you serious? No sir, death is a part of complete incompetence, political correctness, a foolish foreign policy, the resistance to beef up security when asked and the refusal to help fellow Americans in need at their most desperate hour. You would dare make such a comment after the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton had Susan Rice go on 5 Sunday morning talk shows and blame the attack on a VIDEO tape. I though death was a part of a VIDEO? Seeing that Obama, Hillary, et all were caught in that lie, now “death is a part of life”. This is how the ranking Democrat member of the House Oversight Committee on Benghazi rationalizes the terror murders of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods. SICK!
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, tells Benghazi witnesses that “death is a part of life.”
From Real Clear Politics:
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 have to find a way to make life a part of death. And, I guess the reason why I’m saying that, going back to something Mr. Nordstrom said, he wanted, I guess all of you said this, he wanted to make sure we learn from this.
Benghazi-gate: Names of Benghazi Whistle-Blower Witnesses Revealed … Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum
BENGHAZI-GATE … The Whistle-Blowers Edition:
As reported by FOX News, the names of the three “whistle-blowers” who will testify next Wednesday at a Congressional Committee on the Benghazi massacre are Mark Thompson, Gregory Hicks and Eric Nordstrum. White House spokesperson Jay Carney may think that Benghazi happened a long time ago; however, these “whistle-blowers” are about to make the Benghazi White House cover up a very current problem. From the Blaze comes the following people who will be testifying; Gregory Hicks, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the September assault; Mark Thompson, former Marine and deputy coordinator for operations at the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, the former top security officer in Libya. Nordstrum also testified in front of the House Oversight committee back in October (VIDEO), saying staff at the US consulate in Benghazi lacked sufficient protection; however, Thompson and Hicks have yet to speak publically.
Think about this in its totality. The PJ Tatler brings up a very interesting point. How damning do you think these individuals testimony is if the White House was willing to threaten them with the end of their careers if they testified, you can be sure they will have something interesting to add to what we know about the attack. A terror attack blamed on a video tape by the Obama Administration where four Americans were murdered as no one came to their aid.
Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.
Rep. Issa: GOP Oversight May 8th Benghazi hearing will be streamed live at http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30 here
Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) promised “explosive” Benghazi hearings were coming and said, “direct testimony by eyewitnesses is always the most compelling.” There has been much talk between the House Republicans and the Obama White House that these three men and other have been prevented by the White House to tell their stories of their knowledge of what occurred that night. Many that were there fear of retaliation of losing their job if they testify. This could have devastating effects on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s future run for President.
These individuals are true patriots for coming forward and setting America straight on what happened, even though the Obama White House and their propaganda machine, the MSM, will do everything in their power to slander them, call them liars and undermine their credibility. As the Jawa Report opines, Most likely leftist and Bronco Bama’s MFM are working hard to destroy the credibility of these patriots before the hearing even starts.
“What difference does it make”? ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Benghazi happened a long time ago” ~ Jay Carney
Just curious, how come the LEFT and Barack Obama do not complain about the following not being fair?
It must be nice to be the daughter of a former president of the United States, otherwise Chelsea Clinton would never have landed this plum position with NBC. Watch the following video and listen to this riveting interview with the GEICO Gecko. Good grief, are you serious? Talk about getting the big gets. If the material was not bad enough, the interviewing style and her voice are just unreal. Does anyone honestly thing that if Chelsea was not the daughter of Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she would ever have got this job? Talk about nepotism and the rich getting richer.
From News Busters:
CHELSEA CLINTON: Getting pigeon-holed is a worry even for a gecko. So he was only too happy to answer our questions. Are you concerned about being typecast?
GECKO: Well, I definitely don’t get the hunky leading man roles. Although I could probably get the hunky leading gecko roles.
CLINTON: Have you always had that accent?
GECKO: Sorry, Chelsea, what accent?
CLINTON: After 15 years of selling insurance, this commercial star is looking to branch out.
GECKO: I’m out on the road promoting my new book “You’re Only Human.” Shameless plug there.
CLINTON: Is there a down side to all this fame?
GECKO: Well, it seems the more famous you are the more likely someone is to dig up your old yearbook photos
If she can’t properly interview a lizard, why does anyone think she is qualified to run for political office? Oh, that’s right, it does not matter, she offspring of the Clintons.
House of Rep Report: President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and State Department Blew the Benghazi Consulate Response
The US House of Representatives have come out with a report and it states that President Barack Obama, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department blew the Benghazi Consulate terror response … YA THINK!!!
As reported at the Washington Times, House Republicans state in a 46 page report that President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton failed to heed the warnings provided to them prior the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that lead to the death of four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The GOP report stated the White House was responsible for prohibiting the mention of terrorism, and the report said administration officials were trying to shield themselves from criticism that they had been too lax in security. Clinton denied any knowledge, yet as reported at The Hill, an April 2012 State Department cable bearing Secretary Hillary Clinton’s signature acknowledged then-Ambassador [Gene] Cretz’s formal request for additional security assets but ordered the withdrawal of security elements to proceed as planned.” Following the terror attack, the White House then put UN Ambassador Susan Rice on the airwaves attempted to mislead Americans that the attack was a result of a video tape, not terrorism.
Obama to Clinton, If you don’t tell, neither will I …
House Republicans have concluded that the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies bear no blame for failing to halt the terrorist assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year, releasing a report Tuesday that said President Obama and the State Department set up the military for failure.
The report also found that plenty of intelligence presaged the attack, but the White House and State Department — including the secretary at the time, Hillary Rodham Clinton — failed to heed the warnings.
In the most damning conclusion, House Republicans said Mr. Obama’s team lied about the attacks afterward, first by blaming mob violence spawned by an anti-Muslim video, and then wrongly saying it had misled the public because it was trying to protect an FBI investigation.
“This progress report reveals a fundamental lack of understanding at the highest levels of the State Department as to the dangers presented in Benghazi, Libya, as well as a concerted attempt to insulate the Department of State from blame following the terrorist attacks,” the GOP investigation concluded in its 46-page report.
Make no mistake about it, when warnings and begging for more security go unanswered and in fact, less security was provided at a consulate and four people are murdered by terrorist … you better damn well believe that Obama and Hillary Clinton were at fault. However, a bias media, a president who has failed on terrorism and has told us Al Qaeda is defeated and a former secretary of State who wants to run for president, none of them will ever admit the truth or care to let the public know Obama’s and Clinton’s dereliction of duty.
Who honestly thinks that if a Republican was in office the MSM would not be demanding Watergate-style hearings?
Leeland Eisenberg, 52 Year Old New Hampshire Man Who Took Hostages at One of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Offices 6 Years Ago Missing his Manchester Halfway House Sunday
According to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Leeland Eisenberg, the 52 year old New Hampshire man who took hostages at one of Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices 6 years ago is missing from his half way house. Leeland Eisenberg was discovered missing during a head count Sunday afternoon at the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester, NH. In 2007, Eisenberg entered Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, NH, with road flares strapped to his chest claiming he had a bomb. Eisenberg held several hostages for hours. Hillary Clinton was not present at the time. Eisenberg would have been eligible for parole in August 2013. Now, once he is found, he will be charged with escape, a felony punishable by 3 ½ to 7 years in prison.
Authorities say they are considering it an escape because Eisenberg did not let anyone know he was leaving, as he is required to do. They said he is not considered armed or dangerous.
This is at least the second time Eisenberg has left authorities wondering about his whereabouts.
He was released in 2009 after serving two thirds of a three-year sentence. But in February 2010, he violated his probation by cutting off his GPS tracking bracelet. He was arrested about a day later and eventually received a new sentence of 3 1/2 to 7 years. He is eligible for parole in August.
Eisenberg has a history of mental illness and substance-abuse problems, authorities say.
Even Liberal Kirstin Powers Saw the Media Bias with the Obama & Hillary’s ’60 Minutes’ Interview … “Was Something You’d Expect From State-Run Media”
How bad, embarrassing and bias was the ’60 Minutes’ interview with President Barack Obama and out going Secretary of State Hillary Clinton … even some liberals saw it for what it was worth, state run media propaganda.
The following is just one more example why we love and respect Kirstin Powers. The Daily Beast and New York Post columnist weighed in on the Barack Obama – Hillary Clinton love-fest on “60 Minutes” during an interview on FOX News ’America’s Newsroom’. Kirstin Powers stated, “It really was something you’d expect from the state-run media.” Yes it was. A so-called investigative journalist TV program had President Obama and Sec. of State Clinton on in the same setting and basically the toughest question was, what is your favorite color? When a liberal calls out the MSM as the bias propaganda Obama vehicle that it is, people should begin to take notice.
“It really was something you’d expect from the state-run media. It was that kind of level of propaganda… This was a joke. You look at it and just not challenging basic things…”
A Slobbering Quid Pro Quo Love Affair … President Barack Obama Praises Hillary Clinton in “60 Minutes” Interview
SHAMEFUL, SIMPLY SHAMEFUL … This is just one big pukefest between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the liberal MSM.
Remember when “60 Minutes” was considered investigative journalism? NOT ANY MORE. The liberal MSM does not hide their bias anymore and frankly, they just do not care who knows it. This Sunday, “60 Minutes” will have a lovefest, kumbaya, quid pro quo, slobbering love affair between President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the MSM. One might as well call it Hillary Clinton’s first endorsement and announce for her 2016 Presidential run. When asked by 60 Minutes host Steve Kroft as to why Obama wanted to do this, the president responded by saying, “Hillary Clinton will go down as one of the finest Secretary of States we’ve had.” The real question is why would “60 Minutes” want to waist their air time with such a puff piece? This isn’t “The View”, or is it? The “60 Minutes” interview is nothing more than an infomercial.
In this softball interview from the sellouts of “60 Minutes”, President Obama does nothing but heap praise on Hillary Clinton. Obama stated, “Hillary Clinton will go down as one of the finest Secretary of States we’ve had.” Huh, really? The present World and US foreign policy been in more chaos? The Middle East is a tinderbox on the verge of exploding, the Arab Spring has been nothing more than a Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda take over, the US relationship with Russia is a mystery and North Korea is as troublesome as it ever has been. The Obama and Clinton lie that al-Qaeda and terrorism is on the run has been just that, a lie.
How does “60 Minutes” with both Obama and Clinton in one setting not grill them on the murders of four Americans in Benghazi and the subsequent lack of anyone being held accountable including those in the United States and the terrorists in Libya? With both of the so-called people in charge, how come the once proud investigative journalism program did not hold both their feet to the fire and demand questions for “We the People” as to why there was a video lie put forth in Benghazi, why were there no troops sent, why has no one been held accountable, why did the cries of help for more security go heard, and how could four Americans just be left to die without any help?
60 Minutes, from Investigative Journalism to Democrat Propaganda
Obama may seem to think that Hillary is the best Secretary of State ever, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky would have had her fired.
What a joke, you have the President of the United States, the Secretary of State and the presumed next prime candidate for the Democrat nominee for President and the MSM asks no real questions. From this point forward we can forget about any of the media ever holding a Democrat to accountability.
The whole point of the interview was a complicit, in the tank corrupt liberal media allowing Obama to pay back Bill Clinton with Obama giving Hillary a ringing endorsement for 2016. The MSM was all too willing to oblige.
Posted January 27, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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