#1 House asks Clinton to testify on Benghazi, but she declines due to scheduling conflic11-10-2012, 11:19 PM
House investigators asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify next week about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, but she declined citing a scheduling conflict.
“[Clinton] was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the Chairman to say that she’ll be on travel next week,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters yesterday. “She has a commitment with the Secretary of Defense to the AUSMIN Ministerial.” Per AFP, “AUSMIN is the highest level forum for Australia and US consultation on foreign policy, defense and strategic issues.” The United States is reportedly concerned about Australia’s plan to cut their defense spending.
Clinton has not been asked to testify at any of the other hearings next week, Nuland said.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., has been frustrated with the State Department’s failure to provide information that she has requested.
“While I understand that investigations by the FBI and the State Department’s own Accountability Review Board are ongoing, it is imperative that this Committee, having direct oversight responsibility, be kept informed every step of the way of developments in the matter,” Ros-Lehtinen wrote to Clinton on November 7th. “[P]lease be prepared to present State Department officials to testify on these issues when Congress reconvenes later this month.”
Let me see if I have this straight. Hillary took the fall for this, she said that she was the one responsible for the entire incident yet she is too busy to testify to congress about it.
11-10-2012, 11:26 PM
And I hope when all the smoke clears that Barry will resign before he is impeached. I doubt he will. Too big of an ego blow. Impeachment it is. That way everyone can call it racism.Be Not Afraid.
11-10-2012, 11:40 PM
I'd bet big bucks that Hillary wants to burn Barry bad for this but she has to be a good soldier for the party in case she does plan to run in 2016. I think she is still bruised from the 2008 primary and is just waiting to extract some payback. This may not be it. Maybe in her book, whenever that gets written.Be Not Afraid.
11-10-2012, 11:46 PM
They're real pros at stonewalling, aren't they? Let's see, Patreus won't or can't testify, Hillary is busy, they delay the release of any information til after the election (like the horrific record on the increase of food stamps), the attempt by Iran to take down our drone.
They're just that party of transparency. Disgusting. And I don't think any of the Republicans have the balls to try to impeach them. They can't even get the blankety blanks to testify anything before congress. Contempt of Congress anyone?
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11-10-2012, 11:56 PM
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