GOP Whistleblower: The Benghazi Investigation Is Meant To Derail Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

First GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy accidentally told the truth and now this. CNN reports:

A former investigator with the House Select Committee on Benghazi is accusing the Republican-led panel of carrying out a politically motivated investigation targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instead of the thorough and objective fact-finding mission it was set up to pursue. Major Bradley Podliska, an intelligence officer in the Air Force Reserve who describes himself as a conservative Republican, told CNN that the committee trained its sights almost exclusively on Clinton after the revelation last March that she used a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. That new focus flipped a broad-based probe of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, into what Podliska described as “a partisan investigation.”

Podliska says he plans to sue after being fired for refusing to solely focus his investigation on Clinton.

  • bkmn

    Misuse of government resources – Mr. Issa, Chaffetz, Gaudy all should be on the phone to their lawyers.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      They should have to refund the taxpayers for wasting money and time on this bull crap. And if the Tea Partiers were actually about fiscal responsibility, they’d call these bozos on it but they won’t because they’re not.

      • BearEyes

        so true!!!!!

      • bkmn

        Their foil hats only heat up if a Democrat does something/anything.

        • Celloman G

          …like breathe.

        • Librarykid

          And the media only makes a big deal if a Democrat does anything. Don’t forget that part of it. In that situation, there is no liberal media. They are all out for blood like with President Obama’s birth certificate. But 9/11? Why, that was blameless and unavoidable. I still remember the day after, when all aircraft were grounded, a planeload of Saudis left all hush-hush and secretively with the government’s help and permission, but you can’t call that treason.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        The American people didn’t get a refund for the Clinton impeachment trial. And we didn’t see a Reagan Iran-Contra impeachment trial. I wouldn’t hold my breath for sanity from the GOTP congress.

        • skeptical_inquirer

          Well, yeah. I’m talking more about what should happen rather than what will.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            Agreed.

        • Chucktech

          Part of the problem is that the American People didn’t demand it. Hardly a surprise, given their laziness and in-curiosity and general stupidity and godliness.

      • lattebud

        Let’s all file small claims suits for the wasted money on these hearings and investigations.

      • e jerry powell

        They should have to refund the taxpayers for wasting money and time on this bull crap.

        True enough, but also highly unlikely.

  • Webslinger
  • Webslinger
    • Sk3ptic

      Saving this one…hypocrisy much, Rethugs?

      • Chucktech

        Much hypocrisy, Rethugs…

    • lymis

      And that’s without Congress cutting the funding on security.

    • Michael Rush

      But Jeb said he kept us safe – someone is not telling the truth here .

      • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

        Stuff happens.

        • bkmn

          Every time a Bush gets elected and people don’t like it.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            And lots of men and woman are forced into wars.

          • Chucktech

            Something tells me Lil’ Jebbie’s days of being elected are over.

          • Todd20036

            So long as his poll numbers remain in the toilet, his backers will get sick of flushing money into the sewer.

            When they leave Jeb!, his campaign is officially done.

    • JT
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  • PLAINTOM

    I am shocked.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      I’m not shocked by the assertion. I’m more shocked that he called them out on it.

  • Webslinger

    but on a different note…I love watching Jake report on all things…

    http://evandashevsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/abc_jake_tapper.jpg

    • Just don’t pull his hair.

      • pj

        meow

      • Webslinger

        I would not dream of touching his hair…damn those lips and that mouth….

    • Sk3ptic

      Pretty sure that’s the very definition of DSLs.

      • Webslinger

        Yes, he does have DSLs…oh YES!!!

        • Chucktech

          DSL… Had to Google it… Google truly is my friend…

    • lattebud

      Did he go to Lisa Rinna’s lip guy? Before she wised up. When she was known as BLC (Big Lipped Chick) in the blogs about Melrose Place.

  • fuow

    In further ground-breaking news, today, it was revealed that water is wet.
    Remind me again, please, why there’s no reason to vote, ’cause they’re all the same?

    • bkmn

      Baiting Mr. Perdue – well done.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Poor, poor Trolita! I’m sure she’ll be popping out from under her bridge any minute now to throw a tantrum.

        • GC

          “She”?

          • Joseph Miceli

            Trolita is a five year old girl throwing a tantrum and living under a bridge. The pronoun is…once again…in no way an attack on women or meant to degrade someone by using a female pronoun. I have to repeat that about once ever six months to someone. Satire can be a chore, sometimes.

          • FLL

            Bill Perdue is indeed male, but seems to have lots of… ahem… psychological issues as evidenced by his years-old habit of calling Democrats “Republicans in drag.” (See my comments below).

          • GC

            Yeah, his vehement insistence that the major parties are “exactly the same” goes beyond ordinary political debate.

        • OrliJoe in Fla

          Conjuring up demons, are we?

          • Joseph Miceli

            Too late. She’s already here.

    • Randy Left Brooklyn

      It should be clear to everyone the GOP fears Hillary more than Bernie, not because she is to the left of him, but because she is in the middle enough to get things done. The question isn’t whether she is charismatic, (she isn’t) etc.

      The GOP knows they’ll have to give in to her in a way they would not have to with Bernie. The question is, do you want to get some of what you want or none of what you want. Do you want to roll back the clock on healthcare, human rights, etc. or do you want someone who is ideologically pure who won’t be able to get anything done even if he is elected.

      • cleos_mom

        But never underestimate the ability of the Democratic “base” to stay home and pout when their favorite Bright Shiny Thing is left out of the toy box.

    • FLL

      The reason for advising people not to vote varies depending on which blog you post said advice on. A trollish commenter seeking to spread this advice on a conservative blog would be seeking to depress the conservative/Republican vote (assuming the commenter wasn’t banned by the usually intolerant moderators on conservative blogs). And to what purpose would a trollish commenter post the “don’t vote” advice on a progressive blog, such as this one? Hmmmmm.

      • Bill_Perdue

        Trolls are people who support HRH HRC. “Take Hillary Clinton. Earlier this month, she said, “there can be no justification or tolerance for this kind of criminal behavior” that has been seen on Wall Street. She added that “while institutions have paid large fines and in some cases admitted guilt, too often it has seemed that the human beings responsible get off with limited consequences or none at all, even when they have already pocketed the gains.” Her campaign echoed the message with an email to supporters lauding Clinton for saying that “when Wall Street executives commit criminal wrongdoing, they deserve to face criminal prosecution.”

        Clinton’s outrage sounds convincing at first—but then, audacity-wise, it starts to seem positively Trump-like when cross-referenced with campaign finance reports, foundation donations and speaking fees.

        According to an Associated Press analysis, Clinton has already raked in more than $1.6 million worth of campaign contributions from donors in the same financial sector she is slamming on the campaign trail. Additionally, Clinton’s foundation took $5 million worth of donations from at least nine financial institutions that secured special deals to avoid prosecution—even as they admitted wrongdoing. The Clintons also accepted nearly $4 million in speaking fees from those firms since 2009.

        Oh, and that anti-Wall Street email from Clinton’s campaign? It was authored by Clinton aide Gary Gensler, a onetime Goldman Sachs executive who later became a government officialhttp://www.truthdig.com/report/item/more_2016_candidates_embrace_the_donald_trump_zeitgeistincluding_hillary

        • FLL

          “Trolls are people who support HRH HRC.”

          No, trolls are people who try to convince progressives not to vote. Republicans have said many time that the fewer people who vote, the more likely they are to win, which is why they push voting restrictions whenever they can. This Republican leader even admitted that:

          http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/40534_PA_Republican_Leader_Admits-_The_Fewer_People_Who_Vote_the_Better_for_the_GOP

          I don’t notice anyone “liking” or agreeing with your comments on this blog. You seem to be utterly alone here. Not a good sign.

          • FLL

            Snapshot of Bill’s 2010 comment complete with a putdown of “Gay Republic,” whatever that’s supposed to mean:

          • FLL

            And speaking of Bill’s putdown of “Gay Republic,” let’s not forget this classic BP quote (link here):

            ‘Civil Rights’ and all political rights in the absence of economic democracy – socialism – are not a solution.

            What a convenient way of suggesting that equal rights should never happen.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Democrats are Republicans in drag.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Progressives are not racists. Obama has a racist deportation policy and ordered the racist murders of six arab American.

            Prove that you’ve ever opposed Obama racism or his attacks on the Bill of Rights exemplified by these two policies. The ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights opposes these murders, but my guess is that they’e too liberal for racsits. t

          • FLL

            I’ll ignore Middle East politics and concentrate on policies in the U.S. and Mexico. If you have insights into Middle East politics, fine. I haven’t addressed Obama’s deportation policy until now. There is a difference between immigrants who are simply put on buses and returned to Mexico (which is mostly what George W. Bush did) and being removed through a formal deportation. Here is a summary (link here)::

            Under Bush, the majority of immigrants that the U.S. sent home were simply “returned.” Nobody took their fingerprints or put a permanent mark on their immigration records. Instead, U.S. authorities put them on buses and sent them back across the border. Between 2001 and 2008, there were over 8.3 million of these informal “returns,” according to the Department of Homeland Security. There were, by contrast, just 2 million “removals.” Those are the more formal deportations—the ones that go through some form of individual review, with an officer if not a judge, and become part of deportees’ permanent records.

            Since Bush only changed to the higher-deportation policy during the second half of his administration, Obama will wind up with a higher total of formal deportations than Bush. The criticism of Obama from the Left is that deportations have much more serious consequences on individuals and and deportation numbers should be considered separately from immigrants who were just informally returned by being put on a bus. The criticism of Obama from the right is that deportations and informal “returns” should be considered together, which would mean that Obama is sending far fewer people back to Mexico than George W. Bush. The graphic from the above article makes that clear:

          • Bill_Perdue

            Obama deported over two million immigrants – why do racists ignore that?

            Obama murders Arab Americans. Why do racists ignore that?

          • FLL

            (1) Your assumption that candidates are running for president of Palestine is getting old.
            (2) I did answer your question about immigration.
            (3) Stop pretending to be able to think.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Obama deported over two million immigrants – why do racists and Dixiecrats ignore that?

            Obama murders Arab Americans. Why do racists and Dixiecrats ignore that?

            Answer the question. And stop pretending to have political ideas. Your only goal here is to play your favorite game – imitating Roy Cohn.

          • FLL

            That’s a cut and paste. On many other blogs, you’d be banned for spamming.

    • Bill_Perdue

      Because they are all the same. The problem with Benghazi is and was the American presence in Libya.

      • FLL

        Fuow asked a question. You replied with a tautology.

        • Bill_Perdue

          Democrat and Republican politics are the same when it comes to racism, the war against unions and wars of aggression.

          That’s what you find attractive about them.

  • Will this committee last until her she testifies at the next hearing?

    • DaddyRay

      It will last through all 8 years of her Presidency as well

      • bkmn

        Hopefully we get off our asses and make sure that enough Dems get elected so there will be an end to this kind of circus, at least for now.

        • Chucktech

          Not in the House, we can’t.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    To hell with the popcorn! This calls for pizza!

    The GOP’s week from hell just got even MORE entertaining.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Have a cup of tea with that. It will no doubt be hot.

      • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

        The TEA has been suspiciously murky and foul-smelling the last few years.

        • Beagle

          How about tea on ice?

        • ColdCountry

          With pizza? BEER!

          • OrliJoe in Fla

            Ice cold beer!

    • JerryRich

      I upgraded my Saturday menu from hamburger to London broil in honor of this strange and amazing week.

    • Mark

      ‘m going for green chile enchiladas

  • DaddyRay

    And this is why I got so mad at Pelosi when she gave the GWB administration a pass when Demarcates took control of the House. The GOP use it as a weapon and Dems just roll over and try to focus on governing

    • skeptical_inquirer

      True. Dems should’ve roasted GWB and Cheney and reminded everybody what kind of garbage they pulled. I’m so sick of everybody making it so damn easy for Republicans to go in denial that the war was started based on lies.

      This is one reason I sometimes want to wonk Pelosi on the head with the damn gavel.

      • Chucktech

        There were a lot of Dems who wanted just such a roast. But part of the blame for that not happening, I’m afraid, has to be laid at the feet of President Obama. I believe it was he who said we have to look forward and not dwell in the past. I disagreed with him on that.

        • bzrd

          It pissed me off too when he didn’t want to “dwell in the past” because we haven’t passed paying off the money we owe for the illegal wars and that area is a hell hole now, sending crazy religious nuts around the world to start their “geehad !”

          • Steve Teeter

            Every criminal who ever lived would like to say let’s not dwell in the past.

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      True, but that’s also why Nancy still commands loyalty among the House Democrats,; because she never wasted an ounce of political capital on sideshows or legislation that she knew would never get anywhere.

      • Jamie_Johnson

        I disagree with your contention on two points: the first is that there always seems to be a handful of Democrats who are willing to vote with the Republicans, thereby giving them the patina of “bipartisan” legislation; and the second is that part of the reason that the Democrats lost the House in 2010 was because they refused to fight back on pretty much every issue at the time… and still do.

        Nevertheless, Pelosi was Speaker during the second-most productive period in the history of the House, and was a particularly brilliant legislator, deserving of our appreciation. I just wish the Democrats would grow a spine and fight the Republicans with the same vigor that they spend worrying over being seen as partisan.

        • b

          Democrats need partisanship. They need to assert the patriotic cause, because while actions in the good cause go un-noticed, Republicans are telling a fallacious story.

          • lymis

            Democrats do NOT need partisanship in favor of simply being Democrats. All that would do is turn them in to a circus-mirror image of the mess the Republcans have become.

            What they need to do is behave in a completely partisan way on behalf of the people and issues they hold important. They need to speak out, go on the new circuit, hold rallies, and ally with the media, but not in a “go team!” way, but about getting support for their goals, and highlighting the areas where the Republicans are absurd or lying.

            As inept and deceitful as the GOP is these days, the two are, for the movement, it would look a lot like Democratic partisanship.

      • skeptical_inquirer

        The Iraq war wouldn’t be a sideshow. Also maybe it would have stopped Americans from voting for jackasses who sing “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” like some 60s Beach Boys’ song.

        • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

          True. By “sideshow” I meant that the Dems under Pelosi didn’t go tit-for-tat with the GOP on Benghazi-/Lewinski-type political theater.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I think we should all sue. Class action lawsuit.

  • anne marie in philly

    WELL DUH!

  • Bill T.

    Hillary should have hired this guy yesterday.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Maybe she did.

    • Stev84

      Nah, he is still a Republican. Just one the rare halfway sane ones.

      • Herald

        But a mad one at the way they mistreated him. Which is exactly what makes him so dangerous to the Repubs.

        • Necessitas

          Yep. They’re getting careless about it since it’s so routine. But the first rule of everything is never s#!t where you eat, and that’s sort of what they did.

          • Chucktech

            They’ll declare that’s what HE did…

  • Why doesn’t somebody create and investigating committee to investigate this Benghazi committee who’s not doing anything – or I should say not doing what they’re supposed to be doing

    • bkmn

      Which committee? The Republicans have had eight Benghazi committees, so far.

      • Chucktech

        That fact alone should be demonstrable, incontrovertible proof of the partisan, dog-and-pony show these committees are.

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      I think that’s the job description for Rowan County Clerk.

    • canoebum

      Rep. Alan Greyson last week filed a complaint against the Benghazi Special Committee with the House Ethics Committee. It will likely go no place fast, but that’s about all that can be done, unless actual criminal acts have been committed, then the Dept of Justice could appoint a Special Prosecutor. The majority party really rules in the House, and there’s little that can be done as long as the media are giving them a pass every day. The names and faces of each GOP member on the committee should be plastered across every tv and smartphone screen while calling attention to their endless lying and misuse of public funds.

    • GC

      the electoral college … needs to be abolished and the president needs to be
      elected by a pure country-wide populace vote – if we did it that way, we
      would probably have a Democratic president almost every year

      Ten states and DC have already taken steps towards that by passing the National Popular Vote bill. As soon as states accounting for a majority in the Electoral College pass this bill, they are required to give their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate won the nationwide popular vote. It won’t matter what other states’ electors do; whoever the people voted for is guaranteed to win the Electoral College vote.
      More: http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

  • Gustav2

    Curses! Republicans just can’t stop helping the evil Clintons.

    Joe Scarborough and Ron Fornier are going to shit.

    • Librarykid

      I hope it’s through their noses.

  • Steven Leahy

    Pretty damned clear that the email bullshit is more of the same. A trumped up bunch of nothing meant to derail anything she might accomplish. And I say this as no major Hillary fan.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Ken Starr taught ’em well.

      • grada3784

        So when can we expect the pornography?

        • William

          When is the blow job?

      • Chucktech

        Actually, he didn’t. Ultimately, Ken Starr got nothin’. And Bill Clinton’s approval rating soared. These fuckers should have learned a lesson from Ken Starr.

  • ErikDC

    The wheels are really coming off the clown car this week.

    • bkmn

      I guess the GOP doesn’t feel the need to maintain the KKKlown KKKar since the Donald is doing all the driving these days.

  • Ben in Oakland

    How many times the Republicans in the Republican-led house investigated in the Republican manner benGhazi, doing anything they can to stick it to Hillary Clinton. tHat this is somehow news to CNN just tells me that anything is news to CNN

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Two Republicans in a row admitting to it is somewhat newsworthy.

    • bkmn

      Try as they may CNN will never be the Conservative News Network. I stopped watching them in 2008 and I haven’t seen one damn thing since that makes me want to go back.

      • Ben in Oakland

        One of my high school history teachers, Mr. McClatchy, whom I believe was related to the news paper clan, used to say: “I believe nothing of what I hear and only half of what I read.” I have always accepted his wisdom in this matter, and though I read at least one newspaper every day, and keep up on world news in general, the only news shows I preferre to watch are the daily show and the former Stephen Colbert.

  • lattebud

    Let’s hope he can find attorneys and grounds to sue on that will allow for search warrants, subpoenas, and sworn under oath depositions.

    • Octavio

      And lots an lots of them. 🙂

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      And then let’s hope they drop bombshells at strategic moments during the campaign.

  • billbear1961

    What do you know?!

    There is actually such a creature as an HONEST conservative Republican!

    And he wasn’t tricked into accidentally telling the truth!!

    I am in a state of shock!

    :O

    • Smokey
      • billbear1961

        But I really AM startled when I see evidence of an HONEST conservative, Smokey.

        Honesty and conservatism just don’t go together in this country: they know that the truth just is NOT their friend!

        The LIE is their weapon–without it, they’re practically helpless.

        • Smokey

          Perhaps it is because what we bears would call a conservative refers to someone with an informed, pragmatic caution to new ideas; I don’t know many of those. Instead the current crop appears to be a cluster of regressives pretending otherwise.

          • billbear1961

            Yes, they’ve stripped the term of any positive meaning, just as right-wing “Christians” are dragging Christianity through the mud.

        • Chucktech

          I’ve recently referred to what I call “adults” in the Republican party. Bradley Podliska strikes me as an example of said adult. If I were a betting man, I bet Bradley Podliska is appalled at the current duysfunctional melt-down that is the Republican Party.

          • billbear1961

            The “leaders” in the party simply will NOT stand up to the savages that are destroying the GOP, Chuck.

            Once in a while, one will, and, then, a few days later, he or she will BEG forgiveness for daring to!

            It’s not just that, for so MANY reasons, I hate the GOP–I simply despise them.

            If they win the election next year touting their current INSANE policy positions, and engage in their usual nonstop lying, they’ll deserve to be SPAT on–DAILY.

            There is no reason why SANE people should have to put up with their insane and evil BULLSHIT!!

            If the bought-and-paid-for media–who ALSO deserve our CONTEMPT–want to PRETEND they make sense and that they’re somehow respectable, let them.

            NOTHING obliges REAL citizens to!

            And nothing obliges us, in ANY circumstances, to cooperate with the right’s efforts to DESTROY our democracy.

            They have relentlessly attempted to SABOTAGE the efforts of GOOD people to make this a BETTER country.

            WE would be morally obliged to do EVERYTHING in our power to prevent THEM from shredding the Constitution and reducing us to SERFDOM!!

          • Chucktech

            Hear, hear, Mr. Bear! Sing out!

          • billbear1961

            I will, Chuck, unless despair gets the better of me!

            I think ANGER is better than DESPAIR.

            For what it’s worth, my friend, that’s the best excuse I have for my RAGES.

  • delk

    We need the brilliant legal mind of Mat Staver to get to the bottom of this once and for all.

    /s

    • Beagle

      After all, he isn’t using it.

      • billbear1961

        Can’t use what you don’t have.

    • JCF

      “Mat Staver to get to the bottom”

      Just saw that and threw up a little…

      • barracks9

        Besides, he’d have to push Petey out of the way.

  • billbear1961

    Lay waste to the fascist foe, Hillary!!

    https://youtu.be/YC6f8FbnVMQ?t=28s

    • Librarykid

      What a voice! Her Immolation Scene, for me, is still the standard by which all are to be measured.

      Was this performance, by any chance, part of that movie The Big Broadcast? It was in that film that I first heard the entire God Bless America. Thank you, Billbear.

  • DaddyRay

    I’m shocked

    • billbear1961

      I know–an HONEST conservative Republican!

      :O

      • DaddyRay

        They are an endangered species

        • TampaDink

          I wonder if that Michigan dentist has the head of an honest conservative republican mounted on the wall in his trophy room.

          • DaddyRay

            Was it Michigan or Minnesota

          • TampaDink

            Ah. Good catch. He is, indeed, a Minnesotan.

          • billbear1961

            In THAT case, I would look the other way.

          • TampaDink

            Not a pretty sight….alive and animated full of animus or preserved & mounted.

          • grada3784

            Now, now. It could be like the Three stooges Moronica episode.

          • TampaDink

            True….but they were trying to be amusing.

          • David L. Caster

            I suspect they are now extinct in the wild.

          • billbear1961

            I think the honest conservative has a lot in common with the unicorn, David.

          • billbear1961

            I actually meant I wouldn’t say anything to get the dentist in trouble.

            🙂

        • billbear1961

          La Rochefoucauld said cases of true love are like ghosts–everyone talks about them, but few have seen one.

          Honest conservatives are like ghosts.

          • TampaDink

            Maybe so….but…..I believe in ghosts.

          • billbear1961

            Yes, TD, they are MUCH easier to believe in than honest conservatives!

            😀

          • TampaDink

            I draw the line at “holy ghosts”. Those ones are totally fabricated and not even clever enough to call in those meddling teens and their talking dog who hunt ghosts in the Mystery Machine.

          • grada3784

            But you just said you’re not good at staying inside the lines. Ya did!! Ya did!!!!!!~!

          • TampaDink

            I did say that…..but in this case, I was only drawing the line. ;-p

          • billbear1961

            Meddling teens like meddling progressives, always fussing over silly things, like getting at the TRUTH and bringing villains to JUSTICE.

          • David L. Caster

            I was thinking along the lines of hen’s teeth, as in rare as.

    • JCF

      ^ That’s certainly the definition of Disco Shocked Face! 😎

  • Octavio

    Color me suprized.

    • TampaDink

      Sounds like fun. But I should warn you, I’ve never been good at staying within the lines.

      • perversatile

        I’ve got a “surprised face ” in my purse you can borrow
        -xoxo

        • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

          Is that a reference to botox?

        • TampaDink

          Thank goodness. I took mine out at a party a few years ago & haven’t been able to find it since then.

  • teeveedub

    I’m more than a little disgusted with CNN now hyping their “breaking news” when, if they had done even a little investigation on their own, they would have known what’s been going on all along. Instead, they’ve parroted Republican talking points as if they were gospel and done virtually no actual journalism.

    • DaddyRay

      All in the name of ratings

    • TampaDink

      Yup….and the next time someone on Benghazi “investigation” team even whispers that there have been 2 more emails discovered, they’ll return to treating this in the way that the committee wants it treated.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      I really wish the media would call bullshit on these investigations and say “You know what, call us when you actually have something substantial or else we’ll spend 10 weeks bitching at you for wasting time, money and patience!”

    • William

      Any mention of investigating Benghazi should begin with the fact that republicans blocked funding security improvements requested by the State Department.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Left wing media my ass!!!!

    • Steverino

      Corporate media. Emphasis on corporate.

  • Sam_Handwich

    BENGOWDY!!!!!!

    • grada3784

      CURTGOWDY!!!!!!!!

  • Robert Adams

    Another blinding glimpse of the obvious.

  • grada3784

    The Neverending Story: Republican vendetta against the Clintons.

  • Mark

    S-S-S-Sizzle….. F-F-F- Fry…….S-S-S-Stir….. Served good and juicy…

    • bkmn

      Unfortunately the GOTP’ers have very little connective tissue, the stuff that makes pulled pork succulent, but they do have a lots of internal shit, loathing of anyone that is not like them, a complete lack of sanity, no soul that can be shamed, gristle, a love of ignorance, a family member/donor who has a large government contract, glaring lack of credibility and a campaign budget to raid.

      • Librarykid

        I’d give you 25 up votes if I could.

  • Blake Jordan

    The GOP clearly does not have the best interests of the general public in mind, yet a large chunk of the population will still vote for them… WTF!?!?!?

    • abqdan

      Kardashians, Bachelor, fags, abortion, n**gers. These are the things that occupy the minds of the majority of GOP voters. They are the low-intelligence, low-educated, easily manipulated…

    • JustSayin’

      Not arguing that the GOP is not interested in the public in comparison to an interest in big business donors. however the same low information / low interest that runs rampant in the liberal groups is exactly the same as the low interest non-focused anger that fuels older white conservatives to come out to vote.

      Liberals have,for decades, been like herding cats. They don’t show up to vote because “someone else ” will and “one vote doesn’t matter” type thinking.

      The fear of losing supremacy in face of a younger browner population amp up the low Information types and their leaders whip them to action in voting. Long lines to vote don’t deter angry white retirees who have nothing but time on their hands.

      If liberals want to change the direction this country is heading they must turn out in force at every election from now on. They must change the political landscapes in their states so they can get rid of all the gerrymandered districts and abusive voting rules. They can only do that by showing up in force to vote.

      The liberals who always whine that if they don’t get their way they will stay home need to take a good look at the behavior of the tea party. It is a mirror of their own selfish and childish way of thinking and acting.

      • Chucktech

        “If liberals want to change the direction this country is heading they must turn out in force at every election from now on. They must change the political landscapes in their states so they can get rid of all the gerrymandered districts and abusive voting rules. They can only do that by showing up in force to vote.”

        God, we’re fucked…

        • joe ho

          but which God is that?

          • Chucktech

            The false dead one. Guess that doesn’t narrow it down much…

          • Todd20036

            I vote for Priapus. So long as we’re fucked, lets not go at it half assed.

          • grada3784

            Now he’s a god with balls.

  • stevenj

    Nixon’s dirty tricks lives on. And on and on and on…..

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  • i wonder what the real story is here. they wouldn’t have put him on the committee in the first place if they hadn’t thought he was one of ‘them.’ he got fired and is so mad he’s willing to sue, hmmm.

    anyone with a brain always knew all of it was anti-HRC bullshit. that’s barely a “story.” the actual story is better understood as infighting, and taking out a would be speaker.

    • JustSayin’

      He was not “on” the committee, he worked for the committee. The distinction is important to his narrative. According to his claim he was ordered to basically drop other investigations and his work on Benghazi to work only on the email server and the scandal they were trying to brew over that. he says he refused and was in part fired for that.

      He does not have clean hands either. In his claim he says that drinking during the work day and surfing the web were common and constant by the committee and the people they hired like him. Doing no real work investigating Bengahzi. If that is true for any of the ten months prior to his firing and he stayed on knowing it, he is complicit.

      • Chucktech

        Hey, better late than never.

    • DutchBoy74

      When Alan Grayson filed that ethics complaint, it was the writing on the wall.
      It sounds like he knew for a while. I do welcome a member of the intelligence and military community for speaking out on the terrible political bullshit that is dragging this nation through the mud that they are being ordered to carry out.

      I hope it inspires others to do so. Benghazi is just the tip of the iceberg.

  • oikos
  • Sam_Handwich

    McCarthy essentially granted him permission to come forward

    let’s hope there are others.

    • billbear1961

      Let’s CALL for others to come forward, Mr. Handwich!

    • Chucktech

      McCarthy essentially granted him, UNWITTINGLY, permission to come forward. What a doofus…

  • Boy Elvis

    Well, no shit. But I’m still glad somebody finally said something. Gotta make sure the swing voters hear this.

  • geoffalnutt

    Repiglicons must never tell the truth…ever, but they’re really stupid (like Orcs), so sometimes they forget…and let slime out of the carapace. This leads to much gnashing of teeth and many bloody casualties. Delightful, really.

  • SoCalVet

    Yeah, tell us something we didn’t already know three years ago…

  • Gerry Fisher

    A thought occurred to me: Have the Republicans finally gone too far for their fellow Republicans?! Took a looong while.

    • Chucktech

      I think it’s more like the Republicans have finally gone too far and the few adults in the room are starting to scream “What the FUCK are your DOING????”

  • TexPlant

    Who did’t know this raise your hand?

  • GayOldLady

    Oh, I’m so shocked, shocked I tell you, just shocked!!!!!!

    • You too? Its just so shocking!!!

      0_o

  • thatotherjean

    An effort to derail the Clinton campaign? No, really?!!? Who’d a thunk it???

  • skeptical_inquirer

    Is there anyway we can spread the meme of calling the fringey Republicans “American in Name Only?” Because I’m tired of them being the only ones to make the goddamn purity judgments when they want to kill our government. It even has a nice ring: AINO sounds like “I know.”

    • Ben in Oakland

      See above. Somehow this ended up in the wrong place twice.

      • skeptical_inquirer

        You got one House Rep basically confessing to it on TV and now this guy. Even if you wouldn’t spit on Hillary Clinton if she was on fire, at least give a damn about wasted taxpayer money.

        • I don’t like Hillary, but this is more of the damned GOP wasting money and more importantly time to “investigate” a non-crime. We should re-brand the GOP as the “Do Nothing, Waste money” party.

    • Librarykid

      And the dative and ablative singular cases of the word ANUS

  • Ninja0980

    Is there anyone else who isn’t shocked by this?
    There have been terrorists attacks under both of the Bushes and St. Ronnie and none of them them got this amount of attention.
    This has always been about trying to bring down Hillary Clinton and nothing more then that.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Let’s try this instead.

      IDUNNO.

      I Don’t Understand Nothin’ Nohow Obviously.

    • Halloween_Jack

      Well, it used to be more about bringing down Obama, to be accurate.

  • Ben in Oakland

    X

  • Billy Green

    So… does this mean we can start a committee to investigate the Benghazi committee and call it the “Benghazi Committee Committee”?

  • Halloween_Jack

    It’s worth remembering, in the face of their persisting with this witch hunt even though it’s an obvious colossal waste of time and money, that it’s really all they’ve got. Still over a dozen candidates in the GOP nomination race and none of them are particularly sane and electable.

  • dennis richardson

    It may be that the GOP is interested in derailing Hillary’s bid for the Presidency but the next president must get to the bottom of this gun running by interviewing Egyptian’s who have evidence against Obama.