Tag Archives: Benghazi

Trey Gowdy: Congress Was A Waste Of Time [VIDEO]

Axios reports: South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy, who is retiring from Congress this year, told Vice News’ Michael C. Moynihan that he felt being in Congress was largely a waste of time, as it was bogged down by “ineffectiveness.” And asked what he makes of the Republican party in 2018, he said “the goal is to win” — that’s it. ...

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Gowdy: My Benghazi Probe Wasn’t “Hyper Focused” On Hillary, She Was Just One Of A Hundred Witnesses

“The reality is, with respect to Benghazi, I did everything I could to handle that like a normal investigation. I was not hyper focused on Secretary Clinton. Lots of other people were, including people in your — with respect — in your line of work. It’s not interesting enough to simply find out how our folks were rescued from the ...

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GOP Rep. Trey “Benghazi” Gowdy Won’t Seek Reelection

It’s a stampede for the exits. The Hill reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection. “There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system,” he said in a statement ...

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Trey Gowdy Resigns From House Ethics Committee

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is stepping down from his role on the House Ethics Committee, citing a “challenging workload” as the reason for his departure. Gowdy informed House Speaker Paul Ryan of his decision in a letter on Jan. 10, the details of which were not made public until Saturday. The South Carolina Republican was tapped ...

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Pentagon Promises Probe Into Niger Ambush As McCain Threatens Subpoena Over Administration Inaction

Politico reports: In the face of growing scrutiny, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said the type of attack that killed four U.S. troops in Niger earlier this month was “considered unlikely” and pledged to release the findings of a Pentagon investigation “as rapidly” as possible. “I would just tell you that in this specific case contact was considered unlikely,” ...

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REPORT: Jason Chaffetz To Join Fox News

Shocking, huh? The Washingtonian reports: According to two GOP lawmakers who have spoken to Chaffetz directly and four senior House Republican aides, Chaffetz has been telling people he’ll take on what one source calls a “substantial role” in on-air talent at Fox News Channel, possibly as early as July, amplifying whispers that Chaffetz will not finish out his current term. ...

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REPORT: Chaffetz May Not Finish Current Term

And the intrigue deepens. The Huffington Post reports: KSL Newsradio on Thursday reported that Chaffetz might not even finish out his congressional term. “I will continue to weigh the options, but I might depart early,” Chaffetz said, according to the radio station. In his role as chairman of the oversight committee, Chaffetz continually investigated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ...

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Pentagon Blasts Trump For Ordering Disastrous Yemen Raid Without Sufficient Intel Or Ground Support

Trump’s Benghazi? Reuters reports: U.S. military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations. As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger than expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists. ...

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WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE: House Benghazi Committee Quietly Shuts Down Having Found Nothing

USA Today reports: The special congressional investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi is officially over now that the panel filed its final report the day before the House adjourned for the year. The Select Committee on Benghazi initially released its findings in June but remained in place for months afterward trying to declassify supporting documents like emails and ...

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Benghazi Parents Sue Hillary For Wrongful Death

Nutjob teabagger Larry Klayman is behind this. NBC News reports: The parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday against Hillary Clinton. In the suit, Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, claim that Clinton’s use ...

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Wingnut Michael Savage Has The Benghazi Sadz: Impeach Trey Gowdy For Wasting My Time [AUDIO]

Insert Mutley laugh: “Trey Gowdy should be impeached for wasting my time!” he fumed. “He promised us a lot! Remember?” He added: “He had a Benghazi hearing three months ago and it was an embarrassment. Hillary turned them into idiots. Trey Gowdy. Here he is again now, $80 million later, what did he find out? What we knew already.” Savage, ...

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Family Of Slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens: We Blame Congress Not Hillary Clinton For Benghazi

From Mediaite: In a new interview with The New Yorker, the sister of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens — one of the four American casualties from the September 11, 2012 attack on a compound in Benghazi, Libya — says that the fault does not lie with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the same day that the Republican-led Select Committee ...

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Trump’s Lawyer Accuses Hillary Of Murder

Via Politico: Donald Trump’s lawyer accused Hillary Clinton of murdering an ambassador and selling uranium to Russia through her “faux charity” in a post to Twitter Tuesday morning. Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to the Manhattan billionaire, tweeted that a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump leading Clinton on the issue ...

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WASHINGTON: Woman In Critical After Drunk Patron “Drops” His Gun During Showing Of Benghazi Movie

Seattle’s ABC affiliate reports: A 40-year-old woman was critically injured Thursday when she was shot in the chest inside a Renton movie theater, police said. The shooting happened at around 8 p.m. at a movie theater at The Landing in Renton during a showing of the film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” “It got about 15-20 minutes into ...

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Benghazi Flick Flops At Box Office

Director Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi turned in a middling-poor performance at the box office this weekend, finishing fourth with an estimated gross of $16M, less than half of the $35M brought in by the top grossing Ride Along 2. Movie sites are falling over each other today trying to figure out what went wrong, especially ...

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Trump Gives Benghazi Movie Tickets To Iowa Voters

Oh brother. Via the Des Moines Register: Donald Trump has rented space at an Urbandale movie theater and will give Iowans free tickets to a showing of the Benghazi movie that critics of Hillary Clinton have been eagerly awaiting. “Mr. Trump would like all Americans to know the truth about what happened at Benghazi,” the GOP presidential candidate’s Iowa co-chair ...

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TRAILER: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

Indie Wire recaps: Tackling a subject that has been political fodder for a good chunk of the year, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, David Giuntoli, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and David Costabile, are the men enlisted for [director Michael] Bay’s version of the tale, which he insists will be an “in-depth look at what’s going on inside that ...

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Trump: Benghazi Hearings Were A Disaster For GOP

Rep. Trey Gowdy appears poised to endorse Marco Rubio. Therefore Donald Trump has decided that the Benghazi hearings were an embarrassment for the GOP.  Via Mediaite: Donald Trump called into Fox & Friends this morning and had some critical comments about the Benghazi hearings. Trump was discussing Trey Gowdy, the chair of the Benghazi Special Committee, because of his reported ...

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Judge Rules For Hillary On Benghazi Emails

The wingnuts at Judicial Watch today lost a battle to force the federal government to release hundreds of Hillary Clinton’s emails related to Benghazi. The Hill reports: Judge Amit Mehta said that it would be “unwise and potentially risky” to order the government to quickly release some of the 329 emails specifically related to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, ...

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Ben Shapiro Has The Benghazi Hearing Sadz

“The media have declared Hillary the big victor. That was pre-ordained, of course; as I wrote last night, Vice President Joe Biden’s withdrawal made it inevitable that the media would coronate Hillary and then protect their liege. That doesn’t mean Republicans did a good job. They made a number of key errors that helped the media cast Hillary as a ...

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