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Lawmaker: Watergate-style hearings needed to get to bottom of Benghazi mess

 

Frank Wolf / AP

Lawmakers in the House have proposed establishing a Watergate-style investigatory committee aimed at exploring every aspect of the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of four Americans.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) and a delegation of his colleagues introduced a resolution Tuesday to establish a House select committee, much like the one that investigated and ultimately brought down former President Richard Nixon.

The committee “would combine all existing investigations into a single and exhaustive review of the event and the subsequent revelations that followed, much like the select committees that were established during Watergate and the Iran Contra scandals of the 1970s,” Wolf said in a statement.

Wolf, a vocal critic of the administration’s response to the attacks, alreadypetitioned House Majority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) to create a select committee last month.

The Benghazi commission would be comprised of top lawmakers serving on key House committees, including the Intelligence, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Judiciary committees.

Boehner would appoint five additional Republicans. Two additional Democrats would be appointed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.).

“The Congress has an obligation to fully investigate this attack in order to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities as it does its legislative work, particularly when it comes to national security and defending the homeland,” Wolf wrote in his letter to Boehner.

“It also has a responsibility to educate the American people on the circumstances surrounding the attack, which led to the death of four Americas, including a U.S. ambassador.”

“Too many questions remain surrounding the Benghazi attack and response,” Wolf wrote in the letter to Boehner. “The Congress owes it to the families of the victims of this terrorist attack, and the American people, to fully investigate this tragedy.”

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  1. Moe tom

    December 5th, 2012

    Let’s get on with it.

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  2. MADJACK

    December 5th, 2012

    Ain’t never gonna happen. :sad: The republicans are effing cowards and the democRats are in it up to their eyeballs with Obowme and his regime.

    The megalomaniac Obama is going to get away with murder. :mad:

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  3. Wraith

    December 5th, 2012

    MadJack, +infinity.

    If Obummer suffers in the slightest for any of his treasonous crap, I’ll flap my arms and fly to the fucking moon.

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  4. KF

    December 5th, 2012

    Yeah, as if that’s going to happen with go-along to get-along McShame, Boner and the RINO fest in congress. 4 dead in Benghazi, hundreds dead from fast & furious and that’s just what the public knows about.

    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT

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  5. grayscape

    December 5th, 2012

    I think we need Nuremburg style hearings to bring the fascist musloid new al-Qaeda leader and his administration to justice.

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  6. Mr. Pinko

    December 5th, 2012

    Forward this song – Chris Cassone says it ALL –

    http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=158983

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  7. Buffalobob

    December 5th, 2012

    Watergate-style investigatory hearings needed. Start the list, Benghazi murders, GM union goons bailout, GM bondholders stiffed, Stimulus money to fail companies, billions paid out with zero results other than enriching friends of the Regine, Fast and Furious, Vote ID laws blocked, Immigration laws flaunted, the list is endless.

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  8. kvn

    December 5th, 2012

    If you have not read Doug Hagmann’s “Intelligence Insider” reports yet, you need to. This rabbit hole goes deep.

    Articles can be found at canadafreepress or homelandsecurityus.

    Benghazi and the admin warning about chemical weapons in Syria are all the same story.

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  9. John Carey

    December 5th, 2012

    I absolutely agree that there needs to be an independent investigatory committee. It’s the only way we’re going to get to the truth or something close to the truth.

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  10. RANDO

    December 5th, 2012

    All of the above, (again).

    BTW Where is Issa?

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  11. KF

    December 5th, 2012

    Rando, is this him having lunch with McCain?

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  12. Moe tom

    December 5th, 2012

    I am disturbed that all the Dems I see on TV have no problen with the Benghazi clusterfuk. What sensible person would not have a problem with it?
    The lies, the talking points, the bulshit. I feel that all democrats are not rational people. This is America we are talking about. Do all democrats feel that nothing went wrong in Benghazi?
    Youtube: Glamor Girl Susan Rice has Blood on her Hands.

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  13. Moe tom

    December 5th, 2012

    KF. Don’t say it. Issa gone RINO? Please don’t even say it. That would be the straw that broke the elephant’s back, and my heart.

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  14. RANDO

    December 5th, 2012

    MT: The straw that breaks the rhino’s back…

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  15. RANDO

    December 5th, 2012

    Actually, I wasn’t suggesting anything of the sort. But I am sure Issa is not getting much support from the RINO’s

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  16. KF

    December 5th, 2012

    Moetom, I was kidding about Issa, my cousin sent me those but I don’t do photoshop very well.

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  17. Sarge

    December 5th, 2012

    Some thing has to happen there are no answers coming out of the White House other than was said on day one. What did Obama do during the first seven hours as the attack went on? He claimed he order a responce why didn’t one come? Who ordered a stand down?

    Answers not delays to get the truth.

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  18. Doug Wakeman

    December 5th, 2012

    Please people – when has there ever been an investigation and consequences for Democrat malfeasance? The traitor Clinton is still regarded as a statesman. Hell, Teddy Kennedy is revered! This thirst for justice that will never ever come is just sad.

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  19. ? everything

    December 5th, 2012

    that is an excellent question whatever happened with slain border agent Brian Terry? 4 dead, one being an ambassador & I myself, have not hear peek one from the LSM regarding their families & HONORING THESE AMERICANS, let alone what happened & why they were killed.

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  20. ? everything

    December 5th, 2012

    as well who in the fuck died in Watergate?

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  21. Ten Megaton

    December 5th, 2012

    Good luck with that waste of time and money, meanwhile our self-appointed dictator resumes his golf career.

    Who cares cause I got me a phome!

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