And how is that possible? He met with his national security team at the White House at 7:30 p.m. on 9/11 and he held a press conference in the Rose Garden the morning of 9/12. When the attack began he was at Walter Reed Hospital, not getting ready to board AF1.
May 19, 2013 at 8:17pm
When the attack began at 3:40 p.m. Washington time the President was at Walter Reed Hospital visiting wounded soldiers. He returned to the White House and met with Panetta and Dempsey telling them to do everything they could to aid our people in Benghazi. He spoke with Bebe Netanyahu by telephone, a previously scheduled call, between 6:30 and 7:30. At 7:30 he met with his national security team and VP Biden. How long the meeting lasted is unknown, perhaps late into the night. The President was at the White House and engaged in the Benghazi situation.
Republicans Informed of IRS Investigation Last Year
Much has been made of the fact that senior Treasury Department officials were told about the investigation into the treatment of tea party groups in June 2012 — months before last year’s the Presidential election. Republicans who requested the investigation were also told about it at approximately the same time.
In a letter dated July 11, 2012, the man who conducted the investigation — IRS inspector general J. Russell George — wrote to Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, telling him that he was investigating the issue and offering to keep him updated as the investigation progressed.
“The Oversight Committee knew about the audit because it requested it,” an Issa aide told ABC News. Issa released the letter, along with his own letter dated June 28, 2012 requesting the investigation, last week.
A year late to the party?
Sounds like the GOP to me!!$
May 15, 2013 at 2:09pm
The attack in Benghazi began at approx 3:40 p.m. Washington time, President Obama was at Walter Reed Hospital visiting wounded soldiers. He returned to the White House for his 5:00 p.m. meeting with Panetta and Dempsey. The President spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour between 6:30 and 7:30. After the phone call the President met with his national security team, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, VP Biden and Chief of Staff Jack Lew. At the time this meeting was taking place it was known that Sean Smith’s body had been recovered, Ambassador Stevens was missing, the fighting had stopped and everyone at the Consulate had been evacuated to the Annex. I’ll even give you a hostile right wing site to affirm the phone call and meeting with national security staff. http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/01/05/benghazi-not-conspiracy-just-an-old-fashioned-cover-up-of-ineptitude-with-the-kids-making-decisions/ http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2012-09-11
May 14, 2013 at 9:06pm
Quick, somebody turn Rush Limbaugh in to DHS!! He’s a threat to national security.
May 14, 2013 at 8:55pm
Too bad she never said that, if you disagree, post a link.
May 14, 2013 at 6:03pm
“Valerie Jarret said this about tomorrow’s election during a press interview in the Obama Chicago headquarters:”
Absolute bullsh!t Never happened. In reality, the quote attributed to Valerie Jarret was actually what a “source” inside the Obama camp claimed that “a rep” from Jarret’s office supposedly said she said.
HERE NOW IS THE UPDATE WSI RECEIVED VIA A SOURCE FROM CHICAGO THIS MORNING:
So, in a nutshell, a source said that someone inside told them that a representative of Ms. Jarret supposedly said something that Ms. Jarret is alleged to have said. Right wing reporting at its finest.
May 14, 2013 at 5:38pm
“Who made up the story about the YouTube video?”
It wasn’t a story, the anti-muslim video “innocence of Muslims” was a factor in the events of 9/11/12 and for many days following. The trailer for “the YouTube video” had been dubbed into Arabic and shown on Egyptian television on 9/8, there it was viewed by hundreds of thousands of Muslims.
If you recall, Hicks testified that he had called Ambassador Stevens late in the day on 9/11 to make him aware that there was a protest going on at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Wissam Buhmeid, the commander of the Tripoli government-sanctioned Libya’s Shield Brigade, effectively a police force for Benghazi, maintained that it was anger over the Mohamed video which made the guards abandon their post: “There were definitely people from the security forces who let the attack happen because they were themselves offended by the film; they would absolutely put their loyalty to the Prophet over the consulate. The deaths are all nothing compared to insulting the Prophet.”
No officers or admirals were fired, prove otherwise.
Ty Woods and 5 others from the Annex went to the Consulate in a rescue attempt. There were no “special forces” a mile away that weren’t utilized.
May 12, 2013 at 9:11pm
Caspar Weinberger? You must be joking. U.S. Embassy Beirut, Spring 1983. Lax security allows suicide bomber to drive right to the front door. 63 dead including 17 Americans. Fall 1983, Marine barracks Beirut. The barracks compound isn’t allowed to fortify its perimeter for reasons of appearance. The DOD is wary of being viewed as on a war footing. The ROEs don’t allow the guards to have a round chambered and weapons must always be on safety. A suicide bomber easily drives over a barbed wire fence and smiles as he drives past the guards right into the lobby of the barracks. 241 American servicement die. Weinberger was indicted on multiple counts in the Iran-Contra affair but was conveniently pardoned by George H.W. Bush before trial.
May 12, 2013 at 8:47pm
If I had a nickel…..If I had a nickel for every time I’ve had to correct one of you ignorant right wingers when you start spouting off about “marshall” law I’d have enough for a nice dinner out. If you’re going to use the word please learn how to spell it, it’s “martial” law, not marshall law.
May 12, 2013 at 7:34pm
“The fact that a team could be scrambled in 2 to 3 hours and WANTED TO GO, but were specifically told to stand down”
Who are you talking about?
May 12, 2013 at 6:25pm
What stand down order? The 4 Spec Ops guys in Tripoli?
May 12, 2013 at 5:47pm
Yeah, remember “shock and awe”, “bring it on” and “mission accomplished”? Boy, that sure worked out well.
May 12, 2013 at 4:38pm
Lebanese site Tayyar.org was the only media outlet on the planet running a story claiming Stevens was raped. They cited French new organization AFP as the source.
The AFP has sent out the following statement:
Greetings, Concerning your query on the report published by a Lebanese website according to which ambassador Stevens was sodomized. That report falsely quoted our news agency and has no truth whatsover to it. AFP promptly sent a strongly worded complaint to that website and they removed the report and published a denial, saying that AFP did not report such a thing.
You are a disgusting lying POS. The first drone didn’t arrive until 2 hours into the attack and it certainly never saw Stevens or Smith at all. NONE of the Benghazi victims, including Stevens, was raped or mistreated in any way.
May 12, 2013 at 3:52pm
Big difference, that was a planned operation, not a reaction to an event like Benghazi.
May 12, 2013 at 3:49pm
Wow, breathtaking ignorance. Hagan? You don’t even know his name? It’s Chuck Hagel.
May 12, 2013 at 12:38am
What did they have to say about the Saudi national story? Are they also wondering when Napolitano will be headed to jail?
May 11, 2013 at 11:35pm
I agree, they deserve extra scrutiny. Only about 20% of Americans support the Tea Party so sympathy for them will be in short supply.