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Boehner: Emails Prove WH 'Contempt' for America's 'Right to Know'

Posted by on May. 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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Furious that alleged "smoking gun" emails shedding new light on the White House response to the 2012 Benghazi attack weren't turned over to Congress sooner, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday demanded an explanation from Secretary of State John Kerry.

Boehner, in a statement, said withholding the information is the "most flagrant example yet of the administration's contempt for the American people's right to know the truth about what happened when four Americans died in a fiery terrorist attack," The Hill reported.

Earlier Thursday, GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, said keeping the email from Congress was "possibly criminal," news outlets reported.

"Someone needs to answer why this administration hid these documents - and tell the American people what else is being concealed," Boehner said in the statement, according to The Hill.

"The House used its subpoena power to obtain documents, including emails, last year, but these emails didn't show up until now, after a court ordered their release to an outside watchdog group."

"If the White House won't explain it, Secretary Kerry should come to the Capitol to explain why he defied an official congressional subpoena," Boehner demanded. "And the White House needs to understand that this investigation will not end until the entire truth is revealed and justice and accountability are served."

The previously undisclosed emails - which surfaced this week after they were obtained by Judicial Watch - show that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes helped work up talking points for then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to use on Sunday talk shows, with advice "to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has characterized the document as a "smoking gun" showing "political operatives in the White House working to create a political narrative at odds with the facts."

But the White House has insisted the email was not specifically about the attack in Benghazi, but pertained to protests erupting throughout the region over a controversial anti-Muslim video.

Carney Thursday accused GOP representatives in the House of seeing controversy where there is none.

"This is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy," Carney said of the furor.




 

by on May. 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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Saphira1207
by on May. 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM

popcorn

Debrowsky
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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I've been waiting for Boehner to promote an extensive investigation into this.  It's time for some heads to roll, big time!


it's also time for >>>>
   IMPEACH OBAMA

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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Quoting Saphira1207:

popcorn   drinking

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2014 at 2:14 PM

 No Chance.

Quoting Debrowsky:

I've been waiting for Boehner to promote an extensive investigation into this.  It's time for some heads to roll, big time!it's also time for >>>>   IMPEACH OBAMA

 

Debrowsky
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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frustrated

Quoting Billiejeens:

 No Chance.

Quoting Debrowsky:

I've been waiting for Boehner to promote an extensive investigation into this.  It's time for some heads to roll, big time!it's also time for >>>>   IMPEACH OBAMA



blondekosmic15
by Blonde on May. 2, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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Benghazi should be Obama's watergate but much worse. 4 brave Americans died. 

Quoting Debrowsky:

frustrated

Quoting Billiejeens:

 No Chance.

Quoting Debrowsky:

I've been waiting for Boehner to promote an extensive investigation into this.  It's time for some heads to roll, big time!it's also time for >>>>   IMPEACH OBAMA




Ednarooni160
by Eds on May. 3, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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Ask Kerry?? BUWAHAHAHA..just as well ask Holder or Obama or Nancy.. Oh wait, maybe another video will come out courtesy of tax payers to explain this nonsense as well. SMH at the unbelievable bologna coming from this administration and it's also (imo) inconceivable that people are PUTTING up with it.. Someone PLEASE get some cajones..

29again
by Gold Member on May. 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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Kerry was still a senator when this all happened.  He won't be able to answer a single question about anything, because he won't know anything.  It is pointless to haul him before Congress.  But I can't wait to see those hearings.  I'm going to love hearing him say he has no idea about A, B, C, D,...X, Y, Z.   All of the blame for this whole catastrophe falls squarely on the shoulders of Clinton and Obama.  THEY are the ones to blame.  They should be held accountable. 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 3, 2014 at 3:43 PM

BUMP!

jobseeker
by Bronze Member on May. 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM
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I wish I could just jump ship, but there is too much to lose....

I wonder how long it will take, if ever, before we as a country can heal from this administration?

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