Hillary Clinton Already in Control of Democratic Members of Benghazi Panel

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This is exactly the type of corruption and pandering that caused this administration’s many scandals. The Democratic Party suffers from a complete lack of basic accountability. Its first instinct is to lie and cover up.

Hillary Clinton’s world was so worried about a Republican investigation of the Benghazi attacks, they sent a message to House Democrats: We need backup.

So Clinton emissaries launched a back channel campaign, contacting several House Democratic lawmakers and aides to say they’d prefer Democrats participate, according to sources familiar with the conversations.

Hillary Clinton stacked the first investigation of Benghazi with her people. Now she has managed to do it in Congress.

“Republicans are making it clear they plan to use the power of the Benghazi Select Committee to continue to politicize the tragedy that occurred in Benghazi, which is exactly why Democratic participation in the committee is vital,” a Democrat close to Clinton world said. “Inevitably, witnesses ranging from Secretary Clinton to Secretary [John] Kerry will be subpoenaed to testify, and the Democrats appointed to the committee will help restore a level of sanity to the hearings, which would otherwise exist solely as a political witch hunt.”

So we’ve got the Clinton-Dem talking points on the table. They don’t intend to investigate the murder of four Americans in any way. They are there to protect Hillary Clinton and accuse any investigators of being crazies engaged in a witch hunt.

If Clinton testifies, it will almost certainly be one of the blockbuster moments for the committee and an important prelude as she considers a second run for the White House.

She can pound the table some more and shriek, “What difference does it make anyway.”

Pelosi picked Reps. Linda Sanchez and Adam Schiff of California, Adam Smith of Washington state and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois to fill the panel. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, will serve as ranking member.

Cummings became notorious for his frenzied obstructionism and tantrums. Linda Sanchez can blame the Vietnamese. Again.

Tammy Duckworth will be there to provide cover for the anti-military party as a token.

New York Rep. Eliot Engel said Democrats “shouldn’t allow” the investigation to be “made about one person.

“I think the American public feels that Hillary Clinton did an outstanding job as secretary of state and if Republicans are using Benghazi to blemish her record, I don’t think it will stick,” Engel said.

That must be why no one can seem to name anything Clinton did in office… except Benghazi.

  • SoCalMike

    The only thing I despise more than Republicans cowardice and stupidity is self serving Democrat left wing lies.
    Hillary and the Dems circling wagons for her are malignant cancer tumors.

  • 20pizzapies

    What , there should be no level playing fields ? You want Issa and Republicans to be the only ones on this Commission ? Yea right , that’ll work , that’ll be reeeeeal fair huh ? Republicans headed four inquiries over the last 18 months , and haven’t turned up a smoking gun yet , so now they want to try again and make one materialize . If there are 5 republicans there should be 5 Democrats . Just to keep everyone honest . Clinton does not control the facts . But so far Republicans have tried to control the spin .

    • Steeloak

      The Democrats on the committee are not interested in facts, they are there to stonewall, obfuscate, disrupt, and whenever possible turn the committee hearings into a circus. The last thing they want is an impartial investigation to find out what happened and who is responsible.

      • 20pizzapies

        Yea , and the Republicans on the Committee are just trying to knock Clinton out of the box for 2016 election . There’s already been four , and run by Republicans , and what did they turn up ?

        • Steeloak

          Lots, and lots more to come. Let the subpoenas fly!

          • 20pizzapies

            Hey man bring ‘em on . Subpoena’s don’t mean anything , it’s evidence and facts I want to see . Not B.S. and rhetoric from the right .

          • Digli

            You really believe all these things that you post don’t you?
            That’s good. Keep reading and listening and informing your self. That’s a very good thing to do.
            Just keep at.
            I suppose all the other people posting could be wrong.
            So you just keep paying attention and looking for the truth.
            Best regards,Digli

          • 20pizzapies

            I believe what is established as FACT , NOT what this echo chamber has to offer . I welcome this “investigation ” , every bit of it should be televised so the public can get the facts , not your echo chamber narrative or teabag fantasies .

        • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

          “what did they turn up?” So far, mendacity and incompetence. And it won’t look better for your side when the full truth does come out.

          • 20pizzapies

            I’m on the side of the facts , not the B.S. I’ve been hearing from Republicans and Teabags .

          • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

            And the facts in your favor are so compelling you’re reduced to hurling crude insults like “teabags” – sure they are.

          • 20pizzapies

            Glad you take Teabags as an insult because the Tea Party IS an insult in an of itself .

          • john

            Does not look better for the US!

            Obama lied,
            four Americans died.
            Obama lied,
            Chris Stevens was sodomised.

          • 20pizzapies

            the only one’s sodomized are the brainwashed suckers like YOU who believed that croc of Teabag B.S.

        • Webb Cook

          That scum like you are good with Hillary abandoning Americans to be murdered by filthy stinking ragheads.

          • 20pizzapies

            I see you like talking out of your rear end , do you cook like that to ?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The Republicans have always wanted Dems on this commission. The problem is that Hillary is once again manipulating the outcome.

      • 20pizzapies

        How is Clinton manipulating the outcome ? Subpoenas should be issued to anyone relevant and statements taken under oath . If what Republicans have been accusing the Administration of are true so be it . So far NONE of the accusations have been proven true .

        • john

          The truth, a concept alien to the Democrats.Don’t forget that Obama is to the world a pathological liar elected by people with the same values.Maraniss itemised 38 lies in his book!It is your president!

          • 20pizzapies

            All politicians are liars including Both Bush’ and St .Reagan . so who are you trying to kid . Why don’t you get up of your butt and make a list of their statements that where LIES . You’re either too lazy or afraid to do tat .

        • Daniel Greenfield

          “How is Clinton manipulating the outcome ?”

          read the post

      • john

        Sir,thanks for remind some people of the facts.Like the fact that in Benghazi,four Americans died.Like the fact that tis was not due to the video as stated by Obama,Hillary and the rest of the clique of pathological liars.They even produced a $70000 video to cover their lies.This did not go well around the world,particularly in Pakistan.Don’t ever forget that they lied not only to Americans but worse to the entire world..

    • Erudite Mavin

      Issa’s committee did not have the authority this special comm. does have.
      Also, the Issa comm. received lies, spin, heavy redacted docs. and most others were slowwalked as was every thing else with the Obama adm.
      As far as how many on comm. This is how it works. Who has the Majority has the majority on the comm.
      In the Senate, the Democrats are the Majority and on their committees, they have more members than Republicans.

      • 20pizzapies

        Oh that’s a croc . You had Graham, and King and McCain sitting on three investigations atleast so far . What did they turn up ? WHO did they accuse of stonewalling ? NO ONE . Your retort no doubt is that King ,McCain, and Graham et al , are full of it ?

        • Erudite Mavin

          The weight of carrying Obama and the Clintons on your shoulders over the years is too much for you and has affected your thinking.

          • 20pizzapies

            Let the “investigation” speak for itself , not the Tea bag narrative . Because that’s all this country has been hearing is your lies and whining . Everyone who’s not blind and can read KNOWS that the Ambassador was being carried out of the building, NOT sodomised and dragged through the streets , but that has become a phony fact in the Tea Bag Diatribe .

          • Erudite Mavin

            You might want to check the foreign press including the liberal ones who actually had the photos of the Ambassador in the streets with the terrorists pulling his pants down and the description. There were several photos.
            The other three Americans killed are from here in San Diego and where their families live. Might want to talk to them.

          • 20pizzapies

            You might want to check your sources for veracity ,and “photos “for Photo-shopping . Put up the link for your “photos ” as photo-shopping is detectable .

          • Erudite Mavin

            http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stevens.asp

            US Ambassador to Libya Was Raped Before He Was Tortured, Killed

            This just for starters.

          • 20pizzapies

            I guess you missed the Snopes Determination of the story eh Duncan ? It’s right there in large Green Block Print , on the very link you posted – UNDETERMINED – are you dyslexic or just plain blind ? And further down the ONLY PICTURE WE HAVE , is the Ambassador being carried slung over the back of a Libyan – which btw clearly show his pants were on and his shirt was flung forward , and you should be able to determine that had to do with the way he was carried .
            That the trouble with you Tea Bags , you took that picture and spun it to , that “the Ambassador was dragged through the streets , having his pants off after being raped ” and heaven knows what else .
            And BTW Peanut Brain , THAT story of rape , originated in Lebanon from a news agency there .
            By all means bring on the Inquiry , so you tea bags can finally get your noses forced down into your own pile of B.S. that you’ve been circulating for two years .
            Next time Duncan try reading through your own links that you post .

          • Erudite Mavin

            I read it all and noting there are various views.
            HIs cousin who wrote to the issue is not believed by you,
            other sources have their spin.
            Obviously you did not see the many photos on the other link.
            BTW, I am not part of the tea party crowd. I am a Republican who would rather defeat Democrats.
            Believe what you want if it makes you feel more comfortable. You cannot disprove this except with adolescent remarks which proves you are not serious about this in the first place, just attempting to give cover to your Obama and HiIlary.
            You probably believe the photos of the concentration camps in WWII were also photo shopped.

          • 20pizzapies

            Well you have the right screen name mavin , your brain is certainly ” erudite ” . READ THE SNOPES LIK YOU POSTED . Maybe after your 4th or 5th time reading it , you’ll be able to comprehend whtat your reading . Snopes states that there are just stories and the truth of it is UNDETERMINED . It also goes on to say that the
            “rape ” story originated in Lebanon. Unfortunately for the families of the Four Americans killed , they choose to believe the Tea Party spun redaction , which has no basis in fact . The Ambassador was not raped , nor was he dragged through the streets , The ONLY picture that ANYONE has of the Ambassador is the one YOU saw on the snopes link , and it clearly shows he is being carried on the back of a Libyan , pants on , and shirt flung forward due to the way he was being carried . Butv I guess all brains are not equal and those of the Tea Party and Republicans are DEFICIENT > but hey don’t believe what you read or say , and don’t believe what I or Snopes says , wait for the hearings ,when all the Tea Party spin and Republican B.S. gets outed

        • Digli

          Here’s what I suggest:
          Just ignore the Benghazi panel.
          Just ignore any corrupt thing that Clinton and Obama do.
          Stay consistent.

          • 20pizzapies

            Yea why bother with the Truth , when you have the Tea bag narrative . Your statement is soooo appropo of what the Tea Party is all about .
            Let’s get O’Keefe to make a documentary video . [ that is if he's not in jail ]

        • http://batman-news.com Mike Mason

          So you don’t know yet? McCain and Graham were in on it. I Don’t know about King. They along with the Obama knew about the weapons and money going to The Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda. They all also know they have violated the Espionage Act of 1917 and have committed treason. I sure hope the hearings will be broadcast on TV there will be more drama than on Peyton Place.

          • 20pizzapies

            You’ve already got Peyton Place , rightv here in the Tea echo chamber . Indeed every minute of this should be televised . Bring it on . Let the people with brains decide .

          • http://batman-news.com Mike Mason

            Yes by all means let the people with a brain decide. But we know they will not be Demorats. There is not a Dem out there that has more than 1 brain cell left and they will be trying to kill it.

          • 20pizzapies

            Well it certainly hasn’t been the Republicans or Tea Party either Duncan .

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      A Democratic hack speaks! Your party’s strategy has been to lie, obfuscate, ignore subpoenas, redact documents, and hide witnesses. Then, when only 50% of the devastating information (including at least two “smoking guns” which we’ll get back to in a moment) comes forward, some clowns like you are sent to keep repeating “You haven’t found anything, this is old news” to keep the full truth from coming out. It’s obvious that the House Democrats are more concerned with electing Hillary President than they are with getting at the truth about why four Americans were murdered in an act of war – they’re filth, and so are those of you who support their attempts.

      Here’s why we need a thorough investigation which we haven’t had yet: First, we need all the witnesses made available, which hasn’t been done. Second, we need complete unredacted copies of all relevant documents, which certainly hasn’t been done – I’ll bet you anything documents were withheld completely as well as being redacted.

      Here are the smoking guns we already have, and they are devastating by themselves:

      1. Amb. Stevens requested additional security and was refused. What we need to know is if that decision was made solely out of concern for Obama’s re-election prospects. Also, it won’t hurt to remind people that it was Hillary’s responsibility, proving her unfitness for office.

      2. Perhaps no “stand down” order was given, but someone decided not to attempt a rescue. Who was that someone? I admit it probably wasn’t Obama – he’s lazy and passes the buck whenever he can – but we need to know whoever it was so that he can be forever barred from serving in the government again.

      3. WH aide Ben Rhodes re-wrote the CIA’s Benghazi talking points, and he did so with a deliberate intent to mislead the American people for Obama’s political benefit. He even admitted that his purpose was to present the violence as a spontaneous response to a video rather than a pre-meditated attack by Islamic terrorists due to the failure of Obama’s policy in Libya.

      No smoking gun – hah! I’m already choking from the fumes, and by the time the full truth comes out, you Democrats won’t be able to breathe.

      • 20pizzapies

        And when you do get the witnesses like you already have , andyou get the documents that haven’t been redacted , then what are you going to lie about ? All you have now is the hysterical and phony narrative of the Tea Party sycophants . If this is not televised , and I mean every minute of it , then it will be the fault of all parties involved . And LIARS like you will prevail .

    • john

      Keep the show going,the entire world loves,it.It just proves how much America is corrupt.Don’t forget that the Dem,s conscience is Ted Chappaquidick Kennedy.Ted got a lot on his conscience.

      • 20pizzapies

        And don’t you forget , the Republicans AND Tea Party are no better . Ted Kennedy was a dirt bag just as are most of the 525 bums we have sitting in Congress. People like you have convenient memory loss of Republicans and their peccadillos .And you count on people being glued to this echo chamber and FOX news .

    • Digli

      Smoking gun?
      We’re talking about a smoking, flaming, burned out Embassy, four dead Americans and a lying President and Secretary of State,
      Why are you talking about a smoking gun?

      • 20pizzapies

        Smoking gun meaning PROOF /FACTS , regarding your accusations . Rather than biased partisan B.S. that floods this blog , this commission will illuminate the public as to the extent of it .

    • http://batman-news.com Mike Mason

      Where was that fairness when Speaker Pelosi appointed a committee on Climate Change? 9 Democrats and 6 Republicans.Now you libs getting all worked up and indignant. Looks to me like you are getting a taste of what you dished out. So how about some cheese to go with that whine.

      • 20pizzapies

        Where ? Same place it was when ANYTHING came before the House . It’s a two way street Duncan .

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  • Libslayer

    Cummings is a shill.
    I doubt he has an IQ above room temperature.
    And he’s crooked through and through.
    Which makes him a natural choice for Hillary.