Ted Cruz Press Release: Democrats Block Cruz Resolution to Create Joint Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi Attacks

Press Release of Senator Cruz

Democrats Block Cruz Resolution to Create Joint Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi Attacks

Cruz co-sponsors Cornyn Bill to Designate Fort Hood Shooting as Terrorist Attack

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561
Thursday, September 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced a resolution, S.R. 225, to create a joint select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attacks from one year ago, last September 11, 2012. On Wednesday, Sen. Cruz requested unanimous consent to introduce and pass the resolution, but Democrats blocked it from consideration.

“On September 11, 2012, four Americans were brutally murdered in a terrorist attack against our embassy in Benghazi and one year later, there has still been no action of reprisal and no justice rendered upon the assailants,” Sen. Cruz said. “Failure to hold accountable the perpetrators of this vicious attack will leave terrorists around the world with the impression that they can kill Americans and escape the consequences, increasing the likelihood of future attacks. The American people deserve to have a complete account from their government of the events in Benghazi before, during, and after the attack.”

The Cruz resolution currently has 19 cosponsors including Sens. Vitter, Blunt, Toomey, Paul, Scott, Heller, Lee, Inhofe, Ayotte, Portman, Coburn, Roberts, Risch, Ron Johnson, Isakson, Crapo, Cochran, Grassley and Enzi.

Additionally, Sen. Cruz has cosponsored legislation, the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act, filed by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to rightfully designate the Fort Hood shooting as a terrorist attack. In the aftermath of the shooting, the State Department designated the attack as “workplace violence” because the attack took place on U.S. soil rather than in a designated combat zone. This designation has prevented victims from receiving the same awards and benefits as their deployed counterparts who are wounded or killed in the line of duty. The Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act would correct this inequity and provide benefits the Fort Hood victims deserve.

read the text of his Resolution:

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The Democrats are doing their best to stall so it won't effect their bids for re-election or election in 2014. They don't realize it is already too late. Americans are tired of their acts of treason.

It will all be revealed someday.  I suspect that Obama will leave the country after he serves his term, to seek asylum.  Bet Russia wouldn't take him.  

I don't believe that this is about saving Obama! The whole political situation has morphed to the point that Dems are no longer trying to save Obama but the Democratic party and their own jobs.

How can there only be 19 cosponsors? The U.S. Senate sucks

Yeah, the only two Senators not owned by the bankers are Cruz and Paul.  The rest of  them are traitors.

GOD BLESS TED CRUZ FOR STANDING UP AND DOING THIS,(what I have Prayed for someone todo!!). ALL ALONG IT HAS BEEN ABOUT OIL AND GAS PIPELINE TO GO THRU SYRIA!! Anyone in OBAMAs way, well, see?? This is all on OBAMA!! TRESON!! CHARGE OBAMA WITH TREASON! Regardless if he's BLACK,(part Black!!). Anyone who was in it with  him and witness to his TREASON, Investigat them and suspend their OFFICE they hold!! Let us see when they are out of the way, where the other rats are!! Let alone the FED!! What did happen to all the GOLD after they removed it from underground at the TWIN-TOWERS, 9/11/2001. GUN RUNNING!! That is also grounds for TREASON CHARGES, AIDING and ABETTING HE ENEMY, AL QEADA and THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!! The creeps are in the WHITE HOUSE appointed to High positions, and SECURITY!!!! I kn ow what is going on!! I SEE IT EVERYDAY!!! 2+2=4!! 4 DEAD WITH OBAMA LEAD!!!!! I am sick of his blame everyone but him game!! CRIMINAL!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!! UNITED WE STAND!!

CYA. Shame on you people.

Party before country with both of them.

Protecting criminal corrupt government makes them just as guilty.

When this is over I won't settle for anything less than NUREMBERG STYLE TRIALS.

All of them Both Speakers. Pelosi and call Frank and Dodd back for trials. The whole mess of them.

None of this slap on the wrist stuff and relocate them to another job. Napolitano, Sebelius and Bo. We love our country they just love themselves.

Punishment of treason if found guilty too. They're just a bunch of thugs.

Senate is a den of snakes -  Harry and his pals.

Got to LOVE TEXAS . . GO CRUZ . . 

So the twin towers were an act of work place violence because it was on US soil. Lib's always twisting the truth. Ft. Hood was a terrorist attack and our military deserves better than these Obama administration lies.

Americans are sick of the lib cover ups. 2014 is nearer everyday and another opportunity to create change. All of us must vote and not let another opportunity for change to pass us by, another opportunity to take our country back. 

Ted Cruz. Rand Paul and many others have sacrificed careers so the Dems could have their vote .  Most of them are too senile or close to it.  Some of them are still o. k. However, its time for age and term limits and popcorn

yes prez imcluded;. Time for the older Dems to go!

 

Old Rhinos also ie John McCain and and his sidekick Lindsey.

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 Judge Orders Mueller To Prove  Russia Meddled In Election 

Judge Dabney L. Friedrich

A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.

Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. – one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller’s team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request – effectively telling prosecutors ‘well, they’re here.’

Concord was accused in the indictment of supporting the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian ‘troll farm’ accused of trying to influence the 2016 US election.

On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller’s prosecutors if she should assume they aren’t accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Concord has asked Dabney to throw out the charges – claiming that Mueller’s office fabricated a crime, and that there is no law against interfering in elections.

According to the judge’s request for clarification, the Justice Department has argued that it doesn’t have to show that Concord had a legal duty to report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Rather, the allegation is that the company knowingly engaged in deceptive acts that precluded the FEC, or the Justice Department, from ascertaining whether they had broken the law. -Bloomberg

On Monday, Friedrich raised questions over whether the special counsel’s office could prove a key element of their case – saying that it was “hard to see” how allegations of Russian influence were intended to interfere with US government operations vs. simply “confusing voters,” reports law.com.

During a 90-minute hearing, Friedrich questioned prosecutor Jonathan Kravis about how the government would be able to show the Russian defendants were aware of the Justice Department and FEC’s functions and then deliberately sought to skirt them.

“You still have to show knowledge of the agencies and what they do. How do you do that?” Friedrich asked.

Kravis, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, argued that the government needed only to show that Concord Management and the other defendants were generally aware that the U.S. government “regulates and monitors” foreign participation in American politics. That awareness, Kravis said, could be inferred from the Russians’ alleged creation of fake social media accounts that appeared to be run by U.S. citizens and “computer infrastructure” intended to mask the Russian origin of the influence operation.

“That is deception that is directed at a higher level,” Kravis said. Kravis appeared in court with Michael Dreeben, a top Justice Department appellate lawyer on detail to the special counsel’s office. -law.com

Concord pleaded not guilty in May. Their attorney, Eric Dubelier – a partner at Reed Smith, has described the election meddling charges as “make believe,” arguing on Monday that Mueller’s indictment against Concord “doesn’t charge a crime.”

“There is no statute of interfering with an election. There just isn’t,” said Dubelier, who added that Mueller’s office alleged a “made-up crime to fit the facts they have.”

Dubelier added that the case against Concord Management is the first in US history “where anyone has ever been charged with defrauding the Justice Department” through their failure to register under FARA.

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