Why the House Intel Committee’s Benghazi Report is Worthless

The House Intelligence Committee’s Final Benghazi Report is a whitewash. That’s why the media is currently running around turning cartwheels and misrepresenting the report.

But let’s clear up some myths about the report.

To quote from its introduction, “the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the Benghazi attacks focused on the Intelligence Community’s activities before, during, and after the attacks in Benghazi… The Committee did receive evidence about the activities of the Defense Department, State Department, and White House personnel, which are explained in both the report and the additional views.  But the Committee does not make final conclusions about other agencies to the extent they were not the focus of the Committee’s investigation.”

While the media is treating this as some sort of conclusive overall report, it’s a look at the actions of the CIA.

That said, the report is a joke. I have no idea why it was even released. It’s a meaningless collection of statements undercut within that same report. Here’s another example from the introduction.

“The committee finds that a mixed group of individuals including those affiliated with Al Qaeda, participated in the attacks on US facilities in Benghazi, although the Committee finds that the intelligence was and remains conflicting about the identities, affiliations and motivations of the attackers.”

That entire sentence nullifies itself.

The report is filled with such self-nullifying conclusions in which the conclusion can be summed up as “Uh.”

The report concludes that there was no intelligence failure because there was no specific warning that an attack would occur on September 11. Aside from the “stream of contradictory and conflicting intelligence” afterward.

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Nothing will be done as congress and we the people don't have backbone. Holder called us COWARDS and Gruber called us DUMB and Geraldo called us LAZY. Right now I would say these guys are 100 percent correct. Obama and his administration can do anything they want, (MURDER-FRAUD-THEFT) and people just don't care. We the people have sold out country and God.

Lawrence, I agree with you. It is a disgrace. No, we are disgrace, too. Just read the comments to this posting. It is one big rant devoid of any real action. Neither we the people nor our elected GOP representatives seem to do anything worthwhile. This fraud will go on for another two years; the ranting on this website and the inactivity of our GOP representatives will also go on. Let's just hope that something will change in 2016 and we can finally take back our country and remake it what it once was. But I am afraid everything will stay the same beyond 2016 unless we the people stop ranting and take action.

This cannot STAND! 

Question: So WHAT are WE hearing from Mr. Trey Gowdy?

Exactly!!! Then so-much for all the unprecedented hero worship. WOW! ....very disappointing, to say the least.

I'm just saying, that we are hard pressed to find any real silver lining here and there. If investigations such as this, no matter how egregious, ultimately conclude with a predetermined verdict, than ALL bets are off. The hopes of ever reversing the course will become slim to none.

It's apparent the deck is stacked. All the voting and the cheer leading is going absolutely no where. The results of this quasi-official outcome, does not bode well for a decent and fair fight. It just continues to get worse with us making ZERO progress no matter if we win in a landslide or what. Something has got to give. Something!

RFB: Correct. I get that. However, we cannot expect Washington to change itself, - WE have to change Washington. And to my knowledge, you do that by voting in the primaries, then on to the actual election. If your guy makes it through, (getting elected), you then have a fighting chance. If not, we get more of the same. That would be; watching the country sliding downwards, while the opposition party just looks on.

I agree that time is not on our side. If left to the establishment leadership, everyone's goose is cooked - including theirs. All the money in the world won' save their butt. I know that plenty of them are greedy and out right corrupt, but are they that dumb as well? Yeah, they fear for their jobs (contacts), but if a couple of them got the ball rolling, it would become contagious. They have the damn support from the majority!!!

There I go dreaming again. I'll stick with the cartoons.

I want to know also.


That is my question as well.  Where is he and why are we not hearing from him?

We are once again finding that our elected representatives(the Republicans) are as complicit to covering up the events.  What I see is the real concern is should our children or grandchildren find themselves needing clear and honest oversight, they will not receive it.  It doesn't take a scientist to know several questions needed to be answered, where to hell was Hillary and why were there no response by her to give more security.  Need I say that we need to load our guns and I'll let you add what should be done to these jerks. 

Benghazi, IRS, NSA. You can keep your doctor, the release of murders, rapist illegal Mexicans,shovel redye jobs, What has Obama and his administration " Not " lied about Obamacare is the biggest joke of all and yet no one has held held accountable... Do you think that the new's media might have something to do with it ?

 I do, if we are trying to save America from this a slat from the Progressive Socialist to takeover of America . we must find a way to get the truth to the people of America.

I'm telling you that we must " Protest " this blatant deception of the of the American people by the news media we must protest at there offices the offices of there sponsors, we simply can not let left use the media talking points and tell the Damn Truth ! 

We need to wake the hell up even if it is way too late. The republicans and democrats who are elected come across everyday like they oppose each other vehemently but in reality they are working hand in hand to turn this country into a Theocracy where they the (leadership) are the only voices. They could never get by with it if they up and out told us where they stood so they deceive us slowly. The 2014 so-called wave elections were nothing more than a cover up. We have been had. That's why the GOP hates the TEA Party more so than the dems.



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Schumer Refusing To Help Border Kids
Wants To Hurt Trump Instead

The controversy over how underage illegal aliens are handled at the border is heating up — but Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer just rejected a good-faith proposal to fix the problem.

A growing number of people on both sides of the political aisle have expressed concern for border separations, which occur when migrants are caught breaking the law along the border while they have children with them, or when the often exploitative relationship between adults and minors at the border cannot be established.

A vast amount of mis-information and outright lying about the situation has muddied the water, making it tough to understand the situation in its entirety.

Both liberals and conservatives, however, have voiced their support for a better system that results in fewer family separations, and even President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to stand with Congress if they change the law.

Shockingly, however, it looks like one of the most well-known faces of the Democratic party isn’t willing to take action, and is instead playing politics in order to attack Trump.

On Tuesday, Schumer openly rejected a Republican proposal to fix the immigrant separation problem at the legislative level, and instead whined about the president.

“There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer stated, according to The Hill.

“Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it,” he complained.

Democrats Reject Bill To Keep Families Together At Border – Schumer Says He “Wants To Keep Focus On Trump”

Think about that for a second: The president’s job is to execute existing laws. The legislature’s job is to change or enact new laws when needed.

A senator elected to the legislature for exactly that purpose is now refusing to do his job and pass legislation, while simultaneously blaming the president for enforcing the existing laws, as he is sworn to do.

If there was any doubt that Schumer and the Democrats are playing politics instead of trying to actually help migrant families, the senator made his intentions clear: Obstruct and point fingers at Trump.

“Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump,” The Hill explained.

Make no mistake: The Democrats dragging their feet and refusing to back legislation already drafted by Republicans will prolong the problems at the border.

“Schumer’s opposition to a legislative fix means there likely won’t be a quick end to the emotional images of immigrant children being separated from their families unless Trump backs down,” The Hill reported.

“Democrats want to keep the pressure on Trump instead of having Congress assume responsibility for the growing crisis,” the news outlet continued.

Again: There’s a solution ready to go, with Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ready to support it. Yet Democrats like Schumer apparently believe that scoring political points against Trump is more important than helping broken families on the border, even as their own liberal voters demand action.

“Congress alone can fix it,” stated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday.

“I support, and all of the senators of the Republican conference support, a plan that keeps families together,” McConnell agreed.

“We need to fix the problem and it requires a legislative solution,” he said.

Yet Democrats refuse to budge.

This “do nothing but blame Trump” response from the left should prove beyond a doubt that all the tears and hand-wringing from liberals are disingenuous. They’re for show. If it was truly about helping innocent kids at the border, Schumer and his fellow Democrats could act right now.

If their priority was actually to solve the problem and help broken families, scoring points against Trump shouldn’t even be a concern. Even if they believed he was being stubborn on the issue, they could take the high road by doing their jobs and supporting bipartisan legislation.

They don’t, because solving the problem was never their goal. They are playing political games and using devastated children as pawns, while pretending that the president is the monster.

That’s sick… and the American people need to see exactly who is doing the obstruction.


Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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