CIA sat on Benghazi investigation, US personnel Outraged

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Despite at least  two complaints filed by CIA employees who are concerned  about the overall decision-making, and possible destruction of evidence re Benghazi, we now hear that there was never a CIA investigation into what went wrong.

Fox News reported:

American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA’s inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened — despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack and despite at least two complaints being filed by CIA employees.

Former Ambassador Chris Stevens, another State official and two ex-Navy SEALs working for the CIA were killed in that attack.

Many in the agency were told, or were under the impression, that an investigation was in the works, but that is not the case.

One person close to the issue told Fox News: “They should be doing an investigation to see what the chief of base in Benghazi and station chief in Tripoli did that night. If they did, they’d find out there were some major mistakes.”

This source claimed an investigation would likely uncover a lot of details the public does not know.

Asked why such a probe has not been launched, a CIA spokesman said: “CIA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) always reviews carefully every matter that is brought to its attention, and takes appropriate action based on a variety of factors.”

Can you say “cover-up” boys and girls? I thought you could.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, Fox reported last week that the DOJ appears to be stonewalling Congress on the investigation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, which is nearly two years old. At a hearing last May, Eric Holder (who for some reason is still our Attorney General) promised that he would get back Congressman Jason Chaffetz on the investigation – if there indeed is one.

Not surprisingly, Holder hasn’t gotten back to Chaffetz and no one has heard from Petraeus since he left the CIA, leaving suspicious minds to speculate that it’s being used to “keep Petraeus quiet.”

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, pressed Holder on the matter in a letter, which was reviewed by Fox News — and suggested the probe is being left open to keep Petraeus “quiet” on issues like the Benghazi terror attack.

“My understanding is that, as of today, the investigation into General Petraeus, is still ongoing. Why is the investigation still ongoing? When will the investigation conclude? What are the issues still in question?” he wrote.

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“It’s been nearly two years since the investigation started on General Petraeus — if there is something serious and sinister, then let Congress know. If not, give this man’s reputation back. But I worry that the White House is just holding this over his head to keep him quiet,” Chaffetz said.

Republicans on these Committees should know by now that when a member of this Regime tells them that they’ll get back to them on something, that’s their way of saying “F*ck you, I think we’re going to run out the clock, instead. Suck it up, losers.”

They’ve got three more years to play this game with us, and believe me, they’ll make the most of it.

As for the latest spy scandal – don’t worry, Senate Democrats and their  media allies will kiss and make up with Obama over that minor kerfuffle by St. Patrick’s Day.

It’s up to Republicans to save the Republic……

Yeah, I know – we’re screwed.

Video: How Conservative Activists Got 140,000 Comments Opposing The IRS Regulation For 501 C 4 Groups

Conservative activists have been working overtime to stop the proposed IRS regulation for 501 (C) (4) social welfare groups that is designed to silence conservatives. The new regulation “popped up” without prior notice on Thanksgiving weekend, last year, when most of America was focused on the holidays, giving them only two months to act. In the end, over 140,000 comments were posted on regulations.gov by the deadline of Feb 27. This means the IRS has to comb through and address every single one of them, comment by comment. They have gummed up the works for the IRS on this rule change in a huge way.

Conservative leaders Andrew Langer from the Institute of Liberty, Ralph Reed of the rapidly growing Faith and Freedom Coalition and Phil Kerpin of the American Commitment were on hand at CPAC 2014 to explain how they were able to achieve this herculean effort.

As Langer would tell us, “my dream has always been… to slow down the wheels of the bureaucracy – bury them under an avalanche of comments – that we can now do.”

Andrew Langer: “Congress passes a law, and it goes to the agencies for interpretation through the regulatory process, and you file substantive comments – comments that get to the heart of the rule, and why it’s bad. But you also need to get grassroots comments in. This is what the left has always done very well. It’s how weird interpretations of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, OSHA rules – how those all move forward, is because they all go out – the Sierra Club will go out and get tens of thousands of postcard comments. So we knew we had to do the same thing with this.”

Ralph Reed: “We feel strongly about this because we think that one of the things that separate the United States from every other nation in recorded history until the time of our founding – the thing that makes us unique and exceptional, and it’s the reason why people are willing to crawl across broken glass and cross oceans at the risk of their own lives to become Americans – is because we believe the government derives its legitimacy from the consent of the governed. And if you don’t think that is different than what goes on in the rest of the world, just look at Syria where there’s over 140,000 innocents that have been slaughtered recently, look at what’s going on in the Ukraine and Crimea, look at what’s happening in Egypt, in Iran and I can go on. What happens here – is not normal. It is not the normative human experience. Now, the right to organize – to mobilize, to educate, to register people to vote, to ensure that they’re properly activated – that they have an effective means of petitioning their elected officials – is critical to this Democratic experiment.”

Phil Kerpin: “Elected Democrats are behind this…they think the only way they can survive is to shut us all up. They’re willing to throw their own grassroots overboard and the First Amendment of the Constitution to do it, and given the fact that the IRS has already taken it as far as they have, in the face of all the opposition across the ideological spectrum, I think it’s very likely that they’ll take the next step and attempt to finalize the rule before the election. If they do that, I’m not going to abide by the rule. I think it’s an illegal rule and we’re going to litigate it..”

These conservative men may look like mild mannered milquetoasts but they are warriors who are doing God’s work. We should support their organizations in any way we can.

Video: Ed Henry Offends Jay Carney With Impertinent Question

“Have you no sense of decency, sir?” Jay Carney seemed to sneer at Fox News’ Ed Henry for having the audacity to suggest that the Regime’s 2014 policy initiatives – women in the economy, minimum wage and overtime wage increases – just might have something to do with the mid term elections.  “At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

“These are the right things to do for the economy!” an animated Carney exclaimed.

“It has nothing to do with the midterms?” Henry pressed.

“You know what — every woman in here ought to be offended by that,” Carny simpered, resorting to his oft used tactic of trying to turn the other reporters in the room against the tough questioner. “I’m offended by it on behalf of my wife and my daughter – it’s crazy!”

#RepublicanWarOnWomen you guyz!

Fox and Friends showed the clip from yesterday on their show this morning. As co-host Steve Doocy notes in the video below, Jay Carney’s wife should be offended by the fact that Barack Obama’s White House pays men more than women – “the ‘War on Women’ starts at the White House,” he said.

A Daily Caller analysis of the administration’s 2013 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff shows that the White House still paid women less than men in 2013.

The analysis of the data, which, as the document notes, does not “reflect salary reductions staff have taken due to furloughs and commissioned officer salary reductions,” found that the median 2013 salary for men was $73,729, while the median salary for women was $65,000.

So Carney’s got a lot of nerve acting huffy about that particular question.

“I find that offensive that Jay Carney expects us to buy that he was offended,” Brian Kilmeade said. “Was he actually offended, or was he just trying to fend off another Ed Henry question?”

That was a rhetorical question. Everything this administration does is calculated and political. It’s embarrassing that liberal women lap this stuff up.

Ron Fournier: POTUS May Be In The Middle Of “Full Blown Constitutional Crisis” (Video)

Another major scandal for the regime is coming to light as the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee is accusing the CIA of “breaking laws and breaching constitutional principles in an alleged effort to undermine the panel’s multi-year investigation of a controversial interrogation program.”

Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) accused the CIA of ­secretly removing documents, searching computers used by the committee and attempting to intimidate congressional investigators by requesting an FBI inquiry of their conduct — charges that CIA Director John Brennan disputed within hours of her appearance on the Senate floor.

Feinstein described the escalating conflict as a “defining moment” for Congress’s role in overseeing the nation’s intelligence agencies and cited “grave concerns” that the CIA had “violated the separation-of-powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution.”

Brennan fired back during a previously scheduled speech in Washington, saying that “when the facts come out on this, I think a lot of people who are claiming that there has been this tremendous sort of spying and monitoring and hacking will be proved wrong.”

The lapdogs couldn’t rouse themselves to bark about Fast and Furious, Benghazi or the IRS and they barely blinked at the NSA and DOJ spy scandals, but now that a liberal Senator has  been spied on by the CIA, we’ve got a “full blown constitutional crisis on our hands according to National Journal’s Ron Fournier.

“What we have here is the President of the United States in the middle of what could be a full blown Constitutional crisis with the executive branch accused of intimidating and spying on Congress,  and Congress accused of stealing documents from the CIA and that is not  a pretty place for the President of the United States to be in the middle of that kind of catfight.”

All I can say is, welcome to the party, pal. We started crying foul in Obama’s first few months in the White House when the Regime closed down Republican Chrysler dealers, screwed over the bondholders and non-UAW workers in the auto bailout,  and used its power to fire and discredit an Inspector General who had found corruption and wasteful spending in one of Obama’s pet projects – Americorps, and more. Michelle Malkin wrote a 500 page book on the Obama administration’s already gut-wrenchingly obvious corruption six months into his sorry regime.