Hicks sounds like a whistleblower to me.
Gregory Hicks, who became the top diplomat in Libya after Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed, suggested at Wednesday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing that he was demoted and otherwise punished or making it clear he believed the Obama administration was withholding or ignoring key facts about the Benghazi attacks and response.
Hicks said there was no demonstration and that top State Department officials had been told that, and he told the committee he was "stunned" and "embarrassed" by Rice's televised account.
Boehner tried to take a less confrontational tone on Thursday, but nonetheless said the White House was refusing to make public e-mails and other documents he says show the political calculation behind the Rice TV appearance and other elements of the administration's Benghazi response.
"The White House continues to claim it only made stylistic changes to talking points used by Susan Rice, ignoring the fact that senior White House officials directed the changes being made" to those talking points, Boehner said.
There seems to be a lot more that is going to come out, and evidence was withheld.
I really would just like to see us get it all out in the light.
If it is all just an Ails concocation that will come out too and Republicans will look ridiculous.
Something smells really rotten here.
As a teenager i watched the watergate hearings, I couldn't wait to see Nixon get his.
What happened to being a liberal and always being skeptical of what goverment is up to? Questioning authority?
Did it change just cause one of their own is President?
You're wrong about that, I think. Read up on this issue. The rigid adherence to Benghazi as a right wing meme and divisive attack issue is 100% Roger Ailes' baby. There's no organic, grass roots push. There are no whistle blowers from inside. No inter-agency squabbling. No Congressional furor. This IS Roger Ailes trying to paint Hillary as incompetent and anti-American, and paint Obama as weak. That you agree with his perspective doesn't change the fact that it's his perspective that provides fuel to this "fire."
He's keeping the discussion petty, obstinate, false, rhetorical and intentionally misleading... when the only issue open for debate is the gobsmackingly mundane topic of Susan Rice's comments on Sunday shows about why this happened.
Other networks report the news. Fox invents it and uses it to divide and drive agendas.
Should the way intra-agency flaks collate and disseminate public-facing information be tighter and more scrutinized? Perhaps. There is your tempest in a teapot. That you see more to this is because you want to.
There are Democrats asking for more hearings as well. The truth is coming out and its not due to some Ails spin.
Now whether most Americans care, that is a different story.
Magnolia is a beautiful place. Always been one of our cities' hidden gems. btw its in the neck !!!
I guess we should never spend any money on historical sites. Let Fort Sumter sink into the harbor, no one wants to see that now do they?
"We are not Bangladesh. We have building codes and building inspectors."
A.K.A. Government regulations. Sheesh, you even make his point for him!
"We are not Bangladesh. We have building codes and building inspectors."
We have regulations, ones that impose restrictions on businesses, and you're vouching for them? Now I've seen everything.
Tara, haven't you caught on we are barely able to enjoy/navigate/hell, stomach! the Charleston we now have, much less the crazy "utopian" one you envision for us? And yeah! the coast has been marketed to retirees for a couple of decades now at least. Ever heard of Sun City in Bluffton, Hilton Head (lots of locals hate the late Charles Frazier dear (google), Fripp Island, Callawassie Island, ad nauseum?!
Why is all this future economic growth, tech start-ups, a good thing again?! And every thing each poster has stated is just, well, solid metaphysical truth, so re-read these posts carefully darlin' (smart folks btw).
"most businesses do a better job of regulating themselves than the government ever can"
Absurd statement. Anyone who believes this BS is either naive or stupid. They definitely have no understanding of human nature. There are far too many recent examples of greed and avarice in business for any intelligent person to conclude that government regulation is unnecessary. And I guess we all better hope we're doing business with one of those angelic companies, and not one of the bad ones. Sounds like you're suggesting we play Russian Roulette whenever we buy a product or service. No thanks.
"Regulation and compliance are an expense to business operation. All of which is ultimately passed on to consumers."
Possibly, but not always. And, those costs are incurred whether the regulation is mandated by government or implemented on a voluntary basis. Which sort of makes your whole argument kinda silly. Businesses exist to make money for their owners, who care little for their customers and less for their employees.
Are there bad regulations? Yes. Do all businesses require the same amount of regulation? Of course not. But instead of merely repeating the "All regulation is bad" mantra, we should be working together to implement sensible regulations, not throwing the baby out with the bath water.
As an American with dual citizenship, after the time I've spent living in a largely socialist country - Switzerland - with high taxes (funding, in part, a National Health System) and heavy government regulation, can I just say how nice it is to know if I get injured, sick or *gasp* old, I will not have to forgo treatment or retirement because my taxes have paid for it in advance?
And - icing on the cake - Switzerland recently became the first country where the CEOs of major corporations have their salaries voted on by stockholders? ALL stockholders, not just the powerful trading houses.
I love America with all my heart and choose to live here because of it's wonderful culture and tradition of acceptance, but it would be nice to feel, as a single woman in my 30s living just above the poverty line, a real sense of security, and not just a paycheck away from disaster.
Regulation takes care of the little guy, and all people who consider themselves 'Christians' should actively support legislation to protect the poor and weak.
Eating healthy is all well and good but what about exercise.
You're lucky to have a good mother; I wish I had had a better one. But she probably couldn't have been much different from what she was. BTW, my daughter just turned 41. She also looks a good bit younger than her chronological age and she and her mother get along beautifully.
"Graham and junior Sen. Tim Scott disagreed in a vote (CRBJ) this week over tax changes that would make internet retailers pay the same sales taxes as brick-and-mortar stores."
I agree with Uncle Tim. Why should I have to pay SC for Dexter Season 7 from Amazon?
"Stolen From Vehicles This Week: A loaded pistol,..."
Probably belonged to a responsible, law-abiding gun owner.
There is no "he." Mat is a bot. It's its job is to emulate the persona you call "Mat." I've probably said too much.
Mat does at least have enough dignity not to leave comments on his own articles. But I have also often wondered if he has ever had a real job.
Yeah, Fat Catastrophe! The more people people who die, the more jobs we can create! Study it out!
Ah mothers. Delivering the perfect amount of encouragement and support lightly garnished with a little debilitating guilt.
Also, you're 40?! Can I harvest some of your cells? Not in a creepy way though, I promise.
I'm pretty sure living people will be receiving money for their labors to preserve the historic architecture.
Boo-hoo. As predicted months ago ... the commies weep!
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