Tag Archives: “Benghazi”

‘NOW Benghazi is a thing’? Conspiracy theorists swing for fences after Chaffetz news

As we reported yesterday, GOP Rep. and chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz announced that he will not be seeking any public office in 2018. The news has caused a wave of amazing conspiracy theories regarding Benghazi. If you’re keeping score at home, here’s an update:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/04/20/now-benghazi-is-a-thing-conspiracy-theorists-swing-for-fences-after-chaffetz-news/

Rand Paul: Clinton Foundation Taking Foreign Money, Benghazi Worse Than Hillary’s Private Email Usage

“The main thing that bothers me, and I think should preclude her from being considered for the presidency, is that she didn’t defend our mission in Benghazi.”

Sen. Rand Paul, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, says he’s more bothered by the Clinton Foundation accepting donations from foreign governments than Hillary Clinton using a private email address in her capacity as secretary of state.

The Kentucky Republican also said he was bothered more by Clinton’s oversight as head of the State Department during the lead up to the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“The emails don’t bother me as much as several other things. The main thing that bothers me, and I think should preclude her from being considered for the presidency, is that she didn’t defend our mission in Benghazi. She was asked repeatedly for security, didn’t defend the consulate there and I think as a consequence I think lost our ambassador there,” Paul told NewsMaxTV during an appearance on Tuesday.

Paul furthermore said foreign donors giving money to the Clinton Global Initiative gave the appearance of buying influence, saying it “really bothers” him.

“The other that’s come out recently that really bothers me is that she’s taking foreign donations from the heads of foreign states from I guess different sovereign funds but basically foreign countries for her foundation. And I think this almost, it has the appearance anyway whether it’s true or not, it has the appearance of foreign countries buying influence with someone who could potentially run for the presidency.”

The Clinton Foundation stopped taking money from foreign governments in 2009 when Clinton became the secretary of state, but dropped the ban after she left that office in 2013.

“So, I think there’s a lot of things she gonna have to answer and really that some of her behavior I think really should make a lot of Americans think twice about whether or not whether to consider her,” Paul later added.

Adrienne Elrod, a spokesperson for Correct the Record, a research group that defends the Clintons labeled Paul an extremist in comments defending her record.

“Rand Paul’s brand of extremism would hurt Americans and foster global instability. Americans want a tested and proven leader like Hillary Clinton who has worked to create opportunity and security throughout the world. As Secretary of State, Hillary took action, responsibility, and was fully transparent in working to make the world a safer place following the Benghazi tragedy, and through the charitable work of the Clinton Foundation, she has helped improve the lives of millions.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/rand-paul-clinton-foundation-taking-foreign-money-benghazi-w

‘So many jokes’: This Bill Clinton quote about Hillary is begging to be taken out of context

According to Bill, everything Hillary touched, she made better.

Taking the quote seriously, he must’ve forgotten about these:

Not to mention her campaign, which is taking on more water with each passing hour. The better quote would be: “Everything she touched ended in disaster.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/01/17/so-many-jokes-this-bill-clinton-quote-about-hillary-is-begging-to-be-taken-out-of-context/

Michelle Malkin puts Dem’s concern about Benghazi investigation spending into perspective

During his opening statement at the House Benghazi committee’s questioning of Hillary Clinton, ranking Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings expressed concern for how much has been spent on the investigation.

A little perspective is everything:

At least the Dems are suddenly concerned with the country’s bottom line!


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/22/michelle-malkin-puts-dems-concern-about-benghazi-investigation-spending-into-perspective/

‘Just nailed Koskinen to the wall’: Trey Gowdy brings the heat to hearing

Dear God,

Please make @TGowdySC the next US Attorney General.

Every Honest American

— Ed Shahzade (@Ed)

Conservatives cheered Rep. Trey Gowdy’s line of questioning tonight at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing featuring IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/23/just-nailed-koskinen-to-the-wall-trey-gowdy-brings-the-heat-to-irs-hearing-video/

Dana Loesch skewers Obama’s ISIS ‘no strategy’ with crushing perspective

What was one of the best points ever? This:

It really is. Says it all about President No Strategy, doesn’t it?

Yep. It’s crushing truth.

But, hey, ISIS is totally “manageable,” guys. Perhaps with a golf club?

A reminder for everyone, though:


‘That is rich!’ Obama’s Estonia speech contains his least self-aware remarks EVER [photo]

‘WTF?!’ Hey guys, it’s all good! Obama says we can shrink ISIS to a ‘manageable problem’

‘No labels’ for savage ISIS beheading? Dolt Jen Psaki blasted; Katie Pavlich has question for State Dept.

Not an ‘act of war’? Jen Psaki doesn’t want to ‘put any labels’ on Sotloff beheading

Journalist Steven Sotloff reportedly beheaded by ISIS; Jedediah Bila demands action from useless Obama

Whoa! Enraging: Fox News reports Obama briefed on ISIS for A YEAR. Still no strategy?

World in turmoil, Obama STILL golfing (natch): Ace of Spades slays Obama-shielding media 

No strategy? No problem! Tweeters handily #SuggestObamaISISStrategy

‘Has a strategy for that, doesn’t he?’ Obama’s weekend: Fundraisers, wedding of MSNBC host

If not ISIS, what? Here are a few #ThingsWeHaveaStrategyFor

Let him be clear: White House follows up on president’s ‘no strategy’ remark

Strategy? What strategy? Behold ‘the Obama Doctrine in one sentence’

Twitchy coverage of Dana Loesch

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/03/great-point-dana-loesch-skewers-obamas-isis-no-strategy-with-shattering-perspective/