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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:23 PM

Graham squirms on CNN after Benghazi story collapses

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday defended his decision to block President Barack Obama’s executive branch nominations partially based on a story about Benghazi that 60 Minutes was forced to retract.

Last week, CBS News correspondent Lara Logan admitted that she made a “mistake” after reports showed that her source, security contractor Dylan Davies, was not at the U.S. mission in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attack as he had claimed.

In an interview with CNN late last month, Graham had cited the Davies interview while repeating his threat to block all of the president’s nominations until survivors of the Benghazi attack testified before Congress.

But the 60 Minutes story was not true,” CNN’s Candy Crowley noted on Sunday. “Will you now end your threat to place a hold on the president’s nominees?”

“No, my request has been going on for a year to talk to the survivors,” Graham insisted. “I never asked for the British contractor. I didn’t know he existed.”


Translated: I'm in a tough race for re-election and I have to appeal to the teabaggers.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/10/graham-squirms-on-cnn-after-benghazi-story-collapses-i-never-asked-for-60-minutes-interview/

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Reply Graham squirms on CNN after Benghazi story collapses (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2013 OP
Heather MC Nov 2013 #1
Blue Owl Nov 2013 #2
B Calm Nov 2013 #3
Dawson Leery Nov 2013 #6
malaise Nov 2013 #4
Le Taz Hot Nov 2013 #5
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #7
Solly Mack Nov 2013 #8
spanone Nov 2013 #9
JDPriestly Nov 2013 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:38 PM

1. Don't rethugs like tough guys who yell alot

Lindsey should go all Chris Christie and wag his finger and yell at Tea Turds and just do what‘s best for our country.

But to quote my 8 year old

Neva gonna happennnnn!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:40 PM

2. Squirm you slimy worm.

Harder!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:41 PM

3. He actually said that without

 

John McCain holding his little hand?

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Response to B Calm (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:01 PM

6. Seeing that McCain is the mature one, that is an improvement for Lindsay.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:42 PM

4. I was ROFL

What a fool - even Blind BS has backed down

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:42 PM

5. He's in a rough race for re-election?

Ooh! Do tell!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:03 PM

7. Graham: what a fucking asshole

I hope that buttwipe eats shit!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:10 PM

8. K&R

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:19 PM

9. lindsey talks out of both sides of his mouth AND his ass.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:24 PM

10. Snowden releases data on NSA spying: espionage.

Graham asks for congressional testimony, presumably on C-Span or CNN, from agents who survived Benghazi and whose identities are classified: patriotism?

On Wednesday, Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell -- along with CIA officers who were at the agency's Benghazi base on the night of the attack -- testified at a classified hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In the closed hearing, according to U.S. officials with knowledge of the proceedings, Morell was asked by Republican members about how the second wave of attackers knew to go to the CIA annex, which was a mile away from the diplomatic mission. Morell responded that at this point the CIA did not know whether the attackers had known the location of the annex or learned about it on the evening of the attack, according to these sources. [The Daily Beast, 5/24/13]

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CNN Reported That More CIA Employees Are Scheduled To Testify Before Congress On Benghazi Attack This November. According to CNN's own reporting, eyewitnesses to the Benghazi attacks will testify in another closed door session before the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Oversight and Government Reform the week of November 11:

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In a letter to Graham ... [the State Department] also wrote that "because these survivors are potential witnesses in a terrorism prosecution, as well as law enforcement professionals who engage in security activities around the world including at high-threat posts, disclosure of their identities could put their lives, as well as those of their families and the people they protect, at increased risk." [FoxNews.com, 11/1/13]

http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/11/03/cnn-forgets-benghazi-survivors-have-testified-b/196728

Fortunately, we have freedom of the press, so if the names of these agents and witnesses are published or stated in the media, our reporters have nothing to fear.

Let's apply the same principle to all who wish to inform the public in violation of the executive's classification authority.

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