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Live Stream || Hillary Clinton Testifies on Benghazi

by Keith Koffler on January 23, 2013, 9:47 am


Noma January 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

I am listening to statements. One major question….Why the love fest? For example: Casey (D-PA) opened his remarks with…”I wish we had time to list all of your achievements, Mdme Secretary. We don’t have time. I’ll list just a few….”. Some others before Casey also stated similar. This is not about St. Hill…this is about something much more serious. Hope it will not be dismissed after her appearance today.

Julie Brueckheimer January 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

It reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Quiz Show, when Charles Van Doren testifies before Congress and all the committee but one member fall into sycophantic praise and excuses. I’m not trying to be catty or mean, but I just don’t see any accomplishments here other than she is the Secretary of State who clocked in more flying hours than any other. You have to go all the way back to Jame Baker to find the best secretary of recent times.

Noma January 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

WI Senator hitting a bit harder…but, sadly more sappy praise follows…didn’t catch thatSenator’s name unfortunately.

RickW January 23, 2013 at 10:59 am

Sickening. Its like a cop arresting a murder suspect on the street saying “Sir, would you like to take a ride in my police car, please?…..Yes, we can stop for coffee if you like, on me!……Are those nasty handcuffs too tight?…..” Why don’t they just say this is a sham and drop it?

Sharon Rondeau January 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

Thank you for providing this, Keith.

65andcounting January 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

I am looking for her exact comment around 10:25: she got very angry and loudly said “It is less important today for why these four deaths occurred than….”but I didn’t hear the rest. Anyone else catch that?

AZ Granny January 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

She said something about it was more important to find the perpetrators than to learn the cause. I’d like to find the video of that too, as it didn’t catch my attention until she got angry and raised her voice.

Julie Brueckheimer January 23, 2013 at 11:27 am

Of course, she would, wouldn’t she? I strongly disagree.

65andcounting January 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

Found the whole quote: To me, a HOLY MACKERAL moment!!

“It is less important today as to why these militants decided they did it than to find them and bring them to justice and maybe we’ll figure out what was going on in the meantime.”

Tell that to the families of the four slain Americans

Sadie January 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Video link included.

White House Says It Agrees With Hillary Clinton When She Said “It Doesn’t Make A Difference” Who Killed 4 Americans In Benghazi…

Noma January 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

“…we didn’t have a clear picture….”
They sure were quick to jump on the video meme!

Just2old January 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

That fit their agenda….truth did not with these guys! They had an election to steal…..

Lizzy January 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

You know America is in trouble when you see the room full or drooling lapdogs
falling all over themselves praising Clinton. They seem to have forgotten we
have 4 dead Americans and rather than find out who screwed up they are just
having a group orgy to praise Hillary. Well it’s repulsive.

Just2old January 23, 2013 at 11:11 am

It is Lizzy. And, in fact, she has been one of the worst SS ever. She came in with zero experience (like her boss) and it has shown. The Libya debacle will go down as one of the worst foreign policy mistakes in recent history!

Lizzy January 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

Yes and they managed to blame Bush for the Iraq war. These aren’t
even useful idiots they are just a bit shy of dereliction of duty and a bit
too close to treasonous(I have a low bar) behavior.

FLDemFem January 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Well, since Bush decided to invade Iraq, capture and hang Saddam Hussein, it is not surprising that people blame the Iraq war on him. He did start it, after all.

blondie January 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

So far,I haven’t gleamed anything new from this at all except that currently ,the House is holding up money to the State Department and that everyone loves Hillary. McCain asked the tough questions but rambled on so much it gave Hillary time to figure out the dodge and deflect and never answered anything. And where was the follow up? Bunch of BS as usual.

RickW January 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

The doves will be released soon. A choir of angels will start to sing. The sun will shine as Hillary triumphantly leaves the chamber and waits for her “questioners” to depart with her for a luncheon at an undisclosed location.

Lizzy January 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

And the sea will part.

Michael January 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Yeah, her response to McCain was “well, we disagree, Senator” and that was that.

What a waste of time

blondie January 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

PS. I still think she had some facework done!!

JP January 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

Blondie, if nothing else, BOTOX injections for sure.

AZ Granny January 23, 2013 at 11:09 am

Please throw out all these politicians and put Hillary in front of a real interrogator. This slobbering love affair is sickening.

Just2old January 23, 2013 at 11:15 am

This is why we need a special prosecutor….to get past the politics and drool-fest

I still say: I’ve seen better legs on a picnic table!

Noma January 23, 2013 at 11:17 am

YES Rand Paul has my attention! He’s not mincing words…he’s asking hard questions.

Noma January 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

That didn’t last long enough….we’re back to slobbering thanks to CT dem senator. (who, btw, will “make an excellent member” according to st. Hill in her response remarks. She is slimy.

Lizzy January 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

Was nice while it lasted these drooling lapdogs need to get a room. Yuk.

srdem65 January 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

She says an anonymous America is in “critical condition” as a result of the attack at Bengazi and no one asks “who?” or are there others who were wounded, but not hospitalized.

All in all, a disappointment in MrsClinton and her supposed questioners.
The Senators took this occasion to ramble, spout adoration for someone who might be the next President, and couldn’t pick the one question and demand one answer: why did you and MrObama tell the public that the attack was caused by the Muslim reaction to an obscure video when you knew that it was a lie?.

Star January 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm

As I said when she went into this admin, she is dead to me.This performance is a little skeevy. She said she is responsible–but now doesn’t say for what.

Otis Driftwood January 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Am surprised she didn;t have a “reset” button on the table beside her. The questioning as 80% crap, nothing new learned. The media will say she held up well and the mean republicans offended her.

There should have been a laundry list of real questions to be asked by the committee and then they just start at #1 and go down the list. If they wanted to have a love fest, the start 30 min earlier and then off to the questioning.

This is just sickening.

btw Ron Johnson was the Rep from WI.

Girly1 January 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

The only thing missing from the Hillary bon voyage party was the champagne. Rush mentioned that her campaign debt was finally paid off – today! More reason to celebrate! Now she is all botoxed up and ready to go in 2016.

AZ Granny January 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Last night Sharyl Atkinson posted a bunch of questions on twitter about Benghazi that the White House refuses to answer. I wish some of her questions had been asked of Hillary this morning.

KmB January 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Why were we there in Benghazi in the first place? Was it to secure Libyan weapons for use in Syria?! Were the CIA there to recruit Libyan non-secularists to fight the ‘holy’ jihad against Assad? Was there involvement of the Egyptian Brotherhood, how much coordination was there between the attacks in Cairo and Tunisia? What’s the policy or is there one in regards to the continuing spread of AQNA (Al Qaeda North Africa)? What is exactly going on in Yemen? These should be the questions these committees should be asking….

Boo January 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

The Battling Bastards of Benghazi

We”re the Battling Bastards of Benghazi,
no fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell,
defending the country we loved so well.
It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call,
fought to the consulate, and scaled the wall.
We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate,
led them to safety, and stood at the gate.
We called for reinforcement, but it was denied,
so we fought, ‘n we fought, ‘n we fought, ‘n we died.
We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
and Obama didn’t give a damn.
Just two dead SEALS, who carried the load,
no thanks to us, we were bumps in his road.


blondie January 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm

No wonder we can’t get to the bottom of this mess. The politicians on both sides use this to speak for 5 mins. How about just firing questions like a court of law?!! The Repblicans ask the questions in their disortations,but won’t shut up long enough for Hillary to answer!! This is maddening.

gracepmc January 23, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I agree. Questions were too long and not targeted. Hillary filibustered and obfuscated. Would be nice if we could clean house and operate differently, but I don’t see that happening.

OregonJarhad January 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

SecState Clinton lied in at least one point in her appearance today. When being questioned about the lack of Marine Security Guards in Libya, she stated that “Historically, Marine Guards only protect classifed material.” That is an utter falsehood. Look up “Marine Security Guard” in Wikipedia. While protection of Classified is their primary mission, their secondary mission is “to provide protection to U.S. Citizens, U.S. Government Property, and U.S. Diplomatic and Consular premises during exigent circumstances.” I have personal experience in this matter, having served as a Marine Security Guard at the American Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel. On several occasions, I, and my fellow Marines, provided bodyguard services for the American Ambassador, Ambassadors at Large, and numerous other DOS personnel. We also provided the “outer perimeter” security for the U.S. Secret Service during Presidential visits to the State of Israel. As the SecState, and a (8 year) former First Lady, Hillary Clinton *knows* this. Her statement is a slap in the face to every Marine that has every stood watch at our Diplomatic Missions overseas. Many Marines have given up their lives while on Embassy Duty. What a vile, miserable, untruthful woman.

blondie January 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm

She just lied in front of this committee as well. She said the same thing about Matines not guarding personel.

Lizzy January 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

All I can hear is Hillary ‘what difference does it make’. It would make a hell of a
difference if it were your child or son or daughter. Callous and cold.

CAR January 23, 2013 at 5:55 pm

It matters because our government was lying to us re: a protest over a video. Anytime our elected representatives, appointees and/or bureaucrats, etc., lie, it matters!

Julie Brueckheimer January 23, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I’ve been gone all day, but now it saddens me to read the comments here. Apparently, except for Rand Paul, all they did was kiss me lady’s hand. The only way we can get our country back is to elect many more Rand Pauls.

JP January 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Julie, the platitudes from the Dems were astonishing. It was like a farewell party and they had no interest in grilling her. The Repubs were the only ones that provided any kind of interrogation.

natural1 January 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm

She too is passing the buck or kicking the can down the road. Why aren’t the survivors of this tragety part of this and asking some questions???

JP January 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Hillary lied, plain and simple.