Politics Donald Trump: Benghazi hearings bad for the Republicans and for the country

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    Donald Trump took a few shots at Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday morning for throwing his support behind rival Marco Rubio, stating that Gowdy’s recent hearings on Benghazi were a “disaster.”

    Gowdy announced on Saturday that he would be making campaign stops with the Florida senator in Iowa next week. The South Carolina congressman released a statement reading: “Marco is a rock solid conservative and a strong leader we can trust. I look forward to campaigning with him, and introducing my good friend to voters across the state.”

    Trump wasted no time going after Gowdy, mocking his performance heading the Benghazi hearings that not only failed to leave a mark on aspiring Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but helped her national standing.
     
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    And they say all Trump does is lie...
     
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    What happened? Is this finally an issue that his supporters disagree with him on? :wtf:
     
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    Percentage of voters who listen to congressional hearings. .04%
     
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    That cunt needs to brought to justice but those hearings didn't get that done. What hearings ever get anything done?
     
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    Aside from the building that the consulate used being severly under secure, I'm not sure what she did or didn't do wrong that could have saved that ambassador and the other staff.
     
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    I agree with Trump...it's like criticizing the prosecution in the OJ trial...it's valid
     
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    Like him or not, Trump is a real shrewd dude. By saying this he maintains his "outsider" status, and appeals to independents and other people who think the GOP is using the Benghazi controversy as a political tool.
     
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    Well the hearings did show she ignored literally hundreds of requests for more security and she knew that stupid story about the video was a lie.

    Why did she choose to fabricate that video story?
     
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    I think that since that was a cause in Cairo, the rest of the White House sent it down as a company line. The increased security is, in my opinion, the issue.
     
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    Well in the hearings it was revealed she called Chelsea and the King of Egypt that day and told them the real story. It was a clear lie. Not that anyone seemed to care.
     
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    there had been numerous requests to beef up security in benghazi..they were ignored...that was Hillary's job, she of course says she doesn't deal with minutia but libya was her baby, a rescue mission was reving up during the attack but was ordered to stand down..it still isn't known who gave the stand down order. the consulate was being used as a weapons transfer facillator for I forget who but there was a lot of cia shenanigans going on...hence the coverup and lies.
    Hillary is responsible for their deaths.
     
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    From what I've read, the rescue mission inside of Benghazi was held 20 minutes, and was held at the order of the CIA, not the state department. I think you're right on the security requests, the place was ill prepared.
     
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    They accomplished their goal, which was to get these liberal Republicans on TV pretending to fight against Hillary.
     
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    such bullshit, the Secretary of State does not make day to day decisions about staffing, whether it be security, janitors or secretaries.
     
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    ^Is that @Mlaw above me? :lol:
     
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    It wasn't so much the day to day staffing of security, but the overall security (bomb proof walls, camera's, etc.), though I would say size of security force is part of that. They set up the "consulate" in a rented villa and made some home improvement style security measures. It just wasn't ready. Additionally, the agreements with local militias to take the load for security measures was poor, and whomever agreed to that should be called to the carpet. I encourage everyone to read 13 Hours.
     
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