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The State Department said late Friday that it turned over 97 pages of documents to congressional investigators examining the administration’s response to the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi.

Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the production was in response to a subpoena from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and related to the development of talking points prepared ahead of media appearances by members of Congress and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Rice, who was elevated to national security adviser by President Obama earlier this week, has come under heavy criticism for her suggestion in a series of television appearances that the violence had grown spontaneously out of protests over an anti-Islam video.

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  • NDAMIX

    It’s all a waste of time if heads don’t roll and cell doors don’t slam shut.

  • Centurion ‘

    Remember their action or lack of when you vote next time. Benghazie is just the tip of the iceberg that’s ripping a hole in a Country I no longer recognize.

    • Ed Shick

      why Vote ?? They rig the voting machines, and it says we all voted for a Communist . and they can not do a Recount on these touch screens , And they have to send them back to Spain, then George Sorros wins another round and his CEO , Chuckie Baby is our Secy of Defence !!

      • beebee

        I totally agree with you, Ed Shick, and have said the same thing many times. It’s obvious that our votes don’t count anymore. The criminals and cheaters are now in charge of the voting process, and enabled by “the great one”! After all, it’s the socialistic, communist, way. “If you can’t defeat them, cheat them” And now with the appointment of Rice to her newest high position, it’s downhill faster than ever.

        • Lee Baldwin

          the Marine Corps has a saying, it is Semper Fidelis. It means hang in there to make it simple. Now “We the People” MUST hang in there. We MUST VOTE in every election even though it seems fruitless. I too know all the TRUTH about voter fraud that was committed during the last fraudlection, but we still need to VOTE in EVERY ELECTION. Why? -don’t you remember all the talk about Romney’s voters not showing up? It was because WE DID NOT HANG IN THERE AND VOTE ANYWAY. So Please, stop telling people not to vote. ~GOD Bless America!

      • R Babs

        Iam with you Ed

      • MontanaMEL

        Time to start voting from the roof tops… Loudly!
        (and, accurately)!

  • DefendConstitution

    Oh ya, the entire incident was detailed in 97 pages. That really gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling knowing everything is out in the open. Everyone knows bho and the Clinton’s are ALWAYS open, honest and truthful.

  • Butch Fortin

    Since when? ???
    How could this grate nation fall apart like it is at the present time, It is a real shame,
    Some one needs to go to jail starting with with the White House Muslim.

    • Doris C

      Its falling apart because we don’t have enough people that are true patriots.I heard a guy in town the other day when asked what he would do if asked to fight his fellow americans and he said he would fire on his own friends and neighbors if asked to do so.

      • beebee

        Wonder who’s doing the asking? If he is willing to fire on his own friends and neighbors just because “someone” asked him, then remind me not to go into his neighborhood! And he should remember that sometimes friends and neighbors will return fire if necessary…….

  • danimal

    The writer stated that the “production” was in a response to a subpoena, when stated that way, it sounds like a movie script, and all the 97 pages are fiction. Puppet Rice has the leading role

  • Jonathan

    Documents don’t tell the truth.

  • Timur

    I’m sure Hillary shredded and or destroyed all the incriminating evidence long ago, and now they were stalling while working up other documents to cover their butts. I don’t believe anything this government tells me.

    • Ed Orr

      The Clintons are experts at losing or misplacing documents, especially Hillary. You can bet good money that she has already made copies of pertinent documents on the Benghazi debacle yet has assured B.O. that they have all been destroyed. The Clintons trust nobody, not even each other and for good reason. Deals were made with the devil B.O. which he never intended to follow through on such as supporting Hillary to run as his successor. When the reality of the double cross smacks Hillary in the face the documents we all want to see will suddenly be “found” and THEN the heads will roll. Question is will she be cleared by those documents or indicted. I can hardly wait to see the look on Hillary’s face when she finds out that B.O. will be championing Chris Christy as the new Democratic nominee for president. All the new face, butt and boob jobs she is probably getting now will fail as she blows several gaskets.

      • beebee

        And there’s another possibility out there, and that being “o” just may plot a “civil unrest” incident so he can declare martial law, takeover the whole country, and appoint himself dictator for life. If that ever happens, I hope and pray that it will be a very short life…….

  • NDN

    Personally I don’t trust anything coming out of the Gov’t at this time. There have been to many manufactured and altered documents and or information. This is a gov’t of scams and lies. Given the amount of time it took to release the Docs, it lends itself to the credibility and validity that I place on Obama’s birth certificate, which is zilch.

    • Michael Shreve

      IF you can forge a birth certificate….

  • sean murry

    It is a waste of time if we dont hear the cell doors slaming shut.

  • Dingbat36

    If they’ve turned over ANYTHING, you can bet your backside that it’s been totally “scrubbed” of anything that might be even slightly incriminating.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    I can imagine those documents have been ‘redacted’ with a black marker until nothing is readable except the page number, for “national security reasons”.

  • DonRS

    The State Department turned over a whole 97 pages of documents. Was that the index or the reference list? Doubt there was any content. “Wrong doing, not us”.

  • gbandy

    I just wonder how many more lies are hidden in these documents. Well one thing for sure Congress can no longer subpoena Rice as certainly she now has “executive previledge”. Sure would like to ask her who gave her the lies to spew on the Sunday shows.

  • CCblogging

    I will bet dollars to doughnuts that these documents do not reveal the truth.

  • joepotato

    The doctored talking points are a sideshow issue. If they don’t get to the real reason that O’Soealibaba needed to conspire in a coverup in the first place, it’s just another Kabuki Dance.

  • Doris C

    By elevating Ms. Rice to a higher power he keeps her out of the congressional questioning. She thinks its because he believes her to be good in the job but he doesn’t care about her job performance as long as she is willing to lie for him.

    • shamu9

      Pay-Back for her Silence!

  • 7papa7

    They sent over 97 pages out of how many do they have? Did they just send over black pages because they were totally redacted? They need to send over every piece of information that they have to include emails, correspondences, phone logs etc. Then the firings need to start and people need to start going to prison. Anyone who has ever been in the service KNOWS beyond a shadow of a doubt that they could have gotten help to the Ambassador. Would it have been in time to save him, that I don’t know but they could have saved some of them and their is no doubt in my mind about that. Who ever called for the stand down should be tried for first degree murder and the commanders who stood down should be dishonorably discharged. That would put a stop on this ever happening again.

    • sandra

      that would be Obama. and I agree that the CIC who gave those orders should be tried for treason as well as lst degree murder. I do not agree that the commanders who stood down should be dishonorably discharged as they were simply following military orders. Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, FORMER Navy SEALS, defied Obama’s third order to stand down and in so doing saved 33 American lives that night and got them (and the body of Sean Smith) back to the safety of the Annex before the 2nd attack started. They fought valliantly in that burning inferno and did not die until the 7th hour of that 2nd attack so there was plenty of time to have rescued them. The fifth stand down order, according to Greg Hicks, second in command in Libya, came at the airport in Tripoli as Special Forces were ordered to stand down and not allowed to board the Libyan C-130 for the 70 min. flight to Benghazi to save Doherty and Woods. He testified that they were absolutely furious that they were ordered to stand down. Within hours Hicks became 1st in command at the death of Ambassador Stevens. Furthermore, Sigonella AFB in Italy was only 612 miles, a 1 hr 14 min flight to Benghazi which puts the lie to Panetta and Gen. Dempsey’s absurd, ridiculous testimony that they didn’t have time to get assets there for a rescue. They had nearly 10 hours overall from start to finish. Not only were no assets EVER
      sent but those ready, willing and able to rescue were ordered to stand down.

      • 7papa7

        One of the first things we were taught is that you do NOT follow illegal orders. This wasn’t illegal but questionable enough to ignore but when they succeeded their is no way that they would have been “disciplined”. I forget the young man’s name who recently was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for going in and pulling wounded out after disobeying orders to stand down. It would have made obama and his administration look like the total incompetent moronic boobs that they are. Good men lost their lives on that fateful day for no reason other than government incompetency. The election was more important than the life of these good men to obama. We are taught that you do NOT leave men behind.

  • J J

    Is anyone sure that these 97 pages are all of the documents that should be looked at, all that there are? Are the some secret email accounts that should be delved into??

  • rosech

    Only 97? Give me a break! Every time we hear there are thousands of dox just to go to the bathroom. And, undoubtedly these have been redacted! Tell ‘em we need more, much much more and all the phony name emails too. Takes us back to Nazism and Communism for those liberals who thought this was not going to happen. Wake up and smell the coffee, Obama supporters, you are losing too.

  • Michael Shreve

    97 out of 15,000 ain’t bad. Of course, they are the SAME documents submitted previously.

  • A concerned american

    I think perhaps they screened the documents and sifted out the ones that would be derogatory to Hillary, politicians tend to protect each other until it stinks so bad they can’t stand it then they leave the offending politician on the clothesline.

    • Washington22

      They had plenty of time to clean up the information on those 97 pages. How stupid do they think we are?

  • lokiswife

    Isn’t it a strange coincidence that the papers are finally released while the media is tackling the snoop scandal? So where was the commander in chief during the eight hours that the White House was watching Benghazi live from the drone?

  • dad666

    All of this Garbage belongs in Jail. End it now
    NOMORE

  • James Foley

    How heavy was the redaction? Or did they really sanitize it with a total rewrite?

  • El Poder de Cristo Te Obliga!

    Ninety-seven well redacted pages for sure!

  • mudguy1

    Thats like giving only the box score of the middle three innings of a baseball game where nothing happen when you have asked for all nine innings.

  • joepotato

    Darrell Issa and the O & RC Kabuki Dancers will get to the bottom of this thing, right? Yeah, that’s the ticket…

  • ocarol500

    ———– Of course, they fail to mention that with the Redaction, it’s just a white frame around a totally redacted report.

  • JJM123

    Why did it take so long to release a mere 97 pages. Must have been a lot of redacting, sorting, choosing and adjustment of ‘reading points’.

    • Washington22

      agreed, JJM123

  • Washington22

    The appointment of S Rice by Ovomit was a DELIBERATE, IN-YOUR-FACE attack on the American people. He’s saying, “I can do what ever I want and there’s nothing you can do about it.” What an insult. He has no shame and he DOES NOT CARE a whit about America. He enjoys insulting us and he doesn’t mind only being loved and supported by his 40% of the population, who are the takers. God save us from this monster. {by the way, his 40% are the scum of this nation. They have no values, no morals, no ethics, no humanity.}

  • usluv

    They’ve only had 8 months or so to doctor them up .