Sorry, John Kerry Can't Testify About Benghazi; He Is Just Too Busy

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Once again we get confirmation that this administration is the most transparent in history. The State Department's Marie Harf explained that John Kerry will not be attending the Select Committee hearing on Benghazi and must postpone his testimony to the House Oversight committee due "critical diplomatic work" he is undertaking. As the full letter below explains:


Furthermore, the State Department adds, "we believe there are witnesses better suited to answer questions regarding the Department’s response to Congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks."



Full letter below:

Letter to Chairman Issa

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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:10 | 4789263 Buckaroo Banzai
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Well, in one way, this administration is about as transparent as it gets.

Transparently criminal.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:21 | 4789278 StacksOnStacks
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I know that I can see right through them


ps. What are Kerry's odds at Belmont?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:22 | 4789327 power steering
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Bartender to horse, "Hey! Why the long face?"

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:26 | 4789339 James_Cole
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Of the two most ridiculously over-reporter stories of the year this benghazi bullshit-extravaganza takes the cake. And please dear gawd tyler don't bring up that gawddamn plane again..


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:28 | 4789351 Gene Parmesan
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Yes you can (pretend this event never happened)!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:32 | 4789368 power steering
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Has he captured that insolent rodeo clown yet?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:40 | 4789393 eatthebanksters
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Put this fucker on a hot hot seat!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:49 | 4789412 freewolf7
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"Too busy." Any lie will do, in the Land of Fascism.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:52 | 4789424 0b1knob
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Yet Swifty Boater has plenty of time to give speaches about really important stuff, like global warming.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4789443 James_Cole
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Yet Swifty Boater has plenty of time to give speaches about really important stuff, like global warming.

Yep, all dem 'speaches' bout dat glober warmin horse dung. Deh be swift boatin' der people wit dem 'speaches'!!

Us republicans, we noes dat deh libtards and billary obummer is responserbile for bentghazi!!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4789480 TeamDepends
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Another victim of aluminum nano-particle brain infestation.  Won't someone think of the children?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:28 | 4789520 ZerOhead
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Kerry says he will testify under oath about Benghazi only if Bush and Cheney testify under oath about 9/11...

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:42 | 4789554 TeamDepends
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Now that would be some C-SPAN worth watching!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:45 | 4789562 Richardk888
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That is pretty good right there :-)

And only if he can testify with Obama sitting next to him.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:58 | 4789758 More_sellers_th...
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Hey Cole... Welcome to fight club.. Fuck you.  I had the pleasure of meeting our esteemed Secretary at a cocktail party. Lying fucking wanker.  

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:56 | 4789593 midtowng
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10 years later and the fact that Kerry was 100% honest about his service in Vietnam still doesn't make a difference to the Republicans.

It's better to embrace a lie I guess.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:55 | 4789754 NidStyles
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100% honest about his purple heart, sure he was.... 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:53 | 4789426 Xibalba
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The Jackass Donkey would just spew nonsense anyway

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:04 | 4789450 Handful of Dust
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Who wrote that response? Pretty pathetic. My Mom can write better letter why I can go to school.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:28 | 4789522 TeamDepends
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To Whom It May Concern:

Thank you for the incredibly generous offer to stay indefinitely in your FEMA Fun Camp, but we are going to be busy that month.  Very, very busy.  But keep up the good work, y'all killin' it!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:58 | 4789600 nmewn
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"Furthermore, the State Department adds, "we believe there are witnesses better suited to answer questions regarding the Department’s response to Congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks."

Well thats kinda the point dumbasses, YOUR AMBASSADOR can't answer any questions about why he was meeting the Turkish Consul General (Ali Sait Akin) in Benghazi instead of Tripoli.

Cuz, ya know, he's dead.

And Steven's "good friend" Hitlary isn't saying much outside of "What does it matter now!?!?" while King O'Barry is as Commander in Chief clueless as ever about military flight times from Italian airbases unless Jay Carney happens to stumble across those simple facts (two hours) while reading the comics to His #HighAss from the Washington Post.

But you didn't have a problem getting that drone overhead to watch live feed of the attacks while in progress though...did you?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 19:50 | 4790099 Me.Grimlock
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Epstein's mother.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:53 | 4789584 midtowng
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Does the fact that Kerry was NOT Secretary of State at the time make any difference to you Republicans?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:56 | 4789756 NidStyles
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He is now though. Has nothing to do with party line you tool.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:02 | 4789775 nmewn
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When did the State Department have this massive layoff? And why aren't people being arrested for carting off government documents relating to a dead ambassador when they left? Everybody clueless over there?

I'm not aware of the political affiliations of the other three dead Americans but I would think and "hope" (even if they were democrats) at least a few democrats would want to know the facts of why they had to die and why the military did not act to protect them when it was clear they were under attack.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:39 | 4789717 Babaloo
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And you can pretend it's a "scandal."  Along with all the Fox news clowns who comment here on ZH.  And they claim to be independent thinkers.  What a joke.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:36 | 4789540 JmanSilver.Gold
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down thumb for commie traitors.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:59 | 4789602 oklaboy
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guess 4 dead americans means nothing? gun runnng out of Libya? and snatch and grab kidnapp gone wrong with a dead ambassadore? trading the ambassador for the blind sheeik? 648 muslim brotherhood members getting the death sentance, when 30 of them were at bengazi participating in the attack? now they are going to get the death sentance? guess they won't talk? and were is that plane?Dening security after all other consulates shut down and were outta there? guess the measily 4 milion the US Navy budgeted for the search just to make it look good?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:23 | 4789330 knukles
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I agree.  Mrs Hillbiillary would be a better bet to grill.
Or that IRS lady.

Plan 9 from Outer Space is Here!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:33 | 4789372 dontgoforit
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In addition to being deaf & dumb, they're going to remain mute.  Gun running turning into a super rough biz, especially when you're running the guns to enemies of the state.  They should all hang.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:42 | 4789403 eatthebanksters
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You start with the outside of the circle and the little people, ask questions to find the holes in the story andthen invite thebig dog (Billary) to answer questions she will not want to answer or be able to wiggle out of answering.  Ultimately its about catching a very clever sociopath (Kerry and Hillary) in their web of deceit and showing the world that they lied.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:15 | 4789485 Handful of Dust
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I wont let Karry distract me from getting my Kripsy Kream donuts, star shaped just for Memorial Day and guess what?


You get a 10% discount  [but ONLY with a military ID].

How sweet. Just what we need....fat troops on the ground [with roller scooters].....

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:54 | 4789587 midtowng
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Hillary has already testified before Congress.

There is no there there.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:58 | 4789762 NidStyles
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Because you obviously know more than us. :-)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:09 | 4789785 nmewn
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Yeah, that was right up there with "I don't recall"...of course she's a helluva lot older now so her memory has no doubt improved tremendously ;-)

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:16 | 4789489 Winston Churchill
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Will win by a nose.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:39 | 4789547 TeamDepends
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Does he get to wear the nostril-flaring strips?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:13 | 4789280 bag holder
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What difference does it make at this point?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:23 | 4789329 duo
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Dude, that was two years ago.  Let it go.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:24 | 4789334 power steering
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Well gee. Sorry to have troubled you

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:29 | 4789353 Gene Parmesan
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The coup is long-since over and done.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:31 | 4789820 bunnyswanson
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Squatter's Rights


Popular sovereignty or the sovereignty of the people is the principle that the authority of the government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. It is closely associated with republicanism and social contract philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Popular sovereignty expresses a concept and does not necessarily reflect or describe a political reality.[a] It is usually contrasted with the concept of parliamentary sovereignty, and with individual sovereignty. The people have the final say in government decisions.

Benjamin Franklin expressed the concept when he wrote, "In free governments, the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns".[1]

Americans founded their Revolution and government on popular sovereignty, but the term was also used in the 1850s to describe a highly controversial approach to slavery in the territories as propounded by senator Stephen A. Douglas. It meant that local residents of a territory would be the ones to decide if slavery would be permitted, and it led to bloody warfare in Bleeding Kansas as violent proponents and enemies of slavery flooded Kansas territory in order to decide the elections.

Popular sovereignty also can be described as the voice of the people.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789361 onewayticket2
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kick....the....can....delay, delay, delay.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:35 | 4789378 john39
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yes, but ask the obvious question... what are all these puppet waiting for (to save them)?  they have been in a holding pattern for years...  for any of you meat puppets that see this, sorry, it ain't coming.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:52 | 4789422 Larry Dallas
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Sorry to say this to all the military families:

But contrary to what you see with all the Hero's bullshit on HLN and other mainstream media, neither the government, nor the President, nor any of the elites give a shit about your men and women stationed overseas. It just a great propaganda machine and almost as effective as crying racism if you don't support our troops. Kerry once again just kicked Middle America in the balls. Again. Just like Kissinger.  

Why people volunteer risking their lives and limbs without doing some critical thinking first is beyond me, but its not my problem. We all can't think for the lemmings...  

Support our Troops is the new racism; comply or your a homophobe, racist, anti-Samoan, etc.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:58 | 4789433 Berspankme
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When exactly is Thurston Heinz Kerry supposed to take the SSMinnow out for a sail? Leave the man alone, he's busy fucking other countries with your tax dollars

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:10 | 4789264 Sticky Wicket
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"witnesses better suited to answer questions"

So when will Hillary be subpoenaed?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:15 | 4789286 ebworthen
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"What does it matter!?" in Hillary's best harried housewife victim voice.

Mrs. Clinton, that is why we are here, because it matters that four people are dead.

Answer the fucking questions, bitch.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4789362 Chupacabra-322
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Answer question? More like arrest that cunt!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:39 | 4789388 power steering
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Put those cankles in irons

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