“In 2010, such legislation was introduced, and died when it was filibustered by Republicans in the Senate. More generally, media organizations have been lobbying for a federal shield law for decades, and Congress has been resolutely unwilling to pass one…. Politically, Obama is basically daring Republicans to put their money where their mouths are. You want to make the DOJ leak investigation into an issue of executive overreach? Fine. Then rein it in. Pass a law making it clear what DOJ can and can’t do in leak investigations.”
Earlier today, CBS News reported that at least two of the Benghazi e-mails that were leaked by Republicans last Friday were altered. The GOP leak of the altered Benghazi e-mails came five days before the White House released 100 pages of e-mail correspondence regarding the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
One of the altered e-mails was from Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes. The other altered e-mail was from U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
Here’s the Republican version of the Rhodes e-mail:Here’s the White House version of the Rhodes e-mail:We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation.Here’s the Republican version of the Nuland e-mail:We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation.Here’s the White House version of the Nuland e-mail:The penultimate point is a paragraph talking about all the previous warnings provided by the Agency (CIA) about al-Qaeda’s presence and activities of al-Qaeda.BUSTED!!!The penultimate point could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings.
Republicans have been caught red-handed altering official e-mails sent in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack. I’m not surprised that Republicans would pull such a stunt, after all, it was the Republicans who misled this country into the Iraq War!
Now, can we talk about the REAL Benghazi scandal…you know, the one about Republicans altering e-mails?
“President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released by two nonprofit journalism groups.”
Never forget how big a liar Bush was as President.
Michele Bachmann, reacting to news of the passage of the gay marriage bill.
But here’s what I don’t get - how does this “deny religious liberty to people who believe in traditional marriage and who do not want to be forced to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs”? Those people aren’t being forced to marry same sex partners and I’m pretty sure religious institutes can still impose their views for religious ceremonies.
I know. Why am I trying to rationalize Michele Bachmann? Going to my happy place …(via herblondness)