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Kevin Kolbye, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Dallas, served as the on-scene commander for the Benghazi investigation but has not yet testified before Congress about what he knows.
Republican Congressman Frank Wolf wants to know why.
Kolbye addressed the GovSec West Conference in Dallas in late November and discussed various aspects of the Benghazi investigation with attendees. During his presentation, Kolbye noted that, contrary to initial reports, FBI assets were on the scene in Benghazi within a few days after the attack.

I know, I know: we're supposed to by the Administration's "nothing to see here, move along" schtick.
My gut is that Boehner, himself, will get fragged by a special committee:

Rep. Wolf is leading the charge to untangle the complicated web of circumstances surrounding Benghazi. Wolf has been the driving force behind the idea of forming a Benghazi Select Committee to investigate the 2012 attack. While House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appears unmotivated to appoint members to one, a recent McLaughlin-Caddell poll showed that two thirds of Americans want a Select Committee; this number includes 83 percent of Republicans as well as 58 percent of independents who "believe it is important for a special committee to get the truth about Benghazi."

We can no longer get justice for Mary Jo, but there's still hope for some for the Benghazi Four.

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For my /. friend who increasingly sounds like he fell out of a Poe story

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  • The National Rifle Association gives him a A- and the American Civil Liberties Union gives him a 0%. Some other rankings include 0% from Clean Air Flow Energy, 100% from National Right to Life, 0% from the Human Rights Coalition, 17% from the National Educational Association, 5% from the League of Conservation Voters, 92% from the United States Border Control and 10% by the Alliance for Retired Americans

    -0% from the Human Rights Coalition, so of course, he's co-chair of the Human Rights Commission.

    Maybe the

    • by Arker (91948)

      "If you've been in congress since 1981 and nobody wants you near any important committee regarding intelligence or foreign affairs, maybe there's a reason, you know?"

      Considering the crowd that WP:OWNs those committees, this comment actually leads me to think Rep. Wolf might not be a waste of oxygen.

      • by PopeRatzo (965947)

        Considering the crowd that WP:OWNs those committees, this comment actually leads me to think Rep. Wolf might not be a waste of oxygen.

        Thirty-plus years in congress is the very definition of "waste of oxygen", no?

  • Benghazi was a CIA contact station and transfer point to route radical jihadists with arms and Saudi funding into Syria, as "Anti-Assad Freedom Fighters".

    Something went sideways, and rather than expose the operation, the Embassy was sacrificed.

    • by AHuxley (892839)
      Yes JC, its a bit like the classic Iran Contra but really direct this time.
      The weapons systems where moving direct from the USA to "transfer points" and it was better for the US just to let it all go.
      In the past regional groups near Syria would have been just fine and 100% risk free for support. For some reason the US felt the need supply from the US.

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