Issa Already On Defense: Hillary’s Not A Target – Obama’s Not A Target – So, Who’s Under Investigation?

Hillary on LibyaThe Benghazi tip toe dance is now in progress

Representative Darrell Issa is not going to say anything that upsets the Press Corps.  Mustn’t make the MSM think that the Repubs are “targeting” anyone critical to future Democrat PartyWhite House hopes.  Doing so may turn the MSM away from (finally) wondering why the White House and State Department lied to the American people – to criticizing the GOP investigators as irrational right-wing zealots solely Hell-bent on politically damaging Hillary Clinton.  Betcha two bucks that’s exactly what the Democrats’ strategy will be here.  Make it seem as though the Repubs are trying to “get” Hillary, which will be unforgivable.

Those accusations have already begun, pushing Issa into defense mode.  Read on.

We’re talking about the Benghazi cover-up that followed the terrorist attack on 9/11/12 here.  No reinforcements were sent, even after calls for help began to come in to the State Department.  And what about the hotline in the White House?  Was the Situation Room empty for the entire seven or eight hours after the attack began?  To this day, no one knows where President Obama was during the assault that took the lives of four Americans.  Military troops in Tripoli who were ready to board a plane to fly into Benghazi were told not to get on that plane.  Word is that the only man authorized to tell troops to stand down in this type of situation is the Commander In Chief, himself.

It’s a foregone conclusion that Hillary Clinton is the prime candidate for the White House in 2016.  She’s untouchable.  Not polite to look at her as a suspect in the Benghazi cover-up.  And the President is untouchable, for several reasons:  He is, after all the very first African American man in history to be elected to the office of President.  Not polite to consider hiim a suspect in the Benghazi cover-up.  So, no tough questions or scrutiny for him – ever?

Here’s the latest from NBC News on Darrell Issa’s appearance today on Meet The Press:

A top GOP critic pushed back Sunday on charges that Republican efforts to investigate last year’s Benghazi attack are designed to inflict political damage on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Hillary Clinton’s not a target,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on NBC’s Meet the Press. “President Obama is not a target.”

Issa,  who heads a panel probing the assault on the diplomatic outpost that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, said he will seek depositions from Benghazi review board heads Ambassador Thomas Pickering and retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

So, after the underlings are deposed in private (so as not to make this a spectacle, after all), then what?

The interagency process of modifying talking points in the wake of the attack scrubbed the fact that the incident was “a terrorist attack from the get-go,” Issa said Sunday. 

“The American people were effectively lied to for a period of about a month,” he charged. “That’s important to get right.”

Thank you.  Yes.  Let’s get that right.  We were lied to, by Hillary Clinton, by Barack Obama, by Susan Rice, by David Petraeus, by Jay Carney, by just about everyone in this administration.

Issa’s committee held a high-profile hearing last week on the Benghazi attack. The California Republican claimed Sunday that Pickering – the man who led an independent review of the attacks on behalf of the State Department – refused to testify at that hearing.

Pickering flatly denied that he was unwilling to appear…

Read all of it.

Got the flavor?  The defense strategy will be to deny and obfuscate, to the point that no one will be able to discern truth from lie.  It’s the way of Washington, D.C. and it’s the Obama Way.  As Jack Cashill of the American Thinker said on the Peter Boyles Denver radio show last week, Hillary Clinton has been lying to the American people and covering up since the sexual abuse scandals broke during her husband’s run for the Presidency.  Lying is what she does best.  And my money says that, after all the Republican arm-waving, jumping up and down, and the Democrats’ posturing for the cameras, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are going to walk away as great American heroes. 

Because the MSM will eventually turn yet again and back the investigation into a corner.  Issa will become a villain, just like Kenneth Starr did.  It’s already begun.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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