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Collusion has become the Democrats’ Benghazi
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers

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Posted By:garnet, 1/7/2018 11:23:05 AM

Collusion has become the Democrats’ Benghazi. Just as Hillary Clinton and her aides told some lies but weren’t ultimately to blame in the Benghazi tragedy, President Trump and his campaign did not collude with the Russians. Too bad for the Democrats that they can’t learn from how Republicans mishandled and overplayed the Benghazi affair. In the same way Benghazi became an obsession for many in the GOP, the idea of collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin is now baked into the Democratic psyche. No matter what special counsel Robert S. Mueller III finds, Democrats and their allies in


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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/7/2018 11:31:23 AM     (No. 11502660)

Over the holidays I happened to see one of the greatest movies ever made...The Three Amigos. So it´s clear to me that collusion has become the Democrats´ El Guapo. Which is a real problem for them because every single Democrat appears to be an El Guapo.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Shmowry1, 1/7/2018 11:32:51 AM     (No. 11502663)

Um. No. Falsie comparison. Both are actually Democrat scandals. Both involve Hillary. Funny how that works. Take your BS somewhere else Wapo.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 1/7/2018 11:36:16 AM     (No. 11502672)

Hillary was to blame for Benghazi. Here´s the timeline:

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/7/2018 11:39:07 AM     (No. 11502675)

Conflating the very real Benghazi terror attack and the imaginary Russian collusion is like comparing The Bay of Pigs to Alice in Wonderland. Real people really died in Benghazi due to HRC’s malfeasance. Russiagate is a figment of the dim’s (and msm’s) imagination designed to explain why HRC lost something that was hers, Hers, HERS!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 1/7/2018 11:52:51 AM     (No. 11502699)

I am so sick of the this idea that Democrats keep peddling that the Benghazi outrage was "overblown" and that there is some moral equivalence between it and the Democrats made up "collusion" fantasy.

Regarding the tragedy of Benghazi,(an actual real life event)it was evident to anybody with a brain that, at minimum, there were huge errors in judgement made by those in charge. Not to mention telling blatant, obvious lies afterward and then imposing gag orders on all Benghazi personnel.

Can you imagine the exact same scenario today where, knowing an embassy attack was in progress, that Rex Tillerson goes home to bed and the President is AWOL?

No one pounded Obama on his absence. What was so important that he could not be called away? Remember that 3AM phone call ad?

Where were all the "journalists" then?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: clipped wings, 1/7/2018 12:16:33 PM     (No. 11502742)

Benghazi was a tragedy that didn´t have to happen. The PIAPS and her minions denied the necessary extra security necessary. Ignored expert advice and then, when the compound was under fire she and her absent boss, Smidgen, refused to allow help -- either from the sky or from a rescue force that was on its way.
There is no equivalence, not in any sense. People should be jailed for malfeasance and/or plain old treason.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grampus, 1/7/2018 12:35:42 PM     (No. 11502771)

The writer´s biography probably shows that he once worked as a pretzel twister.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janylou, 1/7/2018 12:37:28 PM     (No. 11502776)

I watched 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, a hard movie to watch. The last scene speaks volumes. The survivors are at the airport waiting to leave Benghazi with a Lbyan plane in the background and one of the CIA guys says, and still no Americans have come to our rescue.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 1/7/2018 12:53:47 PM     (No. 11502795)

The introductory paragraph was all i wanted to read. When he states that the GOP overplayed the Benghazi scandal....I had read enough.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx, 1/7/2018 1:06:01 PM     (No. 11502810)

I have yet to hear one reporter ask Hillary where she was the night of the Benghazi massacre. They never asked Obama where he was that night either. He left the next day to go to CA to play golf and go to a fundraiser. What were they doing while our Ambassador was being murdered. All we hear about it is the stupid video and other lies . I still want to know.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: greggojo, 1/7/2018 1:27:37 PM     (No. 11502822)

Not only did Obama go to Las Vegas the next day, he appeared at a fundraiser (remember how many fundraisers Obama attended? it seemed almost weekly), and did his schlocky stand up comedy routine. Disgusting man.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: blueline, 1/7/2018 2:47:22 PM     (No. 11502888)

More WaPo garbage. Four Americans died in Benghazi. Their bosses, up to and including pResident Obama did NOTHING to help them, then lied their tails off about the whole matter. None of those responsible have ever told the truth about it, much less taken responsibility and accepted the consequences for it.
You think you (we) can possibly "overplay" that?
You leftists are beyond stupid, clueless, and despicable!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Butch, 1/7/2018 3:49:18 PM     (No. 11502937)

I agree with every poster above. Benghazi really happened, and our military commanders (who were chomping at the bit to make the 40-minute flight from Sicily with Special Forces guys) were repeatedly told to stand down. "Collusion" between the Russians and the Trump campaign never happened, and even if it had, collusion isn´t a crime.

It´s time for a RICO investigation into that vast criminal enterprise known as the Democratic Party.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/7/2018 4:14:23 PM     (No. 11502955)

How much longer will it take before they become extinct? They´ve been off the rails quite a while.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/7/2018 5:31:11 PM     (No. 11503000)

Benghazi was caused by secret illegal arms trading, aggravated by criminal neglect of security, amplified by a refusal to assist those under fire and then lied about in a craven attempt to cover the fiasco for political purposes in an election year.

Four separate crimes....all premeditated and all committed under cover of authority.

....and the Leftist Bastids want to tell you it was a GOP over-reach and empty investigation.

Unspeakably and relentlessly evil.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/8/2018 3:38:55 AM     (No. 11503222)

Well WaPo, you got one thing right. The Republicans mishandled the Benghazi murders by not making sure the Butcher and her cabal were ultimately prosecuted and sent to jail.

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