Who are real war criminals? Time for House Select Committee to exercise subpoena powers over Benghazi.

The Left likes to castigate me as a “war criminal” in an Alinsky-like attempt to attack and destroy my character. I find it quite absurd and desperate.

Consider this, I am an Honorably Discharged retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who took an action to protect my Soldiers — fellow Americans — in a combat zone. It was an action I fully reported, took responsibility for, and accepted the ramifications for conducting — there no lies, no blame.

Contrast that with someone who, after learning of Americans under attack by Islamic terrorists, went to bed, caught a flight the next day to Las Vegas, lied about the genesis of the attack, never took any responsibility for the lack of response and inaction, and referred to the whole episode as a “phony scandal.”

Or the irony of someone else who refused the requests for support from an American Ambassador, enjoined in a lie about the nature of the attack, and in an emotional rant declared, “what difference does it make?” Or finally, the person America must now entrust as its National Security Advisor, who promulgated the lie about the attack on the Americans in Benghazi and dismissed it as a “false controversy.”

Based on recently released Senate Intelligence Committee Benghazi report, and as discussed by Fox News:

A comprehensive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee definitively declared that individuals tied to Al Qaeda groups were involved in the Benghazi attack, challenging recent claims that the terror network was not a factor.

The report was released Monday, nearly one year after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under congressional questioning over the nature of the attack, shouted at lawmakers: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

The administration initially claimed the attack sprung out of a protest, but has since given a more complicated assessment.” While the report does not implicate Al Qaeda “core” — the leadership believed to be in the Pakistan region — it does blame some of the most influential Al Qaeda branches, including Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Individuals affiliated with terrorist groups, including AQIM, Ansar al-Sharia, AQAP, and the Mohammad Jamal Network, participated in the September 11, 2012, attacks.

Of course detractors will still say the impetus behind the attack was an “anti-islam” video trailer — hardly the case since this crude video had been published on the internet for some time. The report firmly stated that there was no protest in Benghazi.

Perhaps most damning for Obama, Clinton, Rice, and their support minions in this charade is that the committee determined:

The attack was “preventable” and the administration failed to respond to “ample” warnings that security was deteriorating before Sept. 11, 2012. The report faulted the State and Defense departments. It also cited the failure of the Obama administration to “bring the attackers to justice.”Specifically, the report said the intelligence community provided “ample strategic warning” that security in eastern Libya was deteriorating and U.S. personnel “were at risk.” The report said multiple “tripwires” were crossed signaling security problems, and the State Department should have increased its security posture in response.

So to all the liberal progressives — especially the media — if this was a Republican administration would you be so dismissive? Who are the real criminals — a decorated combat veteran who took an action to protect American lives or three individuals who took no action and allowed Americans to die, and then lie about it?

It is indeed time for the House Select Committee with subpoena powers to exercise them. Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor, there is no excuse. If those on Capitol Hill will not get laser focused, the American people will. In the end, the real criminals will reap what they have sown.

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Brad Harris
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I like the cut of your jib, sir. You are a patriot and a true American.

Concerned Citizen
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Mr. West, I am not sure what decision you made in the armed forces, however two things came from it. (1) you took responsibility (2) you were trying to save American lives. All the hassle you know is because you disagree with the administration and the democrats. I also agree that if this was a republican president, the story would not of stop running on the main stream media. I do not know how many of them can call themselves new channels. When they are allowed to not report everything that goes on good and bad for either side. Make… Read more »
Mistergilgamesh
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The POTUS should be impeached. The Sec of State criminally charged with malfeasance. Holding them to a lower standard of conduct than the military’s UCMJ is the world turned upside down.

sam jones
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hang in there sir.

Michael Woods
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Mr. West, My Mom passed away in October 2013. My Dad is a Veteran and retired career government employee. We sent her death certificate to OPM as per requirements. Now OPM declared my Dad dead and has stopped his retirement deposits. Contacting them via phone is impossible. Can you assist in any way?

Timothy-Allen Albertson
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Timothy-Allen Albertson

Call your congress critter.

Don Anastas
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There is a huge difference between the service of Lt. Col. Allen West and the typical political class. Mr. West served honorably in the US military and the US House.

It’s very difficult to find anything honorable in the US Congress and there is absolutely no honor within the realms of the Obama regime. Mr. West used the term “liberal progressives.” Ultimately they are “Marxist Communists.”

satch
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amen

Domenick
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Ridicule and demonize. They’ve learned their. Alinski lessons well. When your called a racist or criminal it’s because you are considered a threat to their socialist agenda.

Domenick
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Col Allen West, a defiant patriot, worthy of being the next President of the United States of America.

Nathan
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It’s kind of sad when the only people who ever stop the Buck with themselves in this country is the military personal. For the most part everyone in the government that isn’t a veteran is a crook and has done nothing but blame someone else for years. The same goes with many American people. If they screw up they blame something else. Not making enough money? Well that’s the governments fault for not raising the minimum wage even though you chose to drop out of high school and have 2 kids out of marriage. Can’t get good insurance cause of… Read more »
Jeanene Phillips
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they are trying to make it more affordable to not get married, stay on welfare or whatever program and let DC control your money, your health, your food/water supply, then you have to comply to what they say and what they tell ya or die.

WhoBeen
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Well said Mr. West, well said! The only problem is getting the word out to the 95% of Americans who don’t have a clue as to what is going on politically. We still have Hillary lovers wanting their first woman president regardless of her Alinsky-like stance on America. I jokingly said this before but I’ll say it again, “If 100% of the voters vote for Mickey Mouse, Hillary Clinton will still win by 51% of the vote. How else do you think the present occupant of the White House got there?” Altogether too many Americans are still stuck in 1st… Read more »
Jeanene Phillips
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They are sheeple(sheep-people) disconnected in their complacency to care only if a bomb goes off would they even watch the news. Society has been trained to listen to only what they are told. i figure 1/3 are left, 1/3 are right and 1/3 dont give a damn.

Timothy-Allen Albertson
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Timothy-Allen Albertson

The reason the left hates you so much Colonel is that you saved American lives, They were rooting for the ragheads. And they are still mad a a wet hen about
there not being tens of thousands of flag draped shipping caskets coming back to
Dover AFB MAD.

JBlaze
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Why aren’t you president Mr. West? Work on that!

Jeanene Phillips
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I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST BLACK PREZ, INSTEAD OF GOOFUS.

Jeanene Phillips
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btw what is going on with the impeachment article file by the black republicans? it was brillant then the left cant play the race card.

mike
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I continuously see the rant against the left. But it either goes no where or it moves slow as molasses. Not until the main stream media is taken down and dismantled will the argument against this pathetic excuse for a president and his administration be taken seriously. The left has a play book of how they will infest their noxious policies and ideologies. Whereas the right have no such strategies… a good place to start would be a protest against the purchase of any goods or services of advertisers on the subjective, agenda driven main stream media. You dismantle their… Read more »
4MeNoRinos
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Speaker Boehner is awful and people should have went with Louie Gohmert when he wanted you for speaker of the house.. The Rinos’s, the Media along of course with the left are destroying this country. People need to be held accountable for Benghazi we want the truth.. Boehner needs to be voted out along with all other Rino’s.
Thank you for your service , Sir.

Norma Harris-Check
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Lt Col West, proud to know who you are and Who you stand with and what you stand for! Others are correct, you would make a great president of these United States! God bless you, Sir!

paul singh
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For a lite Colonel you sure know how to lite up Washington. Keep up the pressure, you seem to be the only one with enough balls to stand up and say what needs to be said.

I hope this report is enough to take action against those who are the real criminals. There was less evidence and less scandal in the Nixon administration and he was taken out. It’s about time we took the true criminal out of office.

Phoebe
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We have plenty of war criminals on the right and the left. This country has been turned over to satan.
http://www.infowars.com/new-evidence-implicating-globalist-kissinger-in-war-crimes/

Eric Johnson
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The main Benghazi issue is the callous disregard for the safety of our State Dept people in Libya. PERIOD! This site was not beefed up to protect our people before hand, there was many reasons to abandon it well before Sep 11 due to multiple credible threats, and there was no apparent need for the ambassador or Smith to be there. Never mind not even the simplest of steps to beef up security on 9/11. These all point to gross negligence and/or incompetence by Hillary and other top State Dept personnel. The video is simply a distraction to keep us… Read more »
MotherBatherick
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No doubt some of the women I heard back in ’08 that said they’d vote for Hillary simply because they feel we need a female president will be saying that again if she runs in 2016. Or will they?? Why would anyone vote for someone who is so arrogant and careless that their decisions and/or lack of, end up getting innocent people killed?

Robyn Dessauer Lewis
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I would have voted for Hillary in 08. After the 08 Primaries, I left the Dem party when the best they could offer me was an untested, untrained, undocumented community leader bent on beating his opponents into submission. Unfortunately, I know educated, intelligent WHITE women who are still willing to give her their vote. Not I. The only vote she gets from me is the one that says she belongs in prison if for no other reason the whole “What difference does it make?” joke. It wasn’t your son Ms. Clinton who died so I guess to you it doesn’t… Read more »
mrdonthompson
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Robyn, being, also, from Ohio (Ashtabula County) I wholeheartedly share your disdain for the “Republican Party”. Boehner and Gov. Kasich especially; but also the many other spineless, so called, Republicans in our supposed conservative majority state. Am fortunate to have the representation of a true conservative constitutionalist, Dave Joyce, in Washington and an honest to goodness liberal Democrat and liberal (not progressive socialist), John Patterson, representing me in Columbus. Feel fortunate that I can speak highly of these two who are for the best interests of the people they represent and not self serving as most politicians in the state.… Read more »
gerbilcrusader
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If they wanted women, why didn’t they support Sarah Palin?

mrdonthompson
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If they wanted a black man, why didn’t they vote for Alan Keyes, an honorable man, when he ran? Just sayin’. Much Love, God Bless.

MotherBatherick
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Because they were Low Info Voters (who also happened to be black Democrats) and assumed Hillary would be a safe bet.

Dorie N.
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The dead were not their children.

MotherBatherick
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Keep in mind tho, Leftists would throw their own kin under a bus if they think it’s all for the good of the cause. These people are cold, calculating killers.

Phoebe
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Seems to me she was not careless. It was on purpose.I know I can’t believe everything I read or hear. BUT I have read an account of a woman who was “Presidential Model” basically a sex slave. She was used by both Clinton’s.
Have you heard of that?

MotherBatherick
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Don’t know much about O’Brien but I do know this: There’s been a trail of bodies left behind wherever the Clintons go and I don’t believe in coincidences..

Phoebe
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Just wonderful people, not.

Eli Freedman
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G-d Bless true Patriots like Mr. West. Time to remove the Imposter!!! G-d Bless America!!

Leo Puig
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God Bless you, Sir!

Gordon Waite
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Well written. It clearly defines the bad guys, and their lies! Too bad the only people who will read it have already seen the “Man behind the curtain.” The others head the warning to pay no attention to him. What can we do at this point? I truly believe the Republic is doomed.

virginiagentleman1
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Who are the criminals? That is a question already WELL answered. It was not YOU. You did what any good officer would do, you saved your fellow Americans lives by your actions, even knowing full well that those actions would end your military career, and Colonel, I SALUTE you for what you did! Why? Because you stayed TRUE to your Constitutional OATH and the Warriors Ethos, something that is unknown to people without a shred of honor like Obama and Clinton. The REAL criminals behind the fiasco known as Benghazi are the cowardly president, and his then SecState Clinton. Every… Read more »
bat62
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Couldn’t have said it better. Totally agree.

Steven Smith
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PLEASE run in 2016 sir! We need you!

WeGov
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When is someone going to hold those accountable in this horrible incidence?

Ammoem
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My vote would go to you in a heart beat Mr. West!!!!

Carol Jean Goodwin
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Obutthead and his minions want to disarm honest citizens and shred the constitution so that he can be a huge part of making the United States a Muslim nation! Islam will slaughter all of the rest of us, if we are not Muslims, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender preference! They believe all who are not Muslims must die! WE, THE PEOPLE of the United States of America MUST put a stop to this insanity!

gerbilcrusader
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NOT gonna happen! Us Asian Americans alone will kill off all the muslims. We have ties to our brothers in China, Russia,India and south Asia. Aint no way in hell obama will get his way. We will slaughter every muslim there is. The hispanics and indians will do the same. The only ones who will be cowards are liberals!

Joyce Greer
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Slaughter is not necessary if they are peaceful and do not take part in this attempt to destroy America. I understand your anger and support your unite, but God has a plan. In His plan, He is using the muslims to correct America for their sins. How many more times can we sin against God, without correction. He is allowing this to happen so we will get back to God. We cannot slaughter the ones who are innocent and force to live that life. God hates the spilling of innocent blood! Look into your heart. The time will come when… Read more »
Dan
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We keep looking for truth, transparency and honesty from the Executive Branch and they continue to keep the shields up and fail to provide a reasonable response. The true danger is that the Clinton machine, fed by the Clinton tax free Institution, has done mountains of work to spread falsehoods. Am I correct in stating that Ms Rodham has yet to sincerely accepted responsibility for Behghazi, or was her crude and crass remark adequate in her warped mind.

MotherBatherick
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Her crude/crass remark was adequate in her warped ahem..SAUL ALINSKY mind.

Carrie Geren Scoggins
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Carrie Geren Scoggins

HIS WIFE IS LUCKY… HE IS A NICE LOOKING MAN. I AM SURE SHE WOULD SAY THAT THAT IS HOW HE LANDED A GOOD LOOKING WIFE!

Gary Wolfenbarger
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There are many “nice looking men” around the world, and in this nation. Obama is “nice looking” as well. Women who took notice of his looks and lies voted him into high office (ignorantly), as if choosing a prom date. Differences between the two include character, honor, integrity, and EARNED respect of peers and public. Obama does a great job in proving the adage, “handsome is as handsome does”. Perhaps Mr West and his spouse fell in love with each other based on inner beauty and common ground. THAT basis forms solid, not sordid relationships. Btw,if you’re going to print… Read more »
Reiki-ology Master Healing
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Reiki-ology Master Healing

Get a petition started and we can force it.

MotherBatherick
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Too bad “The Biebs” doesn’t live in Hillary’s neighborhood. She’d deserve it.

CaptGene
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Hitler and Stalin were monsters beyond description. They destroyed their opposition through bald faced lies, propaganda and whispering campaigns. Students of history will see a parallel here – a frightening parallel – on the left here in America today.

sharon collins germani
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sharon collins germani

Colonel Allen West isn’t that what Obumers is noted for! Destroying anyone or anything that doesn’t agree with him! He’s worldwide famous for that. Don’t worry AMERICA’S got YOUR back!! ;)))

Gary Wolfenbarger
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The hardest pill for me to swallow, is how MSNBC and CNN (especially Chris Matthews), are ALL OVER this “bridge-gate” three day lane closure in Jersey, as if it’s the crime of the century. “Federal prosecutors serving subpenas, etc,”. While laughing and joking about Benghazi as if it’s Obama’s kids dropping water balloons from a second story window! How in the world can anyone take those hacks seriously? Is the public really THAT stupid? Iran-Contra, Watergate, those “crimes” are like jay-walking compared to Benghazi. One more thing, it should be easy for Obama to get to the “bottom of it”…… Read more »
satch
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to answer your question “Is the public really THAT stupid?” : The “progressives” are. blindly stupid

Gary Wolfenbarger
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Thank you “satch” for that clarification! I suspected as much.
I heard progressives ARE educated, just in the wrong subjects.
I really can’t say much about the current administration or their policies, because (I’m told) I’m a racist.

James
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I would rather be called a racist then to be branded a liar. To call me a liar is a stain on my soul

Gary Wolfenbarger
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You’re right, even the biggest dumbass in the world can still have integrity.

Charles Emigh
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As a white, southern, 100% disabled Vietnam veteran I know what it’s like to chose the right option other than the “correct” option. Doing the right thing is always harder as it enrages your superiors, but usually saves lives. I would salute you with pride sir, and I would welcome you as my president.

satch
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I second that, with pride. I would follow you anywhere. Into the gates of hell if necessary, to save this country.

James
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I am so sorry that I can not give you but only one thumbs up for this comment. If the rest of us could band together behind a real leader, we would probably save our country.

jack ward
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Well stated. Semper fi.

Johnny Christensen
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Am I the only one who is beginning to believe we will never see any good from this nation ever again ? I am tired of hearing how he and his are going to be dealt with ! Nothing ever happens !

reg5
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It is a weakness of our nation that we cannot hold Obama and other officials responsible for their treasonous acts. They get out of office, damage done, and are home free.

Alexis
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No, do not say that. Read your Constitution. It tells you “WE THE PEOPLE”, can remove those “parasites”…. TALLY HO!!!!…… LAST DO IT !!….

reg5
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True Alexis we can remove them via the ballot box. But the treasonous actions of gov’t officials should result in punishment, not thrown out of office with a healthy pension.

hal8196
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I agree. Something is terribly wrong with our system, if the Democrats can just stonewall Congress. I am also blaming the Republican leadership. Perhaps they have some culpability that they are trying to cover up.

jack ward
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Lt. Col West is truly a good man.

sleeper48
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I would so vote for you for president Col. West. We need an educated man in the office that also has common sense. You would be perfect.

Bob
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We need someone of your character & integrity in the White House, instead of what we have now. Nobama is a fraud, has been from day 1. To treat the military & senior citizens as he has is inexcusable! To lie repeatedly, is criminal!

Paul
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When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead. It is difficult for others.
It is the same, when you are stupid.

That said, we have a stupid president. Worse yet, we have millions of stupid voters. That makes it “Difficult for others”.

Scott
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Allen….be very careful PEOPLE that have gone against the clintons and now obama have a way of disappearing and/or dye, so please please be careful. Those people have no feelings, they can destroy at a drop of a pin.

Nanci Alley
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Get a special prosecutor to go after the Obama administration! We need answers & the people involved held accountable! Start with Obama & work your way down! Charge them with the murders of the Benghazi 4!

AnnaGraceS
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I have wondered if you, Col West and Dr. Ben Carson, have body guards! You are no nonsense black Americans who love this country and see the need for change back to the Constitutional values that this country was founded on. You recognize the lawlessness of the muslim in the White House and all of his LIES and you want him brought to justice for the multiple crimes he has committed against the people and the Constitution! He is a fraud and a dangerous criminal who must answer for his crimes!! He is quilty of TREASON, murder and human trafficking!!… Read more »
hal8196
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I understand the Democrats circling the wagons for their messiah. However,the Republicans seem totally inept. If the average American lied before Congress, they would be in jail. I do not understand why we cannot be more aggressive in getting the absolute truth to be told.