Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/17/13

IRS Targets Conservative Groups, Dept of Justice Seizes Phone Records of the Associated Press and MoreBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

This Week’s Wrap-Up series of stories I call “Scandal-topia.”  Benghazi, IRS targeting conservative groups, Department of Justice seizing phone records of the Associated Press (AP) and yet another sex abuse scandal in the U.S. military.  While all of these stories are important, they are taking our eyes off other stories of great importance.   Let’s run down the list: 

Benghazi, the White House is releasing some emails, but Republicans want many more released.  The left wants to paint this as a “witch hunt,” but lots of questions go unanswered.  Mark Thompson, one of the Benghazi whistle-blowers, was in charge of the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST.)  This team is comprised of people like Special Ops, FBI and security experts that can go in for a rescue.  Thompson’s testimony in front of Congress said FEST was “taken out of the menu of options.”  There was never any intention to mount a rescue, and this was a policy decision that came very early on 9/11/12.  The Accountability Review Board says you can’t blame former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the murder and non-rescue of four Americans.  Really?  The person in charge isn’t to blame?    

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