The Bystander President

No, this is not Watergate or Iran-Contra. Nor is it like the sex scandal that got Bill Clinton impeached.

The AP, IRS and Benghazi matters represent a scandal not of presidential wrongdoing, but of presidential indolence, indifference and incompetence in discharging the duties of chief executive.

The American Conservative

By Patrick J. Buchanan • May 21, 2013, 3:49 AM

Bombshell in the Benghazi e-mails: The CIA warned of impending jihadist attack

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By Grace Vuoto

The White House recently released more than 100 pages of e-mails between the CIA, State Department and the White House regarding the now infamous talking points.

Chris Wallace Obsesses About Which Room Obama Was In During Benghazi Attacks

Interview with WH Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer about attack in Benghazi. TRANSCRIPT

Aide Dan Pfeiffer: Obama’s location on night of Benghazi attacks is “a largely irrelevant fact”

Does it matter where President Obama was during the night of the Benghazi attacks? Not according to his aide, Dan Pfeiffer.

Red Alert Politics

Rumsfeld: Obama’s trust being ‘eroded’

By Jordy Yager – 05/19/13 12:02 PM ET

Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday said the public’s trust in President Obama is being “eroded” and the administration’s credibility has been undermined.

Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal; how the story of a U.S. tragedy unfolded — and then fell apart

The tragedy of Benghazi, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, seemed a cut-and-dried story in the days after a mob attacked the State Department’s mission in eastern Libya.
From President Obama on down, the recap was simple: A crowd of demonstrators angry over an obscure YouTube video that denigrated Islam’s Prophet Muhammad spontaneously stormed the complex.
The State Department’s top spokeswoman assured the public that security for fallen Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and his aide Sean Smith was “robust.”

Senate panel approves US ambassador to Libya

Published: May 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday approved President Barack Obama’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Libya, a post that has been vacant since insurgents attacked the diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. [EXCERPT]