By Jim Geraghty
May 22, 2013 7:30 AM
Today’s Morning Jolt features a look at Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth, Anthony Bourdain’s recent trip to Libya, some transactional journalism at the White House, and then this development . . .
Benghazi: The Story the Obama Administration Would Prefer We Forgot About
Officials still don’t have enough evidence to make any arrests
By Kimberly Dozier
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn’t enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.
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
Just-released emails show CIA director wanted more details
Facing criticism from Republicans, the president reasserts his authority by pushing out the IRS’s acting commissioner.