Fall gal: Obama officials reportedly blame icky lawyer lady for preventing Benghazi transparency

The White House really, really, really wanted to release a comprehensive Benghazi timeline last October, according to the administration’s stenographers at BuzzFeed. But darnit, that pesky White House Counsel broad got in the way.

The War on Women: It’s coming from inside the White House!

It’s not Obama’s fault, the administration wants you to know. BuzzFeed dutifully reports that the CIA and Obama’s national security team were all about transparency, transparency, transparency. But then along came the White House Counsel’s office, headed up by “Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler.”

“It was aggravating,” one administration official said. “It comes back to Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathyrn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler. I hate to say it, as it sounds like piling on, but it’s on her doorstep too.”

Ruemmler “advised the officials to not release any information to the public out of fear it could be used against them in any subsequent investigations and other legal complications.”

Looks like Obama’s gonna need a bigger bus. This road is getting really bumpy.

So, this is the administration’s strategy for handling the Benghazi scandal?

“Real” reporting on “how Obama got tripped up by his lawyers”:

A preview of what’s next?

Update:

So how ’bout this leak?

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Obama needs to give his Blame Czar a raise.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Obama needs to give his Blame Czar a raise.

  • aposematic

    Wow, the Obuma Admin. must have a really big bus. How can there always be room under there for more?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      It’s why they made the Megabus!

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      It’s why they made the Megabus!

    • Txgirlinnh

      I think it’s a clown car with enormous tires.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        MONSTER clown car!
        Rides so high, you can’t see the little people on the ground.

    • trixiewoobeans

      It’s called the Obamanator.

    • trixiewoobeans

      It’s called the Obamanator.

  • aposematic

    Wow, the Obuma Admin. must have a really big bus. How can there always be room under there for more?

  • Clete Torres

    Yeah, it’s Republicans that hate women…

    Anybody catch Barky’s speech last week (at some college I think), wherein he mentioned pay inequality between men and women? Of course he did so never mentioning that female staffers are paid less in his own White House than male staffers.

    EDIT: Found it. It was at Morehouse College, during his commencement speech:

    Any woman who knows the injustice of earning less pay for doing the same work — she knows what it’s like to be on the outside looking in.

    When are you going to fix that, hmm?

  • Clete Torres

    Yeah, it’s Republicans that hate women…

    Anybody catch Barky’s speech last week (at some college I think), wherein he mentioned pay inequality between men and women? Of course he did so never mentioning that female staffers are paid less in his own White House than male staffers.

    EDIT: Found it. It was at Morehouse College, during his commencement speech:

    Any woman who knows the injustice of earning less pay for doing the same work — she knows what it’s like to be on the outside looking in.

    When are you going to fix that, hmm?

  • TXKracker

    President Eye Candy Kardashian Obama, can’t be bothered with such small matters. “I have my lawyer tend to this little things and advise me…Hey Jay Z, Tiger wait up, I gotta get someone to grab my golf bag and throw it in the plane, I will be right there!!! Tell Soros I will call him from the plane, he is on the other line.

  • TXKracker

    President Eye Candy Kardashian Obama, can’t be bothered with such small matters. “I have my lawyer tend to this little things and advise me…Hey Jay Z, Tiger wait up, I gotta get someone to grab my golf bag and throw it in the plane, I will be right there!!! Tell Soros I will call him from the plane, he is on the other line.

  • BlahBlah

    Note to WH staff: next time you hear Barry telling you to play musical chairs take a sick day.

    • Clayton Grant

      I think it’s more like “Whose turn is it to be the pivot?”

    • Clayton Grant

      I think it’s more like “Whose turn is it to be the pivot?”

  • BlahBlah

    Note to WH staff: next time you hear Barry telling you to play musical chairs take a sick day.

  • Clayton Grant

    The wheels on the bus go round and round.

    round and round.

    round and round.

    The wheels on the bus go round and round,

    all through the town!

    .

    The people on the bus go up and down.

    up and down.

    up and down.

    The people on the bus go up and down,

    all through the town!

    .

    The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa.

    waa, waa, waa.

    waa, waa, waa.

    The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa,

    all through the town!

  • Clayton Grant

    The wheels on the bus go round and round.

    round and round.

    round and round.

    The wheels on the bus go round and round,

    all through the town!

    .

    The people on the bus go up and down.

    up and down.

    up and down.

    The people on the bus go up and down,

    all through the town!

    .

    The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa.

    waa, waa, waa.

    waa, waa, waa.

    The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa,

    all through the town!

  • gregl311

    Just when you think this administration cannot get any lower. This is just plain scary knowing that they still have over 3 years in the White House!

  • gregl311

    Just when you think this administration cannot get any lower. This is just plain scary knowing that they still have over 3 years in the White House!

  • OLLPOH

    Use Search (Ctrl F) in this:

    We believe as citizens that it is our duty to pass the below on to you for further investigation seeing the tyranny of our Constitution by Obama and his Government:
    Benghazi Facts….

    This is a (full text) transcript (from the Washington Post) of Obama’s Speech at the U.N. General Assembly, 14 days after the 3- separate Al Qaida Terror Attacks in Benghazi on 9/11/12, which horrendously took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Diplomats Troy Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty.

    President Obama’s 9/25/2012 address/speech to U.N. General Assembly (Full text)
    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-09-25/politics/35497281_1_libyan-people-benghazi-diplomatic-faciliti

    After opening the transcript, and holding down the Ctrl key and then hit the letter F on your keyboard, and type in the following letters in Search, then type in the
    letters:
    attac, ter, Qaida, video, (or any others) etc.

    And then for “yourself or yourselves”, you have to read the paragraphs in which you find the letters.

    >Note: there is 5 pages of 5.>>The word terror was used Once, that is One Time, “1”, and
    Obama was making reference to Iran, “Not Benghazi”.<<<

    After listening to Obama's speech to "The Whole World", and reading the Transcript of his Speech, we in this household have determined after doing both, listening and reading Obama's Polarizing Speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 9/25/2012, that he was blatantly informing the entire World, that "It Was The Video" that caused the 3 – Separate Al Qaida Attacks in Benghazi!

    There was an "absolute tone" that America’s 1st Amendment was very much under assault, and that our freedom of speech will land you behind bars if not reined in, and must Not offend someone with it. In which, the video maker did end up behind bars.

    Remember: Sean Smith’s Mother was told by the President, Secretary of State, and Vice President and probably the Attorney General Holder at the Receiver Memorial of their bodies after being brought back to the U.S. from Benghazi and in a military airport hanger, that they would find the video maker and bring him to justice. And yes, they found him and put him behind bars.

    All may view Obama’s polarizing “The Video” to the United Nations and all the world at http://www.c-span.org.

    Please keep in mind absolutely nothing about Al Qaida was in his speech. It was
    all about freedom of speech and our 1st Amendment.

    Obama is an Absolute Pathological Liar, and this is and was a cover up to make sure that No One Would Think Al Qaida was still doing Terrorist Attacks.

    His campaign, was that:
    Bin Laden Is Dead and General Motors is Alive. And none of his campaign donors
    would ever have donated if they were told other-wise! They also, jumped all
    over Mr. Romney for making statement about Benghazi.

    We believe this speech is absolute proof that he lied to us and needs to be removed from office.
    Obama’s two autobiographies are his Manifesto. You can Search Ctrl F Search in PDF Form Copies of them.

  • OLLPOH

    Use Search (Ctrl F) in this:

    We believe as citizens that it is our duty to pass the below on to you for further investigation seeing the tyranny of our Constitution by Obama and his Government:
    Benghazi Facts….

    This is a (full text) transcript (from the Washington Post) of Obama’s Speech at the U.N. General Assembly, 14 days after the 3- separate Al Qaida Terror Attacks in Benghazi on 9/11/12, which horrendously took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Diplomats Troy Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty.

    President Obama’s 9/25/2012 address/speech to U.N. General Assembly (Full text)
    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-09-25/politics/35497281_1_libyan-people-benghazi-diplomatic-faciliti

    After opening the transcript, and holding down the Ctrl key and then hit the letter F on your keyboard, and type in the following letters in Search, then type in the
    letters:
    attac, ter, Qaida, video, (or any others) etc.

    And then for “yourself or yourselves”, you have to read the paragraphs in which you find the letters.

    >Note: there is 5 pages of 5.>>The word terror was used Once, that is One Time, “1”, and
    Obama was making reference to Iran, “Not Benghazi”.<<<

    After listening to Obama's speech to "The Whole World", and reading the Transcript of his Speech, we in this household have determined after doing both, listening and reading Obama's Polarizing Speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 9/25/2012, that he was blatantly informing the entire World, that "It Was The Video" that caused the 3 – Separate Al Qaida Attacks in Benghazi!

    There was an "absolute tone" that America’s 1st Amendment was very much under assault, and that our freedom of speech will land you behind bars if not reined in, and must Not offend someone with it. In which, the video maker did end up behind bars.

    Remember: Sean Smith’s Mother was told by the President, Secretary of State, and Vice President and probably the Attorney General Holder at the Receiver Memorial of their bodies after being brought back to the U.S. from Benghazi and in a military airport hanger, that they would find the video maker and bring him to justice. And yes, they found him and put him behind bars.

    All may view Obama’s polarizing “The Video” to the United Nations and all the world at http://www.c-span.org.

    Please keep in mind absolutely nothing about Al Qaida was in his speech. It was
    all about freedom of speech and our 1st Amendment.

    Obama is an Absolute Pathological Liar, and this is and was a cover up to make sure that No One Would Think Al Qaida was still doing Terrorist Attacks.

    His campaign, was that:
    Bin Laden Is Dead and General Motors is Alive. And none of his campaign donors
    would ever have donated if they were told other-wise! They also, jumped all
    over Mr. Romney for making statement about Benghazi.

    We believe this speech is absolute proof that he lied to us and needs to be removed from office.
    Obama’s two autobiographies are his Manifesto. You can Search Ctrl F Search in PDF Form Copies of them.

  • jenndee

    Wow! Hilary, now this woman attorney. The administration had to look really hard to find 2 women working for them, let alone two to throw under a bus!!

  • jenndee

    Wow! Hilary, now this woman attorney. The administration had to look really hard to find 2 women working for them, let alone two to throw under a bus!!

  • Squirrel!

    Wow! Just Wow! The first I’ve seen Kathryn Ruemmler brought into the mix was over the IRS scandal. Anyway, IF she did advise what they say on Benghazi, isn’t O also a lawyer AND the boss? For being a control freak, he certainly has no control IF this is accurate, and it’s not. The key is WHERE WAS OBAMA for about 15 hours? If that can be determined, I think the investigation would roll. Subpoena Secret Service logs. Something is definitely up with the MIA POTUS from 9/11 – 9/12.

  • Squirrel!

    Wow! Just Wow! The first I’ve seen Kathryn Ruemmler brought into the mix was over the IRS scandal. Anyway, IF she did advise what they say on Benghazi, isn’t O also a lawyer AND the boss? For being a control freak, he certainly has no control IF this is accurate, and it’s not. The key is WHERE WAS OBAMA for about 15 hours? If that can be determined, I think the investigation would roll. Subpoena Secret Service logs. Something is definitely up with the MIA POTUS from 9/11 – 9/12.

  • http://twitter.com/grassmarket32 Martin Adamson
    • https://twitter.com/SmileyRoffle Smiley

      Must be the wrong bus; this White House only uses special ed short buses.

  • http://twitter.com/grassmarket32 Martin Adamson
  • OLLPOH

    Keep In Mind This Speech Was Done In The Middle Of The Day, And Most People Do Not Listen Nor Watch U. N. Speeches, The Are Busy Living Their Lives or Are At Work!
    ……………………………………….
    Searchable Transcript….Ctrl F – attac , video, ter
    ” Here’s Absolute Truth ” – Obama 9/25/2012 Speech to United Nations General Assembly… 14 days after 9/11/2012 – 3 -Separate Al Qaida Attacks, lasting 8 hours.
    “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

    >The Video that caused the Benghazi Attacks was the entire Obama sentiment/tone in this speech.Note: there is 5 pages of 5.>>The word terror was used Once, that is One Time, “1”, and Obama was making reference to Iran, “Not Benghazi”.<<<

    After we listened to Obama's speech, and reading the Transcript of his Speech, we in this household have determined after doing both, listening and reading Obama's Polarizing
    Speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 9/25/2012, that he was
    blatantly informing the entire World, that "It Was The Video" that
    caused the 3 – Separate Al Qaida Attacks in Benghazi! There was an absolute
    tone that America’s 1st Amendment was very much under assault, and that our
    freedom of speech will land you behind bars if not reined in must you offend
    someone with it. In which, the video maker did end up behind bars.

    Remember: Sean Smith’s Mother was told by the President, Secretary of State, and Vice President and probably the Attorney General Holder at the Receiver Memorial of their bodies after being brought back to the U.S. from Benghazi and in a military airport hanger, that they would find the video maker and bring him to justice. And yes, they found him and put him behind bars.

    All, may view Obama’s polarizing “The Video” to the United Nations and All, the World at http://www.c-span.org. Please keep in mind absolutely nothing about Al Qaida was in his speech.

    We believe, Obama is an Absolute Pathological Liar, and this is and was a cover up to make sure that No One Would Think Al Qaida was still doing Terrorist Attacks. His campaign, was that Bin Laden Is Dead and General Motors is Alive. And none of his campaign donors would ever have donated if they were told other-wise!
    The Obama Campaign people jumped all over Mr. Romney for making statement about Benghazi.

    We believe this speech is absolute proof that he lied to us and needs to be removed from office. Who? What? Where? When? How? Why?

    P.S. Both of Obama’s books are his Manifesto and are Searchable in PDF Form

  • OLLPOH

    Keep In Mind This Speech Was Done In The Middle Of The Day, And Most People Do Not Listen Nor Watch U. N. Speeches, The Are Busy Living Their Lives or Are At Work!
    ……………………………………….
    Searchable Transcript….Ctrl F – attac , video, ter
    ” Here’s Absolute Truth ” – Obama 9/25/2012 Speech to United Nations General Assembly… 14 days after 9/11/2012 – 3 -Separate Al Qaida Attacks, lasting 8 hours.
    “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

    >The Video that caused the Benghazi Attacks was the entire Obama sentiment/tone in this speech.Note: there is 5 pages of 5.>>The word terror was used Once, that is One Time, “1”, and Obama was making reference to Iran, “Not Benghazi”.<<<

    After we listened to Obama's speech, and reading the Transcript of his Speech, we in this household have determined after doing both, listening and reading Obama's Polarizing
    Speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 9/25/2012, that he was
    blatantly informing the entire World, that "It Was The Video" that
    caused the 3 – Separate Al Qaida Attacks in Benghazi! There was an absolute
    tone that America’s 1st Amendment was very much under assault, and that our
    freedom of speech will land you behind bars if not reined in must you offend
    someone with it. In which, the video maker did end up behind bars.

    Remember: Sean Smith’s Mother was told by the President, Secretary of State, and Vice President and probably the Attorney General Holder at the Receiver Memorial of their bodies after being brought back to the U.S. from Benghazi and in a military airport hanger, that they would find the video maker and bring him to justice. And yes, they found him and put him behind bars.

    All, may view Obama’s polarizing “The Video” to the United Nations and All, the World at http://www.c-span.org. Please keep in mind absolutely nothing about Al Qaida was in his speech.

    We believe, Obama is an Absolute Pathological Liar, and this is and was a cover up to make sure that No One Would Think Al Qaida was still doing Terrorist Attacks. His campaign, was that Bin Laden Is Dead and General Motors is Alive. And none of his campaign donors would ever have donated if they were told other-wise!
    The Obama Campaign people jumped all over Mr. Romney for making statement about Benghazi.

    We believe this speech is absolute proof that he lied to us and needs to be removed from office. Who? What? Where? When? How? Why?

    P.S. Both of Obama’s books are his Manifesto and are Searchable in PDF Form

  • ceemack

    So THIS is what was discussed when the liberal bloggers quietly visited the White House?

  • ceemack

    So THIS is what was discussed when the liberal bloggers quietly visited the White House?

  • Republicanvet

    Why are there so many women around Barky that are so much stronger than him that he cannot stand up to them?
    Hillary. Reummler. Rice. Lerner. Sara whats-her-face. Jay Carney.

    • Squirrel!

      LOL re: Jay Carney! You forgot Jarrett.

    • Squirrel!

      LOL re: Jay Carney! You forgot Jarrett.

    • creeper

      Mooch! Above all, Mooch.

    • creeper

      Mooch! Above all, Mooch.

  • Republicanvet

    Why are there so many women around Barky that are so much stronger than him that he cannot stand up to them?
    Hillary. Reummler. Rice. Lerner. Sara whats-her-face. Jay Carney.

  • Baba Ghanoush

    Get this guy out of office!

  • Baba Ghanoush

    Get this guy out of office!

  • Mike Sanfilippo

    Look at the comments on the BuzzFeed piece. They’re being mocked on their own page!

  • Mike Sanfilippo

    Look at the comments on the BuzzFeed piece. They’re being mocked on their own page!

  • aliwilcox

    So based on BuzzFeed, the real decision maker in the WH is Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathyrn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler? I’m deeply shocked that our president doesn’t make his own decisions…

    • Jennifer

      Saying her name three times…there they go with that “if we say something often enough the people will believe it” thing. Sadly, many do.

  • aliwilcox

    So based on BuzzFeed, the real decision maker in the WH is Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathyrn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler? I’m deeply shocked that our president doesn’t make his own decisions…

  • Jimni27

    Check out the comment section in the Buzzfeed article- their own readers are starting to wake up :)

  • Jimni27

    Check out the comment section in the Buzzfeed article- their own readers are starting to wake up :)

  • Joe Butscher

    Interesting… Now the Administration will refuse to answer any more questions about this based on “attorney-client privilege.” You watch and see.

    • Joe Butscher

      Notably, if and when scapegoat Ruemmler is called to testify in front of Congress, she will refuse to based on “attorney-client privilege,” which is, perhaps, a shade better than pleading the Fifth as our little friend Lois Lerner did today.

      • Spinmamma

        Actually, if The prez blames it on his lawyer he has already nullified to attorney client privilege and she is allowed to defend herself should she so choose. My guess is that choice is not an option.

    • Joe Butscher

      Notably, if and when scapegoat Ruemmler is called to testify in front of Congress, she will refuse to based on “attorney-client privilege,” which is, perhaps, a shade better than pleading the Fifth as our little friend Lois Lerner did today.

  • Joe Butscher

    Interesting… Now the Administration will refuse to answer any more questions about this based on “attorney-client privilege.” You watch and see.

  • R.C.

    Her advice was correct.

    Understanding this had potential to blow up at a later date; the best advice would be to hold off on timeline to avoid another direct implication of the WH.

    pResident knew this too. Now shes just another bump under the bus. Not optimal.

  • R.C.

    Her advice was correct.

    Understanding this had potential to blow up at a later date; the best advice would be to hold off on timeline to avoid another direct implication of the WH.

    pResident knew this too. Now shes just another bump under the bus. Not optimal.

  • Dane Gunderson
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  • MyrmidoNOT

    Hmmm… Always wondered who ‘programmed the TOTUS.

    Guess we have a ‘name’…and it is Kathryn.

    No wonder we cannot understand “teh oone”…
    he has a LAWYER for a ‘translator’…(after speaking gibberish)!?! /s

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Hmmm… Always wondered who ‘programmed the TOTUS.

    Guess we have a ‘name’…and it is Kathryn.

    No wonder we cannot understand “teh oone”…
    he has a LAWYER for a ‘translator’…(after speaking gibberish)!?! /s

  • $37261919

    I don’t know who they’re blaming but if it’s not Hillary it’s the wrong woman.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Yup. Hammer…meet nail.
      (Although your ‘use’ of the word “woman” is questionable…) 😉
      PIAPS…?

  • Steve_J

    It still doesn’t explain why American’s were in Benghazi, a known hot spot, or why security was reduced, or why there wasn’t a contingency plan in place if the conditions in Benghazi deteriorated. It also doesn’t explain whose idea the whole stinking mess was.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Sure it does… Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler.

  • Canadian in USA

    And now, for the Administration’s favorite song…THE BLAME GAME!

    Let’s blame Kathryn!

    Kathy, Kathy, bo Bathy Bonana fanna fo Fathy, Fee fy mo Mathy, KATHY!

    (apologies to Shirley Ellis.)

    • Spinmamma

      Lois, Lois bo bois, bonana fanna fo fois, fee fy mo mois, Lois!

      Sarah, Sarah bo bara, bonana fanna fo farah, fee fy mo marah, Sarah!

  • Sharkteeth

    Women only seats under the Bus.

  • Victim O Circumstance

    @NumbersMuncher

    Buzzfeed article also mixes the use of ‘there’ and ‘their’ which is Ruemmler’s fault as well. “Rhodes… say that there hands were tied”

    Now I understand…. Obama was really saying there is no “their” there. or was it there is no “they’re” there? I guess it depends on the meaning of….

    Oh nevermind.

  • I M Free

    I am the POTUS who lead from behind and on a need to know basis. There’s no there there. I’m BHO and I approve this message

  • arttie

    unfettered know nothingness

  • digitalPimple

    The White House Jan Brady defense? Marsha Marsha Marsha!

  • CitizenEgg

    Ted Kennedy has the only confirmed kill in the #WarOnWomen. Say, Barack Obama sure is a competitive guy, huh? He lacks talent, to be sure, but he never stops trying.

  • mitchellvii

    Is it evil of me to confess that I am REALLY enjoying this? Can anyone recall a POTUS where 4 MAJOR SCANDALS were all converging upon him at once?

    Benghazi
    IRS
    AP/FoxNews
    Obamacare Implosion

  • mitchellvii

    The thing that amazes me is that Obama burned his one ace in the hole, the media. When I turn on MSNBC and I see them trashing Obama and then I turn on Jon Stewart and HE is trashing Obama – I mean, my god.

    What will it be like in 2014 when Dems start throwing Obama under the bus en masse?

  • mitchellvii

    You know what must grind the MSM the most? Foxnews has been RIGHT about Obama from the start.

  • interestedobserver2

    Drip, drip, drip — that’s the sound of Democratic credibility being eroded by their own stupid and obvious lies.

    • vetgal1970

      The Dems have no credibility. The hope remains that the willfully ignorant masses will notice or care that this administration’s only goal is to heap misery upon ALL of the people (and not just the 1% or the old white guys). Sadly, looking at the last election, we know for a FACT that at least 47% pays no attention unless they think it will somehow affect their ‘free’ stuff.

  • Dapandico

    OJ is blaming his lawyer also.

  • vetgal1970

    So, I guess then that this lawyer person wrote Obama’s UN speech and personally loaded it in the TOTUS? Obama is POTUSino, does he get NO say in the movement of troops or the words he utters? Does he speak to NO ONE when he convenes the ever so rare cabinet meetings, such that he has NO idea what his EPA or Treasury Department are up to. Does NO ONE speak to Obama at all without going through Jarrett? When did he become king?