Today’s Benghazi hearing was long overdue, and the first-hand testimony from whistleblowers Gregory Hicks, Eric Nordstrom and Mark Thompson opened quite a few eyes to the game of political hot potato that’s been played in Washington these last few months. The hearing left quite a few wanting to hear more — preferably under oath — from some of the other players, such as Cheryl Mills, general counsel and chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Washington Free Beacon describes Mills as “the whistleblower blocker” who chewed out Hicks for meeting with Rep. Jason Chaffetz without a State Department minder present. That’s quite a charge; could we hear Mills’ side of the story?

The State Department is circling the wagons around Mills, ably assisted by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who reached out to Hillary Clinton’s aide, Philippe Reines.

More from Reines:

To take a step back, from the moment we learned of the attack in Benghazi, Cheryl Mills did everything she could, round the clock for months on end, right up until our very last day in February, to support our personnel in Tripoli, and keep our 70,000 people worldwide as safe as possible.  Anyone who worked around or with her will tell you she gave every bit of herself to the Department.

Interesting. Others from State are coming forward in Mills’ defense. Remember when President Obama stepped up to defend Ambassador Susan “Spontaneous Protest” Rice from those GOP meanies and called her “extraordinary”? It’s like that. Will #teamcheryl take off?

https://twitter.com/RonanFarrow/status/332302386272026624

What’s that sound? A bus?

Hillary? Are you there?

  • HARP2

    Cheryl Mills is about to find out how unimportant she is.

    • Jeremy

      yep time for the Obama bus to run over her the term scapegoat comes to mind.

    • IronButterfly

      If she works for any Clinton she automatically becomes less than honorable.

    • Clayton Grant

      The left will immediately go to their catch-all phrase – “The Republicans are racist!”

  • rennyangel2

    Poor Cheryl. Didn’t she know the bargain?

    Work for the devil, die by the devil.

    It’s always those dastardly Reps. that the left announces daily are useless and broken as a party and 98-pound weaklings as representatives,

    so it is really astounding that these nobodies have such power to obstruct poor ozero’s admin. agenda, the entire nation’s budget, li’l ole Hlliary’s pipedreams of becoming the next controller-in-chief, and tormentor of liars and cretins in the WH and gen. admin.

    Go Reps. tear their lying throats out.

  • BoscoBolt

    Cheryl Mills … just one more filthy TRAITOR who belongs in prison.

  • OLLPOH

    Was HillBill in Benghazi or Tripoli on 9/11/2012?
    Was Cheryl in Benghazi or Tripoli on 9/11/2012?
    No.
    Were our Ambassdor and the other 3 Diplomats and Greg Hicks?
    Yes.
    Truth is Truth!
    Convene a Grand Jury for All The People of America, while Resignations are being summited, immediately.

    • June Clinkenbeard

      You know who else wasn’t there? Phillipe Reines!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Galtar/100003234383316 John Galtar

    Will Cheryl wear a blue dress and come with an FDR cigar in hand?

    • Squirrel!

      If she’s this close to the Clinton’s, chances are that’s happened already.

  • I M Free

    already saw the bus coming! time to save ass!

  • Clayton Grant

    These Clintonistas are sounding a bit manic. Have a read of Philippe Reines’ email here: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51821509#.UYsG46LvtJJ

    • grais

      Wow. Childish, poorly written, and, amazingly enough, it doesn’t seem as if he listened to the testimony at all. He’s got it all mixed up. What a loon!

      • Clayton Grant

        The email is very disjointed.
        I’m still wondering how the Patraeus affair figures into all of this. There’s some kind of connection there somewhere.

        • grais

          Patraeus said the CIA knew it was terrorism. FBI dug up his affair. He was forced to resign by someone hoping to shut him up or ruin his credibility? I wonder if the shit will ever really hit the fan. Obama and the Clintons are pretty good at this stuff after all the years of practice.

        • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

          Distraction.

          • Clayton Grant

            Or, did Patreaus need to distance himself from the administration?

        • wwbdinct

          Agree. Absolutely.

        • dinkerduo

          Anyone who didn’t agree with the giving munitions to al Qaeda in Syria were relieved of their commands—4 four star Gens. and 1 Adm. were relieved of their commands right after the attack–they had known of his affair for 1 1/2 yrs. and waited until necessary to use it against him!
          These people are ruthless–especially H.C.!!

      • MarcusFenix

        PFFT!!!! These liberals don’t need facts, or to hear testimony or even
        know the name of the person involved! They just need to tell you how
        they feeeeeeeel. And how awesome and “stand up” their person of interest has been in their career. That’s all that matters.

    • June Clinkenbeard

      First, the second paragraph makes no sense at all. It’s babbling nonsense from an assistant who I am sure knows next to nothing about what happened in Benghazi. also, no one said Cheryl Mills was unprofessional. That entire passage is ridiculously irrelevant. Second, it is laughable that Mr. Reines is unaware of how to Google Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s name. He did it because he is childish and unprofessional. I was also quite amused that he characterized Rep Chaffetz’s meetings as “interrogations” . Ooh, what a weighty, scary word! Good job, Phil! I could go on but I’m sure everyone gets the drift. I will wind this up by saying Mr. Reines is totally out of pocket on this. He has no idea what he is talking about. He wasn’t present for any of the events is attempting to comment on. As for CODELs, or Congressional Delegations, it is infantile to make remarks insinuating they are too much trouble, cost too much or are inconcenient merely because they are Republicans. Why don’t you stick to stuff you know, like packing tips and daylight savings time? http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/travel/logging-miles-and-miles-with-hillary-clinton.html?_r=0

  • Steve_J

    After reading the fawing tweets by Mills supporters, why am I reminded of this passage from the Manchurian Candidate?

    “Raymond Shaw is the kindest,
    bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”

    • Kevin Krom

      Of course, State Dept. folks were all praising Hicks too… until he stopped reading from the approved script.

  • Jason Call

    Hmm. Seems there may have been deliberate obfuscation of Benghazi facts high in State Dept or White House. It’s not BHO–he calls Ambassador Stevens by his first name. Not Mrs. Clinton–she cried crocodile tears in Senate hearing. Apparently, we can rule out this Cheryl Mills person, because it’s absurd and offensive to implicate her in wrongdoing.

    I don’t understand it. Political intrigue is hard.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      These underlings sound like what the Soviet Union used to call “Political Officers” who shadowed key government and military leaders to make sure they were doing things “in the best interests of the revolution.”

      • nc

        That was exactly the image that came into my head when they talked about Cheryl Mills insisting on having “someone” sit in on the Hicks/Chaffetz meetings, even when he didn’t have classified clearance. Chilling.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Those White House buses have been REALLY busy the past 12 months or so….

  • HARP2

    One of the witnesses today said they notified the White House of their advice to deploy the emergency team.

    Nobody asked the next obvious question……..WHO did you talk to in the WH ?????

  • michael s

    the focus should’ve been on hillary from the beginning.

    • barney59

      A greased pig is hard to catch…

  • BAW

    So the guy claiming to have worked for Cheryl Mills, touting her “sterling integrity” is claiming today’s sworn testimony was a lie?

  • CherDash

    Isn’t Ronan Farrow one of Mia’s kids?

    • DizzyMissL

      Rosemary’s Baby?

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        ZING!! POW!! BLAM!!! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Cheryl Willians

      Her natural son with Woody. Formerly named Satchel, but hates his dad for marrying his adopted sister…

  • jebjr

    This just keeps getting better and better. They’re really circling the wagons around Clinton. Those two minions Farrow and Ross are toeing the talking points line. Andrea Mitchell was caught without the facts. This guy who was Clinton’s secretary, Reines, what is he doing in top level meetings? And Mills, a real piece of work, chewing out Hicks. Of course, in order to protect Clinton, Mills wants a lawyer present when Hicks was interviewed, they can’t have the truth come out!
    What would be advantageous is for the Committee to subpoena Mills, Rice, Nuland, Jones, Reines and all of the military brass who screwed up. Then when they’re all done testifying, bring Clinton back (not that she would tell the truth given another chance).

    • June Clinkenbeard

      Hillary Clinton is the reason Bill was elected. She’s a consummate politician with high intelligence and experience in a variety of arenas. Hillary knows how to cover her ass. She’s been doing so for decades. Her two favorite words in the English language are “plausible deniability”. Don’t look for Hillary to swing for Benghazi. It will never happen much as I hate to say it. Democrats are so very good at this kind of bullshit. It also helps to have no morals.

      • nc

        It also helps to have the media at your bidding, an “advantage” the Repubs never had.

        • June Clinkenbeard

          When Bill was running for his first term, the media were brutal to him. He was the white trash Gov from the South who, it was rumored, liked to chase tail early and often. The media printed every little thing they could find and Hillary and his campaign had one hell of a time trying to control the damage. The man was quite literally dead more than once. He pulled it off because he had a great team and because he had Hillary. I would never make the mistake of underestimating her. She is a formidable opponent who hasn’t had a defeat since Bill’s first term, when he appointed her the head of a committee to craft universal healthcare, an unmitigated disaster. You have to get up *really* early in the morning to defeat Hillary Clinton.

    • stellatruman

      Andrea Mills was ” reporting ” about the upcoming hearings Tuesday morning on Today Show . It was very clear she had pure disdain and referred to th hearings as it was a Republican attempt at politicizing what happened in Benghazi

      This is not journalism

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Taking a page from…..”ELIIII CUMMINNNNNGGGGSSSS” #ThreeDogNight #MusicTriviaTime #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

      • beefrank

        Surprised?! Remember Andrea’s editing job on Romney with the Wawa deli video?

  • Zathras11 @B5

    “Blake Hounshell ✔ @blakehounshell
    Cheryl Mills is not a diplomat. She is a member of the Clintons’ inner circle. She defended Bill during his impeachment trial.
    8:21 PM – 8 May 2013”
    So she is familiar with cover-ups?

  • Gregg Hammerquist

    Ronan is every bit as ridiculous as his mother, Mia.

  • Shawneuser

    “Lunatic GOP congressman”? Are these the type of childish imbecile’s we have working for our government?

    What are these defenders of political paper-pusher Mills saying? That a public servant like Hicks, who actually puts his life on the line in the field, is lying?

    Mills might have integrity, she might not. I wouldn’t know, but let’s not compare her work to that of Hicks.

  • Jack Deth

    Wow!

    Cheryl Mills has arrogant, privileged, well connected and dumb as a sack of hammers writ large all over her. Maybe she’s the reason Hillary missed the 3am phone call?

  • nc

    I have a feeling Cheryl Mills holds the key to many of the answers we’ve been looking for. Hopefully, they’ll be able to “flip” her so we can catch the big fish.

  • sodakhic

    I think Obama said if you come after Susan Rice, you’ll have me to deal with. Wełl that lasted about 10 minutes. Now Mills. We’ll get to that scumbag Clinton, too.

    • kpc

      Hilary will never be able to wash the blood off her hands!

  • Axelgreaser

    LOL! Look at the proggies in the tweets above circling the wagons to protect one of Hillary’s brass knuckle wielding ‘Benghazi Operatives’ including the son of a famous Hollywood couple whose breakup was as lurid a scandal as you’d expect from two libtard’s and who MUST buy his Twitter Followers judging by the completely illogical ratio of ‘Tweets’ to ‘Follows’ (I peeked at them, a totally off-the-wall, eclectic crawl of peeps to say the least, a menage of followers with mostly non-politically oriented comments. But isn’t that what ambitious Dem’s do? Stack the deck? Cheat. Misrepresent. Kind of like what this regime is doing right now, live on television, in front of and to the American people who entrusted them with their gargantuan power which through way too many re-elections and false sense of importance constantly misuse and turn against the electorate in the most smarmy ways possibe. Through unmangaged term limits they are more robber barons than ‘representatives of the people. So it appears regarding the repulsive Benghazi slaughter, Obama and his political mafioso will ‘run out the clock’ as we’ve watched Holder do for four years and they will use the law to do so. And that makes a joke and a sham of our oversight committee’s efforts towards ethical determination.

    Let’s face it, Cheryl Mills was a ‘thug in residence.’ She needs to be hauled before a Senate committee and grilled till she ‘spills the beans’ and tells everything she knows about Obama’s ‘MIA’ evening when nobody could locate him, he didn’t return calls but once again appears ‘above suspicion’ because as he has said so often: “I don’t know nuthin’ about nuthin.’

    • June Clinkenbeard

      Hillary would let her swing too. No way she’s going to jeopardize her shot. Cheryl Mills is going down and she’s going down alone.

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Another incompetent in the Obama Adm.
    They are shameful.
    Sadly because of them 4 great Americans died .
    They should be so proud.

    • truckee22

      They could care less. Libs in general could care less. They are convinced of their own greatness and the rest are nothing but pawns in their game. Especially anyone from ‘flyover country’ or any of those brutish military types. They could care less. Look at how much money was raised after the Boston bombing vs the explosion in West, 28 million vs 200k.

  • June Clinkenbeard

    Any theories as to why Andrea Mitchell’s ridiculous article on Benghazi/Phillipe Reines has only a single comment? I know it can’t be that no one is a regular reader/commenter there. That would be to much to hope for. The article is crap so maybe people are wising up?

    • redheadgrl

      or negative comments are not being posted….

      • June Clinkenbeard

        That’s an interesting thought except the one comment already there is negative. Guess people don’t like Andrea so much. I know I don’t!

  • Max Rugemer

    Cheryl Mills should immediately be charged with OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. Congress has the obligation of OVERSIGHT & INVESTIGATION. Think Democrat Watergate Rules & realize that every Democrat creep who lied needs to resign & be prosecuted.

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    Next step is MIlls under oath, of course.

    Historically, there are two ways that these sorts of issues “go forward”. One is when you find a “Deep Throat” who will provide actionable information to an unbiased media or to Congress. The second is when one of the foot soldiers realizes that THEY may be legally culpable for something, and is put into a “me or them” situation.

    If Mills is a long time Clntonista, she knows how the Clintons will toss her under the bus in a minute if it’s her or them.

    • June Clinkenbeard

      Cheryl Mills knows where all the Clinton bodies are buried. She isn’t going anywhere. Early this morning I thought she’d swing but I’ve since changed my mind. Still looking for a patsy? I think Hicks is a goner. He’s already half way there which is disgusting. They are going to pin it a lower level person or maybe Charlene Lamb could take the fall. Any way you slice it Denmark is rotten.

  • anjullyn

    Cheryl should think about changing her name to “Patsy.” The thing I keep thinking about is Hillary and the statement she released about what happened. In part she wrote:… The mission that drew Chris and Sean and their colleagues to Libya is
    both noble and necessary, and we and the people of Libya honor their
    memory by carrying it forward. This is not easy. Today, many Americans
    are asking – indeed, I asked myself – how could this happen? How could
    this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save
    from destruction?…. And went on: …This was an attack by a small and savage group… Continuing with: …. A free and stable Libya is still in America’s interest and security, and we will not turn our back on that, nor will we rest until those
    responsible for these attacks are found and brought to justice….. What despicable, lying cowards she and those who assisted in this coverup are as they all seem to scream “WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE?”

  • rm1evo

    One by one the dominoes drop.

  • Kevin Krom

    No one with even half a brain could come out the hearings yesterday not believing that there absolutely was a coordinated cover-up to explain away the administration’s inaction regarding the assault on the Benghazi… actually, forget “inaction” and replace with “willful refusal to act”.

    So, that’s all but settled. However, it’s time for the fundamental question to be asked and answered: WHY did the administration, knowing it was a terrorist attack, leave those people there to die and refuse calls for assistance and evacuation? I mean sure, we have theories on the subject, but the question needs to be investigated, and done so on the record.

  • http://twitter.com/reshas Heidi

    Wait for it….. Is it going to be RRAAAACCCCIIIIIIIISSSSSSTTTTTTT????

    • truckee22

      Yup, the blanket label that libs use to threaten anyone who dares to stand in their way.

  • Junie3

    Isaiah 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
    Hear that Hillary, Barack?

  • A. DAILEY

    JOHN BOEHNER NEEDS TO CONVENE A SELECT COMMITTEE AND SUBPOENA POTUS FOR STARTERS

  • David

    Mills is just another liar in Obama’s court of jesters.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The Lawyers-er, Liars leading the Lawyers-er, Liars… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Dan L

    Kinda reminds me of the news reports where the murderers neighbors are shocked, positively shocked, “that nice man” turns out to be something else.

    Lickspittles and myrmidons circling the wagons demanding we believe them. One can only wonder what non-memos went out with directives.

    Let’s not forget this is really about BO shipping arms without congressional approval to our enemies the radical Islamists seeking to overthrow another middle east state that refused to further the fight. with Israel.

    Jordan is next on Obama’s list.

  • Jim Evans

    Can you spell C O V E R U P? Cheryl, it’s time to step up and take your medicine for Hillary, a confirmed liar.

  • beefrank

    Drinking game. How many times will the word ‘racist’, ‘racism’ and ‘misogynous’ be uttered leading up to the next Benghazi hearing which will be the ‘women of color’ testimonies with Rice and Mills. Can you hear Cummings now?

  • Noneya

    Stop being surprised by their behavior. They are all in this toghether to bring America down and prop up the Marxist in office.

  • OldmanRick

    Why do I suspect Valarie Jarrett and Cheryl Mills have the same agenda.

  • jonny theo

    There’s a story about King David sending Uriah to the front lines ( knowing fully well he’d be killed ) so he could possess Bathsheba, in a book some might know.

    I happen to believe there is a ‘similar’ reason the Ambassador was placed in Libya and why the calls for aide were rejected so that what he knew would die with him.

    But what do I know?

    I only know that the Sun will rise tomorrow and that those who were in charge will

    never face the right repercussions for their actions, or lack thereof, as it were.

    It’s all about transparency with this ‘administration’, ain’t it?

    I’d like them all to meet a fate like Musselin!

  • Steve Temple

    Vince who?

  • http://www.facebook.com/1252355351 Adrian Vance

    Quite a picture of Hillary.

    See The Two Minute Conservative via Google or: http://tinyurl.com/7jgh7wv When you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

  • jetch

    if Cheryl was “giving everything she had”, well then it sounds like she went a little too far, in her overzealousness, she crossed the line while trying to cover her bosses big behind. to her defenders: that’s possible right??

  • Sharkteeth

    Hillary “bumpyhead” Clinton’s fixer just found herself up the creek without the canoe.