John Boehner Expected to Announce New House Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Practices

House Speaker John Boehner is expected to announce this week a new “special investigation” into Hillary Clinton’s email practices as Secretary of State, including her admission that more than 31,000 emails were destroyed because she determined them to be personal, top House Republicans told ABC News.

This investigation is separate from the ongoing Benghazi investigation., claims the Huffington Post.

During a news conference last week, Clinton did not describe the details of how the review of her email was conducted, but said it was “thorough” and that she went “above and beyond” what she was required to do in turning over many of her emails to the State Department.

ABC’s “This Week” program said top Republicans had briefed it about Hillary’s investigation, but did not give details.

Clinton, expected to launch her campaign soon for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has faced a storm of criticism over her email habits.

She used a personal email address instead of a government one, as well as a personal server, during the period she was secretary of state, from 2009 to 2013.

Clinton told a news conference on Tuesday her private email address was a “convenience” so she would not have to carry two mobile devices.

She sent and received 62,320 emails while at the State Department.  After a review process, 30,490 were provided to the State Department at its request, a Clinton spokesman said last week, according to the Huffington Post.  The remaining 31,830 were private and personal records, the spokesman said.

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CNN Releases Audio Of Phone Conversation Contradicting Fox News Bill O’Reilly’s Oswald/de Mohrenschildt Story

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According to Media Matters, Bill O’Reilly has repeatedly claimed in his books and on Fox News that while he was reporting for a Dallas television station in 1977, he was directly outside the home at the moment that George de Mohrenschildt — an associate of Lee Harvey Oswald — shot himself in Florida.  The police report filed at the time makes no mention of him.

Media Matters also reported that several former colleagues and journalists at the time have disputed O’Reilly’s story.

Adding to the mounting evidence against O’Reilly’s tale are tape recordings of a phone conversation between O’Reilly and a congressional reporter who was interviewing de Mohrenschildt before his death, states Media Matters.

The recording was recently released by CNN on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

“On the tapes, O’Reilly can be heard asking the congressional reporter about the details of the suicide, and adding that he is not yet in Florida — a claim that is at odds with O’Reilly’s statements that he was near the home where de Mohrenschildt killed himself.”  Secular Talk takes a look at it.

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GOP Lawmakers Reject Findings Of Other GOP Lawmakers On Benghazi

Rand Paul is a conspiracy theorist: Time for the world to call him what he isAccording to MSNBC, some GOP lawmakers on the panel of the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee described the findings of their recent report on the 2012 attack in Benghazi as “definitive.”

Every question has been answered. Every conspiracy theory has been looked at.

Every House committee, every Senate committee, every State Department investigator, and every inquiry launched by independent news organizations have reached the exact same conclusion.

There may be a general feeling, even among many Republicans, that it’s time to just move on.

But that’s not going to happen. Not only is the House on track to spend at last another $1.5 million – of our money – on yet another committee, but many GOP lawmakers have decided to reject the findings of other GOP lawmakers.

Notable politicians such as Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul have been rejecting the findings of the report from members of their own party.

As Simon Maloy noted, Republican senator Rand Paul even proceeded to suggest his own GOP allies may be “helping the Obama administration cover-up the truth about Benghazi.”

According to the Huffington Post, millions in taxpayer money have been spent on the several Benghazi investigations that have been conducted over the past couple of years.

Lindsey Graham Not Happy With Conspiracy-Debunking Benghazi Report

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) still doesn’t believe the Benghazi reports. Recently, the seventh investigation – which was Republican-led – came to a conclusion and a report was released.

According to the Denver Post, the House Intelligence Committee report was released on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings are similar to those of six previous investigations by other congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.

This report was issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan.

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. Lindsey Graham blasted the House GOP-led investigation that debunked myths about the 2012 Benghazi attack.

The House Intelligence Committee took two years to compile, and found there was no outright intelligence failure during the attack, there was no delay in the rescue of U.S. personnel, and there was no political cover-up by Obama administration officials.

After Graham was asked whether the report exonerates the administration, he initially ignored the question, and then said “no.”

“I think the report is full of crap,” Graham said.

Similar to six previous government reports, the one released by the Committee on Friday said that the administration had not intentionally misled the public about what occurred during the attacks in the talking points it created for officials to use in television appearances that turned out to be inaccurate.

It also said that no order was given by the military to “stand down” in responding to try to save the four Americans killed in the attacks.

This report is separate from the Special Committee created by Speaker John Boehner.  The Special Committee is led by Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, who has a budget of $3.3 million for the investigation.  PoliticusUSA states that $14 million of taxpayer money has already been spent on Benghazi investigations.