Statements about Terrorism

"The amount of attention paid this week to Chris Christie makes the coverage of Benghazi ... pale in significance."  

Says President Barack Obama "came into office very concerned about" wiretappings but "then he became president of the United States, he got all the briefings … (and) he decided … the balance is probably pretty appropriately struck."  

"The recidivism rate is nearly 29 percent and has been climbing steadily since detainees began being released from Guantanamo."

Congress "is bewildered at the scope and reach of our spying apparatus" but in 2008 and 2012 "explicitly rejected an amendment calling for more disclosure."

The White House had a live video feed of the Benghazi attacks as they occurred.

"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels on the other side. We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier."

Chemical weapons have been used "probably 20 times" since the Persian Gulf War.

An account of attacks in Benghazi written by former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers shows that the body of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was "dragged through the streets" and abused.

"Rep. Frank Wolf voted to allow terror suspects to buy guns."

Says about NSA data collection: "Every member in both parties who served on the Intelligence Committee voted in favor of this."

"I was banned from talking about" Bill Ayers during the 2008 presidential campaign.

"It is against the law for the NSA to record or monitor Americans’ phone calls without getting a specific FISA warrant to do so."

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "is transparent."

"It's expressly prohibited by law that you can read and wholly surveil domestic email traffic in the United States."

Currently, the intelligence community "can collect business records on law-abiding Americans who have no connection to terrorism."

"Republicans actually doctored emails between administration officials about Benghazi. Then, they released them to the press, trying to pass them off as real."

Says that since he took office, "there have been no large-scale attacks on the United States."

Says Hillary Clinton "was asked repeatedly to provide security in Benghazi on several occasions, including direct cables."

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave.

"We had people that were getting killed (in Benghazi), we had people who are willing to risk their lives to go save them, and somebody told them to stand down."

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