Uh oh. Where have I heard this kind of thing before?
The Daily Beast is reporting that there is a two-month gap in the emails Hillary Clinton has released to the House Benghazi Committee, covering a period that saw escalating violence in Libya and the grant of an exemption to Clinton aide Huma Abedin allowing her to work for Clinton privately at The Foundation while staying on at State.
From the Beast:
Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.
A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that for the year 2012, only those emails related to the security of the consulate or to the U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya were made public and turned over to a House committee investigating the fatal Benghazi assault. But if that’s true, then neither Clinton nor her staff communicated via email about the escalating dangers in Libya. There were three attacks during that two-month period, including one that targeted the consulate.
That two-month period also coincides with a senior Clinton aide obtaining a special exemption that allowed her to work both as a staff member to the secretary and in a private capacity for Clinton and her husband’s foundation. The Associated Press has sued to obtain emails from Clinton’s account about the aide, Huma Abedin.
An investigation by White House Dossier has found that there is in fact about 18 and a half minutes worth of emails missing from those provided to the Benghazi panel.
One of Clinton’s former staffers at State, her secretary, Rose Mary Woods, tells WHD that the emails were not provided because she inadvertently erased them while taking a phone call from Porky Pig.