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State Department Sought to Muzzle Contractors After Benghazi

According to Fox News:

Security at the State Department’s Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.

Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans.

Two-Month Gap in Clinton Benghazi Emails

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.

Blumenthal Told Hillary Benghazi was Planned

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received information from Sidney Blumenthal, just two days after the Sept. 11, 2011 Benghazi attacks, stating that the assault was a premeditated terrorist attack, in contradiction of Obama administration assertions at the time that attacks were committed by a mob angry about an anti-Muslim video. Blumenthal was one of Clinton’s unofficial sources… Continue Reading

Charge: Benghazi Boiler Room Operation Hid Documents

A top former State Department official is charging that senior aides convened an after-hours Foggy Bottom operation to sift through Benghazi-related documents and separate out those that might be damaging to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The documents were supposed to be turned over the the Accountability Review Board, an internal State Department probe that… Continue Reading

The Real Meaning of the Khattala Capture

With tears of gratitude for manna brought from heaven via U.S. special forces, the White House is embracing  with all its might a rare piece of good news and an unusual Mission Accomplished Moment, the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, mastermind of the Benghazi attack. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, because it’s his job, hyped… Continue Reading

Clinton: I Had My Doubts About That Video

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this evening that she wasn’t sure an anti-Muslim video prompted the Benghazi attacks, saying she personally vacillated about the cause even though the State Department blamed the video. Clinton made the remarks during an appearance tonight on Fox News: This was the fog of war. My own assessment careened… Continue Reading

U.S. Captures Senior Benghazi Suspect

From the Washington Post: U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assaults has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials. The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was… Continue Reading

Americans Think Obama, Hillary Lying on Benghazi

Democrats want to know why there’s a special committee on Benghazi? Hear’s why. From a Fox News poll out last night: Fifty-four percent of voters think the Obama administration has been deceitful about the events surrounding the Benghazi attacks. Half say the same about former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton (50 percent). In addition, by… Continue Reading

How Reagan Handled Scandal

One of the great ironies of the Obama White House is that it’s filled with the very type of zealots Obama and his aides think inhabit the Tea Party. The viciousness with which they attack Republicans – attacks laced with suggestions of racism, misogyny, and so forth – as well as the lies and the… Continue Reading

Hillary: Enough Benghazi Investigations

Because what difference at this point does it make, dammit! During a question and answer session at the Ford Foundation in New York today, ABC’s Robin Roberts – who serves as the go-to gal for President Obama when he needs a nice, relaxing interview – practiced pitching softballs to the batter on deck, Hillary Clinton, offering… Continue Reading