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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.

40 Responses to Two-Month Gap in Clinton Benghazi Emails

  1. Is anyone surprised? If Shrillary had any self respect at all, or respect for her country and the people who live there, she would bow out of the presidential race now.

      • A blast from the past. Politico story 9/11/2007:
        Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, opened her questioning of Petraeus and Crocker with the standard “I honor you for your service.” And then she let the two of them have it.

        “You have been made the de facto spokesmen for what many of us believe to be a failed policy” in Iraq, Clinton said. “Despite what I view is your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require a willing suspension of disbelief.”
        Someone on the committee needs to take those words and her smug attitude and turn it back on her when she testifies on Benghazi.
        Two months of absolutely NO emails? THAT is what requires a willing suspension of disbelief.

  2. Why, oh why is this woman still free! The deceit and lies pile up and Congress moves on this slower than molasses. If this were China, it would have been over already with grave consequences to her life.

    • Harv, you and I as the New Yorkers here, are still shaking our heads that she sham-wowed her way into a winning the Senate seat. And what did she do in that position? Nothing that Schumer didn’t want her to say or do. She’s a puppet, merely tied to the strings of whatever Bill tells her or her posse of aids tells her. She hasn’t had an original thought ever.

    • Her vanishing candidacy must be one reason some D’s are throwing other candidates into the horse race–Sanders, O’Malley, etc. None of these others have a prayer of getting the candidacy, it looks like right now, but you never know. As soon as Clinton’s numbers drop low enough and remain low, she’ll pull out for “medical reasons.” That’s my prediction.

  3. Question. This issue is being discussed now with Bob Cusack on Fox.
    My question: What gives her the right to state she is only going to testify once?
    In other words they do not want to question her till they get all info.
    Who has the authority to request her to testify more than once?

  4. Well, this is an example of what inflation has done in all aspects of our lives over the years.

    Nixon had only an 18 minute gap in those White House tapes in the good old Watergate days, and the political elites in the Democrat Party went bat-snot crazy, including the aforementioned Mzzz Hillary, who was on the Watergate investigation committee.

    Now Hillary has her very own gap to account for, a two month gap in her emails. TWO MONTHS! But remember that, because of inflation, it now takes more “gap” to cover up potentially damaging personal communication and liability. Gaps are larger than they used to be. So today’s two month gap is equal to yesteryear’s 18 minute gap. Inflation, that’s all this is about.

    Nothing to see here because what difference, at this point, does it make? She’s as innocent as the driven snow. Or maybe driven snow job.

  5. Here’s how the MSM will deal with the missing e-mails:

    Near the end of April 2012, MrsClinton was the victim of a mugging and her only cell phone was stolen. The FBI conducted a vigorous search for the mugger and found him when he used MrsC’s cell phone’s account to upgrade to certain ‘aps’.
    The cell phone was returned to SoSClinton the first week of August 2012.
    Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it. We can expect some fantastic spin from the Dems and MSM, along with a shrug of indifference.
    The cozy relationship between Dems such as the Clintons and the liberal MSM has reached a critical point when a once free and unbiased press becomes the protecter of bad acts.

  6. What has been taught in America Civic Classes for Decades in that we have Checks and Balances. We need to stop teaching this falsehood because it just isn’t true anymore. We were taught the three branches of government were balanced, yea right and the 4th branch (the media) was there to collectively keep the three branches in check.

    The Daily Beast seems to be a site that likes to be given credit for breaking stories from the MSM. Tina Brown/Newsweek are not exactly fair and balanced. It sure sounds like the Obama wing of the Progressive Party is doing everything they can to scuttle the Clinton re-election. The NYT is another so called MSM that is nothing but a tool for Obama. So, after Obama ruins the Clinton campaign who will be there candidate? My bet is there will be a lawsuit trying to repeal the 22nd Amendment in hopes of getting Obama another term. Recent decisions by SCOTUS make that a distinct possibility.

    Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem seein HRC get everything she deserves. I believe it would be poetic justice to see her arrested and imprisoned for her actions and there are many potential charges. Why are these not being pursued because it will have an effect on President Obama and probably implicate him as well. So, his administration will allow others to ruin her while keeping the DOJ, FBI and SOS in check.

    Keith’s humor inserting Watergate key moments into this email scandal makes me realize that our Government during that time had people with character including the House Commitees, DOJ, FBI and VP. Now, people in these positions are just bad characters. There are a few exceptions……Trey Gowdy being the main one.

    • I think you’re on to something, PBB.

      When Obama made his bizarre comments about not being allowed to run for a third term b/c of the 22nd Amendment, it reminded me of his words regarding amnesty when he said (22x) that he would like to ‘grant amnesty’ but he ‘is not king’ and there are laws that must be followed. As we all know, he ended up doing exactly what he said he would never do – signed an EO granting amnesty.

      IMHO, he was testing the waters in Kenya – trying to gin up support for a third term in the event he is successful in destroying HRC’s campaign. At the same time, he made it clear that he doesn’t want to ‘turn over the keys’ to the WH for anyone he deems unfit to serve.

      The game is afoot! Got popcorn?

      • Thanks for recalling those comments. I wish the msm would bring up the points that are made on WHD.
        As I mentioned very little was stated about his foul comment on msm. It should have been!!!!

  7. OT. But still on the topic of beasts — I find it beastly but not shocking that we are so outraged over the killing of a lion in Africa by an American dentist (now in hiding) and yet not as outraged at the dismembering and sale of fetus “parts”. To the contrary. Members of Congress like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi support PP and yell “unfair” at the accusations and the leaders of PP take to the airways and are celebrated by the Loony Left.

    I do believe Hil’ is on record for at least supporting PP —


    • True. Maybe it’s because Planned Parenthood gives a jillion dollars in campaign money to Pelosi et al, and the Protect The Lions advocacy groups don’t give the Pelosi’s of the world a nickel. Pelosi (and her type) is for sale to all bidders and for those who don’t give her or her ilk and hard cold cash, well, they can get lost. Hillary, if I remember correctly, came out in support of PP just a couple of days ago.

      But your key point, that the MSM is making far more out of killing a lion than of modern society treating unborn human beings as no more than marketable beef parts, is one of the great tragedies of the modern era. Even the ancient Chinese (though certainly not the modern day Chinese) considered a new born infant to be already 9 months old, and celebrated the child’s first birthday three months after birth.

      The original Hippocratic Oath contained this phrase: “I will give no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child.” How far we have fallen.

      The current cavalier and disrespectful attitude for the unborn human being makes one weep.

      • Back of mind always has been the 2008 kerfuffle about removing God from the Democrat Party platform and the final removal in 2012. Substantive or not, I remember this and thought it was a real turning point and that nothing good would come from this.

        At that time I never realized how easy it would then become for the liberal neo Coms to remove anything that “offends” some element of the party faithful.

        Moral decay.

        • I’d forgotten about that move to remove mention of God in the Democrat platform. That was indeed a turning point. That’s when it became clear that the secularists were ready to open Pandora’s Box in full view for all to see. I’ve been playing around, mentally, with the connection between the German existentialism movement of the early 1920’s-1930’s leading to the American Progressive movement, leading to the heart of the current Democrat party (and to the Obama administration) as it is today. From that movement we get the notion that individual lives are not worthy of respect, a certain political functionalism determines all decisions, the mocking of absolute values, that sort of thing. I’m still playing with it, but I think I’m on to something.

      • So many millions of abortions of human life makes my heart hurt. We, as civilized human beings that we are supposed to be, have no right to throw so much human life, generations of human life lost, into the trash. How the law lets people kill other people is not civilized and unbelievable that America loves doing the killing, the dismembering, the selling human baby parts, it just make me incredulous, incredulous also, that the democrats, who are supposedly human beings, think that its the greatest thing to do for a woman?? The democratic party has to be low i.q., low class, its just crazy that they fight for the right to kill millions of people, its just a big business this disgusting genocide. I cannot believe so many human life thrown into the trash. Thats why America deserves Obama, who steals our money and now next may be Hillary Clinton, another uncivilized idiot who welcomes the killing of life.

    • I don’t know how Hillary Clinton could become President? From the looks of her she can hardly walk? Okay, wheelchair for her would work I guess but she is just the most corrupt person — and its all out now about her, everybody knows how greedy, snooty, arrogant, gets caught in lies all the time and still keeps lieing, paranoid to the point of destroying government property (The Republicans are out to get her). She’s an old left-over 60’s hippie along with Pelosi,who hates America and will destroy it just like Obama.

  8. What I have never “gotten” about this is supposedly Amb Stevens was a personal friend of Hillary’s–four people died–one was dragged through the streets covered in blood and sodomized (her friend)–and she apparently has no interest in what happened…What difference does it make? She must have done something “wrong” or is covering for someone…Would any of us react this way? Talk about a heart of hardest stone.

        • I recently listened to a book by a self-declared sociopath–a woman–not the Dexter type, but carelessly cruel–found a baby possum in the pool and took it out and then put it back to drown…That sort of thing. She said lying was second nature–that she could fool anyone…I don’t think she was lying about that. She was so repellent and self-centered, I didn’t even finish it–gave me the jeebs.

          • It’s a lack of impulse control. They don’t have the ability, to one degree or another, to see or “feel” how certain actions would harm people or, afterward, process the right and wrong of an action using what we’d call a conscience. There is no conscience there. There’s nothing to work with. Like, say, Charles Manson.

    • She never expressed any feeling about what happened to the Ambassador?? Her friend?? Never made any statements about it, about any grief or sorrow she felt? So worried about herself only, a true corrupt politician who only loves money and power. She never cared about what happened to her “friend” only how it affects her and her “friend” begged and begged and begged her for help and more security and she refused? Why? Dumb and dumber? or did she want him to die to cover up something she did, I wouldn’t put it past her, she acts crazy, cold as ice.