Hillary Clinton’s Secret #Benghazi Phone CallPosted: June 29, 2015
If it’s almost 100% redacted, does it count as ‘unclassified’?
Amy Miller writes: Another day, another tiny, minuscule, pin-width beam of light shining down on who knew what, when, and how during and in the wake of the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Most recently, we saw Sid Blumenthal, having been dragged before a Congressional committee, providing investigators with a batch of then-Secretary Clinton’s private e-mails that the State Department failed to hand over. The very existence of those e-mails had members of the committee convinced that their much-maligned digging is not only justified, but necessary in the effort to figure out what was in the Administration’s collective hive mind in the wake of the attacks.
We already knew that Clinton and Obama spoke on the night of the Benghazi attacks; what we didn’t know is what they talked about. But finally! A federal court has released a new document, the contents of which have the potential to blow this whole thing wide open.
The problem? The “unclassified” document is almost completely redacted:
READOUT OF PRESIDENT’S CALL TO SECRETARY CLINTON: *crickets*Does it count as “unclassified” if it’s covered in correction tape?
Of course, the Administration has a totally predictable excuse for all the white-out. They’re not arguing that the information contained in the call was classified, but that it “represents internal deliberations” about the 2012 attack.
Via Fox News:
The emails also show that Rhodes, on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, and before the attack was over, endorsed a statement from Clinton that cited an anti-Islam Internet video.
That statement noted some tried to justify the assault “as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” Rhodes told Clinton’s aides that “we should let State Department statement be our comment for the night.”
The following day, Sept. 12, Meehan sent an email to State and NSC officials saying Rhodes would host a conference call that morning “to ensure we are all in sync on messaging for the rest of the day.”
It’s one more piece in the corrupt, secretive puzzle that conservatives have been trying to assemble ever since the Benghazi attacks….(read more)
- Secrets: State Department won’t release contents of Obama-Clinton phone call night of #Benghazi attack… (bluegrasspundit.com)
- House Threaten Obama’s State Department With Massive Blow if Missing Emails Don’t Show Up (conservativetribune.com)
- Benghazi Investigation Spends Fortune To Harass Hillary Clinton (observer.com)
- FOIA backlog soars despite Obama pledge of transparency (pottsmerc.com)
- BREAKING: State Department Withholds Contents Of Obama And Hillary Clinton’s Phone Call On Night Of Benghazi Attack… (weaselzippers.us)