Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mrs.CLINTON. Congressional hearings revisited .

Besides Mrs. Clinton's gaze , her coughing
shows why this hearing was
uncalled for.
It was an interesting week . Mrs. Clinton again was called to testify again . The 11-hour Benghazi committee hearing on Thursday revealed that Hillary Clinton knew immediately that the violence at the embassy was not about a video, however, but a pre-planned terrorist attack immanent. Republicans have forced Hillary Clinton release all the emails from her time as Secretary of State in the hopes that somewhere in among them might be something they could turn into a scandal and derail her campaign for President. That never materialized, as her emails have been mundane. More than a few facts got mangled as a showdown between Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Republican questioners turned into an 11-hour slog. It's a great puzzle to me that the Republicans did not get it the first time . Speaking in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday afternoon, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to claim she didn't blame the September 11, 2012 attack on a YouTube video. "Where did the false narrative start? It started with you, Madame Secretary," Ohio Republican Jim Jordan pressed Clinton."I referred to the video that night in a very specific way. I said some have sought to justify the attack because of the video. I used those words deliberately, not to ascribe a motive to every attacker but as a warning to those across the region that there was no justification for further attacks," Clinton said.  So I am going to explain the "tactic" . Yes, despite all the attention drawn to Clinton , the Republicans have missed an opportunity to slam (1)>>  Pres. Obama , the Commander in Chief who should have sent the troops into protecting the embassy in Benghazi . Mrs. Clinton became the "fall guy" for the Obama administration obviously
Sen Trey Gowdy is re-investigating
what was already re-investigated .
 With Hillary Clinton in the witness chair, the 2016 election season in full swing, and Benghazi on the docket, it seemed inevitable that someone on the Republican side would let their passions and partisanship get the better of them and eagerly throw themselves down a rabbit hole. That did end up happening, and the culprit turned out to be the one Republican I was sure would not do it: Benghazi committee chairman Trey Gowdy. Gowdy claims that "new evidence" was now being presented .Gowdy, more than anyone else, is sensitive to the allegations of partisanship surrounding his committee and claimed to be personally hurt by the attacks on its credibility. So it seemed like he would go to great lengths to keep the rest of the members in line, if for no other reason than to demonstrate in public that he is running, as he so often declares, a “serious investigation.”But, alas, Gowdy went completely off the rails when his turn to interrogate Clinton rolled around. He started off his questioning by angrily responding to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and loudly denying that the Benghazi committee was a “prosecution” of Clinton or the Obama administration. “I’ve reached no conclusions,” he declared. Watch the video here to get a sense of how very agitated Gowdy was. BUT ALAS , Gowdy missed the mark . The History of Mrs. Clinton ,  (2)>> the e-mails and the last time she faced a Congressional committee about Benghazi . The Tea Party Republicans were are the full swing . My speculation is that the fist time she testified before Congress was that the GOP was after Obama . Now her second time she now faced Gowdy with virtually the same accusations , is by far a Political stunt by the Republicans who now are after Mrs. Clinton because she is running for President . There is nothing far this .

Last Note to this:
 The State Department has yet to turn over any documents from the secret email accounts of Hillary Clinton and other top State Department officials.“These documents are jaw-dropping. No wonder we had to file more FOIA lawsuits and wait over two years for them.  If the American people had known the truth – that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials knew that the Benghazi attack was an al-Qaeda terrorist attack from the get-go – and yet lied and covered this fact up – Mitt Romney might very well be president. And why would the Obama administration continue to support the Muslim Brotherhood even after it knew it was tied to the Benghazi terrorist attack and to al Qaeda? These documents also point to connection between the collapse in Libya and the Islamic State war – and confirm that the U.S. knew remarkable details about the transfer of arms from Benghazi to Syrian jihadists,” stated Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president.  “These documents show that the Benghazi cover-up has continued for years and is only unraveling through our independent lawsuits. The Benghazi scandal just got a whole lot worse for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”

(1)>> Obama administration officials claimed the 2012 Benghazi terror attack was a spontaneous act fueled by the release of a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Muhammad, even though then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been informed by an ex-aide that the attack was the work of a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaida, planned months ahead of time. Defense Department document from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), dated September 12, 2012, the day after the Benghazi attack, details that the attack on the compound had been carefully planned by the BOCAR terrorist group “to kill as many Americans as possible.”  The document was sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Obama White House National Security Council.  The heavily redacted Defense Department “information report” says that the attack on the Benghazi facility “was planned and executed by The Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman (BCOAR).”  The group subscribes to “AQ ideologies:”   (2)>> The e-mails. The secret emails in question date back to 2002. Colin Powell and George W. Bush are shown to have been conspiring to work with British Prime Minister Tony Blair to mislead the American public into believing that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, as a pretense for tricking the nation into supporting an invasion of Iraq. It’s been long established that there never were any such weapons in Iraq, but to some extent the Bush administration had the deniability of claiming that it had made an error. However this email trail suggests that Bush, Powell and Blair spent an entire year laying the groundwork for deceiving the public. Lying to congress in order to get it to approve a war is considered treason.Whether or not the email trail is solid enough evidence to get anyone convicted of a crime, it’s certainly enough to lead Americans to conclude that the Iraq war was even more of a sham than previously believed. This email exchange might never have surfaced if not for the fact that the republican party forced Hillary Clinton to turn over everything she had. So while the republicans have failed to do any serious damage to Clinton’s chances, they may have just made it that much harder for any 2016 republican candidate to explain away their party’s culpability in Iraq.

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