Wednesday, December 9, 2015

What Did Know and When Did She Know It?

American military forces were available for a rescue operation not long after the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack by terrorists Sept. 11, 2012, according to an email to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides.

The Sept. 11, 2012, email was sent at 7:19 p.m. EST by then-Department of Defense Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash. The text reads:
“I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [an apparent reference to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton]
“After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak. They include a [REDACTED].
“Assuming Principals agree to deploy these elements, we will ask State to procure the approval from host nation. Please advise how you wish to convey that approval to us [REDACTED].”
Among the recipients of Bash’s email are Jacob Sullivan, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides.

The first assault on the U.S. facility’s main compound began at approximately 9:40 pm Libya time, which was 3:40 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC. The second attack on a related CIA annex 1.2 miles away began three hours later, at about 12 am local time the following morning or 6 p.m. EST.
Escalation: Hillary contradicts Benghazi families, denies blaming attacks on video at private meeting
“We know that the lack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack — not a protest.” That assessment was accurate. It reflected the terrible reality that US officials were able to ascertain “almost immediately,” according to the CIA director at the time. As I wrote last month, “State Department documents [also] confirm this. And Amb. Chris Stevens’ second-in-command testified that the obscure online film was a ‘non event‘ on the ground in Libya.” Yet by the time the murdered Americans’ flag-draped coffins arrived home several days later, the Obama administration was in full-blown election season spin mode, which entailed muddying the waters on whether the deadly raid was, in fact, a premeditated terrorist attack. At the now-infamous Andrews Air Force base ceremony on September 14, 2012, Hillary Clinton told grieving family members that their loved ones had been murdered by a bloodthirsty mob incited by an online anti-Islam video. Four different relatives of three separate victims have publicly shared that recollection, including one who jotted down notes shortly after the meeting:

“I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand. And she said ‘we are going to have the film maker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son,'” recalls Tyrone Woods’ father, reading directly from his written record from that day. Sean Smith’s mother and uncle remember the same thing, as does Glen Doherty’s sister. Now watch Hillary’s performance from this past Sunday. Note how anchor George Stephanopoulos, to his credit, asks a very specific question, preceded by clips of statements from several of the aforementioned family members:

Did you tell the families that the attack was about the film? Answer: No. My Townhall colleague Justin Holcomb has addressed her subsequent “fog of war” dissembling, which is belied by the fact that she consistently managed to get it right in private discussions, while peddling a very different tale in public. But let’s ignore that part of her answer for the moment. She was asked a direct question: Did she, or did she not, tell those family members that the Internet film was responsible for their loved ones’ deaths? She says she did not. This is a direct contradiction of very explicit memories shared on the record by multiple people who have far less incentive to lie than, say, a truth-challenged politician seeking power. This should be a serious problem for Hillary Clinton. The media spent an enormous amount of time fact-checking Donald Trump’s false claim about watching “thousands” of Muslims dancing in the streets of New Jersey on live television after 9/11. Here we have the presumptive Democratic nominee essentially arguing that Benghazi victims’ relatives are either forgetful simpletons, or liars. How mysterious that they all “forgot” in exactly the same way, and that their “lies” all match up. Is this another one of those conspiracies Hillary sees around every corner when her political ambitions are threatened? Stephanopoulos didn’t follow-up on this point during the interview. Other journalists should, relentlessly. She’s sure she didn’t blame the video in those discussions? If so, why are the families saying she did? And if they’re inventing a collective memory out of whole cloth, is it just a coincidence that Hillary happened to invoke the same video during her public remarks that day? And that another administration spokesperson made the same untrue connection on national television the next day? C’mon.
It's Good to be the Queen: Clinton intervened for firm after request to son-in-law
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials after one of the firm's investors asked Chelsea Clinton's husband for help setting up such contacts, according to the most recently released Clinton emails.

The lobbying effort on behalf of Neptune Minerals Inc. came while Clinton — now the leading Democratic presidential candidate — was advocating for an Obama administration push to win Senate approval for a sweeping Law of the Sea Treaty. The pact would have aided U.S. mining companies scouring for minerals in international waters, but the Republican-dominated Senate blocked it.

Clinton ordered a senior State Department official in August 2012 to look into the request. Her action came three months after an investor in the mining firm emailed Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's husband and a partner in Eaglevale Partners LP, a New York hedge fund, asking for his help in setting up State Department contacts.
Richard Pollock reports via Doug Ross:
BOOM: Major Clinton Donor Faces ‘Criminal Profiteering’ Charges
Hansjorg Wyss, a prominent Clinton foundation donor and wealthy bankroller of liberal activist groups, will face charges of running a “criminal profiteering enterprise” through the illegal use of a drug and in violation of federal patient safety rules that resulted in the death of a 67-year old woman, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
Washington State Superior Court Judge Dean Lum agreed Oct. 30 that Wyss, a Swiss billionaire who has given more than $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, can stand trial under the state’s racketeering laws for leading a criminal enterprise that caused the death of Reba Golden. She died during an illegal drug test conducted by Wyss’s company in 2007.
The Washington suit charges Wyss, the former CEO of a Pennsylvania-based medical device company called Synthes and his co-defendants with murder in the second degree as a class A felony, second degree assault and criminal profiteering under the Washington Criminal Profiteering Act.
Wyss faces a statutory civil penalty of $250,000 for each violation, amounting to $9.2 million for “personal injury to and death of Mrs. Golden. He is charged in 37 violations.
Isn’t it strange how the Clintons know a lot of shady, foreign people with tons of cash?
I'm not sure it's the MOST frightening thing, but it's pretty high on the list: The Most Frightening Thing About a Hillary Clinton Presidency
This week, on three separate occasions, Clinton seemed to affirm Abedin's cautions, demonstrating significant confusion that raised the eyebrows of the media:

• "Talking Iran, Hillary gets confused about the nuclear option and military option"

• "Hillary Clinton Can’t Remember Her Plan To Deal With the National Debt"

• "Hillary Clinton confuses question on ‘hemp’ with one on a ‘hip replacement’"

So we have a potential president who appears to have obvious and troubling issues with mental acuity.

Furthermore, her most trusted personal aide and proxy, Huma Abedin, is linked -- both directly and through family ties -- to the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood, in addition to being a notorious sponsor of Islamic terror worldwide, traces its lineage directly back to Nazi Germany.

And just to hear a pretty girl say it:

Final Thoughts: Hillary Mail and Second Chances
Another month, another batch of Clinton emails. Which means more lies, more Clinton camp high-fiving, and of course more shady crap for the mainstream media to ignore
Posted by Tomi Lahren on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Wombat-socho has the weekly giant mother of all Rule 5 posts: "Rule 5 Sunday: Farewell To The Slave Princess" and "FMJRA 2.0: Flowtation" ready for perusing at The Other McCain.

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