The congressional investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi is officially closed now that the House committee has filed its final report, USA Today reports.
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, has stuck to her story that she handed over all of her work-related emails. Even though, she wiped her computer with the equivalent of electronic bleach, not a simple cloth, yeah…she has absolutely nothing to hide!
The report severely criticized military, CIA and Obama administration officials for their response as the attacks unfolded and their subsequent explanations to the American people. It accused the government of incompetence at various levels, including a failure to deploy needed military assets, CIA intelligence reports that were “rife with errors,” and misguided planning even in the midst of the violence.
The best part, Hillary holds fast to her claim, even as new batches of emails are recovered. Emails, that were not included in her alleged “complete” batch, she’d originally turned over.
30 emails that had been previously wiped off the face of the earth, were recovered. Unfortunately for Hillary, they were related to Benghazi, but she knew that didn’t she?
FBI investigators recovered 30 emails from Hillary Clinton’s wiped server which discussed Benghazi, government lawyers said in federal court. The disclosure was made during a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta in a case involving a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton to State.
Clinton gave the State Department more than 30,000 of her workrelated emails in Dec. 2014. Of those, the State Department released 296 emails related to Benghazi and Libya. The agency asserted that those were all of the Clinton emails it had pertaining to Benghazi. But the State Department discovered another 925 Benghazi-related emails. Those were handed over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi – but it was revealed that Clinton deleted “several thousand” work-related emails from her server.
Gowdy on Monday called the report the “final, definitive accounting” of the Benghazi attacks.
“The committee is proud to have been able to tell the story of the ingenuity and bravery displayed by our nation’s heroes in Benghazi, who banded together to save one another, when no other help was ever on the way,” Gowdy said.
I like Robert Reese of Winter Haven, Florida’s summation the best:
Giving billions of dollars to Iran, bowing to Chinese leaders, giving Russia’s Vladimir Putin free rein to rule Europe are just a few of many other apologies Obama has made to world leaders. We have listened to excuses and lies for eight years.
Keep your doctors was a lie. Benghazi was a lie. Hillary Clinton’s email was a lie. Money to Iran was a lie. Telling the parents of their sons killed in Benghazi because of a video was a lie. Denying Bill Clinton interfered with the FBI and talked secretly with Loretta Lynch to cover Hillary was a lie.
H/T Lisa Smith IHTT