Benghazi: Hillary strikes back, UPDATED
The Last Refuge has the story,
So the White House trotted out Susan Rice to sell a false story, unbeknownst to her direct boss Hillary Clinton, who was then told to toe-the-line. To provide elbow room, and cover for the White House, a bogus AP report mentioning the CIA was seeded to, and picked up by, the press thereby providing enough space and time to coordinate with James Clapper, so that he could arrange a bogus intelligence mistake story to back them up.
All of this before the “discovery” of U.S. officials on the ground in Libya asking for more security help. Which, unfortunately for the White House, became a bigger story than the false “movie” explanation.
The failure to provide the requested security creates the White House back in a position of blaming the State Dept. The same State Dept who was providing cover for the false “movie” explanation.
Hence the ping-pong ball back and forth.
While Hillary might have been willing to cover for the White House movie story “coverup” under the guise of faulty intelligence, which she did diligently, she ain’t gonna take being thrown under the bus for the lack of security protection.
Bill’s on task, sharpening knives,
sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last month.
But, what exactly are Hillary’s (and Bill’s) options? A defamation suit is unlikely,
Hillary’s leverage is at its peak now, when Bill is leading the Obama reelection charge and when a sudden resignation would represent a huge setback for Obama. The Clintons can try to use this leverage to halt White House efforts to scapegoat Hillary. Then, they can hope the issue blows over.
However, the Benghazi story isn’t likely to blow over. And after November 6, the Clintons can do nothing to avoid the scapegoating of Hillary by the Obama administration.
So much for “bonhomie.”
You must go to The Last Refuge and read their post in full.
At the UK’s Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton reveals what REALLY led to Benghazi massacre – and demolishes White House claim it was triggered by anti-Islam film
Announcement of State Department dissent from rest of Obama administration could help protect Clinton during 2016 presidential run
Obama administration originally said assault stemmed from protests against anti-Islam video but then backtracked saying terrorists responsible
Officials tell how ambassador Chris Stevens was trapped in safe-room as assailants burnt the compound down
AK-47s, grenade attacks, and a smoke-filled safe-room – chilling account of the death of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens revealed
Ambassador’s whereabouts after attack not known until officials rang his cell phone – and found doctors trying unsuccessfully to save his life in hospital
Most serious attack on U.S. diplomatic compound since al-Qaeda bombed the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania 14 years ago
John Hinderaker posts on What Happened in Bengazi
The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday). I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11.
So Hillary Clinton and the State Department unequivocally reject the account that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have given. It is hard to imagine what “intelligence” reports Obama could have received that blamed the YouTube video. He is lying, evidently.
Read the transcript in full.