The court-ordered release of secret documents by the State Department reveals Hillary Clinton’s lies about Benghazi. Phone transcripts prove that she lied to the families of the dead and she lied to the American public. It took 2 separate lawsuits to get the State Department to release these transcripts and now we know why. Hillary is on the record telling foreign leaders the truth she sought to conceal from the American people.
On September 11th, 2012 a coordinated attack by radical Islamists on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and foreign service officer Sean Smith. A few hours later, a related attack a few miles away killed former U.S. Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty who were working as security contractors. Hillary Clinton blamed a YouTube video. But just released phone transcripts show that she knew this was false. She knew all along that is was a planned attack.
Here’s Hillary, surrounded by Marines, lying to the families of the dead and lying to the nation.
Judicial Watch sued the State Department in a FOIA action to obtain the documents which were somehow “missing” from documents the court ordered the State Department to produce after a separate lawsuit. The intentional delay and obstruction – even defiance – by Obama’s State Department has been extraordinary. Judicial Watch explains what was learned in the new documents like this:
At 10:08 p.m. on September 11, Mrs. Clinton issued an official State Department press statement, approved by the White House, placing the blame for the attack on an Internet video:
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.
Yet the next day, in her 7:49 PM September 12 conversation with Kandil, Clinton said, “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest.” Kandil responded, “You’re not kidding. Based on the information we saw today we believe that group that claimed responsibility for this is affiliated with al-Qaeda.”
Hillary Lied To Benghazi Families & American Public
Got that? Hillary, with the blessing of the Obama White House, knew the attack was a planned assault by Muslim radicals and was discussing that fact with foreign leaders. That much was obvious to the most casual observer. But they nonetheless peddled a patently absurd lie to the American public blaming a YouTube video.
Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton says, “There are two scandals here. The first is Hillary Clinton was telling different stories to different foreign leaders about the Benghazi attack – including an admission that it was a terrorist attack. The second is the State Department’s cover-up of these documents. The State Department is forcing Judicial Watch to play ‘whack-a-mole’ with Clinton and Benghazi documents. It is no wonder that two frustrated federal court judges granted Judicial Watch discovery into the Clinton FOIA issues.”
While the FBI continues their investigation into Hillary’s violations of the law and breaches of national security in the email scandal, voters should not forget her role in the Benghazi debacle that led to 4 Americans dead and the subsequent cover-up. Wherever the Clintons go there are scandals and cover-ups. It was that way in Arkansas. It was that way in the ’90s when Bill was President. And the scandals continue with Hillary.
There are allegation of her selling access and influence while she was Secretary of State. There’s her gross violation of the law with her email server. There’s the lies and cover-ups surrounding Benghazi. There’s Clinton Foundation. And on top of all of that, she was ineffective and mostly wrong on policy. Yet she still has a good chance of becoming President. That says a lot about the Democrat Party.