Skip to comments.The Long, Complicated Story of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Subpoena
Posted on 03/30/2015 5:57:39 AM PDT by kristinn
Now that the public knows Hillary Clinton destroyed all the emails on her secret server her lawyer told the House Benghazi Select Committee that there's nothing left to search a question remains: Did Clinton destroy documents that were under subpoena from Congress?
The answer is more complex than it might seem. There's no doubt Clinton withheld information that Congress demanded she turn over, and some Republicans believe the documents she destroyed were covered under a subpoena as well. But a look at the story behind the subpoena and other document requests from congressional Benghazi investigators is a tale of obstruction, delay and frustration that underscores the limits of Congress' power to investigate Benghazi. Clinton and her aides had the means to make life very difficult for Republicans trying to learn the full story of the attacks in Libya, and they did just that.
The subpoena story began on Sept. 20, 2012, nine days after the attacks. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who was chairman of the House Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations, sent a letter to then-Secretary of State Clinton asking for "all information related to the attack on the consulate." Chaffetz specifically asked for all analyses, whether classified or unclassified, on the security situation leading up to the Benghazi attack, plus, among other things, all analyses that either supported or contradicted UN Ambassador Susan Rice's assertion that the attack was the spontaneous result of outrage over an anti-Muslim video. The short version of the letter was that Chaffetz demanded "all information" on Benghazi.
Just to be clear, the Chaffetz letter included standard language telling Clinton, "In complying with this request, you are required to produce all responsive documents that are in your possession, custody, or control, whether held by you or your...
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Martha Stewart was sent to jail for less.
Those e-mails went to people who had government e-mail accounts. Subpoena them.
I sure would like to see how Hillary referred to “The One” in some of those emails.
I would bet real money that some of the phrases and words would lose her a lot of black votes. Ya Think?
This in total contradiction to what Hillary said a few weeks ago when she said she would let the public see her emails.
Ben got it right - and look at those cankles.
1. Did Huma, Cheryl, and what's his named..Philippe..sign the State Dept exit forms...simple yes or no
2. Since we now know that they also used Hillary's private email server, were their emails also erased?
This won't go away..it just keeps getting worse for her..
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Hillary Clinton isn’t a queen. She was our employee. She keeps hinting that she wants to be our employee again. Why in the world would we want this arrogant law-breaker back as our employee? I think her calling is to serve as a cabana boy.
Theater. Nothing but theater.
Data can be retrieved, even from reformatted disks. There are many commercial service available.
The slow walk will continue, the theater will continue, nothing will be done.
That is a great cartoon.
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It’s all saved in CLOUD. Another long article giving details
...”Guccifer is still plotting inside his cell. He is anticipating a collaboration with US security services when the time is right. He says he has a lot more material saved in the cloud.
This article documents in detail that Congress is basically impotent against an Executive branch which does not intend to comply, and that subpoenas cannot be enforced when the legal system is compromised. What isn’t stated is that Congress put itself, and us, in this position because it will not use the power of the purse or impeachment and removal.
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