Skip to comments.Judicial Watch: New Benghazi Documents Confirm Clinton Email Cover-Up
Posted on 10/21/2019 10:10:44 AM PDT by jazusamo
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released new Clinton emails on the Benghazi controversy that had been covered up for years and would have exposed Hillary Clintons email account if they had been released when the State Department first uncovered them in 2014. The long withheld email, clearly responsive to Judicial Watchs lawsuit seeking records concerning talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack, contains Clintons private email address and a conversation about the YouTube video that sparked the Benghazi talking points scandal ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)). This Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit led directly to the disclosure of the Clinton email system in 2015.
The Clinton email cover-up led to court-ordered discovery into three specific areas: whether Secretary Clintons use of a private email server was intended to stymie FOIA; whether the State Departments intent to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and whether the State Department has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watchs request. The court also authorized discovery into whether the Benghazi controversy motivated the cover-up of Clintons email. (The court ruled that the Clinton email system was one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.)
The September 2012 email chain begins with an email to Clinton at her private email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, from Jacob Sullivan, Clintons then-senior advisor and deputy chief of staff. The email was copied to Cheryl Mills, Clintons then-chief of staff, and then was forwarded to then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Communications and Clinton advisor Phillipe Reines:
From : Sullivan, Jacob J
Sent : Saturday, September 29, 2012 11 :09 AM
To : email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc : Mills, Cheryl D
Subject : Key points
Below is my stab at tps for the Senator call. Cheryl, Ive left the last point blank for you. These are rough but you get the point.
I look forward to sitting down and having a Hillary~to-John conversation about what we know. l know you were frustrated by the briefing we did and Im sorry our hands were tied in that setting.
Its important we see each other in person, but over the phone today I just wanted to make a few points.
First, we have been taking this deadly seriously, as we should. I set up the ARB in record time, with serious people on it. l will get to the bottom of all the security questions. We are also in overdrive working to track down the killers, and not just through the FBI. We will get this right.
Second, the White House and Susan were not making things up. They were going with what they were told by the IC [Intelligence community].
The real story may have been obvious to you from the start (and indeed I called it an assault by heavily armed militants in my first statement), but the IC gave us very different information. They were unanimous about it.
Let me read you an email from the day before Susan went on the shows. It provides the talking points for HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and for her public appearance. Its from a very senior official at CIA, copying his counterparts at DNI [Director of National Intelligence], NCTC [National Counterterrorism Center], and FBI:
Here are the talking points
The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.
-This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and as currently available information continues to be evaluated.
The investigation is on-going, and the US Government is working with Libyan authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths US citizens.
That is exactly what Susan said, following the guidance from the IC. She obviously got bad advice. But she was not shading the truth.
Third, you have to remember that the video WAS important. We had four embassies breached because of protests inspired by it. Cairo, Tunis, Khartoum, and Sanaa. We had serious security challenges in Pakistan and Chennai and some other places. All this was happening at the same time. So many of the contemporaneous comments about the video werent referring in any way to Benghazi. Now of course even in those countries it was about much much more than the video, but the video was certainly a piece of it one we felt we had to speak to so that our allies in those countries would back us up.
(In fact, as Judicial Watch famously uncovered in 2014, the talking points that provided the basis for Susan Rices false statements were created by the Obama White House.)
Judicial Watch requested records related to the Benghazi talking points in May 2014. In July 2014, it filed suit . The Clinton email finally released this month was first identified by the State Department in September, 2014 but was withheld from Judicial Watch despite it specifically referencing talking points. After it was specifically described in an Office of the Inspector General report , the court ordered its production. It was only after Judicial Watch informed the State Department it was prepared to file a motion with the court to compel production of the records that the Department relented and produced the 2012 email in question.
(In an August 22, 2019, hearing , U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ordered production of the record in granting Judicial Watch significant new discovery in the case. Judge Lamberth said , There is no FOIA exemption for political expedience, nor is there one for bureaucratic incompetence. The judge also stated that the government has mishandled this case and the discovery of information including former Secretary Clintons emails so poorly that Judicial Watch may have the ability to prove they acted in bad faith.)
This email is a twofer it shows Hillary Clinton misled the U.S. Senate on Benghazi and that the State Department wanted to hide the Benghazi connection to the Clinton email scheme, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Rather than defending her email misconduct, the Justice Department has more than enough evidence to reopen its investigations into Hillary Clinton.
The court is considering whether to allow Judicial Watch to question Hillary Clinton and her top aide in person and under oath about the email and Benghazi controversies.
Last month, the State Department, under court order, finally provided Judicial Watch a previously hidden email , which shows top State Department officials used and were aware of Hillary Clintons email account.
Judicial Watchs discovery over the last several months found many more details about the scope of the Clinton email scandal and cover-up:
Grrrrrrrr! Meanwhile at the super secret underground lair HQ of the doh-J.......................crickets
Thanks for posting. HOORAY Judicial Watch What scum these criminals are. Justice?
what difference does it make, now.
I KNOW nutzing!!
Justice will only happen when someone (or several someones) decide to take matters into their own hands. The deep state fears no one outside of the government.
Well....what this all means to me is simple. The government has no problem lying to the American people, covering up said lies, and using the media to help write a false narrative. It also means that the State Department, DOJ, FBI, were no functional agencies under Obama. Government was there to subvert the truth and keep liberals in power. Most Americans realized something was wrong before this, but the whole thing was about a video was just to stupid to swallow, and that was the give away, IMHO. We pay taxes for liberal politicians to get rich, sell our country out, and lie to us.
Then, we elected Trump. Only problem is that one man can not go to war against an entire taxpayer funded government apparatus to return power to the people. Its just not realistic. Especially when we cannot even get someone to indict the obviously guilty. The media gladly running cover while our Constitution is shredded.
Here is hoping Trump, with the help of God, can do something miraculous and return truth and power to the American people.
What is the name of the person, from the “Intelligence Community,” who told Hillary that the Benghazi 9/11 was due to a video?
When you think about it though, a smart politician would have thought that it was way too early to know what caused the attack. A smart politician would not have been denouncing a video the day after the attack.
Of course, we know that the “Intelligence Community” “told” Hillary just we she wanted it/them to tell her. She needed a rush-to-judgement to get-ahead-of any real investigation into the attack.
That was VERY WELL said!!! TRUTH!!!!
Well said...The DemocRats and the leftist media are a cabal against truth and justice.
The DOJ sees all this and does nothing about it! Is the country that far gone and do the Clinton demonic tentacles still have that much influence? Lord please bring swift and honest justice to these people.
And since "the government" is the Deep State no one in the government fears any retribution.
Case in point - The IG's investigation into FISA misuse.
Lets keep this FReepathon moving and wrap it up early, Folks!
The head of the DOJ has a boss.
This guys needs to sue Hillary for as much as he can. She should have living in poverty and fear.
While very true, please don't leave out the GOPE. It is their betrayal that hurts the most.
We expect the behavior out of the left.
I for one have come to expect it from the CINO's (Conservative In Name Only) for quite a few years now.
But it still stings each an every time they do it.
Anyone thinking the GOP is the conservative party is sorely misinformed.
The Clintons do a Defense In Depth.
They throw up several layers of lies and obfuscation.
This is merely one of the outer layers of their defense.
Lets keep them focused on some smaller issues so they ignore the bigger issues.
Is there anyone, ANYONE, in the US who doesnt know that Hillary was running a private information system?
Everyone knows that, and everyone knows she was wrong in doing it.
But what is the real issue?
Why did she have this system? Why was she conducting government business on it? Why was she lying about Benghazi? Why did she have Qadaffi murdered? Why did she insist we attack Libya?
This is all very interesting and necessary, but Hillary has evaded justice for several years for her actions concerning Libya.
She sold out the Democrat Party. She sold out our government. She sold out our laws. She sold out the people of the United States. She sold out the people of Libya. She sold out the entirety of humanity.
Where is the Justice for her?
The ‘left’ is going to regret the Clinton’s loss more than they can even imagine. There is a deep state and a swamp that will be drained. GITMO awaits.
What is the date after which this is a dead issue? Anybody know?
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