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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


So, there's another report:

Credit: Cagle Cartoons

(Via Crooks and Liars)

The report itself is a big, fat nothing:

Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead.

The report goes on to blame everyone except Congress, which repeatedly denied requests from the State Department for funds for additional security for embassies and consulates.

Ambassador Chris Stevens' family has the right take. From Ann Stevens, the Ambassador's sister:
It is clear, in hindsight, that the facility was not sufficiently protected by the State Department and the Defense Department. But what was the underlying cause? Perhaps if Congress had provided a budget to increase security for all missions around the world, then some of the requests for more security in Libya would have been granted. Certainly the State Department is underbudgeted.

And don't forget this:

Never, ever forget that this wasn't just some random effort to smear Hillary Clinton. It was planned, it was timed, it included meetings at midnight between Darrell Issa and right-wingers like Family Research Council's General Jerry Boykin, Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni Thomas, and a whole host of others. The media timing was planned for maximum damage to Hillary Clinton, and executed by outlets like Breitbart News and more.

The very existence of the Select Committee with unlimited subpoena power was all part of the plan. If it wasn't Benghazi, it would have been something else. And we have all of this, on audio and in emails. All of it, through early 2013. The facts about Benghazi were known to all, but they went ahead and spent $7 million anyway to manufacture claims that they could not prove.

Well, back to the private e-mail server.

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