By David Kraemer – ConservativeAmerican.org – Leading the way Right.
HUNDREDS OF LIES. ONE LIST.
“She has fooled, and made fools of, many, many people over the years. Those who think she would be a good president are worse than fools.” – Patricia McCarthy, the American Thinker.
Here is the truth about Hillary Clinton. We correct the record. This is the Hillary Archive. The only Official Hillary Clinton List. This list contains the Hillary Clinton lies, flip-flops, scandals, hypocrisy, gaffes and more that “Ready for Hillary” & “Correct [and by that, they mean ‘Lie About’] the Record” doesn’t want you to remember.
THE OFFICIAL HILLARY CLINTON LIES LIST – PAGE THIRTEEN
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25 Lies per page!!
- Disgusting Photo Shows Little Girl Thrilled to Meet Child Rapist Lawyer!
- Lifestyles of the Lavish – Hillary Clinton
- Hillary Clinton’s Secret Document Destroyers
- Hillary Clinton – The Evader
- Hillary Clinton’s “Rampant Mismanagement” at the State Department!
- Hillary Clinton Thinks the Sunshine is Just for Her!
- Hillary was BFF’s with Radical Extremist Saul Alinsky!
- Hillary Excitement is Fake?! Iowa attendance Staged!
- Hillary Cheers Lawbreakers: “Yay!”
- Hillary Ignores Immigration Protesters!
- Hillary’s Benghazi Lies – # 50: Hillary 2016 Staff Destroyed Benghazi Evidence to help her Win White House in 2016!!
- Hillary Clinton’s Joe the Plumber Moment
- Hillary Finally Picks an Opinion about Ferguson Riots – 3 weeks late!
- Hillary’s a Dummy – No, I mean literally – Like a Mannequin
- Hillary’s Benghazi Lies – # 49: Even More Evidence Clnton Rejected Increased Security Requests!
- Hillary’s Pivot to Asia has Failed
- Hillary’s Work as Secretary of State Strengthened China
- Hillary Admits She and Obama made NSA Mistakes!
- Clinton Praises Russian and Chinese Technology Spies
- Is Hillary to Blame for Leaving No Troops Behind in Iraq?
- Hillary Was Wrong About Syria
- Hillary Leaves a Mess in Libya
- Hillary’s Benghazi Lies – # 48: She Personally Approved Poor Security!
- Hillary’s Benghazi Lies – # 47: She knew Her Top Aides Denied Security Measures!
- Hillary’s Benghazi Lies – # 46: Did Hillary Lie About Why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi?
10/23/14 – You have to wonder what little Macy Friday’s parents are teaching her at home. The 10-year-old little girl found herself thrust into the national spotlight when an Association Democrat Press photographer captured her “Sheer Ecstasy” meeting a child rapist lawyer who laughed about getting a man off easy for raping a little girl just like you, Macy. That child rapist lawyer is Madame Secretary, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
So why would a young girl be so excited to meet a woman who thinks it is funny to let a child rapist off easy? No doubt, Macy is probably unaware of the fact that this is true. Little Macy likely has no knowledge of that disgusting interview caught on tape showing Hillary Clinton laughing about it and later lying about it. From the Daily Beastwe learned, Macy, that the little girl who was raped said: “Hillary Clinton took me through Hell.” We don’t blame you, Macy. But what about your parents? Are they living under a rock? Why would they take their little girl to meet someone like that?! This is not a person to be looked up to or admired. A brief glance at this list proves that. Note that most items on this list are attributed to news sources friendly to democrats like Hillary. I’m sorry to rain on your parade Macy, but this photo is just wrong. In fact, it’s disgusting that Hillary is greeted thie way when she does not deserve it. Oh, but it’s not disgusting to Jaime Fuller at the Washington Post though. She fawns over Hillary and frames it this way, “Clinton came across ten-year-old Macy Friday, who had a look on her face that has never been witnessed by anyone who is not a dad chaperoning a minivan full of teenagers at a One Direction concert. Other potential 2016 presidential candidates have not elicited the same reaction from the children of America.” Fuller then follows showing pics of five republican candidates with children who look less than excited. Oh, it must just be how amazing that democrat, Hillary, is! She’s a rock star like One Direction! *Gag* After all, it was the amazing Hillary that said every child is “too small to fail,” Macy. That sounds nice, right? Only it’s not true. Hillary says “every child” except the 591,000 little girls just like you, Macy, that the democrat war on women kills via abortion each year. Those children aren’t too small to fail. Those little girls wanted to have their One Direction moments too. But they were not given that chance. We understand it is exciting to meet someone who you think is famous. We hope in the future you will find a better role model.
10/23/14 – Despite being criticized previously for spending way too much money campaigning, Madame Secretary’s luxurious life continues. Even democrat-run MicroSoft-NBC reports, “The Iowa Steak Fry spent more than $50,000 flying Bill and Hillary Clinton to the Democratic event outside Des Moines in September honoring retiring Sen. Tom Harkin. New financial disclosure forms to the Federal Election Commission shows the committee that organized the event made a $50,099 payment for “travel expenses” to Executive Fliteways Inc, a Long Island, NY based charter jet company… Clinton’s previous campaigns have came under fire – including from donors – for lavish spending. Her 2006 Senate re-election campaign, which faced only moderate Republican opposition, spent $160,000 on private jet travel, along with three-quarters of a million dollars on catering and entertaining, $13,000 on flowers, and $27,000 on valet parking. The year-end finance report from Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign shows a payment of almost $110,000 to Executive Fliteways. The campaign, like all other major presidential efforts, also had larger chartered plane for the candidate, staffers, and reporters…”
“Hillary Clinton is the most expert pol at speaking without conveying any meaning.”
– Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post.
10/22/14 – Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy is reporting on a Sharyl Attkisson investigation. “To Sonya Gilliam, a recent account of improper sorting of Benghazi-related documents at the State Department brought back vivid memories of her own encounters with high-level government officials who withheld, deleted or destroyed public records. And one name stood out for its familiarity: Cheryl Mills. A former deputy assistant secretary of state had told The Daily Signal that Mills was present during an after-hours document operation in a basement room of the State Department in October 2012. Mills was chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Before the Clinton administration, Gilliam says, it had not been common practice to send non-White House documents to the White House for approval of their release. “I was amazed and just really gobsmacked when I saw the White House involved to the extent it was,” Gilliam says. In 2000, she finally blew the whistle on behalf of Judicial Watch, which was suing Commerce for the documents…”
“Hillary Clinton: It’s Not Her Turn. It’s hard to imagine a Democrat of national stature more ill-equipped to speak to the populist mood than HRC.” – Richard Kim, the Liberal Nation.
10/07/14 – Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Postal: “Hillary Clinton refuses to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, saying she was involved in the decision-making process (which was not to make a decision) so she does not want to complicate matters for her successor. Her answer is vintage Hillary Clinton. It has all the telltale signs we have come to expect in a Hillary Clinton answer: 1. The phony laugh. 2. The illogical excuse for not answering. (Is she ever going to tell us her position? What about other positions she was involved in on which she already has weighed in?) 3. The lack of political courage. (She apparently can’t bear to annoy either Big Labor or the pro-green billionaire donors.) 4. The empty blather that follows her refusal to answer a simple question. (Is anything she says memorable?) 5. There is no policy idea in there. On one hand, she notes the United States is fast becoming the leading oil and gas producer, but then she says we need to move away from that. (How? Why?) 6. Describing a problem instead of setting out her own view or policy solution. If she had given that answer on a Sunday talk show, chances are she would get no follow-up question. She took up more than a minute saying nothing, and if the interviewer pressed her, she would spend another minute or two insisting that she had said something and then repeating her non-answer. If the interviewer wants to ask more questions (for which there will be no answers either), he or she had better move on. She is expert in the art of saying nothing, convinced that her popularity does not require cogent answers, only her persona. She reminds one of a spokeswoman intent on making no news and committing her boss to no definitive position. (It is remarkable that outfits such as Goldman Sachs pay her $200,000 to say this sort of thing.)
10/07/14 – If she can’t even manage the State Department, what makes anyone think Hillary Rodham Clinton can manage the entire nation?! T. Becket Adams at the Washington Examiner reports, “The State Department’s Office of Inspector General has released another “management alert” detailing rampant mismanagement within the agency, much of it during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure. The inspector general’s latest “management alert” — the third released by the agency’s internal watchdog in a little over a year — warns that the State Department’s management and oversight of grants has become a serious financial liability. “The management and oversight of grants poses heightened financial risk to the Department of State,” Inspector General Steve A. Linick said in a report dated Sept. 26 but released Sept. 30. Linick became the agency’s inspector general in September 2013, ending a vacancy that had lasted nearly six years.” — How convenient for Madame Secretary to have a vacant Inspector General job in her department! That way no one is watching what she is doing!
10/5/14 Apparently Hillary Clinton truly does think the world revolves around her. While Gail Sheehy is busy gushing and drooling over a possible Hillary 2016 run, she mentions this bizarre admission from Hillary: “Hillary has waited for more than 50 years to make her dream come true. As a little girl, she spent hours dancing in the sun and, as she wrote from Wellesley College to a former high school classmate, she imagined the sunlight was intended for her — beamed down by God, “with heavenly movie cameras watching my every move.” -Once she hitched her wagon to Bill Clinton’s star, the cameras that watched Bill’s every move were hellish for her.”
9/22/14 – There’s actually not much news here that we haven’t already reported on this list (CTRL + F then type Alinsky), but reporters have found a few letters Hillary wrote to Saul Alinsky. From looker Ellison Barber at the Blaze…
9/17/14 – Lynn Sweet at the Chicago Sun Times reports Team Hillary had to pay people to attend the Tom Harkin rally in Iowa! “Lynda Tran, a 270 partner [a political firm] who is a Ready for Hillary adviser, said the group has been planning a campaign-style welcome in Iowa for her and encouraging Iowa supporters to attend the Harkin Steak Fry. “Ready for Hillary is also purchasing tickets and arranging buses for Students for Hillary supporters who want to attend the event — buses will depart from Drake University, Grinnell [College], Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa…” So, students who have money for rock concerts won’t attend unless it is free and they get food?! Apparently Hillary has not learned her lesson. She has been in trouble before for staging political events, several times. And here. And again here. Oh, and over here too. And she promised in 2007 she would never stage events again! – Meanwhile, a group of dems that can’t even be paid to like Hillary has formed called “Gamechanger Salon!”
9/17/14 – From Buzzfed.com: “Three young, undocumented people confronted Hillary Clinton in Iowa Sunday as she signed items and greeted supporters, the latest sign that President Obama’s decision to delay action on immigration won’t take the pressure off his party. One woman asked her about President Obama’s decision to delay expected executive actions on immigration. “Hello my name is Monica Reyes and I’m an Iowa DREAMer,” said the 23-year-old activist and senior at the University of Northern Iowa, using the term often employed for undocumented youth brought to the country as children. Clinton gave an enthusiastic thumbs up and yelled “yay!”
UPDATE 10/31/14:So-called “Dreamers” think Hillary RahmRod Clinton is a nightmare! They keep showing up to heckle her at appearances in North Carolina and Maryland.
9/17/14 – From the Hill.com: “Hillary Clinton’s speech in New York on Tuesday night at a fundraiser benefitting victims of the 9/11 attacks was interrupted by immigration protestors. According to multiple reports, a small group of protestors chanted “undocumented, unafraid” at the end of the speech, but Clinton did not respond to them. Some wore T-shirts reading “Will you deport my family?” …According to Business Insider, one of the protestors, Mateo Tabares, 19, told reporters they were there to ask Clinton why she would deport their families. Tabares said Clinton opposed action by President Obama to prevent some deportations. After the speech, Clinton did not respond to multiple questions from a reporter for her reaction to the protestors, according to Business Insider…” – How can this be?! Her Hillaryness is simply ignoring democrats? I thought they loved her! – UPDATE 10/22/14: Politics Cheat Sheet wants to know, “Why did you dodge questions on immigration; currently one of the biggest issues for our country?”
9/15/14 – Hillary’s pals took steps to help Hillary destroy evidence…
Fox says, “The account from Raymond Maxwell, former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), was first published in The Daily Signal. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, confirmed to FoxNews.com on Monday that Maxwell told him and other lawmakers the same story when they privately interviewed him last year about the attacks and their aftermath.” — As Ed Morrissey puts it at HotAir.com, “Just how unfettered was that “unfettered access” promised by the State Department to the Accountability Review Board in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack two years ago?” From Fox: ““She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisers. “I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ” — Can you say obstruction of justice?! The NY Daily news says staffers loyal to Hillary are responsible for the coverup.
8/31/14 – We all remember President Obama making the mistake of being honest about who he really is when he spoke with “Joe the Plumber.” On 10/25/2008 Obama told Joe, “It’s not that I wanna punish your success [by taxing you more] it’s that I just wanna make sure that everybody who’s behind ya, that they’ve got a chance at success too… I think when we spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.” The gaffe revealed the candidate’s belief that the role of government is to spread the wealth around, to take from some and give to others… basically ‘Robin Hood’ in reverse by taking money from the good, hard-working people of this nation and redistributing it to those who don’t work. Last week it was Hillary’s turn to assure liberals she intends to carry out that same mistaken belief in the role of government. Chris Preimesberger wwrites at Eweek.com today about Hillary’s comments to a tech conference on 8/28/14. The headline is, “Hillary Clinton Encourages IT Execs to Help Share the Wealth” Preimesberger writes, “[CLINTON:]”I admit I’m not an expert in software-defined storage, nor the intracacies of cloud computing,” Clinton said, “but I have learned enough that I know the advances you are making are helping to build a 21st-century American economy that is vibrant and dynamic, and that we need to make smart choices and investments that are inclusive and broadly shared as well.” Clinton told the IT leaders that they are key players in helping reduce the number of Americans who feel locked out of 21st-century economic opportunity.” –ConservativeAmerican.org points out she told them the same thing Obama told ol’ Joe. Hillary told the tech leaders she wants to make sure everybody who’s behind the tech leaders have a chance at success too by making “smart choices” and “investments that are inclusive and broadly shared.” Just what the hell does it mean to have an investment that is broadly shared with others? That sounds like a tax, not an investment. She told them its okay to make money, but they have to ensure “broadly shared” financial outcomes. She followed by telling them they are key players in reducing the number of people “locked out” of getting some of the money these tech companies earn! She may as well have said, “I think when we spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” These two lib looneys believe they know better than you how to spend your money, and because they are such good people they want to take some of your money to give to people who don’t work… ya know, redistribute the wealth.
8/30/14 From Noah Rothman at HotAir.com: “..Almost every political actor of significance offered their thoughts on this pivotal moment in American history… with one glaring exception. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been sharply criticized for remaining silent on Ferguson from many of her likely key supporters if she runs for the White House in 2016. Speaking at a rally in Ferguson, Rev. Al Sharpton called out Clinton by name for failing to speak on the matter… Speaking in San Francisco on Thursday, Clinton spoke about Ferguson but also about racial inequity in the United States. “We cannot ignore the inequities that persist in our justice system,” she said… She went on to praise President Barack Obama for sending the attorney general to Ferguson and for pursuing a federal investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown.” – ConservativeAmerican.org: As if that was a good idea!! Rothman points out, ““She clearly had put some thought into that,” CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin observed. Well, Clinton had 18 days to think that one up since the violence started, so I should hope she did.” – Agreed. Despite her cowardly late and useless comments, the left is in love with her response. And here. And here. Still, others say she should have kept her mouth shut.
8/30/14 – The U.K. Independent says, believe it or not, Hillary Pantsuits are all the rage in Kosovo. Somehow, I don’t think Mrs. Clinton is built like that dummy in the window that is supposed to be her! “She might not be known for her fashion sense, but the former Secretary of State, senator, first lady and potentially presidential candidate seems to have quite a fanbase in south-eastern Europe. The store, fittingly named Boutique Hillary, sells a rainbow of tailored suits, skirts, trousers and blazers, all inspired by the classic sartorial tastes of Clinton.” – Let’s be honest, Hillary Clinton dresses like the man in a two-female intimate relationship. It all says yuck.
8/30/14 – From Lindsey Boerma at Clinton-BS News: “…In the forefront of the inevitable thorn in Clinton’s side is some damning testimony in prior hearings from State Department officials. For instance, Gregory Hicks, the second-ranked diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, testified that his requests to deploy additional military resources in Benghazi to address heightened security issues were repeatedly denied… Former Vice President Dick Cheney speculated in May that Clinton “clearly bears responsibility for whatever the State Department did or didn’t do” in Benghazi.”
8/29/14 – From the American Thinker, one of our favorite websites, “The 2011 “pivot” to Asia has proven… bad. In theory, it meant refocusing American foreign policy on the tandem issues of China’s emerging military challenge and the region’s robust economic growth and importance. China’s impression that the pivot entailed a robust containment strategy is not all wrong. But in practice it has meant further abandonment of European obligations and abdication of responsibilities in the Middle-East without discernible benefit. Perversely, the pivot may have destabilized Asia and damaged security. The U.S. declared its intention to bolster military capacity in Asia, but increased deployments haven’t materialized and the Department of Defense has said they “can’t happen” due to plummeting Department of Defense budgets. Promising to strengthen the U.S.’s military position in Asia and then admitting the inability to carry through projects weakness and invites challenge.”
8/29/14 – Jonathan Levin at the American Thinker reports, “Recognizing the military incapacity implied by Obama and Clinton’s Potemkin Pivot, China has aggressively asserted specious territorial claims. Under China’s “Nine-Dash” policy it claims exclusive economic rights in approximately all of the South China Sea… they decidedly exceed China’s legal boundaries and encroach on Japan’s, Vietnam’s and the Philippines’s internationally recognized rights… These fabricated “Chinese” territories give a patina of legitimacy to China’s nine-dash claims because, if legitimate, China would have economic rights to a zone surrounding those territories. Challenged by China’s ruse and bereft of a U.S. counterbalancing force, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam, the primary victims of China’s expansion, are acquiring arms to fight back… Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abo has generously reinterpreted Japan’s constitution to allow robust military acquisitions and actions for the first time since the end of World War II.”
8/29/14 – Diginomica reports, “Clinton did, however, acknowledge that the NSA has been pushing the boundaries of what is appropriate and has been testing the “inevitable tension” between privacy and security. She said: “There’s no doubt we may have gone too far in a number of areas, and that those have to be rethought and we have to rebalance. The [NSA] didn’t, so far as we know, cross legal lines, but they came right up and sat on them.” -ConservativeAmerican.org says that’s quite an admission from a woman who wants to be President. More here.
8/29/14 Rachel King at ZDNet.com reports on Hillary’s talk at Nexenta’s Open SDx summit: “She explained how on diplomatic visits to China and Russia, for example, she and her staff couldn’t take any personal devices off the plane in fear of the devices being hacked. “They’re so good,” Clinton laughed, speculating the devices and stored data would be breached within a “nanosecond.”
8/29/14 – As ISIS grows stronger and threatens to carry out attacks on U.S. soil, critics say Obama and Clinton should have left troops in Iraq. The American Thinker makes a very interesting observation: “Clinton and Obama’s most lasting legacy may be the slaughter in the Middle-East. Clinton was Secretary of State when the U.S. pulled all troops out of Iraq, the first inexplicable and obvious mistake that opened the door for the Islamic State (“IS,” a/k/a the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a/k/a the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)). IS began as an insurgent group in Iraq, a former al-Qaeda affiliate supposedly ostracized for being too extreme. Once U.S. troops left Iraq in 2011, IS expanded rapidly. Clinton now claims she opposed Obama’s decision to withdraw all troops from Iraq. Some insiders corroborate parts of her story, including James Jeffrey, who was Ambassador to Iraq at the time. However, Obama’s rationalization for the precipitate troop withdrawal was that there was no Status of Forces agreement between the U.S. and Iraq, and leaving troops on the ground without such an agreement created legalistic dangers to U.S. troops to go along with the kinetic ones. While Clinton has blamed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for failing to reach an SFA, it was her job as Secretary of State to negotiate an agreement and she failed to do so.” -UPDATE 10/22/1: If Hillary is so great, how would she flip-flop from mishandling this entire situation to doing anything right in dealing with ISIS? Politics Cheat Sheet puts it this way, “How would you handle the conflict with ISIL and can you restore confidence in Democrats?”
8/29/14 – When the Arab Spring hit Syria, Hillary Clinton was way off base. The American Thinker notes: “At root, Clinton simply miscomprehended the conflict itself. More than two years ago, Clinton said “[i]t should be abundantly clear to those who support [Syrian President Bashar al- Assad’s] regime [that] their days are numbered.” If she had been right, and the Assad regime had collapsed in late 2012 or early 2013, IS may never have expanded into Syria… But Clinton was flat wrong, with horrific consequences she cannot run away from. Due to the administration’s combined failures of abandoning Iraq and abstaining from any practical role in Syria, the IS’s self-declared Caliphate now stretches across great swaths of both countries and threatens Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. IS is systematically destroying kafir holy sites, recently eradicated the nearly 2000-year-old Christian community in Mosul, is trying to exterminate the Yazidis, and is pressing Kurdish forces hard. The situation today is so dire that U.S. troops have returned to Iraq — without a Status of Forces agreement.” – Even the left is wondering, “Has Hillary ever been right?“! Or, worse yet, Sen Rand Paul says, “To interventionists like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, we would caution that arming the Islamic rebels in Syria created a haven for the Islamic State,” Paul wrote in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday evening. “We are lucky Mrs. Clinton didn’t get her way and the Obama administration did not bring about regime change in Syria. That new regime might well be [ISIL].” – UPDATE 11/8/14: Larry Kudlow reminds us Hillary Clinton called Assad a “reformer” that the US could work with!
8/26/14 – Michael Dougherty points out at The Week that Hillary’s so-called “Smart Power” approach to Libya has failed miserably. “…Clinton claimed victory for her philosophy of “smart power,” the self-regarding name for bombing people on behalf of rebel groups in a war that would be cheap and easily forgotten. That wasn’t long ago. Today, Libya has two nominal governments that pretend to preside over an anarchic, stateless region that is being pillaged and harassed by terror gangs…” UPDATE: 2-27-15 from the Washington Times: “As Libya descends into a failed state — marked most recently by the beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians by jihadis — Democrats are beginning to question Hillary Rodham Clinton’s rush to war in the country, and one in particular, former Sen. Jim Webb, may make national security the focal point of a presidential campaign. More than three years after Mrs. Clinton pushed for U.S. airstrikes to end Moammar Gadhafi’s four-decade-long autocracy, the country has been divided between two rival governments, each with its own military, and various tribal militias all competing for power.
8/21/14 – Aaron Klein’s new book points out, “…Clinton personally signed waivers that allowed the facility to be legally occupied, since it did not meet the minimum official security standards set by the State Department. While some of those required waivers technically could have been issued by lower-level State Department officials, several other waivers could only have been approved by Clinton herself, including what is known as the “co-location” requirement. The “co-location” requirement refers to the unusual housing setup in Benghazi in which intelligence and State Department personnel were kept in two separate locations. Asks Klein: “[By signing the waivers,] did Clinton know she was approving a woefully unprotected compound? If not then at the very least she is guilty of dereliction of duty and the diplomatic equivalent of criminal negligence…”
8/21/14 – Aaron Klein’s new book also reports, “…Clinton’s top deputies, including officials known to be close to her, were responsible for some major denials of security at the compound. In one example, it was Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy who canceled the use in Tripoli of a DC-3 aircraft that could have aided in the evacuation of the Benghazi victims. Kennedy also denied permission to build guard towers at the Benghazi mission and approved the withdrawal of a Security Support Team, or SST, that special U.S. force specifically maintained for counterattacks on U.S. embassies or threats against diplomatic personnel. Klein contends it defies logic that Clinton was not informed of the general nature of security at the Benghazi facility, especially since she was known to have taken a particular interest in the compound. She reportedly called for the compound to be converted into a permanent mission…”
8/21/14 – Here’s yet another one from Aaron Klein’s new book, “Clinton suggests that Ambassador Christopher Stevens traveled to Benghazi before the attacks and implies he had meetings at the U.S. special mission that ill-fated night on his own initiative. Clinton writes: “U.S. ambassadors are not required to consult or seek approval from Washington when traveling within their countries, and rarely do. Like all chiefs of mission, Chris made decisions about his movements based on the security assessments of his team on the ground, as well as his own judgment… Clinton failed to mention Stevens may have gone to Benghazi for a project that she specifically requested. According to congressional testimony by Gregory Hicks, the former State Department deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires who was in Libya at the time of the attack, Stevens went to the compound that day in part because Clinton wanted to convert the shanty complex into a permanent mission… Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., asked Hicks to summarize his testimony on why Stevens went to Benghazi. “At least one of the reasons Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi was to further the secretary’s wish that that post become a permanent…”