More Hillary Clinton Benghazi and E-mail Problems Have Turned-up in the New York Times In the last day or two
NY Times — Documents analysis disclosed another E-Mail address for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — Tells some of the story of Hillary’s E-mails with her “private” business-intelligence operator, Sidney Blumenthal
Second E-Mail account was in operation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State — Evidence of E-Mails from second E-mail address contradicts what Clinton Attorney David Kendall had formally reported to Trey Gowdy’s Special Benghazi Committee
Other news sources quoting the NY Times-disclosed E-Mails show — While Secretary of State, HILLARY CLINTON suggested to a longtime Clinton operative connected to the CLINTON FOUNDATION that “private contractors” be used in a GUN-RUNNING OPERATION IN LIBYA
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been caught in another lie regarding her private email accounts that she used during her tenure at the State Department. David Kendall, Hillary Clinton’s attorney, had told the House Select Benghazi Committee that Clinton’s “firstname.lastname@example.org” email address “was not an address that existed during Secretary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State,” new emails obtained by the New York Times show that Clinton did indeed use that email address for official business. ( See “HILLARY CAUGHT IN ANOTHER EMAIL LIE: NEW DOCS REVEAL SHE USED SECOND PRIVATE ACCOUNT WHILE SEC. OF STATE” by Breitbart Staff Writers, 5/18/15 [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/18/hillary-caught-in-another-email-lie-new-docs-reveal-she-used-second-private-account-while-sec-of-state/][with link to NY Times cache of Hillary Clinton E-mails]; see also “Selected Libya-Related Messages From Hillary Clinton’s Personal Email Account” – Document cache, 5/18/15, NY Times/ News Documents NYT/ Cloud [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/19/us/politics/libya-related-messages-hillary-clinton-email-account.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=RelatedCoverage®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article&_r=1]).
PART OF THE NY TIMES STORY AS TOLD BY THE NY POSTOn Monday, the New York Post had a very succinct and direct take on the E-mails disclosed in the NY Times. They reported that a second secret email address used by Hillary Rodham Clinton while she was Secretary of State was revealed in E-mails released by the New York Times. The E-Mail address was used in exchanges between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and longtime Clinton associate and adviser Sydney Blumenthal, and it is from the same private email server belonging to the Clintons and kept in Chappaqua that had been uncovered earlier this year. Just two months ago Clinton’s office had insisted that the only private email address used by the former Secretary of State during her tenure was email@example.com; now it has become obvious that the former Secretary of State also used email address HRod17@clintonemail.com ( See “Hillary had second secret email address” by Joe Tacopino, 5/19/15, NY Post [http://nypost.com/2015/05/19/hillary-clinton-had-a-second-secret-e-mail-address/]). The NY Post specifically pointed out that “... In a 2015 letter to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Clinton’s lawyer acknowledged that the HRod17 email address existed, but stated explicitly that it was “not an address that existed during Secretary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.”
BLUMENTHAL E-MAILS — LIBYA — THE HOUSE SELECT BENGHAZI COMMITTEEYesterday the New York Times had two articles that dealt with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s E-mails with a long-time Clinton former Clinton Administration associate, family operative and Clinton Foundation employee Sidney Blumenthal (See “Clinton Friend’s Memos on Libya Draw Scrutiny to Politics and Business” by Nicholas Confessore & Michael S. Scmidt, 5/18/15 [appearing in the 5/19/15 print editions of the Times], NY Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/us/politics/clinton-friends-libya-role-blurs-lines-of-politics-and-business.html]; see also “What Sidney Blumenthal’s Memos to Hillary Clinton Said, and How They Were Handled” by Michael S. Schmidt, 5/18/15, NY Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/us/politics/what-sidney-blumenthals-memos-to-hillary-clinton-said-and-how-they-were-handled.html?hpw&rref=politics&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region®ion=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well]).
The article by New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt entitled , “What Sidney Blumenthal’s Memos to Hillary Clinton Said, and How They Were Handled” said the following: “In 2011 and 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton received at least 25 memos about Libya from Sidney Blumenthal, a friend and confidant who at the time was employed by the Clinton Foundation. The memos, written in the style of intelligence cables, make up about a third of the almost 900 pages of emails related to Libya that Mrs. Clinton said she kept on the personal email account she used exclusively as secretary of state. Some of Mr. Blumenthal’s memos appeared to be based on reports supplied by American contractors he was advising as they sought to do business in Libya....”
Also other E-mails mentioned in this NY Times article talked about business partners of the Clinton Foundation who were going to be influential with the new government of Libya.
The second NY Times article about the Clinton-Blumenthal E-mails, co-authored by Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Scmidt [with Jo Becker and Amy Chozick contributed reporting from New York, and David Kirkpatrick from Cairo. Alain Delaquérière and Elisa Cho contributed research], was a report and retrospective on the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Sidney Blumenthal — including the dealings shown in the recently disclosed E-mails.
Among other matters the Times team reports that “... Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her second presidential bid, Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the Clintons is again under the spotlight. Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a Republican who is leading the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, plans to subpoena Mr. Blumenthal, 66, for a private transcribed interview.... Mr. Gowdy’s chief interest, according to people briefed on the inquiry, is a series of memos that Mr. Blumenthal — who was not an employee of the State Department — wrote to Mrs. Clinton about events unfolding in Libya before and after the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. According to emails obtained by The New York Times, Mrs. Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, took Mr. Blumenthal’s advice seriously, forwarding his memos to senior diplomatic officials in Libya and Washington and at times asking them to respond. Mrs. Clinton continued to pass around his memos even after other senior diplomats concluded that Mr. Blumenthal’s assessments were often unreliable....”
WHAT THE TIMES TEAM SAYS ABOUT BLUMENTHAL — AND HILLARY“...[A]n examination by The Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years.... While advising Mrs. Clinton on Libya, Mr. Blumenthal, who had been barred from a State Department job by aides to President Obama, was also employed by her family’s philanthropy, the Clinton Foundation, to help with research, “message guidance” and the planning of commemorative events, according to foundation officials. During the same period, he also worked on and off as a paid consultant to Media Matters and American Bridge, organizations that helped lay the groundwork for Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign....”
IN THESE NEWLY DISCLOSED E-MAILS — HILLARY CLINTON SUGGESTED A “PRIVATE” GUN RUNNING OPERATION IN LIBYA TO CLINTON FOUNDATION OPERATIVE SYDNEY BLUMENTHALAccording to the report in the New York Post, “... Clinton wrote Blumenthal from [ E-mail address,] Hrod17@clintonemail.com.... The two were discussing strategies to help the opposition rebels oust Moammar Khadafy in Libya as that country descended into chaos in 2011....”
The Post’s report by Joe Tacopino indicated that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton specifically suggested the gun-running operation to the Clintons’ long-time insider, advisor and operative, and employee of the Clinton Foundation, as follows: “ ‘... Fyi. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered,’ Clinton wrote Blumenthal from the email address HRod17@clintonemail.com....”