Here is a very important query about the Hillary Clinton E-Mails Released by the State Department yesterday — — — WHY THE REDACTION OF HILLARY CLINTON’S SUGGESTION ABOUT A “PRIVATE” GUN-RUNNING OPERATION IN LIBYA ? ? ?
Who did it ? Who authorized it ? — AND — Why ?
According to a report by Stephen F. Hayes in “The Weekly Standard” — “Among the emails released by the State Department today was one sent by Hillary Clinton to Jake Sullivan on April 8, 2011. Clinton was forwarding a private intelligence report that Sidney Blumenthal had sent her with the subject line: ‘UK game playing; new rebel strategists; Egypt moves in....’
In the State Department release today, Clinton responds with "FYI" and a sentence that is redacted.... (See “State Dept. Makes Curious Redaction in Hillary Email” by Stephen F. Hayes, 5/22/15, The Weekly Standard [http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/state-dept-makes-curious-redaction-hillary-email_953420.html]).
The Hayes article goes on to note that when the New York Times posted its versions of the Hillary Clinton-Sidney Blementhal E-Mails earlier this week, the sentence from Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail responding to Sidney Blumenthal was NOT REDACTED. In the Times's version the later-redacted sentence reads like this — "FYI. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered."
Hayes also noted that “... [t]he redaction in the State Department version is labeled a ‘B5' Freedom of Information Act exception, which provides for a ‘deliberative privilege’ in keeping the information from the public....” Then Hayes asked this “obvious question” — “Why did the State Department redact that sentence ?”
Another obvious question is how the State Department considered one of Hillary Clinton’s communications to a non-governmental agent associated with the Clinton Foundation containing a suggestion to use “private” operatives to move weaponry into Libya could be in any way “deliberative” in the context of Secretary Clinton's State Department duties.