Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Politico Charges — Either Hillary Clinton or the U.S. State Department WITHHELD relevant E-Mails SUBPOENAED by the Trey Gowdy-led House Select Benghazi Committee — ABC News reports someone familiar with Blumenthal deposition fingers Tyler Drumheller as source of E-Mails to Hillary Clinton


Several E-Mails that mentioned “Benghazi” were not turned over to the Benghazi Committee suggesting other missing Hillary Clinton E-mails, Correspondence and Documents 

BENGHAZI-related E-Mails were a focus of many questions directed at Sidney Blumenthal during his deposition on Tuesday   —   But source identifies  the initiator of the private Libyan intelligence sent to Hillary Clinton as Ex- CIA hand Tyler Drumheller



POLITICO’S REPORT ABOUT SPECIFIC BENGHAZI  E-MAILS NOT TURNED OVER BY HILLARY CLINTON  OR  U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT

In a Wednesday night article posted  by Politico, reporter Rachel Bade states that  “The State Department or Hillary Clinton withheld emails from the House Benghazi committee that explicitly mentioned Democratic messaging following the 2012 terrorist attack, even though the panel had specifically asked for those kinds of correspondence to be turned over, POLITICO has learned....  The House Select Committee on Benghazi has in its possession an email exchange — dated just a few weeks after the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya was overrun and four Americans were killed — in which Sidney Blumenthal forwarded the Democratic presidential front-runner links to blog posts blasting the GOP for politicizing the attacks, a congressional source tells POLITICO....” ( See “Hillary Clinton emails mentioning Benghazi kept from panel: by Rachael Bade, 6/17/15, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/clinton-emails-mentioning-benghazi-kept-from-panel-119140.html]).

The Politico article goes on to say a congressional source indicated that some of the new E-Mails are clearly linked to Benghazi.  That source says it would suggest other E–mails correspondence, and documents about Benghazi might also have fallen through the cracks.

According to the Politico article, on October 10th 2012,  Sidney Blumenthal wrote, “Got all this done,” in an E-Mail to Hillary Clinton, that included this: “Complete refutation on Libya smear. Philippe can circulate these links. Sid...” The Politico reporter then explained, “[Mr.] Blumenthal was referring to four posts by Media Matters — a left-leaning, pro-Clinton group — that blasted the Benghazi responses from then-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other Republicans, which he pasted in the body of the email. Blumenthal, a Clinton ally, is close to the group’s founder David Brock, another Clinton confidant — and has advised the organization, and others like it, on and off over the past few years....   ‘Philippe’ likely refers to Clinton’s top spokesperson, Philippe Reines....”


ABC REPORTED PRIVATE BENGHAZI E-MAILS WERE FROM EX-CIA GUY, TYLER DRUMHELLER

According to a text report on the ABC News blog, “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had access to the world’s top intelligence agencies and their resources, but at the most turbulent moment of her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat, she received a stream of intelligence on Libya and the Benghazi attack by a former CIA official working outside the government....” (See “Tyler Drumheller Was the Man Behind Hillary Clinton's Private Libya Intel, Sources Say”
by Benjamin Siegel & John Parkinson, 6/17/15, ABC News [http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tyler-drumheller-man-hillary-clintons-private-libya-intel/story?id=31834468]).

The internet article authored by ABC’s Benjamin Siegel and John Parkinson also noted that “.... Sidney Blumenthal, a confidant who was paid by the Clinton Foundation, told the Select Committee on Benghazi Tuesday that the information he supplied the sitting Secretary of State came from a ‘respected former high-ranking CIA official.’...”   And in addition, that “....  Sources close to the Benghazi investigation identified the official as Tyler Drumheller, a 25-year veteran of the CIA who retired from the agency in 2005 and has since worked in private consulting....  In 2011 and 2012, sources say Drumheller wrote two dozen memos regarding Libya and the Benghazi attack, mainly about the civil war.... [Hillary] Clinton often sent Drumheller’s memos to aides with instructions to print, or ‘distribute as you determine,’ according to emails released by the State Department. While some featured approving commentary ( ‘very interesting,’ she wrote on an August 2012 memo on Libya’s new president), others were met with more skepticism ( ‘This one strains credulity,’ she wrote of a March 2012 memo claiming France and the United Kingdom engineered Libya’s civil war.)...”

7 comments:

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & BACKFILL: THE “MONEY VERY WELL-SPENT” EDITION

>>> VERY IMPORTANT NY OBSERVER ARTICLE <<< CLEARLY LAYS OUT HILLARY CLINTON’S STRONGEST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST THE INVESTIGATION BY TREY GOWDY’S HOUSE SELECT BENGHAZI COMMITTEE TO DATE >>> IT'S COSTING TOO MUCH AND TAKING TOO LONG

BUT REMEMBER >>> EVERY PENNY SPENT BY THE GOWDY COMMITTEE, AND MUCH OF THE DELAY, WAS DUE TO HILLARY CLINTON’S AND/OR HER OPERATIVES’ OBFUSCATION OR DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE, MRS. CLINTON'S DILATORY TACTICS AND HER OBSTRUCTION OF PRIOR INVESTIGATIONS OF BENGHAZI

MEANWHILE IN TV INTERVIEW GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP SAYS HILLARY CLINTON WOULD/SHOULD BE IN JAIL FOR WHAT SHE’S DONE


First, the article by Ari Rabin-Hart in the Observer gives chapter and verse about the nit-picking being done to try to derail the Gowdy Committee’s zeroing in on Hillary Clinton’s multiple acts of wrong-doing involving the Benghazi attacks of September 11, 2012, which resulted in Hillary’s “... four dead Americans...” (See “Benghazi Investigation Spends Fortune to Harass Hillary Clinton – The Benghazi Select Committee moves slowly but spends quickly, exceeding the budget of the entire House Intelligence Committee” By Ari Rabin-Hart, 6/18/15, The New York Observer
[http://observer.com/2015/06/sticker-shock-calculating-the-benghazi-investigations-huge-price-tag/]).

In all of the gum beating about the excess money being spent and resources expended by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is the current Clinton Cabal line of defense and main talking point, there is not a single word about how ALL OF IT is due to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s earlier stonewalling. From the beginning, Hillary made herself less than generally available; and she and/or her agents engaged in a willful pattern of concealment and destruction of documents and other records. This was across everything being sought by all prior investigators and committees.


SAID MULTIPLE TIMES BY TRUMP DURING SEAN HANNITY’S SHOW ON FOX, 6/17/15 >>> "...HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD/WOULD GO TO JAIL/PRISON..."

That’s one of the reasons that the latest candidate in the GOP field for president, Donald Trump, gave Sean Hannity for believing that Hillary Clinton should be sent to jail.

Trump repeatedly referred to the possibility of Mrs. Clinton going to jail or prison during any interview by Sean Hannity during his evening program on Fox News. However, I only was able to locate one news medium that reported on that aspect of Trump’s interview by Hannity — Breitbart News ( See “TRUMP: I ‘DOUBT’ HILLARY’S TRUSTWORTHY BECAUSE OF EMAILS, FOUNDATION, SPEECH FEES” by Ian Hatchett, 6/17/15, Breitbart News
[http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/06/17/trump-i-doubt-hillarys-trustworthy-because-of-emails-foundation-speech-fees/]).
Here’s how Breitbart reported on Trumps’ specific remarks about Hillary Clinton’s destruction of subpoenaed evidence — “... [It] looks like she’s going to get the nomination, hard to believe in one sense because I really think, ‘Hey, if that were any Republican, with the emails, where you delete after getting a subpoena. You get a subpoena from the United States Congress, and then you delete everything. I think it’s called, like, jail time.' ... And [then Trump] criticized Republican politicians for not bringing the issue up anymore....”

And according to the Breitbart News account, “Trump was asked of Clinton, ‘Do you think she’s honest and trustworthy? In the past you’ve donated money to her.’ He answered, ‘I doubt it. I mean, look, you look at what’s going on, and you see what’s she’s done between the emails, and the foundations, and all of the money that comes in, and the speech money, and then all of a sudden, lots of good things happen to the people who give over the money.’ ... [Lastly, Trump said that other people] ‘who acted in a similar manner would be in prison’...”

Anonymous said...

Trump said !!

Trump said Mexico and South America are sending us rapists, but some of them are very good people.

Anonymous said...

TRump is right about lots of things

Galewyn Massey said...

IMPORTANT BACKFILL: THE “ HE-SAID – SHE-SAID” EDITION — OR [TO PUT A FINER POINT ON IT] — THE “HILLARY – ‘UNSOLICITED’ — GOWDY – ‘SOLICITED’ ” EDITION

>>> YES, I ALMOST DID MISS THIS BIG HANGING CURVE <<<
— REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN TREY GOWDY, CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE SELECT BENGHAZI COMMITTEE, SAYS THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS GUILTY OF “SOLICITING” — NO MATTER WHAT SHE SAYS ABOUT IT

IN FACT, GOWDY STOPPED JUST SHORT OF CALLING THE LEADING CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IN THE DEMOCRAT FIELD FOR 2016 >>> A “LIAR” <<< FOR SAYING THE E-MAILS THAT SHE’D RECEIVED FROM “A FRIEND” [SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL] ABOUT BENGHAZI WERE “UNSOLICITED”

Here’s the top of the story from Ian Hanchett at Breitbart News: “Representative Rep. Trey Gowdy [ ], Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said that Hillary Clinton told Sidney Blumenthal to keep the emails to her coming and that this proves Blumenthal’s correspondence with Clinton was not ‘unsolicited’.... Gowdy stated, ‘[H]e [Blumenthal] was sending emails to Secretary Clinton far before the attack in Benghazi, all the way back to 2011. So, the whole lead-up to the attacks in Benghazi, Blumenthal was sending emails to Secretary Clinton.’... ‘In 2012, when he [Blumenthal] was working for the Clinton Foundation, he was planting negative stories about Mitt Romney and other Republicans. … He was emailing back and forth with Hillary Clinton about planting negative GOP stories in the throes of the 2012 presidential election.’ ” ( See “GOWDY: BLUMENTHAL’S EMAILS TO CLINTON WEREN’T UNSOLICITED” by Ian Hanchett, 6/17/15, Breitbart News [http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/06/17/gowdy-blumenthals-emails-to-clinton-werent-unsolicited/] [with video link to Fox News interview of Trey Gowdy]). [Yesterday, when I did my post on this blog above, I didn’t see that Ian Hanchett had written this other piece about Trey Gowdy, and the Blumenthal-Clinton emails. Hence, nothing about the “solicited” – “unsolicited” discussion by Congressman Gowdy. Since this is such low hanging fruit, I did this as a “Backfill” comment.]

Ian Hanchett’s piece went on to further quote Gowdy on the “unsolicited emails,” as follows: “[R]egarding Clinton’s claims that the emails were ‘unsolicited’ — ‘she [Hillary] and I [Gowdy] have very different definition of the word “unsolicited.” You’ll remember when she was asked, she said an old friend sent me unsolicited emails. Well, when you tell somebody to keep it coming or this is good stuff, or good work, then that tells me it wasn’t unsolicited. She flat out said ‘keep these coming.’... ”

Anonymous said...

Politico has become an anti Hillary rant

Anonymous said...

Politico, Salon, Washington Post, New York Times are all a pack of a vast right ring conspiracy.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE “HILLARY CLINTON ‘SMOKING GUN’ COLLECTION” EDITION

HILLARY’S STATE DEPARTMENT RECORDS DON’T SEEM TO CONTAIN FIFTEEN (15) BENGHAZI RELATED E-MAILS DISCOVERED BY THE COMMITTEE FROM OTHER SOURCES --- NO EXPLANATION BY STATE DEPARTMENT AS TO WHY THEY ARE MISSING

HILLARY CLINTON DEFENDERS AND SOME PEOPLE IN THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA TAKE PAINS TO POINT OUT THEIR VIEW THAT VARIOUS THINGS, THOUGH EMBARRASSING, ARE NOT “THE SMOKING GUN” PROVING HILLARY CLINTON’S FAULT IN CAUSING THE BENGHAZI TRAGEDY OF 9/11/2012

HERE’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT THOSE PEOPLE CALL “EMBARRASSING” AND PEOPLE LIKE I CALL A “SMOKING GUN” OF A PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTS BY HILLARY CLINTON CONNECTED TO BENGHAZI

THIS RAISES THE QUESTION, DID HILLARY CLINTON AND/OR HER CLOSEST OPERATIVES DESTROY THE E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS INSTEAD OF TURN THEM OVER TO CONGRESS

According to a report in Newsmax, “A U.S. official said on Thursday the State Department had been unable to locate all or part of 15 emails from Hillary Clinton's personal server that were released this week by a congressional panel probing the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya....” ( See “State Dept. Says Can't Locate 15 Hillary Clinton Emails” by Newsmax Staff [from a Reuter’s feed], 6/25/15, Newsmax [http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/state-hillary-clinton-missing/2015/06/25/id/652282/]).

In an email, the State Department official said, “There are ... a limited number of instances 15 in which we could not locate all or part of the content....” The spokesman also added this: “The substance of those 15 emails is not relevant to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi...."

The State Department tried to explain it learned that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s E-mail record was not complete after congressional investigators had been given dozens of previously undisclosed E-mails by Sidney Blumenthal, an old friend and informal adviser to Secretary Clinton; and those E-mails contained references to Benghazi. However, there was absolutely no explanation why these specific fifteen (15) E-mails were missing from the State Department record related to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or how many other such messages and documents might be missing from that record.