Right to see the same E-mails sought by Congress was also in dispute in an in-court FOIA battle
Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina says that this is just the latest in a series of disclosures that showed Hillary Clinton repeatedly lied concerning her involvement in the Benghazi fiasco
--- Ms. Fiorina went so far as to say Hillary Clinton has the blood of four dead Americans on her hands --- and all that's happened since is an attempted cover-up of that fact
According to a report in Politico, "The State Department has not turned over to congressional Benghazi investigators an email exchange between Hillary Clinton and top aides who were prepping the former secretary of state to discuss the 2012 terrorist attack with a U.S. senator.... The House Select Committee on Benghazi has confirmed to POLITICO that it does not have copies of two Sept. 29, 2012, emails between Clinton and her top policy staffer Jake Sullivan, chief of staff Cheryl Mills and spokesman Philippe Reines.... The emails — which surfaced last week in a State Department response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by a conservative group — also mention the talking points for Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, according to a description of the messages in court documents...." ( See "State has not turned over 2 Benghazi-related emails to Congress -- At issue: A pair of emails from Sept. 29, 2012" by Rachel Bade, 7/13/15, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/state-department-benghazi-committee-emails-congress-hillary-clinton-aides-120047.html]).
GOP memebers of the Benghazi Committee say that the only messages they have that are dated Sept. 29, 2012, are, essentially, news clips. And they’re blasting the State Department for not turning over the emails, and challenging the its right to keep them from the panel.
Benghazi committee spokesman Jamal Ware gave this statement to Politico: “There is no legal privilege which protects the administration from embarrassing emails, emails that substantially impeach previous administration positions, or evidence of wholly contradictory statements by administration officials.... Chairman Gowdy believes these documents should have been produced to the Committee since the Committee is expressly charged with investigating all aspects of this administration’s response to the attacks in Benghazi including any efforts, however meager, to comply with congressional oversight....”
CARLY FIORINA USES DISCLOSURE ABOUT MISSING BENGHAZI E-MAILS TO MAKE CHARGE THAT "HILLARY CLINTON HAS BLOOD ON HER HANDS" FROM BENGHAZI DEATHSAt least one GOP presidential candidate was quick o pounce on the most recent Benghazi-E-mail disclosure -- Carly Fiorina.
Last night, Carly Fiorina said to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that Hillary Clinton has “blood on her hands” over the deaths of the four Americans who died on Sept. 11, 2012.... Fiorina, argued further that Clinton “engaged in a gross dereliction of duty” and a “cover-up” regarding the situation in Benghazi.... ( See "Fiorina: Hillary Clinton ‘Has Blood on Her Hands’ Over Benghazi Deaths" by Al Weaver [with video link], 7/13/15, Daily Caller [ http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/13/fiorina-hillary-clinton-has-blood-on-her-hands-over-benghazi-deaths-video/]). At the time of the Megyn Kelly interview, Ms. Fiorina was reacting to the then-recent disclosure that the State Department had not turned over Benghazi-related emails to Congress.
Rebutting the Clinton team's position that there is no "smoking gun," the Republican field's only femal candidate laid out her facts as if they were charges ans specifications against former Secretary Clinton , "Let’s go through this. Hillary Clinton says in a press conference recently, ‘Oh, I’m eager to turn over all the e-mails that the American people can see. Well, now we know the State Department hasn’t turned over all the e-mails. We also know those e-mails link Hillary Clinton and the State Department for the first time to the Susan Rice talking points. This was all a video and a demonstration. Do you remember — we now know on the night of September 11th, the State Department, the White House knew this was a pre-planned terrorist attack. two days later, Hillary Clinton stands over the bodies of the fallen and talks about a video. Susan Rice goes on television and says it’s a video, it’s a demonstration. Hillary Clinton later denies that she had anything to do with those talking points. False. She never revealed a private server in her basement until it was discovered. And then, when it was discovered, she wipes it clean nearly two years after she leaves the department of State. Megyn, I now think we now have enough information to understand that Hillary Clinton as secretary of state has engaged in gross dereliction of duty. She has engaged in a cover-up, and she has blood on her hands...."