If you don’t get at least some of your news from conservative news sources, you probably might be thinking that Hillary Clinton sailed through yesterday’s House Select Committee on Benghazi Hearing without the slightest ripple of a problem for either her or her campaign for the presidency — BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
Newsmax, the conservative news blog says that there were thirteen key points that “EMERGED” as a result of the House Select Benghazi Committee–Hillary Clinton Hearing of 10/22/15 — and those key points are now part of the record
In addition, it came out that during the time after the fall of Qaddafi and before the attack on the Benghazi Mission, there were more than 600 Benghazi security requests, which "... never reached Sec/State Hillary Clinton’s desk..." — BUT — Ther were 150 reports on Libya from HRC's "friend," Sidney Blumenthal, that got through to Sec/State Clinton directly
After the fact, it clearly seems that the Mainstream Media set such a low bar for Hillary Clinton to achieve a favorable outcome in front of the Benghazi Committee, that it was going to have been be called "An HRC Victory" if she didn’t either explode into flames in the hearing room or melt from a splash of water like the Wicked Witch in “The Wizard of OZ.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi for several hours on Thursday [and it was nowhere near the 11+ hours that some have reported -- just subtract the break times and you're down to about 8 hours]. During that hearing, while several of the GOP congressional panelists sought to hold her accountable for her role in the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty; all the Democrats on the panel ran interference for Mrs. Clinton using many diversionary tactics.
NEWSMAX SAYS THAT THIRTEEN (13) KEY POINTS "EMERGED" AT THE 10/22/15 HEARINGAccording to a report in Newsmax, there were thirteen key revelations that were raised during the hearing ( See “13 Shocking Revelations From Hillary's Benghazi Hearing’ by Nick Sanchez, 10/23/15, Newsmax [http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/hillary-clinton-benghazi-hearing-revelations/2015/10/23/id/697712/]).
Here are the thirteen points that Newsmax says emerged at the 10/22/15 Benghazi Committee Hearing; and they are now matters of record:
1. Hillary Clinton originated the false narrative about a YouTube video protest;
2. Hillary Clinton repeatedly attempted to avoid any personal responsibility for Ambassador Stevens' death;
3. Hillary Clinton likely never spoke to "her friend" Chris Stevens after he became the Libyan Ambassador;
4. Ambassador Stevens didn't have Hillary Clinton's email address;
5. Hillary Clinton said she "knew and admired" Chris Stevens, but referred to him as "Chris Smith" on night of his death;
6. Hillary Clinton says that knew "nothing" about Ambassador Stevens’ meeting with amy al-Qaida affiliates;
7. Hillary Clinton’s “friend,” Sidney Blumenthal, had direct access to Sec/State Clinton, in a way that Ambassador Stevens did not;
8. Sidney Blumenthal was Hillary Clinton's "most prolific emailer on Libya";
9. Neither President Barack Obama nor his White House staff knew that Sidney Blumenthal was emailing Sec/State Clinton concerning her duties as Sec/State;
10. Not all Sidney Blumenthal's emails were “unsolicited,” as had been claimed by Hillary Clinton;
11. Hillary Clinton said she didn't know where Sidney Blumenthal's intel information was coming from;
12. The Benghazi Committee still didn't have all of Ambassador Stevens' emails from Dept/State at the time of the 10/22/15 hearing with Hillary Clinton; and
13. During her testimony on 10/22/15, Hillary Clinton suggested Ambassador Stevens was making a joke about security in one of his emails:
Here are some other key points that came out at the 10/22/15 hearing [with You Tube video links]:
Congressman Mike Pompeo confronted former Secretary of State with the fact that there were over six hundred (600+) requests for security at Benghazi, Libya. He specifically noted that in 2012 alone, there were over 100 requests placed in the first quarter of 2013, 172 requests in the second quarter of 2012 and 83 requests in the third quarter and right up to the time of 9/11/12.
CONGRESSMAN MIKE POMPEO SHOWED THAT MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED (600+) SECURITY REQUESTS RELATED TO BENGHAZI SECURITY “DID NOT REACH HILLARY CLINTON’S DESK” — YET 150 OF SID BLUMENTHAL’S E-MAILS ABOUT LIBYA & BENGHAZI REACHED SEC/STATE CLINTON DIRECTLY
(See “Pleading For Security - 600+ Security Requests Never Reach Hillary Clinton - Benghazi Gate - F&F” by Mass Tea Party... From Fox & Friends, 10/23/15 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cLOZ1eI-5s]).
In response, Hillary Clinton acknowledged the total of requests by her silence and denied none of the claims about the Blumenthal E-mails, instead she responded as follows: “.... ‘Congressman, as you’re aware, [Blumenthal’s] a friend of mine. He sent me information he thought might be of interest. Some of it was. Some of it wasn’t. Some of it I forwarded to be followed up on. The professionals and experts who reviewed it found some of it useful, some of it not.... He had no official position in the government, and he was not at all my adviser on Libya. He was a friend who sent me information that he thought might be helpful.... It was information that had been shared with him that he forwarded on, and as someone who got the vast majority of information that I acted on from official channels, I read a lot of articles that brought new ideas to my attention, and occasionally, people including him and others would give me ideas. They all went into the same process to be evaluated.’..."
To which Congressman Pompeo replied: “Yes, ma’am. I will tell you that the record that we’ve received today does not reflect that. It simply doesn’t. We’ve read everything that we could get our hands on. It’s taken us a long time to get it, but I will tell you, you just described all of this other information that you relied upon, and it doesn’t comport with the record that this committee has been able to establish today."
CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN BROOKS’ CONFRONTED FORMER SEC/STATE HILLARY CLINTON WITH TWO DEMONSTRATIVE PILES OF HER OWN E-MAILSIn response to the Congresswoman’s question, Hillary Clinton said Chris Steven’s was sent into Benghazi on a Greek freighter on April 5, 2011 as her special representative to do “reconnaissance” – “... building relationships and gathering information...”
In 2011, when Chris Stevens was a “special representative” of Secretary of State Clinton, there were 795 E-mails from Hillary Clinton’s staff about Benghazi and Chris Stevens; in 2012 when Chris Stevens had become the Libyan Ambassador, there were only 67 E-mails related to Benghazi (See “Rep. Susan Brooks Confronts HIllary Clinton with Stack of Emails” from “TheBlaze” 10/22/15, You Tube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjHzBBAA4Jk]). As a result, Congresswoman Brooks told former Secretary of State Clinton that based on her E-mail records alone, it would appear that Hillary Clinton had "lost interest" in Libya, Benghazi and Chris Stevens