Democrat Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), the Acting-Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was "BRIEFED" by Dept/ State prior to Benghazi Hearing in 2013...
... MEANWHILE, AS THAT WAS HAPPENING, MENENDEZ WAS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI/DOJ FOR CORRUPTION
OTHER LINKS BETWEEN PLAYERS MAKING OF EARLIEST FALSE BENGHAZI NARRATIVES ALSO MADE CLEARER BY CITIZEN UNITED'S FOIA TROVE
According to a Catherine Herridge report on the Fox News Network --- “Newly released emails suggest a senior Hillary Clinton aide stage-managed her first hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack by feeding specific topics Clinton wanted to address to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, who at the time was acting chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee…. ‘We wired it that Menendez would provide an opportunity to address two topics we needed to debunk (her actions/whereabouts on 9/11, and these email from Chris Stevens about moving locations,)’ Clinton media gatekeeper Philippe Reines wrote to Chelsea Clinton the morning of the Jan. 23, 2013 hearing. … Right out of the gate, the first hearing question from Menendez that day covered both topics referenced by Reines. (See “ 'We wired it': Emails suggest Clinton aide stage-managed Benghazi hearing questions” by Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Published September 06, 2016 [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/09/06/wired-it-emails-suggest-clinton-aide-stage-managed-benghazi-hearing-questions.html]).
PART OF E-MAILS OBTAINED BY CITIZEN’S UNITED
The information above was contained in emails obtained from the U.S. Department by Citizens United as part of its ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation involving requests to the State Department for emails from Hillary Clinton's, to her closest aides and Chelsea Clinton.
In a statement released along with the E-mails in question, Citizens United said “This email chain provides a rare behind the scenes look at which Benghazi-related issues the Clinton camp had concerns about going into Secretary Clinton’s January 2013 testimony on Capitol Hill, and what they had apparently plotted out beforehand with a Democrat committee member to deal with those concerns…. Citizens United will continue to release all new Benghazi emails we receive through our FOIA lawsuits as they come in -- the American people have a right to know the full picture.”
FOX NEWS MADE PARTICULAR NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING WRT SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ
“…. Fox News asked the Clinton campaign as well as Menendez's office if they coordinated before the 2013 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing; what was meant by the term "wired;" and how the email exchange was consistent with the principle of independent congressional oversight. There was no immediate response from either…. In 2013, the New Jersey senator -- who is now facing federal public corruption charges -- at the time of the hearing was about to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, replacing John Kerry who was in line to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Menendez has denied any wrongdoing.’….”
OTHER INTER-RELATIONS HIGHLIGHTED BY CITIZEN’S UNITED & FOX NEWS
A previous release of emails from another FOIA litigation involving Citizens United exposed that on the night of the attack, Clinton had told Chelsea Clinton, who used the email pseudonym “Diane Reynolds” on clintonemail.com, that the attacks were the work of an "Al Queda-like group." That E-mail contained no mention of any anti-Islam video, which Hillary Clinton afterward publicly linked to the 2012 terrorist attack.
Interestingly. Hillary’s daughter is referred to by the same pseudonym in Philippe Reines’ Menendez-related email sent to Chelsea. In should be noted that, according to Citizens United and Fox --- “Reines is a founding member of the Clinton-aligned consulting group Beacon Global Strategies. The online bios for its founders and managing director suggest no group knows more about the Benghazi terrorist attack and the Obama administration's response…. One of [Beacon Global Strategies']senior counselors is former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell, who heavily edited the controversial Benghazi talking points, which helped establish the administration’s initial flawed narrative about the attack. Morell recently endorsed Clinton to the New York Times, but later was criticized for not fully disclosing his relationship to Beacon…. In a follow up Q-and-A with the Times, Morell wrote: ‘Among the many things I do in my post-government life -- teaching and writing, serving on corporate boards, speaking publicly on national security issues -- is work with Beacon Global Strategies, a firm that has prioritized nonpartisanship. The firm’s advisory board -- composed of appointees of both Republican and Democratic presidents, as well as career military officers -- make that priority clear. It all stems from a strong and shared belief that our national security is paramount and needs to be devoid of partisan politics.’…"