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8/31/2016

30 Benghazi-Related Emails Found On Hillary Clinton Server, Networks Don’t Bat An Eye

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:11 am

[guest post by Dana]

They keep finding these deleted emails that are anything but wedding plans or yoga routines, in spite of Hillary testifying under oath that she turned over all work-related emails in 2014. As I read somewhere, they find damning emails, but they never find that any laws have been broken. This is what it means to be Clinton:

The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton to the State Department. The agency said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.

The hearing was held in one of several lawsuits filed by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which has sued over access to government records involving the Democratic presidential nominee.

None of the major networks covered this latest discovery of deleted emails on last night’s news.

Yawn.

I’ll add here that it is also being reported this morning that Hillary Clinton continued to email classified information even after leaving the State Dept.

–Dana

46 Responses to “30 Benghazi-Related Emails Found On Hillary Clinton Server, Networks Don’t Bat An Eye”

  1. Either she’s so predictable, she’s just boring, or, paying attention to this could seriously hurt her, thus best to ignore it.

    Dana (995455)

  2. She lies, the media makes sure the lies don’t see the light of day. The media is promoting a crime family for the White House.

    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38)

  3. All of the above. Mrs. Bill Clinton can stick her entire campaign up her benghazi.

    Colonel Haiku (029078)

  4. Wasn’t this during the period (2013-15) she returned to the foundation along with Cheryl Mills? So these emails to her DOS underlings and others were from the co-chair (or whatever her title was) of the foundation, right? Administration officials, democrats and media remind me of the proverbial deaf, dumb and blind monkeys.

    crazy (d3b449)

  5. oak branch
    hemp rope
    pay-per-view

    mg (31009b)

  6. It was the subpoena by the Trey Committee for Benghazi-related e-mails that led to the discovery of the whole thing.

    The new e-mails have to be either:

    1) E-mails to or from Hillary Rodham Clinton, in which the interlocuter did not use a state.gov address.

    2) E-mail to or from certain of her aides, like Huma Abedin or Cheryl Mills, when they were using a clintonemail.com address.

    Human Abedin also had a Yahoo account, but the FBI wouldn’t have investigated that. They only recovered stuff from a previously used server (not the last one that Bleachbit was used on) or maybe from non-HRC accounts that were preserved for legal reasons.

    Sammy Finkelman (b4888e)

  7. You can’t say that Hillary Clinton was not careful about security.

    It is being reported that Hillary Clinton was very protective of her Blackberry, even taking it into the shower with her (it is not known if Huma Abedin was being literal here) There’s an e-mail from Huma saying she can’t get her hands on that Blackberry and she needs to use it or do something with it, but Hillary is very protective of it. I guess Huma needed to send some really secret e-mail.

    There’s also an e-mail from Huma Abedin from the time she first started working at the State Department that says that e-mail from her old Senate address is being forwarded to her…HRC did not give out her new e-mail but many Senate staffers had the old e-mail.

    And someone e-mailed her about a job – that should be handled by her staff and not go to her – but maybe the Justin (that’s the SYSOP of clintonemail.com) can fix it.

    Sammy Finkelman (b4888e)

  8. But in spite of this the NeverTrumpers think The Donald would be much worse as POTUS and continue to aid Hillary in her ascent to the throne.

    If Hillary is elected, she’ll no doubt adopt the rationale that “if the president does it, it must be legal.”

    However, I think she is a true sociopath, and doesn’t give it a second thought.

    Consciousness of guilt most likely comes from her staff, not her, who advise such remedies as “bleachbit”. Hillary, I think, is more Stalinesque.

    PTS (ce7fc3)

  9. Cheryl Mills wrote back that that comment made her laugh out loud “especially the shower part.”

    This is from e-mails provided to Citizens United.

    http://nypost.com/2016/08/30/its-outrageous-clintons-aides-had-concerns-about-email-set-up/

    The 30 new Benghazi e-mails are in the possession of the State Department, which got them from the FBI, and are to be released to Judicial Watch starting in September.

    Sammy Finkelman (b4888e)

  10. No reasonable prosecutor would recommend charges. Case closed.

    Dirty Fedpig James C(lintonh)omey said so.

    Matador (5f0345)

  11. PTS (ce7fc3) — 8/31/2016 @ 8:44 am

    If Hillary is elected, she’ll no doubt adopt the rationale that “if the president does it, it must be legal.”

    Taht was John Ehrlichman, aide to President Nixon.

    The Clinton philosophy is more like: “if you can’t prove it, it didn’t happen; and if an Appeals Court hasn’t ruled it’s illegal, it’s legal.”

    However, I think she is a true sociopath,

    At Yale, they called this philosophy of law “Legal realism.” It’s not what the law says – the law doesn’t say anything in fact – it’s who you are, and what your connections are, and who your lawyers are.

    and doesn’t give it a second thought.

    That’s what Bill Clinton, and lawyers, are for. They will tell her what she can get away with, and how to get away with things.

    Sammy Finkelman (b4888e)

  12. Reines who forwarded the talking points from Morrell, was subsequently I. Business in the same consulting firm. He ran across michael Hastings in one particular email chain.

    narciso (732bc0)

  13. Sammy

    “Legal realism” mostly would be the domain of the “defense lawyer”… and seems to have expanded in to “legal surrealism”, aka “don’t believe your lying eyes.”

    Prosecutors, knowing they have to jump hurdles presented by these Picassos of jurisprudence assess whether “they have a case”.

    Thinking, I assume, he didn’t have a case after laying out a damning indictment of Clinton, James Comey must surely be thinking about what a fool he looks like.

    These new emails coming out, like weighted bodies in a swamp escaping their bonds, keep rising to the surface and surely put the lie to prior claims by Clinton as given to Comey.

    He said she had been truthful with the FBI based on evidence at the time… but now?

    Really, no prosecutor would take this case?

    PTS (ce7fc3)

  14. Hillary Clinton continued to email classified information even after leaving the State Dept.

    She sent an e-mail to U.S. diplomats and top aides….

    https://prod-static-ngop-pbl.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/Clinton%20123%20Classified%20Email_1472650216.pdf

    ….about South Korea turning off two nuvlear reactors and delaying the opening of two more because of fake safety certificates in the control cables for the reactors, linking this artivle:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/world/asia/south-korea-turns-off-nuclear-reactors.html

    …and alluded to something that happened after they signed a “123 Deal” with the United Arab Emirates (which part got classified, and is now slated for declassification on May 28, 2033, 20 years after it was written.)

    But where and how should she have sent that? If she had had a state.gov account, she would no longer have had it at that time.

    So where do we go? Are former Secretaries of State not supposed to send e-mail about sensitive topics to government officials, or others? Can they talk on the telephone? Send something through the postal system? How is this supposed to work? Are they never to give advice, answer questions, or brief people, truthfully or falsely, (in the case of Hillary, at least partly falsely) about what they have done?

    This finding problems related to sending classified information on a non-government system is too much and that’s not what she did wrong.

    Sammy Finkelman (b4888e)

  15. narciso @14. Wait a second What’s the context here.

    and is “I” a middle innitial, or is he Phillipe

    Sammy Finkelman (b4888e)

  16. I think we all know as conservatives — though there are former conservatives among us — that if Hillary were a Republican, she would have been hounded out of office long ago… by Republicans.

    Her behavior really make Nixon look like a miserable novice, and as we all know Nixon was told to leave well before the GOP was damaged beyond repair. (in fact, Hillary who “borrowed” restricted documents as she was part of the team investigating Nixon/Watergate, was trying to keep him in the game so Dems could destroy the integrity of the GOP for harboring a “criminal” to win the forth coming elections… how ironc, huh?)

    PTS (ce7fc3)

  17. And with a mere smattering of applause, Maude just finished up lecturing the American Legion in Cincinnati, touting her role in cleaning up the Bin Laden mess. Then barked at the crowd to pick up their socks, take out the garbage and stop drinking milk from the carton.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  18. why is the reines-morell tie important, the top row are state department officials with various duties related to north african operations, except the one on the right, was the original chief researcher for benghazi committee, the ones flanking the second row, had intelligence ties,

    http://bgsdc.com/our-team/

    narciso (732bc0)

  19. Michael Hastings was told by his wife repeatedly to send in the Mercedes for repairs.

    “Michael,” she said, “it suddenly speeds up, emits flames and fishtails… I think you need to have it checked out!?”

    Michael also ignored the IMMEDIATE RECALL on his Mercedes C250 Coupe, saying, “I don’t have time, I’m busy chasing down important leads about corruption in our government… besides.. its fine.”

    Just as Hasting’s wife had complained, a witness to the 4 AM single car accident said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed as it emitted flames, fish tailed and exploded when it struck the “only tree within a country mile of the accident scene.”

    PTS (ce7fc3)

  20. Mr Finkelman wrote:

    It is being reported that Hillary Clinton was very protective of her Blackberry, even taking it into the shower with her (it is not known if Huma Abedin was being literal here)

    She was being literal here, but Mrs Clinton didn’t want to be bothered by incoming calls, so she put it on vibrate when in the shower. :)

    The very snarky Dana (f6a568)

  21. She was being literal here, but Mrs Clinton didn’t want to be bothered by incoming calls, so she put it on vibrate when in the shower. :)

    Dana, are you saying that Blackberry has gone where no man has gone before?

    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38)

  22. “I need her berry and she takes that thing …to the shower, so hard to get my hands on that thing,” Abedin told Mills.

    So what’s not to understand… Huma needs Hillary’s berry and must get her hands on it.

    PTS (ce7fc3)

  23. 25. So Webb Hubbell used a turkey baster?

    urbanleftbehind (fc99d3)

  24. A recent NBC poll find the following concerning voters views of Hillary

    11% believe she is honest and trust worthy
    56% say she should be charged with a crime
    60% believe different rules apply to Hillary than all other Americans

    Makes one wonder how she’ll get enough votes without shenanigans?

    What’s that? … oh.. Trump is worse… OK.. she wins by default.

    PTS (ce7fc3)

  25. She was being literal here, but Mrs Clinton didn’t want to be bothered by incoming calls, so she put it on vibrate when in the shower…

    Sing along…

    Hill got her fill; On Blackberry Thrill.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  26. That scribd link was amusing, narciso. I noticed the recurring manta “Benghazi is a tragedy not a scandal.” I expect to see that little mantra repeated ad nausea from all the little leftists now. Thanks for the heads up on what to expect.

    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38)

  27. “I need her berry and she takes that thing …to the shower, so hard to get my hands on that thing,” Abedin told Mills.

    PTS (ce7fc3) — 8/31/2016 @ 12:38 pm

    So what’s not to understand… Huma needs Hillary’s berry and must get her hands on it.

    But why?

    Was Huma also using that Blackberry (said to have unbreakable encryption) to e-mail?

    Sammy Finkelman (e1ddc6)

  28. this was an assasination of a sitting ambassador, the first in thirty years, that’s not a tragedy, it was also the first death of an ambassador, since arnold raphel, in 1988,

    narciso (732bc0)

  29. Dana, are you saying that Blackberry has gone where no man has gone before?
    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38) — 8/31/2016 @ 11:53 am

    Yes. Because you can set the Blackberry on vibrate.

    Steve57 (41f53d)

  30. joby warrick who fell for the narrative about zubeydah, blames the us for giving zarquawi his second wind, but the truth is if the mukharabat had not released him in the first place, then he wouldn’t have gone to afghanistan run the camp at herat, and made into the iran/iraq border,

    narciso (732bc0)

  31. narciso (732bc0) — 8/31/2016 @ 3:55 pm

    this was an assasination of a sitting ambassador,

    I think it very probably was.

    Certain things have to be true if that is true, not the least of it that some people knew the ambassador would be there – and lots more.

    This is being treated as a coincidence – and no questions about who would have known, let’s say, and anything that would fit into a plan, are investigated.

    the first in thirty years, that’s not a tragedy,

    When people say it’s a tragedy, they are saying no person set out to kill him. i.e., it just happened to be him that was killed. The attack just happened to take place on that day.

    Nobody is drilling down that we know of. I don’t think the committee really drilled down, or if it did, that part is still secret.

    Now, also, as to who killed him: My suspicion, of course, is that it was the same person who killed Vincent Foster. And Hillary knows or suspected that. Meaning she could say nothing.

    Now one thing that really raises my hackles (figuratively) on this point (that it was an assassination) is that there was this attempt to say that the attack in Benghazi – and thus the death of the Ambassador – was totally unplanned, something that is just not possible.

    And it was the CIA that was saying that, not the White House. The White House only circulated this because it was such “good news” to them.

    The people in the CIA who spread this story – moles for a foreign power probably – and the foreign power(s) themseleves (the “intelligence partners” mentioned in some versions of the infamous “talking points”) did not intend for this version of events – that it was a spontaneous, unplanned attack to escape the White House. It was a lie intended only for President Obama and some other high level officials – a lie whose purpose was that they shouldn’t look for who was behind the death of the Ambassador – because supposedly, nobody was behind the death of the ambassador.

    When the White House went on an offensive to get this “good news” of an unplanned and therefore unforeseeable attack out it blew up in their faces. As a result they did investigate somewhat as to who organized it, but not too much. Nobody did an investigation to examone the possibility that the intent of the attack was toto kill the Ambassador.

    The lie had to be intended to stay inside the White House because it was such a bad lie, inconsistent with well known or easily discoverable facts.

    Only if the lie remained classified could it work. Making that lie public exploded it.

    Sammy Finkelman (e1ddc6)

  32. he was a high value target, revenge for the al queda no 3, who had been droned back in june, the irony of course, is many of the players had been recruited to the rebel side as trainers, like abu sufyan bin qumu, or button men, like abu khattalah, so it was very inconvenient to agencies on the ground, raphel’s death, was collateral damage to that of general zia,

    narciso (732bc0)

  33. But in spite of this the NeverTrumpers think The Donald would be much worse as POTUS and continue to aid Hillary in her ascent to the throne.

    Once again Ace’s words mirror my feelings on the matter.

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=365570

    Decrepit Alcoholic Grifter’s Unfavorable Ratings Rise to Match Those of Lunatic Narcissistic Conman

    And as far as this goes….

    Consciousness of guilt most likely comes from her staff, not her, who advise such remedies as “bleachbit”.

    PTS (ce7fc3) — 8/31/2016 @ 8:44 am

    …it’s the fact that she knew exactly what she needed to lie about establishes her consciousness of guilt.

    Steve57 (41f53d)

  34. narciso (732bc0) — 8/31/2016 @ 6:50 pm

    he was a high value target, revenge for the al queda no 3, who had been droned back in june,

    That was one of the cover stories to “explain” the attack – I don’t beleive that at all. The Moslem Brotherhood and all ots splinter like Al Qaeda are much too practical to go in for stupid revenge, although they would like us to beleive that everything they do is revenge or retaliastion for something.

    Another cover story was the video, which they probably never really expected to work, but then it seemed to be working much better than expected.

    the irony of course, is many of the players had been recruited to the rebel side as trainers, like abu sufyan bin qumu, or button men, like abu khattalah, so it was very inconvenient to agencies on the ground,

    You mean training security guards? They were supposedly on our side.

    raphel’s death, was collateral damage to that of general zia,

    He was on the same plane with the ruler of Pakistan?

    Sammy Finkelman (e1ddc6)

  35. Sammy Finkelman (b4888e) — 8/31/2016 @ 8:51 am

    The 30 new Benghazi e-mails are in the possession of the State Department, which got them from the FBI, and are to be released to Judicial Watch starting in September.

    The e-mail showing Hillary Clinton sending an e-mail retrospectively marked classified after she was no longer Secretary of state was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Republican National Committee.

    In general, the New York Post writes in an editorial today, the Obama Administration has stretched Freedom of Information Act searches out for years, argued in court that requests be narrowely construed, demanded outrageous fees, and denied the most number of such FOIA requests in history. And in addition, it prosecuted nine journalists for leaks, more than all previous presidents combined. This was in connection with a letter that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest wrote to the New York Times in response to a column by New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg that said that if Hillary Clinton was elected, she “would continue the tradition [of U.S. presidents] of being still more secretive than the one before it.”

    Sammy Finkelman (e1ddc6)

  36. The New York Times has a front page story saying that Wikileaks may be serving the interests of Russia.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/world/europe/wikileaks-julian-assange-russia.html

    The New York Times originally used to work with WikiLeaks when it started and has the archove of State Department cables that go up to February, 2010, which it occasionally searhes for its stories.

    You get the feeling that they turned so anti-Kremlin because the Kremlin seems to be in favor of Donald Trump. It notes that one thing Wikileaks did that didn’t seem to serve the interests of Rusia – the release of the Syria files (but I would say that was in the works before Julian Assange got so tied to Russia, or Russia to Assad, and Wikileaks also needed some things for its credibility)

    The New York Times notes that at the time of the release Wikileaks figure Sarah Harrison (who took Edward Snowden to Moscow) claimed that while it embarrassing to Syria it was also embarrassing to the opposition and that since then Assange has never criticized abuses by Assad or the Russian forces fighting there but has accused the United States of destabilizing Syria.

    Julian Assange has always been anti-USA. He tried to make publication of State Department cables sent to them by Bradley -> Chelsea Manning which into something anti-USA, but I think all Wikileaks did was ignite the Arab Spring – entirely by accident – by the circulation of a report by the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia criticizing its government. There was nothing that showed the United States off bad in the whole archive, except for some mistakes.

    Tunisia is the only place where this has worked out well, maybe because it was first, and there was not enough time for the evildoers to out-organize the good people.

    Sammy Finkelman (e1ddc6)

  37. in tunisia, the ennadha party ended up winning, and they emboldened the local aq outfit, rebranded as ansar al tunisia, which was responsible for the shawaal attack on the american school,

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-exemptions-exclusive-idUSKCN1173LA

    narciso (732bc0)

  38. even more good news,

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1162P4?

    narciso (732bc0)

  39. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/us/politics/hillary-clinton-fbi.html

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton told F.B.I. investigators during a three-and-a-half hour interview in July that she had used a personal email server as secretary of state “out of convenience” and did not remember anyone raising legal concerns about the practice, according to documents released Friday.

    The first statement is a clear lie – it took a lrge amount of effort to arrange that, and it wasn’t all that convenient and if she’d wanted convenience, she’d have done personal e-mail on the government system. The second one may turn out to be possible to prove a lie, except for the fact \that she says she does not remember. I bet she asked her lawyers. But she did arrange to avoid getting told in person.

    Mrs. Clinton also said that she “did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system,” the F.B.I. documents say. “She relied on State officials to use their judgment when emailing her and could not recall anyone raising concerns with her regarding the sensitivity of the information she received at her email address,” they say.

    well, she was told that some things were on the classified system amnnd couldn’t be sent to her. In one case that was something she argued was not secret and it actually wasn’t.

    More:

    The document summarizing the Democratic presidential candidate’s interview, known in the F.B.I. as a 302 report, runs only a dozen pages. The memorandum is lengthier, and goes into greater detail about aspects of the case. The materials were presumably provided to James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, who later decided to not recommend charges in the case.

    A senior law enforcement official said the interview at F.B.I. headquarters had been intended “to fill the gaps” of what the F.B.I. did not know about why Mrs. Clinton decided to use a private email server.

    Both documents were partially redacted, which slowed their release as the bureau sought to protect sensitive information while satisfying the public’s right to know.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)


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