Monday, July 06, 2015

Placating the right-wing Clinton haters

By Richard Cohen Opinion writer July 6 at 8:37 PM, WashPost

The way things are going, the House Select Committee on Benghazi will never release the testimony of Sidney Blumenthal, who, let us make no bones about it, is solemnly accused of being a friend of Hillary Clinton’s. Of that he is no doubt guilty, caught red-handed by his leaked e-mails to her, her responses to him, a vast public record, his utterances in public and private, his employment by the Clinton Foundation, his work in the Clinton White House and other such matters. But in one of the incriminating e-mails, Blumenthal urged Clinton to “help Clio now” and become more public about her role in the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, late of Libya (and of this world), understandably triggering the quivering suspicions of Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.). Who or what is this Clio? he inquired.

The Greek goddess of history, Blumenthal responded under oath.

For this and other reasons, it is not likely the transcript will be made public.

The other reasons are just as cogent. The committee, the eighth to look into the Benghazi matter and determine if Clinton, as secretary of state, was somehow complicit in the deaths of four colleagues — you know, those Clintons are capable of anything — asked Blumenthal 160 questions regarding his relationship with Clinton and fewer than 20 regarding Benghazi. (The Democratic minority kept count.)

The committee also asked Blumenthal more than 50 questions about his relationship with the Clinton Foundation and only four about security in Benghazi . Blumenthal was additionally asked more than 270 questions about his business dealings in Libya, which, considering that he has none, is commendable thoroughness run amok.

(More here.)


Blogger Tom Koch said...

The answers are probably on Queen Hillary's email server. Or perhaps Lois Lerner's emails. No wait, perhaps we will find out the truth from the Rose Law firm billing records.

Surely the DEM party can do better. Surely America can do better.

A proud member of the 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy'

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