State Department Belatedly Releases New Clinton Benghazi Documents

 

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Document Release Raises New Questions about State’s FOIA Responses, Court Statements

 

Judicial Watch

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained new documents from the Department of State containing the telephone transcripts from the evening of September 11, 2012, in which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informs then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi “had nothing to do with the film.”  The documents include previously unreleased telephone transcripts with world leaders about the Benghazi attack.

Clinton’s admission to Kandil was first produced to the Select Committee on Benghazi on October 13, 2015 and publicized on the day of Mrs. Clinton’s testimony, October 22, but court filings in Judicial Watch litigation show that the record was only produced after two federal court judges ordered the State Department to produce more Benghazi-related records to Judicial Watch.  Similarly, Judicial Watch litigation also forced the release of the September 11, 2012 email in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed her daughter by email that the attack had been staged by an “Al Qaeda-like group,” rather than as the result of “inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” as Mrs. Clinton had claimed in her official public statement one hour earlier.

The State Department previously told a federal court that the Kandil document wasn’t responsive to Judicial Watch’s request and resulting lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)) seeking:

Any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to notes, updates, or reports created in response to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. This request includes, but is not limited to, notes taken by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton or employees of the Office of the Secretary of State during the attack and its immediate aftermath.

But the State Department then produced this information last month to Judicial Watch.  The records, the State Department told the Court, were found among thousands of new Clinton State Department records supposedly only discovered in December, 2015 – again, two months after the key Kandil document was first produced to the Benghazi Committee.

Under court order, the State Department released 11 documents responsive to the Judicial Watch request with large blocks of information redacted. The documents also include phone conservations between Clinton and other foreign dignitaries and heads of state during the period of the deadly terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate.

At 10:08 p.m. on September 11, Mrs. Clinton issued an official State Department press statement, approved by the White House, placing the blame for the attack on an Internet video:

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

Yet the next day, in her 7:49 PM September 12 conversation with Kandil, Clinton said, “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film.  It was a planned attack – not a protest.”  Kandil responded, “You’re not kidding. Based on the information we saw today we believe that group that claimed responsibility for this is affiliated with al-Qaeda.”

On September 15, in a telephone call with then-Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr, Clinton emphatically portrayed the “stupid, very offensive film” as the root cause of the Benghazi violence. Clinton told Amr, “I have repeatedly, as has the President and other officials in our government, deplored not only the content of this stupid, very offensive film… But we have to exercise more self-discipline… otherwise we’ll be in a vicious downward circle against everyone who has ever felt offended, particularly on the internet….”

Clinton’s telephone call with Amr also contained a curious reference to what the former secretary referred to as a “very successful investment visit led by my deputy Tom Nides, and on the very day they left this series of incidents began to unfold.” According to the Washington Post, Nides, who was deputy secretary for management and resources at the State Department, was at the same time responsible for “communications with donors” to the Clinton Foundation. Nides was also involved in the scandal involving Clinton’s efforts to provide special access to State Department officials for hedge fund clients of her son-in-law, Marc Mezinsky.

In a September 12 call with the Afghan President Hamid Kharzi, Clinton says at some point they need to talk about “about religious feelings and insults and defamation.”  Islamists seeks to criminalize criticism (“defamation”) of Islam.  The Obama administration worked closely with advocates for restrictions on free speech as part of their Benghazi video pr campaign.

The documents also show that Clinton referenced the “actions of a mob” to Tunisian Prime Minister Jebali on September 14.  Jebali responded that he condemned “these terrorist actions.”

“There are two scandals here.  The first is Hillary Clinton was telling different stories to different foreign leaders about the Benghazi attack – including an admission that it was a terrorist attack,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The second is the State Department’s cover-up of these documents.  The State Department is forcing Judicial Watch to play ‘whack-a-mole’ with Clinton and Benghazi documents.  It is no wonder that two frustrated federal court judges granted Judicial Watch discovery into the Clinton FOIA issues.”

Obama Collaborates with Iran on Production and Sale of Nuclear Material

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The Wall Street Journal has a killer exposé out this morning but no one will care that the traitor in the White House is buying Iran’s nuke material.

Iran has been overstocking heavy water that is used to produce weapons-grade plutonium and which is required under the nuclear deal the Ayatollah never signed or agreed to.

They pulled back but are now facing an over supply again so the president will use tax dollars to buy the over supply from them. It doesn’t get much crazier than this but this is the administration that acted as Iran’s lawyers and advocates against the EU.

It’s not the only reason.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is buying from Iran a strategic substance that the United States itself can’t produce – we stopped making it. DOE has struck a deal to purchase 32 tons of heavy water—water containing the hydrogen isotope deuterium—from the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. The deal is for $8.6 million tax dollars.

Don’t worry. It’s for science.

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Iranian ICBM

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The 2nd Amendment if Hillary Clinton is elected

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The Supreme Court

Very interesting, but scary, view.

A number of republican voters have threatened that they won’t vote for the GOP candidate this November if the eventual nominee was not their personal choice in the primaries. I just want to put something into perspective:

· Justice Scalia’s seat is vacant. · Ginsberg is 82 years old, · Kennedy is 79, · Breyer is 77, and · Thomas is 67.

Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after the age of 75. There are 5 vacancies that will likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed according to his or her ideology. Think about that . . . 7-2. If the next President appoints 5 young justices, those choices will guarantee control of the Supreme Court for an entire generation, and 7-2 decisions will hold up much more over time than 5-4 decisions which will be deemed lacking a mandate.Hillary Clinton has made it clear she will use the Supreme Court to go after the 2nd Amendment. She has literally said that the Supreme Court was wrong in the Heller decision and that the Court should overturn and remove the individual’s right to keep and bear arms . . . . period. Everyone declaring that they won’t vote for a particular candidate, if he turns out to be the GOP nominee, please realize this: If Hillary Clinton wins, and thus gets to make these appointments, voters of my age will surely never see another Conservative victory at the Supreme Court for the rest of our lives.

It’s Not a Corrupted Version… it IS Islam!

 

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Gulag Bound

How many times have we heard some politically correct (aka politically corrupt) “journalist” from any and all of our ObamaMedia tell us that the “extremist” attacks are due to a “corrupted” or “perverted” form of Islam? I heard it for the umpteenth time yesterday on Fox News and decided to address this, at best, continuing misconception on the speakers’ parts or, at worst, the outright lies about Islam which are meant to deceive. Does anyone on any of the media bother to even somewhat educate themselves on this serious subject that brings with it an increasingly brutal set of actions? It doesn’t seem so. All too many of our current set of media journalists are sorely lacking in the ability to even look up sources before opening their mouths and speaking inane tripe.

The version of Islam practiced by the malevolent Jihadis is Islam. However, if one follows its prophet Muhammad‘s instructions, it can only begin its violent and barbaric government and life system…with a “religion” added to keep its adherents faithful…after its numbers are large enough. Until then, they must offer the pretense of being “peaceful” and “good neighbors.” Islam means Submission. It has never meant peace. Islam is the most violent and perverse world system on the planet. Adherents are taught by the Qur’an in Surah 9:5 to “kill the unbelievers where you find them” and this same book is filled with passages commanding Muslims to kill Jews and Christians by beheading them–Quran 47:4, 8:12 “Smite ye above their necks” with a knife or sword. Obama is helping it to spread them throughout America.

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Beware the Tunneling Jihadist Threat

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The discovery of yet-another covert tunnel linking Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California calls to mind the plot of a forthcoming novel by Dan Gordon. In Day of the Dead, Book Two: America, he warns that something worse than drugs might be smuggled into this country via such underground arteries.

Gordon chillingly describes what could happen if the narco-traffickers known to be collaborating with jihadist operatives south of our border were to permit heavily armed terrorists to use one or more of their tunnels to attack the concentration of U.S. naval assets in San Diego.

Dan Gordon’s is less a fictitious warning than an ominous prediction. The newest, half-mile-long tunnel demands a redoubled effort by both Mexican and U.S. authorities to detect and destroy such threats – before the narcos and the jihadists use them against us, with potentially devastating effect.