Is this the competence needed to serve in the presidency?
An interview with Greg Hicks on the Terence Jeffrey show brought out some new details in the tragic events that took place in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton was responsible for the security at the mission and she knew there were 10 terror camps in the area but failed to act appropriately.
At the same time, we are discovering through Wikileaks that Clinton and her team were more concerned about the cover up than any other issue.
What kind of coward does not own up to his/her mistakes and then casts the blame off on others after abrogating those responsibilities in the first place? Just because she is a woman, it doesn’t mean that she can act dishonorably.
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Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on Thursday, part of a clemency push that has sped up dramatically in Obama’s final months.
All told, Obama has cut short sentences for 872 inmates, including 688 this year. The figure is higher than the number commuted by the previous 11 presidents combined, and the White House said more commutations were coming before Obama leaves office in January. Of the latest batch, 42 had been serving life sentences, the White House said.
Neil Eggleston, Obama’s White House counsel, said it was important to remember that “there are personal stories behind these numbers.”
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Witnesses say Clinton aide “overrode security protocols,” hoarded classified information at home.
Protective detail assigned to guard former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her two residences complained that her closest aide Huma Abedin often overrode standard security protocols during trips to the Middle East, and personally changed procedures for handling classified information, including highly sensitive intelligence briefs the CIA prepared for the president, newly released FBI documents reveal.
The security agents, who were interviewed as witnesses in the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of an unauthorized private email server to send classified information, complained that Abedin had unusual sway over security policies during Clinton’s 2009-2013 tenure at Foggy Bottom.
FBI interview notes indicate that Abedin, a Pakistani-American Muslim whose family has deep ties to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the radical Muslim Brotherhood, was granted Top Secret security clearance for the first time in 2009, when Clinton named her deputy chief of staff for operations. Abedin said she “did not remember” being read into any Special Access Programs (SAPs) or compartments.
If Clinton wins the presidency next month, she is expected to tap Abedin as her chief of staff, a position that would give her the power to run White House operations – including personnel security and visitor access. The position does not require Senate confirmation.