How surprising is it that former Secretary of State and 2016 Progressive candidate, Hillary, used “multiple email accounts”, i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Better yet, who would have thought that Sidney Blumenthal who served in the Clinton White House among other connections lobbied Clinton while she was Secretary of State for his own self-enrichment on matters related to Libya before and after Benghazi.
Yeah, I know. We are talking about the Clintons.
TheBlaze by Oliver Darcy
Emails published by the New York Times Monday indicate that Hillary Clinton used more than one private email address during her time as secretary of state, contradicting previous claims from the Democratic presidential contender’s office. Multiple emails show Clinton used account “firstname.lastname@example.org” while serving in the Obama administration as secretary of state.
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Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, had previously told Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) that that particular address had not “existed during Secretary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.” Another statement from Clinton’s office said she only used […]
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As reported by GOP.com:
In A Letter To Rep. Trey Gowdy, Clinton’s Attorney, David Kendall, Stated That “ email@example.com ” Was “Not An Address That Existed During Secretary Clinton’s Tenure As Secretary Of State.” (David E. Kendall, Letter To Rep. Trey Gowdy , 3/27/15)
NOTE: In A Footnote To His Letter To Rep. Gowdy, Kendall States “Secretary Clinton Used One Email Account When Corresponding With Anyone, From Department Officials To Friends To Family.” (David E. Kendall, Letter To Rep. Trey Gowdy , 3/27/15)
Continue Reading – Contradicting Past Claims, Clinton Used Multiple Secret Email Addresses
According to the New York Times, Sidney Blumenthal once served the Clinton White House well by casting himself as “speechwriter, in-house intellectual and press corps” .
Blumenthal was accused by Republicans of spreading gossip about them “to discredit Republican investigators, and forced him to testify during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.”
With Clinton making her second bid for the White House, Blumenthal a willing servant to all things Clinton finds himself under Trey Gowdy’s flashlight. Subpoena time.
New York Times By Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt
Mr. Gowdy’s chief interest, according to people briefed on the inquiry, is a series of memos that Mr. Blumenthal — who was not an employee of the State Department — wrote to Mrs. Clinton about events unfolding in Libya before and after the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. According to emails obtained by The New York Times, Mrs. Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, took Mr. Blumenthal’s advice seriously, forwarding his memos to senior diplomatic officials in Libya and Washington and at times asking them to respond. Mrs. Clinton continued to pass around his memos even after other senior diplomats concluded that Mr. Blumenthal’s assessments were often unreliable.
But an examination by The Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years…..
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Trey Gowdy is looking to find out what Blumenthal knows about Libya and how much does he know about the September 11, 2012 Islamic terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, U. S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department employee Sean Smith and Navy SEALS Glen A. Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.
Besides any conflicts of interest that both Blumenthal and the Clinton’s may have had on the operation in Libya, “Gowdy’s committee on the attacks in Benghazi hopes to ask Mr. Blumenthal who, if anyone, was paying him to prepare the memos for Mrs. Clinton and whether they were among his responsibilities at the Clinton Foundation.”
Once again, where there is smoke there is fire.
Go for it, Congressman Gowdy.
What Sidney Blumenthal’s Memos to Hillary Clinton Said, and How They Were Handled – NYTimes, by Michael S. Schmidt
In 2011 and 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton received at least 25 memos about Libya from Sidney Blumenthal, a friend and confidant who at the time was employed by the Clinton Foundation. The memos, written in the style of intelligence cables, make up about a third of the almost 900 pages of emails related to Libya that Mrs. Clinton said she kept on the personal email account she used exclusively as secretary of state. …
In April 2011, Mr. Blumenthal sent Mrs. Clinton a memo about the rebel forces fighting the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. The rebels, Mr. Blumenthal wrote, were considering hiring security contractors to train their forces. Mrs. Clinton forwarded the memo to her aide, Jake Sullivan, and said that the idea should be considered. (Pages 1-3)…
Selected Libya-Related Messages From Hillary Clinton’s Personal Email Account (pdf format)
Finally, it must be getting pretty hot in the kitchen because for the first time since announcing her 2016 candidacy for president, Clinton took questions from the press. Her answers to the questions pretty much amounted to nothing as she provided no answers to the questions posed.