If it is a holiday weekend Friday in Washington, then it is time for a ′document dump′! The State Department released a batch of Hillary Clinton emails, 296 of them. They were part of a group already turned over to the House Select Committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack on our diplomatic facilities. Several points were confirmed, such as the fact that Hillary lied about only using one private email account for work. We now also know that the origin of the ′blame-the-video′ lie seems to have come through her via Sidney Blumenthal. Another email shows that she missed a briefing on Saturday, September 15, 2012, where the ′talking points memo was discussed because she slept in until 10:45am. So much for Hillary being able to take those 3am phone calls. There was even an email about calling Benghazi ″Obama′s 3am phone call″ moment.
The story about Sidney Blumenthal broke earlier this week, which finally prompted Hillary Clinton to start answering questions from reporters. There is no doubt that these emails are embarrassing. For starters, Blumenthal was rejected by the Obama administration from working for Hillary at the State Department. During the 2008 campaign, there had been much bad blood spilled during the Democrat primary and Team Obama was particularly upset with comments made by Blumenthal.
On September 12, 2012, Sidney emailed Hillary about how his business contacts in Libya were telling him that the attack on our facilities in Benghazi, resulting in the deaths of 4 Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, was connected to a protest in Egypt over a You-Tube video. The very next day, he sent her another email explaining how his contacts in the Libyan government were saying that it was a terrorist attack that had been planned for over a month. On September 14, Hillary, along with Barack Obama, attended the ceremony at Dover Air Force Base as the bodies of the 4 dead Americans returned. The ′blame-the-video′ story was raised by both Clinton and Obama.
In addition to some of the Benghazi emails painting Hillary as a liar, we also had more reports about how the Clinton family failed to disclose some $26 million dollars of speaking fees. She also made a gaffe in New Hampshire, saying that she was in Washington. This raises questions about her mental health after her head injury. Is Hillary Clinton physically and mentally fit to serve as president?
Even without the State Department releasing the Hillary Clinton emails, it has been a tough week for her. There is no doubt that she has been lying about the use of a private server for her email accounts. Among the 296 emails released on Friday, several were from a second account. She also claimed that she never sent any classified data using her server, but she did send some ′sensitive′ ones, at least one of which has been reclassified as being secret. And we now know that she was in the middle of the Benghazi ′blame-the-video′ lie. How can anyone with a rational mind vote to elect her president?