My journalism course…and Hillary Clinton

I am going to post something about the journalism course I took (and passed with a solid ‘A’ mind you) at Norwalk Community College.  This blogger’s professor, Lori Soderlind, an admitted liberal, and I am glad she outright said it, said good journalism is many things.  One of them is gutsy.

Well in that manner, and in the tradition of journalists like Woodward and Bernstein comes former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson.  Attkisson, writing in The Daily Signal, the blog of the conservative Heritage Foundation, has had a chance to look at the email document dump by Hillary Clinton. And in her report Attkisson said the emails cast doubt on Clinton’s claims when she spoke before the Senate on the 2012 Bengahzi attacks in January 2013.

Clinton has long denied being in the loop about mounting dangers in Benghazi and her agency’s rejection of security requests from U.S. personnel, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attacks. Though Clinton was sent multiple cables about security prior to the assaults, she explained that she got far too many to read.

“They are all addressed to me,” Clinton told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in January 2013. “They do not all come to me. They are reported through the bureaucracy.”

It was reported Friday a section of at least email given to Congress was considered to be so sensitive the FBI had to classify it to prevent public release.

The former first lady, New York State Senator and Secretary of State and now all but inaugurated Democratic contender for The White House said “I’m aware the FBI has asked that a portion of one email be held back … but that doesn’t change the fact that all of the information in the emails was handled appropriately.”

South Carolina Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy, the head of the Bengahzi Committee said he is not confident it will get all relevant material, because Clinton has acknowledged deleting 30,000 emails she claimed were personal.

Gowdy said there were what he called “inexplicable gaps” in Clinton’s emails during key times of her involvement in Libya policy.

Those gaps include…

  • June 10-Aug. 8, 2011—Time period where Clinton was heavily involved in Libya policy.
  • Sept. 14-Oct. 21, 2011—Dates of Clinton’s trip to Libya, when the now-famous picture of Clinton on her blackberry was taken
  • Oct. 21, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012—Time period when the State Department was extending the Benghazi mission for another year
  • April 27- July 4, 2012—Time period of increased security during which an IED was thrown at the compound blasting a hole through the wall and during which the British ambassador was attacked

This comes after the Washington Times last February published a three-part story about Clinton’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and another in the many foreign policy slip-ups that have jeopardized the U.S.’ status in the world.

The Times reported it was Hillary Clinton who was insisting the U.S. remove Libya’s Muammar Gadhafi in 2011 while pushing false narratives to do so.  And this was something that caught Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s eyes and anger as seen at this year’s CPAC convention in Washington

If anyone had a vested interest in removing Gadhafi from power to benefit Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood rebels, it was adviser Huma Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood family.


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