Washington DC (Storch Report) — Once again it was not what Hillary Clinton testified about at the Benghazi Hearing Thursday, it was what emails she wrote and tried to hide and destroy, that disclosed she is a serial liar.
Email messages from Clinton demonstrated that she knew the attack was a “planned attack” at the Benghazi Outpost by an “al Qaeda-like group” and was not related to a protest over an anti-Islam video.
Clinton told the Egyptian prime minister that “we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.”
In another email, there were notes from a phone call between Clinton and the Libyan while the attack was going on . . . Clinton spoke of a “gun battle . . . which I understand Ansar al-Sharia is claiming responsibility for.”
Clinton knew on the day of the attack that it was a terrorist attack, yet she told the American people an administration-spun story the next day. Clinton even emailed her daughter Chelsea with the facts, while telling the American people it was a demonstration over a video. Four Americans were killed including the Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stephens.
Before the attack was over she and the administration was talking politics. Obama was running for reelection and part of his campaign messages was that he had al Qaeda on “the run,” when it was just the opposite.
Clinton testified at the hearing that she was taking “responsibility,” but no one knows what she was taking responsibility for. She knew there were dangers at the Outpost she said, and knew of 20 previous breaches and she was aware there wasn’t adequate security at the outpost, but she did nothing about it. Stephens tried to tell her through State Department channels 600 times about the lack of security and warned of the dangers, but these messages never got to Clinton’s desk, she said. She continued to say that security was the responsibility of those in charge of it at the State Department, dodging her responsibility. And as for Stephens, she said he knew of the “risks” he was taking, so apparently that wasn’t Clinton’s responsibility either.
These were salient facts that came from the Clinton emails on her own private server that she tried to hide and destroy.
But the liberal mainstream media downplayed these facts if they reported them at all. They tanked for the Queen and are preparing for her coronation.
The Washington Post listed eight reasons the former secretary of state emerged not just unscathed but stronger from her Benghazi testimony:
- The GOP landed no solid punches,
- Clinton looked like a fighter, something the Democratic base craves.
- Clinton rose above the political fray.
- Clinton became a sympathetic figure when the Republicans badgered.
- Clinton committed no made-for-TV gaffe.
- Clinton did not seem evasive, which could help with her trustworthiness problem. (A trustworthy liar?)
- Clinton looked presidential.
- The 67-year-old-showed impressive stamina.
Sounds like talking points to me directly from the Democratic Party and the Hillary camp.
Let’s look at some of the other Liberal media comments after the hearing:
ABC: “The ‘get Hillary’ committee did not get Hillary.”
CBS: “Clinton took more than 300 questions . . . but what came out of it?”
NBC: “In the GOP attempt to look apolitical, Clinton Won.”
CNN: “Clinton avoided major damage to her presidential campaign.”
New York Times: “At Hearing, Clinton lets others do the shouting.”
USA Today: “No clear wins for GOP at Benghazi hearing.”
Boston Globe: “Clinton remains unruffled”
Bloomberg: “Clinton holds ground . . . “
NPR: “Clinton endures . . . “
Politico: “Clinton survives . . .”
Chicago Tribune: “11-hour grilling . . . reveals little new”
If this is journalism, where are the facts? Did the liberal media see, hear or read the emails that had to do with the attack on Benghazi?
The facts are that Hillary Clinton is a serial liar and a cover-up artist that has the liberal mainstream media in the back pocket of her pants’ suits.