State Dept. Filtered Out Some #Benghazi Documents

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State Dept. Filtered Out Some #Benghazi Documents

By A.P. Dil­lon

Last week I cov­ered the The Unin­tended Trans­parency Of Obama’s DOJ and here we are a week later and it turns out the State Depart­ment has had trans­parency issues of their own.

Add this lat­est ‘fil­ter­ing out’ to the pile of ques­tions I’ve accu­mu­lated while writ­ing about Beng­hazi. Via the Daily Signal’s arti­cle by Sharyl Attkisson, Beng­hazi Bomb­shell: Clin­ton State Depart­ment Offi­cial Reveals Details of Alleged Doc­u­ment Review:

“As the House Select Com­mit­tee on Beng­hazi pre­pares for its first hear­ing this week, a for­mer State Depart­ment diplo­mat is com­ing for­ward with a star­tling alle­ga­tion: Hillary Clin­ton con­fi­dants were part of an oper­a­tion to “sep­a­rate” dam­ag­ing doc­u­ments before they were turned over to the Account­abil­ity Review Board inves­ti­gat­ing secu­rity lapses sur­round­ing the Sept. 11, 2012, ter­ror­ist attacks on the U.S. mis­sion in Beng­hazi, Libya.”

Reminder: The ARB did NOT inter­view Hillary Clin­ton because, accord­ing to Admi­ral Mike Mullen, the ARB decided that she did not play a role in the decision-​making. Arguably one can draw the con­clu­sion this was a plau­si­ble deni­a­bil­ity move to pro­tect Clin­ton. Sim­i­lar moves were made regard­ing the now famous ‘talk­ing points’.

Reminder: Obama blasted the probe at the time and called it a “polit­i­cal cir­cus,” a “side show” and said there’s “no there, there.” Appar­ently, there was “no there, there” because Hillary Clinton’s State Depart­ment pulled a man­ual ver­sion of Lois Lerner’s hard drive.

Just yes­ter­day at the first meet­ing of the Beng­hazi Select Com­mit­tee, a for­mer Obama DHS Offi­cial, Todd Keil, faulted the State Depart­ment for not pri­or­i­tiz­ing Beng­hazi secu­rity requests (Sep­tem­ber 17, 2014). Gee, were these requests also ‘fil­tered out’? Tes­ti­mony also hit on the ARB and being ‘fiercely inde­pen­dent’…or not.

Sharyl Attkisson tweeted quite a bit yes­ter­day dur­ing that Select Com­mit­tee hear­ing, this was one of her first:

But what dif­fer­ence does it make?

WHAT DIFF DOES IT MAKE

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AP DillonA.P. Dil­lon (Lady Lib­erty 1885), is a Con­ser­v­a­tive minded wife and mother liv­ing in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina. A.P. Dil­lon founded the blog LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com in 2009. After the 2012 elec­tion, she added an Instapun­dit style blog called The Con­Mom Blog. Mrs. Dil­lon recently par­tic­i­pated in Glenn Beck’sWe Will Not Con­form. Mrs. Dillon’s writ­ing, in addi­tion to Da Tech Guy’s Mag­nif­i­cent 7, can also be found at Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Watch­dog­WireNC and Wiz­Bang. Non-​political writ­ing projects include sci­ence fic­tion novel­las that are, as of yet, unpub­lished. Her cur­rent writ­ing project is a children’s book series.

By A.P. Dillon

Last week I covered the The Unintended Transparency Of Obama’s DOJ and here we are a week later and it turns out the State Department has had transparency issues of their own.

Add this latest ‘filtering out’ to the pile of questions I’ve accumulated while writing about Benghazi. Via the Daily Signal’s article by Sharyl Attkisson, Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review:

“As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.”

Reminder: The ARB did NOT interview Hillary Clinton because, according to Admiral Mike Mullen, the ARB decided that she did not play a role in the decision-making. Arguably one can draw the conclusion this was a plausible deniability move to protect Clinton. Similar moves were made regarding the now famous ‘talking points‘.

Reminder: Obama blasted the probe at the time and called it a “political circus,” a “side show” and said there’s “no there, there.”  Apparently, there was “no there, there” because Hillary Clinton’s State Department pulled a manual version of Lois Lerner’s hard drive.

 

Just yesterday at the first meeting of the Benghazi Select Committee, a former Obama DHS Official, Todd Keil, faulted the State Department for not prioritizing Benghazi security requests (September 17, 2014). Gee, were these requests also ‘filtered out’?  Testimony also hit on the ARB and being ‘fiercely independent’…or not.

Sharyl Attkisson tweeted quite a bit yesterday during that Select Committee hearing, this was one of her first:

 

But what difference does it make?

WHAT DIFF DOES IT MAKE

 

If you enjoyed this article, you should really check out other pieces written by Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent Seven writers and maybe hit that tip jar!

AP DillonA.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon recently participated in Glenn Beck’sWe Will Not Conform. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.