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Hillary Clinton Takes Shot At Trump, Knocks Herself Out

Can you say Benghazi?

On Thursday, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attacked President Trump after Trump did not initially reject an offer from Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to “question officials, including the officers of law enforcement and intelligence service of the United States.”

When White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about whether Trump supported the idea, she responded, “The president’s going to meet with his team and we’ll let you know when we have an announcement on that.”

In response, Clinton tweeted an attack on Trump that reeked of hypocrisy:

As is well known by now, Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State when the attack was launched in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. As Greg Hicks, former Deputy Chief of Mission for Libya, noted of the failure of the State Department four years later:

The Benghazi Committee’s report graphically illustrates the magnitude of her failure. It states that during August 2012, the State Department reduced the number of U.S. security personnel assigned to the Embassy in Tripoli from 34 (1.5 security officers per diplomat) to 6 (1 security officer per 4.5 diplomats), despite a rapidly deteriorating security situation in both Tripoli and Benghazi. Thus, according to the Report, “there were no surplus security agents” to travel to Benghazi with Amb. Stevens “without leaving the Embassy in Tripoli at severe risk.”

Had Ambassador Stevens’ July 2012 request for 13 additional American security personnel (either military or State Department) been approved rather than rejected by Clinton appointee Under Secretary of State for Management Pat Kennedy, they would have traveled to Benghazi with the ambassador, and the Sept. 11 attack might have been thwarted.

Even the State Department’s own Accountability Review Board report wrote:

The number of Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) security staff in Benghazi on the day of the attack and in the months and weeks leading up to it was inadequate, despite repeated requests from Special Mission Benghazi and Embassy Tripoli for additional staffing. Board members found a pervasive realization among personnel who served in Benghazi that the Special Mission was not a high priority for Washington when it came to security-related requests, especially those relating to staffing. The insufficient Special Mission security platform was at variance with the appropriate Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) standards with respect to perimeter and interior security. Benghazi was also severely under-resourced with regard to certain needed security equipment, although DS funded and installed in 2012 a number of physical security upgrades.”

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. joseph wisniewski

    July 19, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    I wish she would just shut her pie hole and go away , far , far away

  2. Mary E. Wambach

    July 19, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    As always, your “research” is inadequate and biased. Hillary asked the Security Council for additional personnel because of concerns about attacks 3 freaking weeks before the actual attack. She not only was turned down by the majority GOP council, they reduced staff. Your lies and exaggerations fool only the true believers, who need to posit Hillary as a demon in order to position trump as ‘a good guy’ – despite his sexual harassment/assault suits, multiple bankruptcies, cheating on all of his wives, giving away the farm to Putin…Hillary did not “knock herself out” – she was blitzed by Putin’s bots, with knowledge and assistance from trumpy’s campaign. That has already been demonstrated, and your lies do not change facts.

    • Carolyn Catlett

      July 20, 2018 at 12:20 am

      She is a demon. Your post is a big fat lie. I will never ever forget that Obama and Hillary are responsible for the deaths of 4 great american patriots. Hillary and her liberal followers have no regard for life unless it is beneficial to them. In one action they want to take our guns because of school killings and in the next they are murdering innocent unborn babies. They want our country to be invaded by illegal immigrants for their votes so they can win elections. They have no morals. They booed God at their 2012 convention. They are unamerican, decievers, liars, thieves of money from poor Haiti. There is no limit to what evil they will do. Well the people have spoken, we are tired of people like Hillary and Obama taking our country down. We are taking our country back. Our President Donald Trump thinks and says what the American people want. He loves our America and he wants to Make America Great Again, and he is doing that. “We The People” stand with our President through thick and thin.

    • John

      July 20, 2018 at 12:50 am

      You ever heard of realining personnel. There were embassies somewhere in the world with more security personnel that would be required. You shift personnel as needed to meet the threat. THe Military does it all the time. Money is not the solution to every problem. The Consulate was indefensible because of the way it was built. The walls were low with lots of taller buildings overlooking the compound. SO why was Chris Stevens in Benghazi, and not Tripoli if the threat was high?

      And None of your rant explains why Susan Rice was on the Sunday talk shows on September 16, 2012 claiming it was a protest that got out of hand when any one with any common sense knew it was a terror attack. Soviet mortars are heavy you do not carry them around justin case you might need that mortar. RPG’s are heavy and the rounds are heavy, you do not carry them around just in case you need to blow a big hole in something.

  3. Jack Forman

    July 20, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Well said, Carolyn !!!

  4. John

    July 20, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Hillary is the very definition of evil. She should be in prison for her antics with the private server.

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