Skip to comments.White House: Clintonís 'Signature' on Benghazi Docs Doesn't Mean She Knew of Them
Posted on 04/25/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House: Clintons 'Signature' on Benghazi Docs Doesn't Mean She Knew of Them April 25, 2013 By Fred Lucas
(CNSNews.com) The White House dismissed the signature of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on documents ignoring security concerns in Benghazi, calling it protocol for government official signatures to appear on documents they did not sign.
It is standard protocol that cables originating from the department in Washington go out under the authority of the current Secretary of State with their signature, i.e. their name, typed at the bottom, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, using his fingers for quote marks when he said signature. He continued. This practice has been in place throughout this administration and across prior administrations, both Democratic and Republican.
A report by five House committees released Tuesday found that Senior State Department officials, including Clinton, approved reductions in security at the facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The report cites an April 19, 2012, cable bearing Clinton's signature acknowledging a March 28, 2012, request from then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz for more security, yet allowing further reductions.
On Sept. 11, 2012, terrorists killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, in Benghazi. Obama administration officials first told the public that the attack was a spontaneous response to an anti-Muslim You Tube video.
The interim report was a joint effort of the Republican controlled House Judiciary, Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence committees. House Democrats on these committees said they were not asked to participate.
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Captain is in charge of the ship...this will not fly.
doesn’t mean she didn’t either..SHE LIED PERIOD!
She lied from the beginning...from the video to this...We’re not stupid!!
Is this like “you have to sign the document to see what is in it”?
The last I knew it was illegal to sign any ones name unless you have power of attorney.
SRSLY?! The ‘dog ate her homework excuse’?! Truly pathetic.
Maybe she was drunk when she signed them.
But her constituents are.
She signed it before she didn’t sign it.
My dog did it.”
Considering this happened around the time of the Dem Convention, that may be true!
First Holder, now Clinton, the excuse is well used.
I just want to say that is nothing but a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy against this fine lesbian woman..................
Astonishing. You would never find my signature on a document I didn’t read. If it is pro-forma, then it should be signed Hillary Clinton/asp (Or, whatever the initials are of the secretary who signed her name.)
Eric Holder used the same excuse regarding all of the Fast & Furious memos and such that passed through his office.
He was axed an didunt know nuthin’