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’
Wow.....really... not my fault because I didn’t sign it I sign everything though because I have to. F these people.
Did she even read it? I so hate this bunch.
Now it all makes sense. Glad Jay cleared that up for me. If somebody signs a document with your name because you gave him/her authority to approve things in your name and they make a mistake, its their fault, not yours even though you put them in authority.
Should we call her President in waiting or Madam Party Chairman in waiting?
If these bastards hadn’t taken over a once free press, if they hadn’t shanghaied the entire educational system, if that idiot Bush II hadn’t put the skeleton of a domestic police force in their hands along with an unconstitutional “Patriot” Act, and if they hadn’t stockpiled millions of rounds of ammunition along with armored vehicles, we would still be a free country.
Now I get it.
They can say anything they want, do anything they want and not do anything they want and our “living” Constitution allows it.
I understand very clearly.
Exactly. It doesn’t matter whether she was aware of them or not, because it happened under her watch. That’s how the Klingons convicted Captain Kirk in Star Trek IV!
“What does it matter?” /sarc
Uh, Clinton’s signature means she has read, understands, & takes responsibility for the document.
Obama went to bed, for fundraiser next day in Vegas.
Clinton knew nuttin’, signature meant nuttin’.
Who else watched the live feed? Of course, they don’t know nuttin’ either.
I thought star trek iv was the one about the whales??
So she didn’t know about reductions in security in Benghazi event though she signed off on them? Was this before or after she became Hillary Headwound? And who did know about them, if not her? That cleaning lady over there? Consuella, c’mere. We wanna talk to you. Hey! Stop! Slow down! Come back here, you Benghazi-security-reducing fiend! Give them immigration reform, and this is how they show their appreciation.
Absolutely incredible . . . and the Democrats say that this sexually degenerate liar, possibly a murderer, an abuser of a corpse, a perjurer, an obstructor of justice, and a big time thief of government property and almost 1000 FBI files is their best and most exciting candidate for 2016? How can anybody with any common sense or decency still vote for “D”? I just don’t understand it.
These were not low-level routine memos that we’re talking about, that excuse cannot be taken seriously!
kind of like the signatures on his BC?
Thelma and Louise have the buck.
Your name’s on it, it’s yours.
Accountability is the whole point of having a name on it.
What difference does it make!
It is. An alien probe wants to contact Humpback whales that are then extinct.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Ah — the Rather defense — Fake, but accurate.
Unless you work for the government and there are cameras around.
The last refuge of the administration, play the stupid card if the racial card can't be played..........Hey, it's better than telling the truth.
See? WDDIM is right! She knew that.
Exactly. I’ve worked with top level people in the Government and industry - they always made sure to know and agree with the substance of anything going out with their signature. It’s absolutely amazing that when it appeared the choice was either incompetence or intentional decisions to not protect US personnel, they are now trying to find a third way - knowing ignorance.
This is a parody of the White House response, right? It’s making fun of them, right? They didn’t really say this, right?
This goes for king BO, too.
Since we don’t need a SoS, let’s remove that position and save that salary.
She should have had Sandy Berger steal those documents for her like she did the last time.
“Knew, or should have known” counts in law.
Many people have the same fingerprints as Hillery.
Anyway, “What Does It Matter?”
Yeah....that’s the ticket!
I heard that Hilary and Satan get together for lying lessons.
He’s going to quit because she charges too much...