Skip to comments.White House: Clinton’s '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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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...
‘What difference, at this point, does it make?’
So then...my signature on my tax form doesn’t prove that I knew about any sketchy stuff that was in it, right?
I hate these slimy people with a passion.
2) She had to look at it to sign it. She knew what was in it because she had to read it to sign it.
3) If she didn't read it before she signed it... how did she know what she was signing? If she was told what it was by a staffer... she still knew what it was... if she signed it not even knowing what was in it... then she is in gross violation of protocol and security.... and she still lied under oath.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Does this apply to loans or contracts? Or only Clintons.
satan is the reason for the dim-o-rat treason.
Is that like lying to your diary? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Its more like knowing what the definition of “IS” surely is.
( Remmeber BJ Clintons statements on whether he had sex with that woman? Apparently such convoluted thinking runs in the family.)
Huma Abeden read those Benghazi security request letters and signed Hillery’s name to them? Its actually quite ludicrous. Hillery will never be president.The campaign will crucifty her.
Hmmmm—I guess I really don’t owe anything on debts to which my signature is attatched then?
I detest liberal excuses!! Never do they take responsibility for anything.
Billing records? Ask Vince, or Ron.
She needs to be stopped, “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” And yes I stole that one from the great UK Band “The Who”