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Memo to Journalists: Quote Hillary to Hillary: "It Is Our Job to Figure Out What Happened"
Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 05/31/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT by Kaslin

“It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video."

This statement is part of Hillary's 36 page "fog of war" chapter on Benghazi in her forthcoming memoir, a chapter obtained at least in part by Politico's Maggie Haberman, and it appears to be indicative of how she filled those 36 pages without answering any of the crucial questions about the events of that night and the following day.

This line refers to the killers.

And this line is of course a straw man, easily recognized after the president's straw man Woodstock at West Point earlier this week. It is also "inaccurate to state" that the whereabouts and actions of the president, the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense that night are well known or even understood in general outline. That Hillary even bothers to spend time on the laughable "the video made them do it" argument tells us that the chapter is an exercise in space-filling, an effort to appear to be transparent and forthright about the most obvious, tragic failure of her trail of tears tenure at State. This chapter appears to be just another part of the ongoing refusal to come clean about what happened that night both in Benghazi and much more importantly for Hillary's future political ambitions in D.C.

“I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans," Haberman quotes Clinton as writing. "It’s just plain wrong, and it’s unworthy of our great country. Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me.”

This is a three-part lie: It is not "just plain wrong" to demand answers from those in charge that night, it is not "politicizing" to hold those people to account for their failures, and the investigation into Benghazi will indeed involve Clinton whether or not she agrees to be questioned about her collapse that night. This risible attempt at a "pre-emptive strike" on the subject will not work, not when the event it seeks to exile from the national debate involves the death of an ambassador and three other Americans at the hands of terrorists and not when her failure to anticipate the attack and her collapse in the face of it goes to her central claim of competency to be president.

When Hillary sits down with various journalists, they should all bear down on what did she know and when did she know it; what did she do and when did she do it --in the weeks and months before the attack and the night of the attack. They should press again and again --patiently and respectfully-- for detailed answers on chronology and specifics.

"It is our job to figure out what happened."

That is what then Secretary of State Clinton told Senator Ron Johnson immediately after her infamous "What difference at this point does it make?" outburst that defines her failure at State.

That is in fact the job of every journalist who gets to ask a question of the would-be president. None have dared tried yet, but eventually someone will, and if no one does, Hillary will ask for the country's votes without ever having given an account of her actions or her non-actions. Perhaps she can bluff, bluster and bully her way to the Oval Office but the country does not seem to be in the mood for another era of dodges, half-truths, and false outrage over being asked not only legitimate but absolutely essential questions.

Hillary's 36 page leak won't put out the fire and it won't stop the questions or the commentary. Only the detailed truth would do so, and given Hillary's adamant refusal to provide that, we can assume the truth is even more damaging than her continued stonewalling.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; benghazi; benrhodes; election2014; election2016; hillaryclinton; jaycarney; journalists; libya; maggiehaberman; politico; susanrice

1 posted on 05/31/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Two years later and we’re still figurin’


2 posted on 05/31/2014 4:29:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Kaslin.
"It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video." ...And this line is of course a straw man, easily recognized after the president's straw man Woodstock at West Point earlier this week... That Hillary even bothers to spend time on the laughable "the video made them do it" argument tells us that the chapter is an exercise in space-filling, an effort to appear to be transparent and forthright about the most obvious, tragic failure of her trail of tears tenure at State. This chapter appears to be just another part of the ongoing refusal to come clean about what happened that night both in Benghazi and much more importantly for Hillary's future political ambitions in D.C.

3 posted on 05/31/2014 4:34:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sacajaweau

The ‘journalists’ don’t seem to be figurin’ very hard.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 4:39:59 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Kaslin
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5 posted on 05/31/2014 4:42:01 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: SunkenCiv

The not-Hillary slogan for her presidential campaign: “She’s just plain wrong, and is
unworthy of our great country.”


6 posted on 05/31/2014 4:43:59 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: All
Hillary has a cute way of bouncing out of trouble. Remember when Billy got
lewinskied in the Oval Office? Hillary's political ambitions were in deep doo-doo.

So Hill went on TV---all decked out in virginal pearls---
and blamed Billy's B/J on the "VRWC."

For sure CBS will give Hill ample airtime so that she emerges pure and virginal for 2016. CBS will suckup and give her 2-3 segments to explain away Benghazi.....the word "Republicans" is already forming on those virginal lips.

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Who can forget Obama and Hillary's love fest on CBS' 60 Minutes?

Obomba hustled Hillary on 60 Minutes to gaze in adoration,
after Hill's arrogant dismissal of the Benghazi massacre before
Congress. I thought sure Obama was gonna give 'er a B/J on
broadcast tv....he was THAT grateful.

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Yoo hoo, Hillary--time for you, Bill, and Chelsea to join hands and sing "Kumbaya."

7 posted on 05/31/2014 4:46:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Excellence
Ten reasons she's not running:

1. She's too old

2. Bubba's knee jerkin' years.

3. She's very sick

4. Benghazi is a curse she can't escape

5. Bubba's no longer black

6.

8 posted on 05/31/2014 4:48:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: All
Hillary had a nasty fall when she was about to testify WRT Benghazi. Hillary's all-girl State Dept said she was "up and about" in a week. But Bill recently said it took Hillary six whole months to recover from her fall.

Now the issue of Hillary's blood clot resulting in brain damage has been raised......but we need more details.

<><> Is she having blackouts?

<><> Did she suffer a brain aneurysm?

<><> Did she have an aneurysm removed?

<><> Did she become comatose?

<><> Did she go to any neurological centers?

<><> Was she in rehab?

Even with months of rehabilitation, victims of aneurisms can't
hold a thought for more than 20 seconds, according to experts in the field.

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Hillary makes it to the top----almost.

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mdhealth.com

Blood Clots in the Brain---Blood clots in the brain are frequently caused by injury to the vessels in this area. Symptoms of blood clots include speaking difficulties, dizziness, lack of coordination, headaches, etc......

Causes of Blood Clots in the Brain---- Head injuries or trauma to the brain, head and neck can cause these clots to form in the brain. Blood clots in the brain are caused when bleeding occurs between the skull and the brain. The body will form a clot to stop the bleeding, which will put pressure on the surrounding brain tissue. Trauma to the head can also cause blood clots formed outside of the brain to break loose and become lodged in the brain, which can cause an ischemic stroke.

Travelling clots from other parts of the body will travel to a blood vessel that leads to the brain, causing a blockage that can lead to an embolic stroke or cerebral embolism. These travelling clots are more likely to cause damage to other parts of the body before they reach the brain.

Symptoms of Blood Clots in the Brain---There are a variety of symptoms one may experience when having blood clots in brain, ranging from headaches to difficulty speaking, depression and Ischemic Attack.

Headaches- Headaches associated with a blood clot will normally be found on one side of the head. These can be worsened by coughing or sneezing and can impair head movement or physical activity over time.

Speaking Difficulties- You may begin to slur your words or have difficulty speaking. This is especially prominent if you have a clot on the left side of the brain. Confusion- It may feel as though it takes longer to think, or your thinking capacity is not where it should be. You may feel confused or feel as though it takes longer than usual to understand things.

Changes in Personality- A blood clot can cause your personality to become altered from its usual state. You may suddenly feel very manic or normally energetic people can feel subdued.

Dizziness- Bouts of dizziness may occur from time to time. This may be accompanied by temporary blindness. Depression- Those who suddenly develop depression are frequently checked for blood clots in the brain to ensure that all portions of the brain are getting the right amount of oxygen.

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Seizures- Seizures caused by a blood clot can last up to two minutes. Seizures that last longer may be a sign of a more serious condition.

Paralysis- One side of your body may suddenly become paralyzed if you are suffering from a blood clot. The arm, leg and face will be especially affected by this. Ischemic Attack- This is also known as a "mini-stroke," which will cause dysfunction on one side of the body. If this condition escalates it can become a full stroke.

9 posted on 05/31/2014 4:48:35 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Kaslin

Hillary and her minions see that corner they are getting backed into. The can cannot be kicked down the road much farther.

A major talking point in the cover up has been to question the motives of the questioners. Their mouths never open unless “partisan / political” is declared.

I really would like to see Gowdy, or someone with a platform, take that on and burn it down. Once again, we allow the Left to co-opt the language. Partisan is not a bad thing.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 4:54:59 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Kaslin

If any one is pinning hopes for the truth on American journalist after the way they let zer0 skate thru the last 6 years untouched they will be very disappointed.
I fully expect them to attack anyone who dares to question her. I expect them to attack the canadates who dare to challenge her and anyone who isn’t expecting this isn’t prepared for the battle that is to come.
This is going to be a real nasty one, it might be the last one for the country as we now know it.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 5:03:22 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Kaslin; jonrick46
She is and always has been a phony victim and a real liar. She has left a slimy trail wider than her husband's in that regard. I'm too tired to make a "Poor Hillary" list but it goes way back even before "The Shredding" at Rose Law Firm. Here's one for the list, I call "Havana Good Time Being Sick":


Hillary at the Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic (courtesy of jonrick46)

Photo Source: Free Republic thread 12/29/12 Hillary Clinton too sick to testify on Benghazi, not too sick to party

12 posted on 05/31/2014 5:17:59 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Liz

Hillary knows ht the Benghazi probe i going to be a big problem for her. This is her pre-emptive strike...the problem is that when it fizzles..she’s got nothing left..


13 posted on 05/31/2014 5:18:58 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: arasina

priceless


14 posted on 05/31/2014 5:38:51 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Kaslin
This picture is all one needs to see.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 5:45:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: ken5050
Hillary was worried sick when she bowed her head
at the ceremony honoring the four dead Americans.

"Four Americans dead. On my watch. I'm in deep doo-doo.
"Dam, Bill better dream up something to cover my ***.

"I wish this fathead would shut-up so I can think. "

16 posted on 05/31/2014 5:48:57 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Kaslin

Chris Matthews: Come To Think Of It, What The Heck WAS Hillary Doing During Benghazi Attack And Aftermath??

http://therightscoop.com/chris-matthews-come-to-think-of-it-what-the-heck-was-hillary-doing-during-benghazi-attack-and-aftermath/


17 posted on 05/31/2014 6:10:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sacajaweau
... a three-part lie: It is not "just plain wrong" to demand answers from those in charge that night, it is not "politicizing" to hold those people to account for their failures, and the investigation into Benghazi will indeed involve Clinton whether or not she agrees to be questioned about her collapse that night. This risible attempt at a "pre-emptive strike" on the subject will not work, not when the event it seeks to exile from the national debate involves the death of an ambassador and three other Americans at the hands of terrorists and not when her failure to anticipate the attack and her collapse in the face of it goes to her central claim of competency to be president.

Two years later and democrats are still lyin' their asses off...

18 posted on 05/31/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obamacare - a pig in a poke...)
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To: Kaslin

She is a classic by-the-book narcissist. Amazing.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 6:36:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Kaslin

An yet another islamist murderer checks in.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 7:08:50 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: arasina

I saw the Hildebeast at the first “Hillarycare” tour in Seattle. She was going to take a bus down the West Coast to spew her propaganda about the Slickmeister’s new healthcare scheme. We blew her out with a mass demonstration that circled her speaking platform that was held back with barracades. Every sentence she spoke was a lie. I never saw anything like it.

I had a sign that said: “Harry to Louise: Healthcare will really cost when it’s free.” On the other side, the sign read: “Hillary, why take the bus? Fly your broom!” I split up laughing about that one.

I guess the American public forgot about Harry and Louise. When Obamacare was rolled out, we should have know it would not be cheap. I hope when Americans go to the polls in 2014 and 2016 that they don’t fall for the lying pigs again out of the other Washington.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 9:36:34 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Liz

My question is why does is the media swimming in the DemonRAT bed. They must feel like whores by now. Are they worried that we might turn them off and they will need to dip into the Government Trough to stay afloat? Are they worried that Big Government carries a big stick and will swat them out of business if they don’t perform like cheap whores for their pimps? This has been going on for way too long. Freedom of the press was meant to be a third rail against government misbehavior. It was never meant to be a cloak around bad conduct.

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s 1992 post-Super Bowl interview with Steve Croft was a big lie to win an election. During the interview we watched the following double talk:

Kroft: “You’ve been saying all week that you’ve got to put this issue behind you. Are you prepared tonight to say that you’ve never had an extramarital affair?”

Clinton: “I’m not prepared to say that any married couple should ever discuss that with anyone but themselves. I’m not prepare to say that about anybody.”

It is apparent that the Hildebeast will double talk and spin circles with lies about her record. It is a part of her inner core. She had the Slickmeister to show her the way.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 10:46:24 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: arasina

I think the Hildebeast has a drinking problem. In this thread, we saw the video of her falling down at the top of the steps to her airplane. We also have seen photos of her arm in a cast from falling in the Department of State parking lot. I wonder how many other falls resulting from being falling down drunk? Maybe one of those falls caused trauma to the brain and the possibility that she is fighting dangerous health issues that she is hiding from the American public—something that FDR did as well as Kennedy.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 10:54:43 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46
WIKI--He's an openly gay, Hollywood multi-billionaire mogul----liberal to the core. David Geffen was an early supporter of Obama and raised $1.3 million for him in a star-studded Beverly Hills fundraiser.

On February 21, 2007, in an interview with NYT's Maureen Dowd, Geffen described Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton in unflattering terms: "Everybody in politics lies, but the Clintons do it with such ease, it's troubling."

Geffen told Dowd that Hillary Clinton was "incredibly polarizing."

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Geffen described Bill Clinton as "reckless" and cast doubt on those who say Clinton has become a different person since leaving office.

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The NYT exposed the three tax-exempt Clinton Foundations rampant w/ shady deals, cronyism, nepotism, etc....large contributors indebted to the Clintons----and are, in effect, financing Hillary's ambitions.

24 posted on 06/01/2014 3:47:52 AM PDT by Liz
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Republicanprofessor

One who is being investigated does have the option to set the terms of the investigation.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 7:45:11 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Liz; alamogal

Keep having flashbacks of the British journalist who reported in to office that he had account numbers etc from Clinton’s off shore accounts. Since he was flying out of US early next morning he didn’t forward the information. He was found murdered in motel room when he was a no show in England Alamo do you remember that one?
How many journalist just don’t want to know because knowing endangers ones life ? The word gets out
Top journalist know to keep quiet until they are ready to release material.


27 posted on 06/02/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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28 posted on 06/02/2014 7:55:32 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: hoosiermama
Ut, oh----next thing you know, Bob Woodward will be comparing Benghazi to Watergate.

News hound Bob Woodward Definitely Doesn’t Buy Hillary’s Benghazi Denial. Woodward doesn’t believe Hillary's whine that it's all about politics. The reporter known for making news claims there are still “serious, unanswered questions about this.”

Hillary's book stoutly declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi has already been revealed....she is hoping to silence Republicans by charging politics is behind the continuing probe.

Woodward will not be dissuaded. ".....one of the questions I have -- did she keep a diary? Obama confirmed to Woodward that he keeps a diary. Woodward noted. “Ronald Reagan kept a very detailed diary of Iran Contra, and he finally turned it over.”

The veteran Post reporter also knocked Clinton and Obama....... noting it’s not all about partisan politics. “There are facts,” he asserted. “There is neutral inquiry. And there is a way to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information.”

29 posted on 06/02/2014 11:30:25 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

And he has enough experience to know you keep the bait hidden till you’re ready to spring the trap. IMO nothing he’d like more then one BIG exposé before he retires just to prove to his ego “he still has it”!


30 posted on 06/02/2014 11:41:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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