On Sunday, December 6, Hillary Clinton appeared on ABC’s This Week. The host, donor of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and former Communications Director for the Clinton White House – went way off the reservation and asked Mrs. Bill a Benghazi question worthy of Congressman Trey Gowdy.
George Stephanopoulos asked her about claims by four relatives of three of the victims killed in the Islamic Jihadist attacks in Benghazi, Libya* on September 11th, 2012.
Mrs. Bill met these relatives after she spoke at Andrews Air Force base on September 14, 2012. The occasion was a ceremony conducted over the remains of four Americans, one our Ambassador, killed in the Benghazi attacks. She stood over their coffins and called the deaths the result of an obscure video. A claim which her own emails have since proven she knew to be false the day of the attacks.
Stephanopoulos asked, “Did you tell them it was about the film? And what’s your response?” Clinton replied. “No.”
I’ll spare you the rest of her rambling prevarication. It’s at the link.
While it’s amazing Stephanopoulos asked anything of substance, he neglected to ask a follow-up, “At Andrews Air Force base, you spoke with the families only a few minutes after blaming the video – while you were standing over the coffins of four dead Americans. Why don’t these multiple witnesses ‘deserve to be believed’ you would say that to them?”
He didn’t ask any follow-ups, because the original question was intended to inoculate her against her own perfidy.
*You may recall Libya was converted from a quiescent suppurating cesspit, whose thuggish dictator had surrendered his nuclear program in the face of American threat, to a hellhole exporter of Islamic Jihad on the insistence of Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton. For Hillary, lying about this was about even more than Obama’s re-election. It was about her presidential ambitions.