What did Sid Blumenthal know, and when did he know it?
Sid Blumenthal’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi created even more questions about former Secretary Clinton’s private email usage.
Blumenthal provided the committee with 60 new emails; emails the committee says the State Department did not provide. The State Department kicked the can back to Mrs. Clinton saying they didn’t turn over the Blumenthal emails because Mrs. Clinton never passed them on to the State Department.
This revelation only confirms suspicions that emails relevant to the Benghazi investigation exist, but have not been handed over to either the State Department or the House Select Committee.
Fox News reports:
Blumenthal’s emails also reveal he was working with left-leaning sites to “neutralize criticism” of Hillary’s mishandling of the Benghazi massacre. Politico reported:
“While still secretary of state, Clinton emailed back and forth with Blumenthal about efforts by one of the groups, Media Matters, to neutralize criticism of her handling of the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, sources tell POLITICO.
‘Got all this done. Complete refutation on Libya smear,’ Blumenthal wrote to Clinton in an Oct. 10, 2012, email into which he had pasted links to four Media Matters posts criticizing Fox News and Republicans for politicizing the Benghazi attacks and challenging claims of lax security around the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to a source who has reviewed the email exchange. Blumenthal signed off the email to Clinton by suggesting that one of her top aides, Philippe Reines, ‘can circulate these links,’ according to the source.”
As if that’s not bad enough, buried in the Politico article is this incestuous tidbit, “during this time, he [Blumenthal] also advised a pair of businesses seeking potentially lucrative contracts in Libya, while sharing intelligence on the country with Clinton while she was secretary of state.”
According to Fox News, the House Committee depositions will continue throughout the day. We will continue to monitor this story and keep you abreast of any relevant developments.
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