With Hilary Clinton doing her best to remain out of the spotlight following her defeat at the hands of President Trump in the 2016 Presidential election it can be easy to forget the controversy that occurred during while on the campaign trail regarding her private email server. However, recently the scandal has come back into the public eye as some of the legal consequences of the dubious email server have come back to bite Clinton. Just recently, even more of the emails in question have been uncovered thanks to numerous inquiries by prosecutors under the Freedom of Information Act.
The email correspondence makes some disturbing suggestions that Hilary Clinton was aware of an effort to alter the presentation of the facts surrounding the apparent terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya in which a United States Embassy was attacked resulting in the death of the US Ambassador to Libya. The email implicates the notion of an accepted narrative and other actual truth that Clinton was aware of in her tenure as Secretary of State. Some could speculate that the Benghazi attack was spun to be a lesser incident than what it really was in order to help assure Clinton’s chances at a 2016 Presidential Bid.
The full Transcript of the Email is reproduced below:
“From: Sullivan, Jacob J
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 11 :09 AM
To: ‘email@example.com‘ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Mills, Cheryl D
Subject: Key points
HRC, Cheryl –
Below is my stab at tp’s for the Senator call. Cheryl, I’ve left the last point blank for you. These are rough but you get the point.
I look forward to sitting down and having a Hillary~to-John conversation about what we know. l know you were frustrated by the briefing we did and I’m sorry our hands were tied in that setting.
It’s important we see each other in person, but over the phone today I just wanted to make a few points.
First, we have been taking this deadly seriously, as we should. I set up the ARB in record time, with serious people on it. l will get to the bottom of all the security questions. We are also in overdrive working to track down the killers, and not just through the FBI. We will get this right.
Second, the White House and Susan were not making things up. They were going with what they were told by the IC [Intelligence community].
The real story may have been obvious to you from the start (and indeed I called it an assault by heavily armed militants in my first statement), but the IC gave us very different information. They were unanimous about it.
Let me read you an email from the day before Susan went on the shows. It provides the talking points for HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and for her public appearance. It’s from a very senior official at CIA, copying his counterparts at DNI [Director of National Intelligence], NCTC [National Counterterrorism Center], and FBI:
Here are the talking points …
–The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.
-This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and as currently available information continues to be evaluated.
–The investigation is on-going, and the US Government is working with Libyan authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths US citizens.
That is exactly what Susan said, following the guidance from the IC. She obviously got bad advice. But she was not shading the truth.
Third, you have to remember that the video WAS important. We had four embassies breached because of protests inspired by it. Cairo, Tunis, Khartoum, and Sanaa. We had serious security challenges in Pakistan and Chennai and some other places. All this was happening at the same time. So many of the contemporaneous comments about the video weren’t referring in any way to Benghazi. Now of course even in those countries it was about much much more than the video, but the video was certainly a piece of it one we felt we had to speak to so that our allies in those countries would back us up.”