This is a reposting of my weekly DaTechGuy column: State Dept. Filtered Out Some #Benghazi Documents
By A.P. Dillon
Last week I covered the The Unintended Transparency Of Obama’s DOJ and here we are a week later and it turns out the State Department has had transparency issues of their own.
Add this latest ‘filtering out’ to the pile of questions I’ve accumulated while writing about Benghazi. Via the Daily Signal’s article by Sharyl Attkisson, Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review:
“As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.”
Reminder: The ARB did NOT interview Hillary Clinton because, according to Admiral Mike Mullen, the ARB decided that she did not play a role in the decision-making. Arguably one can draw the conclusion this was a plausible deniability move to protect Clinton. Similar moves were made regarding the now famous ‘talking points‘.
Reminder: Obama blasted the probe at the time and called it a “political circus,” a “side show” and said there’s “no there, there.” Apparently, there was “no there, there” because Hillary Clinton’s State Department pulled a manual version of Lois Lerner’s hard drive.
Just yesterday at the first meeting of the Benghazi Select Committee, a former Obama DHS Official, Todd Keil, faulted the State Department for not prioritizing Benghazi security requests (September 17, 2014). Gee, were these requests also ‘filtered out’? Testimony also hit on the ARB and being ‘fiercely independent’…or not.
Sharyl Attkisson tweeted quite a bit yesterday during that Select Committee hearing, this was one of her first:
The #1 “most important” post-Benghazi security recommendation has not been implemented.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) September 17, 2014
But what difference does it make?
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A.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon recently participated in Glenn Beck’sWe Will Not Conform. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.