Clinton emails ignored growing crisis of anti-Western violence in Libya

Byron York
The Washington Examiner

…”It is worth noting,” the State Department report concluded, “that the events above took place against a general backdrop of political violence, assassinations targeting former regime officials, lawlessness, and an overarching absence of central government authority in eastern Libya.”

The unspoken conclusion was that such a level of violence, combined with Ambassador Stevens’ urgent words, should have been a huge, flashing warning that went all the way to the secretary of state. And yet there is nothing in the Clinton emails from the months leading up to Benghazi.

Even on the day of the attack — the 11th anniversary of 9/11, and therefore a time of heightened alert for U.S. forces and officials around the world — Clinton showed no concern for security in Libya. Very early on the morning of the attack, Clinton sent an email to close aide Huma Abedin. The reason? Clinton wanted a copy of a movie about Libya made by the French celebrity intellectual Bernard Henri-Levy and produced by Clinton friend and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. “Can you get us a copy of Bernard Henri-Levi’s [sic] film about Libya?” Clinton asked Abedin. “I think Harvey made it and showed it at Cannes last spring.”

Why do the emails show such a lack of concern? There are a few possible reasons…



Read the complete article at The Washington Examiner.


Update: Here’s How Hillary Made the Names and Locations of Benghazi Victims Available Just Before the Attack



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