As Hillary Clinton’s email scandal continues to unravel and it grows ever more likely that she will be indicted for criminal activities from her time as Secretary of State, the Benghazi scandal is also heating up. While two separate investigations are being conducted on the activities around the State Department, the two investigations are also inextricably linked by the bad behavior of Hillary Clinton and her cronies.
Over the last week, Clinton and her allies have faced fire from three different angles of the Benghazi/Email scandal story. Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) explained that the testimony seems to contradict the Obama administration (and State Department) story about what happened on the ground in Benghazi. Journalist Sharyl Attkisson agrees with Gowdy, saying that the evidence is now “overwhelming” and proves that the government has lied to us about what happened. Finally, the families of the Benghazi dead and those who survived are beginning to fight back against Hillary Clinton’s attempts to paint them as either liars or simpletons.
First, Attkisson lays out the argument that the government is lying about how the situation in Benghazi played out.
“We also spoke to sources and have some email evidence that talks about special forces that were not far away in Europe that we were told were assigned to respond in the event of a case just like this, and yet were turned back according to witnesses. This is something that the president and the White House has steadfastly denied, but there’s now what I would call an overwhelming body of evidence that leads us to believe that somebody stopped a number of teams and potential rescuers from entering Libya or going to Benghazi to help while those attacks were underway. They could have gotten there. According to experts and people that have information that we spoke to, they could have gotten there before the last two Americans died. Those attacks went on for eight hours…
We spoke to, again a CIA team leader expert, an anti-terrorism expert who says the only person who stops those forces that spun up automatically without waiting to be told—the only force is the commander in chief, slash the White House, an authority that comes from him.”
Here’s some of that email evidence, which was uncovered in December, showing that the Pentagon was ready to defend Benghazi and contradicting both Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta, who have said that no troops were available to help in Benghazi.
Then, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) spoke to the idea that no “stand down” order was ever given. In the aftermath of the Benghazi attack, numerous reports emerged that the military contractors in Benghazi were explicitly ordered not to help at the consulate. The Obama administration and the State Department both argued that no order was ever given, but the evidence against this story continues to grow.
“The best I can do is tell you what the witnesses say, and then you can decide who you think is more credible,” Gowdy said during an interview with Boston Herald Radio…
Gowdy said “there were no assets that could have gotten there” in time to save Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith, two Benghazi victims who died of smoke inhalation earlier in the evening of Sept. 11, 2012.
But he noted the question of whether assets could have arrived in time to save the other two victims, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, was “eminently fair.”
The soldiers who were there have already said this over and over, and it’s basically their word against the word of the politicians who made the mess.
“There is no sensationalism in that: We were told to ‘stand down,’” said former Special Forces Officer Kris Paronto, one of the CIA contractors who fought that night, in an interview with Politico. “Those words were used verbatim — 100 percent. … If the truth of it affects someone’s political career? Well, I’m sorry. It happens…
The words were used,” Paronto said. “I don’t know what to tell you; I don’t know how they can continuously call us liars, which is what they’re doing, in effect.”
Lastly, the Benghazi families have teamed with the soldiers about another aspect of the scandal that has our government calling the heroes and their families liars. One of the most convoluted aspects of the Benghazi scandal had to do with the disgusting excuses made by Clinton’s State Department in the immediate aftermath of the attack. Clinton and her team tried to sell the country on a story that the attack had nothing to do with Al Qaeda terrorists and was simply a riot spurred on by a stupid YouTube video.
Today, we know that this was all a smokescreen, a lie, and that no one in the government ever believed that the video had anything to do with the attack. In fact, within hours of the first bullet being fired we knew that the perpetrators were from Ansar al Sharia (Libya’s wing of Al Qaeda), and that it was a planned and coordinated terrorist attack. Now, the Benghazi families are telling the country that Hillary Clinton told them something very different, and she in turn has called them “liars.”
Recently during a Fox News interview when Megyn Kelly asked Sean Smith’s mother, Patricia Smith, if she might have just been confused and misunderstood what Clinton had told her, Smith grew angry.
“Bullfeathers! That’s just plain old bull. I know what she said, and not only did she say it, but Obama said the same thing to me, and Panetta, and Biden, and Susan Rice… I went up to all of them, begging them to tell me what happened, and they all said that it was the video. Every one of them.”
Later Smith told Kelly that she wanted to see Hillary in jail for the way she handled herself and the situation. “She’s been lying. She’s turned the whole country into a bunch of liars.”
But perhaps the most glaring proof that the Benghazi families aren’t confused or lying came when the father of Tyrone Woods, Charles Woods, showed Kelly and her viewers his personal datebook/journal which showed what he wrote on the day he met with Hillary Clinton:
“I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand and she said ‘we are going to have the film maker arrested who was responsible for the death of my son.’”
It’s an odd thing for him to write if that wasn’t what had happened.
At some point, even the most ardent liberal Hillary Clinton supporting Democrat has to begin wondering if they can continue to support these liars. Don’t they?
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