And for those of you who actually thought the Benghazi committee was something more than a dog and pony show, reports are now that newly released emails suggest that Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines was staging questions to the members of the Benghazi hearing.
Fox News reports:
Newly released emails suggest a senior Hillary Clinton aide stage-managed her first hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack by feeding specific topics Clinton wanted to address to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, who at the time was acting chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
“We wired it that Menendez would provide an opportunity to address two topics we needed to debunk (her actions/whereabouts on 9/11, and these email from Chris Stevens about moving locations,)” Clinton media gatekeeper Philippe Reines wrote to Chelsea Clinton the morning of the Jan. 23, 2013 hearing.
Right out of the gate, the first hearing question from Menendez that day covered both topics referenced by Reines.
Menendez asked for Clinton’s “insights on the decision-making process regarding the location of the Mission.” The senator added, “can you also in your response, you touched upon it in your opening statement, but what actions were you and your staff taking the night of September 11 and into September 12?”
Citizens United obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request to the State Department.
“This email chain provides a rare behind the scenes look at which Benghazi-related issues the Clinton camp had concerns about going into Secretary Clinton’s January 2013 testimony on Capitol Hill, and what they had apparently plotted out beforehand with a Democrat committee member to deal with those concerns,” the group said in a statement. “Citizens United will continue to release all new Benghazi emails we receive through our FOIA lawsuits as they come in — the American people have a right to know the full picture.”
What is even more interesting concerning Mr. Reines is that he is a found member of Beacon Global Strategies, a consulting group that is heavily aligned with Hillary Clinton.
According to the online bios for the founders of BGS, it appears that they tout themselves as the group that knows and understands more about the Benghazi jihadist attack and the response of the Obama administration.
Those insinuations are backed up by former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell, a man that was involved in editing the Benghazi talking points, which were nothing more than lies to the American people.
“Among the many things I do in my post-government life — teaching and writing, serving on corporate boards, speaking publicly on national security issues — is work with Beacon Global Strategies, a firm that has prioritized nonpartisanship,” Morell told the New York Times. “The firm’s advisory board — composed of appointees of both Republican and Democratic presidents, as well as career military officers — make that priority clear. It all stems from a strong and shared belief that our national security is paramount and needs to be devoid of partisan politics.”
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