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.
According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.
At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.
“I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” Maxwell says.
He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were murdered during the Benghazi attacks.
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What else would you expect from cronies working for the Clintons? Remember Sandy Berger’s sock stuffing? This is exactly the criminal obstruction shennanigans we have seen from the Clintons and Obama for years.
Apparently, Sandy Berger was booked to a prior engagement and could not come and fill his underwear. No smidgens here, either, I suppose.
And, the smear of Mr. Maxwell has begun by calling him “disgruntled”, and that he was “disciplined”. If he was disciplined, it was probably for suggesting the document scrub was unethical.
The more time passes, the more every scandal gets more and more interesting. There may bot be a scale to weigh the fraud this administration perpetrated upon the American people! The most ironic part of these scandals is that there are so many leftist still defending Obama and his cronies! It that due to a lack of an ability to analyze situations or just blindly following who ever is on the left. Obama surely found the pied Pieper’s pipe!