Clinton and the Benghazi Report

I haven’t been following the Benghazi issue, nor how it has impacted on Hillary Clinton.

The US House Senate Committee (headed by a Republican) has just released it’s final report and there as been mixed reports.

New Your Times headlines House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton

Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead.

The 800-page report, however, included some new details about the night of the attacks, and the context in which they occurred. And it delivered a broad rebuke of government agencies like the Defense Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department — and the officials who led them — for failing to grasp the acute security risks in Benghazi, and especially for maintaining outposts there that they could not protect.

But Washington Post says For Hillary Clinton, the Benghazi damage has been done

Last month, researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University asked a number of Americans whether or not they believed in a variety of political conspiracy theories.

Most people said that none of the six theories presented were definitely true — but the responses varied. Only 30 percent of supporters of Donald Trump, for example, rejected all six of the theories, a lower figure than backers of any candidate still in the race at that point.

And no conspiracy theory had a higher percentage of people saying it was definitely true than one that is particularly salient this week: “As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton knew the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi was going to be attacked and did nothing to protect it.”

Time will tell whether more damage has been done to Clinton – most by opponents – than Trump has done and will do to himself.

Currently the RealClear Politics poll average:

  • Hillary Clinton 46.4%
  • Donald Trump 39.6%

This probably won’t be the last of the Benghazi conspiracy nor many other attempts to inflict political damage on both Clinton and Trump.


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  1. Let’s not forget John Ashe, who died just before he was due to testify about the hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally channelled to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration. Ashe is the latest addition to the list of deaths of people connected to the Clintons.

  2. Gezza

     /  29th June 2016

    Just logging in to check how things are going with us robustly sorting out the world.

  3. Pete Kane

     /  30th June 2016

    Well at least they’ve been consistant, we’ve had White Water now we have Whitewash.

    • Gezza

       /  30th June 2016

      Hillary stayed married to Bill so that was never a good sign.


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