Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch released several new Hillary Clinton emails on the 2012 Benghazi attack and the cover up Hillary’s private email server after the State Department discovered her private email server back in 2014.
Judicial Watch originally uncovered Clinton’s private email server back in 2015 after a FOIA lawsuit.
The new email discovery shows Hillary Clinton’s aides dispensing talking points after Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit seeking records on the emails.
Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton had this to say on the release.
Judicial Watch Statement: “The long withheld email, clearly responsive to Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeking records concerning “talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack,” contains Clinton’s private email address and a conversation about the YouTube video that sparked the Benghazi talking points scandal (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)). This Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit led directly to the disclosure of the Clinton email system in 2015.”
After the Benghazi attack that left 4 Americans dead, an email chain including Hillary Clinton and several of her aides show them putting together “talking points” about the attack in Libya. These talking points include the oft-told Susan Rice lie that a YouTube video sparked the conflict.
From: Sullivan, Jacob J
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 11 :09 AM
Cc: Mills, Cheryl D
Subject: Key points
HRC, Cheryl –
“Below is my stab at tp’s for the Senator call. Cheryl, I’ve left the last point blank for you. These are rough but you get the point.
I look forward to sitting down and having a Hillary~to-John conversation about what we know. l know you were frustrated by the briefing we did and I’m sorry our hands were tied in that setting.
It’s important we see each other in person, but over the phone today I just wanted to make a few points.
First, we have been taking this deadly seriously, as we should. I set up the ARB in record time, with serious people on it. l will get to the bottom of all the security questions. We are also in overdrive working to track down the killers, and not just through the FBI. We will get this right.
Second, the White House and Susan were not making things up. They were going with what they were told by the IC [Intelligence community].
The real story may have been obvious to you from the start (and indeed I called it an assault by heavily armed militants in my first statement), but the IC gave us very different information. They were unanimous about it.
Let me read you an email from the day before Susan went on the shows. It provides the talking points for HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and for her public appearance. It’s from a very senior official at CIA, copying his counterparts at DNI [Director of National Intelligence], NCTC [National Counterterrorism Center], and FBI:
Here are the talking points …
–The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US Consulate and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.
-This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and as currently available information continues to be evaluated.
–The investigation is on-going, and the US Government is working with Libyan authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths US citizens.
That is exactly what Susan said, following the guidance from the IC. She obviously got bad advice. But she was not shading the truth.
Third, you have to remember that the video WAS important. We had four embassies breached because of protests inspired by it. Cairo, Tunis, Khartoum, and Sanaa. We had serious security challenges in Pakistan and Chennai and some other places. All this was happening at the same time. So many of the contemporaneous comments about the video weren’t referring in any way to Benghazi. Now of course even in those countries it was about much much more than the video, but the video was certainly a piece of it one we felt we had to speak to so that our allies in those countries would back us up.”
Last month, Judicial Watch obtained another email showing that State Department officials knew about Hillary’s email server and communicated with her on it.
Fitton says that the newly discovered email shows that Hillary Clinton “misled Senate on Benghazi and State Dept wanted to hide Benghazi connection to Clinton email scheme.”
“Rather than defend her email misconduct, DOJ has more than enough evidence to reopen Clinton investigation,” Fitton added.