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Hillary Serves Up Implausible, Illogical Benghazi Defenses

Politico obtains the Benghazi-related chapter of Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming memoir, and describes it here.

You are unlikely to be surprised to learn that she attacks the motives of her critics, contends the intelligence community believed the attack started as a protest — even though she was the one who first issued a statement declaring the attack video-related, while it was still going on — and contends the government did everything it could to rescue those under attack.

She also “points out that she ordered an investigation into what happened nine days after the attacks” — it’s unclear why this is considered exculpatory or laudatory, instead of a strangely delayed absolutely necessary duty – and that she “agreed with and implemented all 29 of the recommendations made by a review board” — a review board that so thoroughly preemptively rejected the notion of her responsibility that they never bothered to interview her.

The point of this…

… is to remind people that Hillary Clinton is willing to lie, quite dramatically, boldly, and shamelessly, even in ways that can be easily checked and refuted, when her political aspirations are at stake. 

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