Emails showing Democratic operative Sid Blumenthal directing public relations efforts for Hillary Clinton in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attacks were withheld from a select committee investigating the attacks,Politico reported on Wednesday.
Blumenthal sent four posts from the Democratic research outfit Media Matters to Clinton on October 10, 2012, emails show. Blumenthal was on Media Matters’ payroll at the time, Politico reported, receiving about $10,000 a month from the group in addition to similar compensation from the Clinton Foundation.
“Got all this done,” Blumenthal wrote in the Oct. 10, 2012, email to Clinton, according to the description of the message. “Complete refutation on Libya smear. Philippe can circulate these links. Sid”.
Blumenthal was referring to four posts by Media Matters — a left-leaning, pro-Clinton group — that blasted the Benghazi responses from then-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other Republicans, which he pasted in the body of the email. Blumenthal, a Clinton ally, is close to the group’s founder David Brock, another Clinton confidant — and has advised the organization, and others like it, on and off over the past few years.
“Philippe” likely refers to Clinton’s top spokesperson, Philippe Reines.
According to a separate Politico story, “the emails were not included in documents originally turned over by the State Department. The Select Committee on Benghazi obtained the emails through subpoena.”
Professional politicians are using government money (our tax dollars), and tax-free money from tax exempt foundations and corporations to enrich themselves, while they lie to and cheat the American public.
Talk ,Talk , Talk but never any action??? We have a nation of people that are supposed to live by the law of the land . We have W.D.C. that is exempt of the law.? Congress allowed this to happen and we must remove them to restore L&O. The people have surrendered our freedom and control to a GOV. that has learned to forget the very people that trusted them to uphold the laws?
The revulsion I have for this government reached a high point when I realized the RepubliCrats are too damned cowardly and pathetic to say a word about this, let alone do anything about this.
OScumBag and the Bitcharry will get clean away with arranging the murder of Americans in Benghazi.
George, you are exactly right. OUR country has become the corrupt federal government (all of it) and we AMERICANS.
SSGT, '69 - '73, 319th Combat Support Group, 321st AMS Fire Control
The level of corruption in Washington is astonishing.
We the People should have REVOLTED long ago.
Seeing that all relevant Emails were subpoenaed by Congress and requested by the State Department, the discovery of these Emails should result in an OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE or Contempt Of Congress Charge... for failing to comply with the Congressional subpoena and the State Department's investigation.
However, it is obvious that neither will happen... as the Congressional Leadership will not press their subpoena and the DOJ will never indict Hillary, even if she were caught red handed committing murder... remember Vince Foster?
What a shock to my system - - - this administration not wanting to turn-over documents without a subpoena . . . . . . . NOT!!!