White House: Clinton’s 'Signature' on Benghazi Docs Doesn't Mean She Knew of Them

(CNSNews.com) – The White House dismissed the signature of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on documents ignoring security concerns in Benghazi, calling it “protocol” for government official “signatures” to appear on documents they did not sign.

“It is standard protocol that cables originating from the department in Washington go out under the authority of the current Secretary of State with their signature, i.e. their name, typed at the bottom,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, using his fingers for quote marks when he said “signature.” He continued. “This practice has been in place throughout this administration and across prior administrations, both Democratic and Republican.”

A report by five House committees released Tuesday found that Senior State Department officials, including Clinton, approved reductions in security at the facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The report cites an April 19, 2012, cable bearing Clinton's signature acknowledging a March 28, 2012, request from then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz for more security, yet allowing further reductions.

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Do they really think that we believe their bullshit? These people make me wish I smoked pot.

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Yes... and it is also protocol for those who permit others to sign or act for them to take the responsibility for DOC's with their signature on them... whether they signed them personally or authorized others to do so for them.  If they don't want to take responsibility for those DOC's with their signature on them... they had better withdraw their authorization to do so.

This is just another BS move to confuse those who are not familiar with the way big organizations including governments DELIGATE AUTHORITY... the fact, that others sign for you doesn't lessen your responsibility for what is being signed.   These two faced bums would have it both ways... they will take the credit for their signature being on documents they don't sign personally as long as they are credit worthy... but let one of the documents bring discredit upon them and they are quick to renounce any linkage to the documents.

It is time to IMPEACH a whole host of these opportunist and so called civil servants... these two faced political hacks who are never willing to take responsibility for their errors and poor policy.  But, we can not expect the House of Representatives to 'IMPEACH' anyone... as long as the chief opportunist and political hack is running the House... John Boehner must go.

That's RIGHT!

She is a LAWYER--what do lawyers preach??  "Read BEFORE you sign"  She is very good at covering her ARSE--possible deniability, remember" beyond a reasonable doubt" , that can be argued till Hell freezes over

Art... she would like us all to believe that she is not culpable for documents she authorized others to sign for her... but those with a modicum of common sense understands that when we give another permission and the authority to act for us... that we are also 'directly' responsible for the actions of those we entrust to sign for us.  She is doubly guilty of malfeasance... once for authorizing individuals who were incapable of acting for her and a second time for denying she has any responsibility for those she gave such authority to.


If there are some things that I simply cannot abide, they are being lied to, and having my intelligence insulted.

This...er...'administration"...or, more tellingly, this gangster enterprise, manages to do both at least once each day.

Karma's quite something...and theirs will be a PIP!

"Cheaters never win"...and a day will come when this VERMIN will have tight-spots that NOTHING can save them from.

That pleases me, immensely...

After flying 2 million miles visiting 2 countrys a week, her age is really showing, especially from the backside.

What is it that drives her and husband(?) Bill to continue to inject themselves into the Amercian Body Politic?

Can't we give them a pension, just to go away? And now Bush-43 is back in the news, prepping us for Jeb Bush and his Presidential run. 

It was once standard protocol for public servants to tell the truth... it was once standard protocol for public servants to take responsibility for themselves and their staff's.  Honor and loyalty to the Constitution were once standard protocol... today, politicians are despicable liars whose character is no better than most common criminals... they simply get away with their lawlessness thru a system of corruption that extends from the White House into every seem and facet of the government...  every branch, including the Courts.

What a compelling argument for downsizing and Limiting gov't.  Documents are being signed by Clinton that endanger American lives and she doesn't have the time to read them. And nobody under her told her that she was giving away the candy store.

It may be true but it is definitely true that you don't give the authority to others to sign your name unless you trust them and are willing to accept the responsibility of the action. What happens in her department is her responsibility and what happens in his administration is his responsibility. So far the press has accepted the excuse that the action happened down the chain therefore it is not his responsibility. If we had a true opposition party they would be climbing all over this.

I agree with the Col., if we can get rid of the spineless John Boehner maybe we can get started on an impeachment process. But as long as Boehner is in charge of the House of Reps it will never happen. He is the repubs biggest problem.




Breaking:  FBI Admits Comey Leaked Memos 
 That Were Classified   Material! 

The FBI turned over the Comey memos to Congress today after missing their deadline earlier in the week.

Congressional leaders threatened to impeach deep state leaders if they continued to stall on the memos.

Fired FBI Chief James Comey wrote about the memos in his book and leaked the documents to reporters last year. Congress has not yet had a chance to look at the memos — Until tonight.


Meaning Fired FBI Chief James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS TO THE PRESS.

From the report:

From the DOJ to Congress:

Therefore, pursuant to your request, we are providing the requested memoranda in both the redacted and unredacted formats for your convenience. Consistent with your request, we are providing an unclassified version of the documents redacted to remove any classified information.

The DOJ wrote Congressional leaders this evening.

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Hannity: Good news for Trump, crushing blows for the left

GOP Congressional Leaders Nunes, Gowdy And Goodlatte Release Statement On Comey Memos

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Ca.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) issued a statement on the memos later tonight.

The House chairmen note that the memos prove that fired Director Comey never felt obstructed or threatened from his relationship with the president.

And… former Director Comey leaked at least one of these memos for the stated purpose of spurring the appointment of Special Counsel.

The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence published the statement tonight:

Today House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Ca.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) issued the following statement:

“We have long argued former Director Comey’s self-styled memos should be in the public domain, subject to any classification redactions. These memos are significant for both what is in them and what is not.

Former Director Comey’s memos show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russia fully investigated. The memos also made clear the ‘cloud’ President Trump wanted lifted was not the Russian interference in the 2016 election cloud, rather it was the salacious, unsubstantiated allegations related to personal conduct leveled in the dossier.

The memos also show former Director Comey never wrote that he felt obstructed or threatened. While former Director Comey went to great lengths to set dining room scenes, discuss height requirements, describe the multiple times he felt complimented, and myriad other extraneous facts, he never once mentioned the most relevant fact of all, which was whether he felt obstructed in his investigation.

The memos also make certain what has become increasingly clear of late: former Director Comey has at least two different standards in his interactions with others. He chose not to memorialize conversations with President Obama, Attorney General Lynch, Secretary Clinton, Andrew McCabe or others, but he immediately began to memorialize conversations with President Trump. It is significant former Director Comey made no effort to memorialize conversations with former Attorney General Lynch despite concerns apparently significant enough to warrant his unprecedented appropriation of the charging decision away from her and the Department of Justice in July of 2016.

These memos also lay bare the notion that former Director Comey is not motivated by animus. He was willing to work for someone he deemed morally unsuited for office, capable of lying, requiring of personal loyalty, worthy of impeachment, and sharing the traits of a mob boss. Former Director Comey was willing to overlook all of the aforementioned characteristics in order to keep his job. In his eyes, the real crime was his own firing.

The memos show Comey was blind to biases within the FBI and had terrible judgment with respect to his deputy Andrew McCabe. On multiple occasions he, in his own words, defended the character of McCabe after President Trump questioned McCabe.

Finally, former Director Comey leaked at least one of these memos for the stated purpose of spurring the appointment of Special Counsel, yet he took no steps to spur the appointment of Special Counsel when he had significant concerns about the objectivity of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

As we have consistently said, rather than making a criminal case for obstruction or interference with an ongoing investigation, these memos would be Defense Exhibit A should such a charge be made.”


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