(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.
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.
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.