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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If the Sec. of State DELEGATES signing authority, she still has the RESPONSIBILITY.  Otherwise, the signature means NOTHING. 


Of course, when Democrats are in charge, the only signatures that mean anything are those on their "good intentions" actions.

She has been lying and denying for too long now.....her medical scares were just excuses to buy sympothy...time for this poor excuse of a woman to stand up and face the charges and pay for them. She is a true democrat....she will lie, deny and swear to anything just to win. Its people like her, and Obama that will be the downfall of our once great America....its time to clean house and get rid of these leeches that suck the blood out of all of us. If they want to live in a communist world let them move to Cuba or Russia and get the hell out of our beautiful America.

She's an attorney.  She's a harden politician.  She should have known better.  The White House can come up with every excuse in the book and then some...she's still at fault!  

But then, again, if she knew... obama knew...they ALL knew!  A gun running, phony kidnapping gone horribly wrong!  

One thing Obama did NOT lie about... his administration IS transparent.  Unfortunately, for us, others suffer and die from his transparency. 

What's the use of having a Secretary of State if anyone can sign off on anything for her and without her knowing. Is America going to fall for this overreaching lie?

Work harder, dig deeper, look under every rock, follow all leads,
sniff her out----She's guilty of something.

Bradley... at the very minimum she is guilty of malfeasance in office. 

Her inept  leadership is clearly demonstrated by her claims that she permitted others to sign documents for her without properly vetting that person or supervising them.  She is incapable of taking responsibility and when she claims to take responsibility she immediately expects to avoids the consequences for her failures. 

This woman is unworthy of holding high office... Under her guidance Egyptian a former US ally under President Mubarak's leadership was destabilized and replaced by a radical Muslim Brotherhood government.  Under her leadership the State Department destabilized Libya and replaced a somewhat moderate Islamic government, with another radical Islamic regime... She prompted events leading up to Bengahzi and the gun running fiasco in Syria. She is behind the attempt to destabilize Syria but unlike Egypt her foreign policy has been unable to do so.  America may will be coaxed into using direct military force to replace the Syria's government with another Muslim Brotherhood regime. 

The entire middle East has been destabilized by Sec. Clinton's foreign policy ventures... she has created a crucible for Islamic extremism to flourish under her regime.  Her policies are giving rise to a unified Islamic Caliphate in the Mid-East... hardly in the interest of the US or our allies.


Ron---I suppose I shouldn't be so ficious in here, but being so
seems to help me maintain a little humor, but yes, you sited
everything correctly about what Hillary is guilty of and should
one day be held accountable.

I might add that Obama should be held accountable for Hillary's
lack of performance as he says the buck stops with him. One
more item added to the 95 impeachable offenses already
pending against him you know?

Come on GOP, get this witch.


I suspect Obama has something on her. Only reason i can think of as to why she did not fight harder for the presidency. If this is the case he may want her to be the next Pres so he can continue to get cover.

You may be right.... everyone of them has something to hide.  BUT if she became president (GOD forbid) she'd throw that skinny muslim under the bus faster than he threw her!  And the ones that "crossed" her...would find themselves in deep trouble!   She'd make Valerie Jarrett's remarks look like a kindergarten rhyme. 

       I wonder who thinks this BS up ? If she didn't know of any security concerns , how and why is her signature on the documents . This woman who is allegedly a lawyer would or should know enough not to sign anything with out reading it . And in a court of law , ignorance is no defense , she should know that also . But then again we are dealing with a Clinton , they can lie with the best of them .

       She , Hillary , needs to be brought up on charges of willful dereliction of duty right along with Obozo who just up and went to bed as American Citizens were left to be murdered .



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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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