Tuesday, September 16

Retired State Dept official says he walked in on Sunday document scrub of Benghazi documents at State headquarters

Well isn't THIS amusing!  A guy who was a deputy assistant secretary in the State Department has come forward to say he walked in on a document-scrubbing session in a basement operations center at State Department headquarters on a Sunday afternoon.

The division of "Near-Eastern Affairs" had been ordered to collect all documents--including cables and emails--relevant to the attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, which were to be turned over to the board investigating the attack, looking for security lapses or the origins of a cover story about how the attack started.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell says he wasn't invited to the Sunday scrub but heard about it and decided to check it out.  He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the person technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.

“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisers.

A few minutes after he arrived, Maxwell says, two high-ranking State Department officials came in.  One was Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton's chief of staff. 

“When Cheryl saw me, she snapped, ‘Who are you?’” Maxwell says.  After the other official identified Maxwell as a deputy assistant secretary for the department tasked with collecting documents for the investigating board, Mills seemed satisfied.

The reporter who uncovered this story--the amazing Sharyl Atkisson--asked all the people named by Maxwell for comment.  Predictably, not one responded.  But a state department spokeswhore reassured all you stupid taxpaying peasants that this couldn't possibly have happened.

Well, he didn't exactly say that, but implied that a document-scrubbing effort would have been, like, totally ineffective, because...let me get the quote exactly right here: 
A State Department spokesman told us it would have been impossible for anybody outside the Accountability Review Board (ARB) to control the flow of information because the board cultivated so many sources.
If you concluded that the spokeswhore's comment in no way denied the story, while leaving the impression that it "couldn't" have been true, you win.  That's called a "non-denial denial," and it's a Washington art form.

SO...what are the chances any of the Lying Mainstream Medial will pick up on this story?  How about the chances it'll be on any evening "news" broadcast?  Zero.  Because if Hillary's chief of staff was present, that ties Hillary firmly to the deed.  And the Democrat media will NOT let that happen.

Wait, couldn't this all be a lie made up by the eeeevil Koch brothers and Fox News?  Let's look into just who this "Raymond Maxwell" is.  Cuz he could be part of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy that Hillary talked about years ago.

Oh wait:  Maxwell is black.  Which means it's highly unlikely he's anti-Hillary.  Moreover, he "strongly supported" Obama and contributed to his campaign.  So the Media can't discredit him without violating Rule 2.

Houston, we have a problem.

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