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Benghazi: Former State Department official claims the department “separated” documents to protect Hillary Clinton

September 15, 2014

 HRChissyThe Benghazi select committee is going to begin hearings later this week and if this story is true they might just have a new line of inquiry to pursue in this scandal. A former State Department official, Raymond Maxwell, is alleging he walked in on a secret basement meeting after he had heard he was not invited (even though people who work under him were) and he found that they were separating documents ahead of the original Benghazi probe.

  Here is more:

a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.

When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.

  So, he was in charge of collecting emails and documents related to the scandal and yet while some of his underlings were at this meeting he was not invited? That sounds strange, does it not?

  Naturally he asked why the Department was separating documents and this is what he was told:

“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.

  And of course he knew this was not on the up and up so he asked the natural followup question and this is what he got for an answer:

“I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”

    If you have been following the Benghazi scandal closely the name Raymond Maxwell probably rings a bell with you: he was the only person who lost his job as a result of the scandal before John Kerry cleared him and gave him his job back.

    I guess now we know why he was fired in the first place but of course there is not even a smidgen… oh wait, wrong scandal. What I meant to say is, what difference, at this point, does it make? Dude, this was like two years ago…

11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2014 7:32 pm

    This time there will be depositions as opposed to that 5 minute express questioning. I am puzzled that it was unclear that they could/would depose Hillary. We shall see.

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    • September 15, 2014 7:35 pm

      Yeah, if they are interested in the truth Hillary must be deposed! I do not expect much to come from this hearing but if these allegations are true it could get very interesting indeed.


  2. September 15, 2014 7:56 pm

    The Clintons are teflon coated. Nothing ever sticks to them. The most we can hope for is her senior staff will have to pay some kind of price.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 16, 2014 6:08 am

      Unfortunately you are probably right about that, and I don’t expect even that to happen.


  3. September 15, 2014 9:11 pm

    Just as the right, like a Greek chorus, begins crediting fat ass in a pants suit for giving Obama sound middle east advice which he did not follow this latest improprioty surfaces. For any other mortal this could be catastrophic but FAIAPS is no ordinary mortal. Under the protection of Obama, the democrats, the MSM and the former stainmaker in chief she may once again screech “What does it matter?”

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  4. September 16, 2014 12:38 pm

    Her sign title reads: “The Honorable …” that’s how they think of themselves too, so why should they care what the peons and slaves thinks? If the ‘powers that be’ want her in as Prez, it doesn’t matter what we think or do (like vote against her).
    There’s more to Benghazi: Karl Schwarz – “The Stench of Benghazi”
    ‘There is another angle of this that better describes why the RNC Fascist Zionist Neocons and the DNC Fascist Zionist Neocons are playing political ping pong and evading the truth about Benghazi. The ones that get blamed for why there is a US Ambassador dead in Libya is probably going to get buried in the 2014 mid-term elections and the 2016 elections for a new President of the United States.’
    It seems that Benghazi was just a another Chess move, and the ‘players’, chess pieces: Hillary, “We need a new architecture for this new world,” she says.
    The war queen:

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    • September 16, 2014 7:20 pm

      They were all involved in the arms smuggling operation, that is why the Republicans are not really interested in getting to the truth. They know the truth because they were part of it. They are only holding these show trials in order to appease the base while doing nothing to really get to the bottom of it.

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      • zip permalink
        September 16, 2014 10:05 pm

        Maybe there’s no bottom to the it Steve, just endless scum.
        Seems like every generation has their villains. The brains behind: “Tomorrow the world”! Then that won’t be enough – The Universe! and beyond!

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      • September 17, 2014 5:42 am

        It certainly seems that way!


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