The State Department removed Benghazi files after the Congress subpoenaed them
According to this story there is a new little twist into the investigation into Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s email scandal: after receiving a subpoena from the Congress to turn over all Benghazi related files the State Department instead “mistakenly” transferred some files from Hillary Clinton’s office to another government department where they were not “rediscovered” for a year.
Here is more:
State Department officials removed files from the secretary’s office related to the Benghazi attack in Libya and transferred them to another department after receiving a congressional subpoena last spring, delaying the release of the records to Congress for over a year.
Attorneys for the State Department said the electronic folders, which contain hundreds of documents related to the Benghazi attack and Libya, were belatedly rediscovered at the end of last year.
They said the files had been overlooked by State Department officials because the executive secretary’s office transferred them to another department and flagged them for archiving last April, shortly after receiving a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
The new source of documents includes electronic folders used by senior officials under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. They were originally kept in the executive secretary’s office, which handles communication and coordination between the secretary of state’s office and other department bureaus.
What a remarkable coincidence! I am sure this was just a mistake, it could happen to anyone, right? Who are we to judge?
But of course the liberal messiah, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had a different take on the notion of “mistakes” happening in politics: he once said, “in politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium