Hillary Clinton has said the FBI has not contacted her regarding its probe of whether she held classified information on her private email server. Questioned on CNN’s “State of the Union” if she had been interviewed by the FBI yet, the former secretary of state replied, “No.” She did not explain.
Hillary Clinton sent an email to her daughter Chelsea the night of the Benghazi attacks in which she claimed an ‘Al-Qaeda-like group’ carried out the assault, it has been revealed.
In the emails, she told Chelsea, under the alias Diane Reynolds that two officers had been killed, and attributed the attack to an Al-Qaeda group rather than a spontaneous protest at the Obama Administration later described it.
‘Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Qaeda-like group: The Ambassador, whom I handpicked and a young communications officer on temporary duty w a wife and two young children. Very hard day and I fear more of the same tomorrow,’ she wrote in the email.
She added: ‘Such anathema to us as Americans – and a painful reminder or how long it took modernism to take root in the US, after the Enlightenment, the 14th, 15th, 16th 19th amendments, removal of censorship norms and laws, etc. Clinton has said she didn’t send or receive information that was classified at the time via her personal email account.
Last week, Bill Clinton brought up his wife’s 11-hour Benghazi hearing for the first time, using the testimony as an example of how well she can keep her ‘cool.’
‘I doubt that there is another figure in American public life who could have stood there for 11 hours, answered every question, never lost her cool and kept on going,’ he said.
The email issue in particular remains a source of nagging headlines for the campaign at least every four weeks. Each month, the State Department must distribute a tranche of Clinton’s communication under the Freedom of Information Act.
The emails also revealed Chelsea’s response to the attacks. In a message to her mother, the younger Clinton drew a parallel between the Benghazi violence and the September 11 attacks. “I am so sorry about the State Department officer killed in Libya and the ongoing precariousness in Egypt and Libya. Such anathema to us as Americans – and a painful reminder or how long it took modernism to take root in the US, after the Enlightenment, the 14th, 15th, 16th 19th amendments, removal of censorship norms and laws, etc. Heading to bed to read. A strange day here. Another bright blue beautiful chilly September 11th.”
If Attorney General Loretta Lynch declines to indict, DiGenova predicts nothing less the Armageddon. She would face an open revolt from the FBI and the intelligence community.
“I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that, unless [Lynch] agrees to the charges, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an attorney general. It will be like Watergate. It will be unbelievable.”
DiGenova, who likely has sources within the Bureau, suggests that the evidence against Clinton is overwhelming.