Who knew that Hillary’s infamous outburst where she asked “What difference, at this point, does it make” that it would still be an important part of Hillary’s scandals that she can’t explain away? Though it seemed unlikely at the time, that outburst is still jumping up and biting Hillary 2 years later.
The reason it’s still relevant is because there’s a 2-month gap in Hillary’s emails. Investigators have found no emails either from or to Hillary for May, 2012 and June, 2012, which is when the Benghazi complex was under siege and the International Red Cross left Benghazi. According to the Daily Beast’s reporting, there’s approximately 2,000 State Department emails missing from May and June, 2012. That’s important because independent reports confirm that “on May 22, 2012, the International Red Cross’s Benghazi office was hit by rocket-propelled grenades.”
Further, terrorists used an improvised explosive device to blow “a 12-foot-wide hole in the compound’s wall”, “prompting officials to release a public warning on ‘the fluid security situation in Libya.’”
The reason this is important is because that’s the time period Huma Abedin worked both at the State Department and for the Clinton Foundation. Ms. Abedin and another top Clinton aide, Cheryl Mills, didn’t use dot-gov email addresses at that time. They both had clintonemail-dot-com email addresses.
That means that any emails sent from or received by Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills wouldn’t have been automatically archived by the State Department’s archiving system. That also means that any high-level communications between Hillary, Mills and Abedin about the unfolding disaster in Benghazi wouldn’t be part of the public record.
Since Abedin and Mills were and are political appointees, it isn’t a stretch to think that some of those emails dealt with plotting political strategy on how to handle the press if news of these disasters got reported.
This is beyond incredible:
Regarding the security situation in Libya, there was plenty for Clinton and her team to discuss via email. On May 22, 2012, the International Red Cross’s Benghazi office was hit by rocket-propelled grenades. “The attack on the International Red Cross was another attack that also involved us and threats to the compound there in Benghazi,” testified Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood, a senior State Department security chief in Libya, (PDF) before the House Oversight Committee in October 2012.
Then, on June 6, an improvised explosive device detonated outside of the U.S. consulate, ripping a 12-foot-wide hole in the compound’s wall and prompting officials to release a public warning on “the fluid security situation in Libya.”
Yet the State Department has not produced any emails to or from Clinton about the improvised bomb.
The thought that Hillary wasn’t notified via email about these attacks isn’t credible. There isn’t a polite way of putting this. That Hillary didn’t turn over related emails to the House committee investigating Benghazi raises the question as to what damaging information is in those emails. It’s no longer a matter of whether there’s information that’s damaging to Hillary’s campaign in those missing emails. It’s just a matter of how damaging is the information.