After months of tactical delays, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is about to face questions from House Republicans – and later, members of the Senate, regarding her role in the Benghazi Massacre of three months ago.
(Choose me! Choose me! So goes the current mantra of Secretary of State hopeful John Kerry…)
EXCERPT: (via Fox News)
Lawmakers prepare to grill Clinton, as testimony scheduled on Benghazi attack
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under pressure from Republican lawmakers to testify “as soon as possible” about the Libya terror attack, is scheduled to appear Dec. 20 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The committee announced Wednesday that the hearing would be held at 1 p.m., and sources tell Fox News it will be an open session. A similar session with the corresponding Senate committee is in the works.
The news Wednesday that a House hearing has been scheduled suggested that the State Department’s internal report on the attack could be released in a matter of days. LINK
Note that last part – the reference to another Obama administration “internal investigation”. This is the same tactic used to bury the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal. Make a show of ordering up an investigation of yourself, reference that ongoing investigation as reason you cannot remark on the details of the event requiring an investigation in the first place, then of course, make certain that that same investigation will exonerate you in the end. It has become a highly effective method by the Obama White House to remove itself from any real-time scrutiny. And what of the FBI investigation into the events of the Benghazi Massacre? Does anyone believe Attorney General Eric Holder would actually go after the truth? No, the FBI indicated weeks after the tragedy its investigation had not even started due to security concerns. In the meantime, various media were visiting the site of the Benghazi massacre multiple times. Apparently it was safe enough for the media but not safe enough for American law enforcement and military personnel? Riiiighhhht.
As for members of the Senate questioning Hillary Clinton, the Foreign Relations committee is of course chaired by John Kerry, a staunch supporter of both Clinton and Barack Obama. In addition, Kerry very much wants to take over for Clinton at the State Department once she leaves next year.