Via Ron Fournier's Why Benghazi Should Keep Hillary Clinton Up At Night
Every time I see Clinton I hear Samantha Power's words to The Scotsman from 2008.Her voice was soft and wavering as Clinton delivered what political pundits call a heartfelt moment. A theater critic might call it a quietly powerful performance.One after another, GOP committee members questioned Clinton about why her department rejected Stevens' repeated requests for additional security. She deflected the questions by claiming the requests were handled by State Department security experts. The pleas never got to her.One after another, GOP committee members questioned Clinton about her advocacy for the ill-fated intervention in Libya. She deflected the questions by saying President Obama made the final decision. Not her.One after another, GOP committee members questioned her about the stream of emails she received from political troublemaker Sidney Blumenthal, who passed along intelligence on Libya and his negative views about the Obama White House.They kept asking: Why could a former reporter lobby the secretary of State directly while there was no evidence that Stevens had her private email address?The ambassador and his urgent security concerns went through other channels, Clinton replied.
Earlier, clearly rattled by the Ohio defeat, Ms Power told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from her candidate."We f***** up in Ohio," she admitted. "In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win."She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything," Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/hillary-clinton-s-a-monster-obama-aide-blurts-out-attack-in-scotsman-interview-1-1158300#ixzz3pPIWXG00Follow us: @TheScotsman on Twitter | TheScotsmanNewspaper on Facebook