No, Hillary Won’t Turn Over her Benghazi Notes

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Some conservatives have high hopes for a Clinton diary or notes, but I doubt they would be nearly as incriminating as they expect.

Once everything began, she would most likely have kept a log of talking points and spin. There would have been some mention of trying to calm Muslims and probably the targeting of the Innocence of Muslims filmmaker.

Hillary has had a long tutorial in scandal management. In a crisis, she would have been thinking of the impact on her future race. But that’s clearly what Obama and Co. were also thinking. Such notes might be revealing, but I wouldn’t count on ever seeing them. The genuinely damning stuff would have stayed in her head. Maybe twenty years from now some current friend will donate her notes of her talks with Hillary to some university and we’ll know a little more of what was going on in her head.

But really we already know. For over a decade, Hillary had been doing everything she could to get to the White House. Seeing Americans dying, her first thought and priority would have been an obsession with how the Republicans would use it to get her.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would be unwilling to turn over her notes on the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack in an interview shown Tuesday on NBC Nightly News.

CYNTHIA MCFADDEN: You write in great detail in the book about what was happening in Benghazi as it evolved. Did you keep a diary during your time?

HILLARY CLINTON: I kept a lot of notes.

MCFADDEN: If the committee wants your notes, would you turn those over?

CLINTON: They can read it in the book. Let’s see whether this is on the level or not because that really matters to me. I don’t want to be part of something which, in any way, politicizes or demeans the sacrifice that we saw happen there.

Offering investigators your ghostwritten campaign book instead of your notes takes a special kind of nerve. It’s as if Nixon had tried to pawn off Watergate investigators with Six Crises, a book that has a certain resemblance to Hard Choices.

  • CowboyUp

    That wouldn’t fly if hillary had an (R) after her name.

    • 95Theses

      Well, there’s an r at the end of prevaricator.
      There’s an r at the end of perjurer.
      There’s an r at the end of liar …

  • truebearing

    Criminals don’t like to leave fingerprints. Hilary is no different.

    I see McFadden really went after her. No follow-ups, no pressing, no pushback on Hillary’s arrogant replies. How unlike the Marxist media.

  • Exodus2011

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this *bait* from Killary of Benghazi is just a ruse

    She tells America she has *notes* (which have no doubt been **prepared**) … she says she won’t turn them over

    she waits until Gowdy subpoenas them … she fights the subpoena (knowing all the time that there is nothing in those notes that will reveal the deep dark truth)

    The Select Committee finally forces the notes into the open …the notes exonerate Killary of benghazi

    she says – America! you now know EVERYTHING

    HA! …. it is the other witnesses that will expose you Killary … do you think the NSA didn’t tap all your communications with your special pal Huma?

  • USARetired

    So what is keeping officials from ordering the turn over ?, They are Government property!!

  • SoCalMike

    The Repubes have all they need to know about Benghazi but they are to spineless to come out swinging the way Dems would over something far less important. When it comes to important issues near and dear to the left wing heart, Dems break out their knives and guns.
    Repubes are afraid they might muss up their pretty little over priced hair cuts.