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Hillary Clinton’s Email: the Definitive Timeline

2008 December: President Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state. 2009 Jan. 13: Reports say the clintonemail.com domain was established. Jan. 21: Senate confirms Clinton as secretary of state. March 18: Clinton will later name this as the date she began using a private server for government business. 2012 Sept. 11: Islamic extremists launch […]

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Did Clinton Aides Withhold Damaging Benghazi Documents?

This article was first published in September 2014 A former State Department diplomat made a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, […]

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The Clearest (No Spin) Summary of FBI Report on Hillary Clinton Email

Since this article refers to both President and Mrs. Clinton, they are sometimes referred to by their first names for clarity. Most of the information is from the FBI report. Some contextual facts and dates have been added.    The Takeaways. The Players. The Timeline. The Takeaways The FBI could not review all of the […]

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Benghazi Story Links

Benghazi: Rescue Interrupted, Full Measure Jan. 10, 2016 Part 1 Benghazi: Rescue Interrupted Full Measure Jan. 10, 2015 Part 2 The Benghazi Story on Full Measure Oct. 18, 2015 The Definitive Hillary Clinton email Timeline, Aug. 20, 2015 Did Clinton aides withhold damaging Benghazi docs? Aug. 12, 2015 Gowdy: Clinton has turned over private email […]

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The Evolving, Revolving Benghazi Story From Mike Morell and White House

[Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell] Note: This story was first published Mary 14, 2015.  Two and a half years after the Benghazi terrorist attacks, ex-CIA official Mike Morell and the White House continue with their litany of evolving and often conflicting explanations as to what happened and what went wrong. Not only do their statements […]

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Government just beginning to process 4-year-old Benghazi public info request

On July 26, I received an urgent call from a State Department Freedom of Information (FOI) office. “I’m calling about your Freedom of Information request for information/communications regarding the Benghazi attack.” First, the officer wanted to know if I still want the records. A reasonable question. After all, it’s been four years. I’ve since changed jobs, gotten […]

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Mrs. Clinton’s Benghazi Chapter

Here is a brief excerpt from my Benghazi chapter in Stonewalled. MRS. CLINTON’S BENGHAZI CHAPTER …In a June 18, 2014, interview with Greta Van Susteren of FOX News, Clinton said that her own assessment of the Benghazi attacks “careened from the video had something to do with it, the video had nothing to do with […]

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House Benghazi Committee Completes Work

Republicans say White House Impeded Probe The U.S. military response in Benghazi, Libya was perplexingly inadequate the night Americans were attacked by Islamic extremist terrorists, Sept. 11, 2012. That’s one overarching conclusion reached by two leading Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee after a year and a half long investigation. “Until now the administration has […]

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Addressing terrorism: what’s the plan?

Above image: President Obama, the First Lady, and Cuban President Castro observe moment of silence for victims of Brussels terrorist attack What’s the plan? The following is a news commentary In early 2014, I was in a small meeting with a high-ranking Obama administration official who was involved in counterterrorism. When asked, he made several candid assertions: […]

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