I’m having trouble determining whether Zano and his Discordian cult truly believe that the whole Benghazi/email investigation is a matter of Republican witch hunting, or if they are willfully ignoring the obvious fact, that Hillary Clinton knowingly lied about the Benghazi attack and has purposefully destroyed subpoenaed information that would play unfavorably to her Presidential ambitions. My goal is for all reasonable people (Zano loosely qualifies) to acknowledge the obvious fact that Hillary Clinton lied, obstructed justice, and put our nation’s security at risk for her personal aspirations. If you still want to elect her president, so be it, but stop calling this a witch hunt and acknowledge reality. You can do this in spoof news form, if you must.
Let me walk you through this, and Zano, please tell me where I am wrong. Let’s examine Congresses attempt to gain relevant information regarding Benghazi from Mrs. Clinton.
On Sept. 20, 2012:
Rep Jason Chafferty, chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, sent a request to Mrs. Clinton for all information the Department has about the attack and specifically “any written, recorded, or graphic matter of any nature whatsoever regardless of how recorded, and whether original or copy, including, but not limited to, the following: memoranda, reports, expense reports, books, manuals, instructions, financial reports, working papers, records, notes, letters, notices, confirmations, telegrams, receipts, appraisals, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, prosecutes, inter-office and intra-office communications, electronic mail (e-mail), controls, cables, notations of any type of conversations, telephone call, meeting or other communications…”
The cliff notes version: “EVERYTHING, BITCH!”
Mrs. Clinton chose not to comply with this request. It gets better…
Congress issued a subpoena to the State Department to hand over all information regarding Benghazi. State Department responds by farting in Congresses general direction.
On April 17, 2014:
The State Department sent a group of documents to the oversight committee. None of the productions ever contained any emails either to or from Mrs. Clinton.
On May 8, 2014:
The House creates Select Committee on Benghazi headed by professional witch hunter, Trey Gowdy. The Discord had excellent coverage on this, as usual:
Draco Malfoy to Head Next Benghazi Witch Hunt
Witness claims not all documents handed over to 9th committee. 10 points for Slytherin!
On August 11, 2014:
The State Department gave a partial response to previous subpoenas by sending its first group of documents to the New Benghazi committee. Less than 10 emails were included, but staffers noticed that Mrs. Clinton’s emails were from a previously unseen address. Hmmmm.
The Committee presses the State Department to meet its legal obligation to fully respond to subpoena issued August, 2013 (1 year ago).
February 13, 2015:
The State Department sends the Benghazi committee 850 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails from two different accounts, which Hillary plans to use in Air Force One when the TP is short. Mile High Flub? See, I can do that too, Zano.
February 27 2015:
The State Department officially reveals that Mrs. Clinton used her private email system exclusively and did not use a government account. (nearly 1 and a half years after Benghazi attacks.)
On March 2, 2015:
The New York Times reports that Clinton provided 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department. This was the first that the Benghazi committee had heard anything about this.
On March 3, 2015:
The Benghazi witch hunters sent “preservative letters” to Clinton ordering her to protect and not to destroy records. From her brand new email address, Hillary Clinton writes to Trey Gowdy. “Please re-watch the French castle scene from Python’s The Holy Grail and fuck off.”
On March 4, 2015:
The committee sends two subpoenas “for all communications of former Secretary of State Clinton related to Libya and to the State Department for other individuals who have information pertinent to the investigation.”
On March 10, 2015:
Clinton announces that she destroyed 30,000 emails. She was trying to forward them but apparently had another coughing fit.
Trey Gowdy responds demanding Secretary Clinton “turn her server over to a neutral, detached 3rd party arbiter who can determine which documents should be public and which should remain private.”
On March 27 2015:
Clinton announces that she has deleted all emails on the private server. (Do any Discordians find this behavior suspicious?)
The Select Committee does discover a private email sent to Chelsea Clinton on September 11, 2012 that conflicts with her public statement on Benghazi given less than hour before.
At 10:00 pm on September 11, 2012, Mrs. Clinton makes the public statement, “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet. The U.S. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
At 11:12 pm, Mrs. Clinton emailed Chelsea, “Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an al Qaeda like group: the Ambassador, whom I handpicked and a young communication officer on temporary duty w a wife and two young children. Very hard day and I fear more of the same tomorrow.”
Adam Goldman writes, “State Department said, at the request of intelligence agencies, it has classified 22 Clinton emails as “top secret” and will not release these emails even in redacted form. “Top Secret” is the highest level of classification, reserved for material whose release could cause “exceptionally grave damage to the national security.”
18 U.S.C.A. 793 states, “Whoever being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph…relating to national defense, through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody should be fined under this title or imprisoned for no more than ten years.”
“Not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analyst in the public interest.” Trey Gowdy
I don’t understand how an objective assessment of Mrs. Clinton’s behavior concerning her emails relating to Benghazi cannot conclude that: 1) she lied; 2) she obstructed justice; 3) she committed a felony by storing classified information on her private email account.
But to Zano, Mrs. Clinton isn’t the one at fault here. She the victim of witch hunt. The people who are at fault in this matter are all of us mean witch hunters who are just looking for anyway to discredit her and derail from her presidential ambitions, of which she so certainly deserves.