The Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, has formally requested that Hillary Clinton turn over the private server she used to keep under her control all of her communications while secretary of state.
That assumes that the server hasn’t been reduced to subatomic particles by now.
Thankfully, the server isn’t the only route to getting to the central reasons why Mrs. Clinton kept total control of all of her communications. Mr. Gowdy may also subpoena actual human beings to testify under oath, including two shadowy figures who may, in fact, hold a key to the story.
Mrs. Clinton may have been given highly sensitive national security information by the Clintons’ longtime political hatchet man, Sidney Blumenthal. In 2013, the Romanian hacker Guccifer had allegedly breached Mr. Blumenthal’s email account, revealing what Guccifer claimed was a series of emails from Mr. Blumenthal to Mrs. Clinton’s private account concerning global hot spots.
Some of Mr. Blumenthal’s emails to her, assuming they’re authentic, included all-cap warnings such as, “THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SOURCES … .”
* Frightening and may explain Benghazi Gun Running:
Many carried a note on the sources of intelligence included in the email. For example, one email identified “Sources with access to the highest levels of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the leadership of the Armed Forces, and Western Intelligence, diplomatic, and security services.” Another on “Libya internal government discussion” indicated “Sources with direct access to the Libyan National Government.”
If this rogue operation were in effect, was it on Mrs. Clinton’s orders? Or perhaps was it at Mr. Obama’s behest, to get them both maximum intelligence they could not get through standard channels? The alleged involvement of Mr. Blumenthal might make that unlikely, but no one really knows.
If this shadowy operation did exist, did the White House know? What about the State Department, CIA, NSA and others? Did Mrs. Clinton clear it legally?
Time for Trey Gowdy to subpoena Sidney Blumenthal’s emails.
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