Thursday, October 22, 2015

Benghazi Hearing Update: Controversial Memo Released Which May Exonerate Clinton


In a shocking twist this evening during the prolonged Benghazi Hearing, a previously withheld memorandum was released which may fully exonerate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her email controversy. The memorandum was apparently among the documents presented during the confidential hearing testimony by Huma Abedin last week.

Under rigorous grilling by Republican Representative Jim Jordon, Secretary Clinton had indicated that her emails were subjected to search criteria and that she had directed her assistant Huma Abedin and attorneys to undertake that task. At this point, Ranking Democrat on the Committee, Elijah Cummings, interrupted and stated that a document existed which would support the Secretary's testimony. He then challenged Chairman Trey Gowdy to release the document.

Gowdy & Cummings butting heads.
There were several minutes of heated argument between Gowdy and Cummings, including accusations that the Republicans were participating in party politics and hiding information which might exonerate the Secretary. After a brief adjournment, Gowdy agreed to release the memorandum in the interest of full disclosure.

After the memo was projected onto screens in the hearing room, committee members and hearing observers alike were stunned when they realized that the memorandum substantiated the Secretary's testimony that only non-work related emails had in fact been deleted.

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