Edward Klein at the NY Post:
By 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, when Hillary Clinton received a call from President Obama, she was one of the most thoroughly briefed officials in Washington on the unfolding disaster in Benghazi, Libya.
She knew that Ambassador Christopher Stevens and a communications operator were dead, and that the attackers had launched a well-coordinated mortar assault on the CIA annex, which would cost the lives of two more Americans.
She had no doubt that a terrorist attack had been launched against America on the anniversary of 9/11.
However, when Hillary picked up the phone and heard Obama’s voice, she learned the president had other ideas in mind. With less than two months before Election Day, he was still boasting that he had al Qaeda on the run.
If the truth about Benghazi became known, it would blow that argument out of the water.
“Hillary was stunned when she heard the president talk about the Benghazi attack,” one of her top legal advisers said in an interview. “Obama wanted her to say that the attack had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an obscure video on the Internet that demeaned the Prophet Mohammed.”
This adviser continued: “Hillary told Obama, ‘Mr. President, that story isn’t credible. Among other things, it ignores the fact that the attack occurred on 9/11.’ But the president was adamant. He said, ‘Hillary, I need you to put out a State Department release as soon as possible.’”
After her conversation with the president, Hillary called Bill Clinton, who was at his penthouse apartment in the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, and told him what Obama wanted her to do.
“I’m sick about it,” she said, according to the legal adviser, who was filled in on the conversation.
“That story won’t hold up,” Bill said. “I know,” Hillary said. “I told the president that.” “It’s an impossible story,” Bill said. “I can’t believe the president is claiming it wasn’t terrorism. Then again, maybe I can. It looks like Obama isn’t going to allow anyone to say that terrorism has occurred on his watch.”
Hillary’s legal adviser provided further detail: “During their phone call, Bill started playing with various doomsday scenarios, up to and including the idea that Hillary consider resigning as secretary of state over the issue. But both he and Hillary quickly agreed that resigning wasn’t a realistic option.
If her resignation hurt Obama’s chances of winning re-election, her fellow Democrats would never forgive her. Hillary was already thinking of running for president in 2016, and her political future, as well as Obama’s, hung in the balance.”
Maybe it’s just a coincidence but Edward Klein has a book coming out this week called “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas”.
A lot of people are gonna run with this story. A lot of Republicans won’t care if it’s true and a lot of Hillary supporters will want it to be true. It’s nice and juicy and incriminating and all wrapped up neatly with a bow.
That’s the problem – it’s a little too neat.
I’m not saying that the underlying premise of the story is false, I’m saying that this is like one of those jailhouse informants who claims that the murder suspect made a full confession to him one night in their cell.
The suspect may be guilty of murder but the informant is full of shit.
Edward Klein is the same guy who in 2007 published “The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President” in which he claimed that Hillary and Huma Abedin were lesbian lovers. I think it’s highly unlikely that anyone in Hillary’s inner-circle would be feeding him information and if this story is true then his informant is very close to Hillary.
The Benghazi Deception has David Axelrod’s and David Plouffe’s greasy fingerprints all over it. It’s already well established that on the night of September 11, 2012 Obama had already clocked out and went home. If Hillary received marching orders that night they didn’t come directly from Obama.
Not to mention that there is no evidence that Hillary was a reluctant part of the cover-up.