Peter Cavanaugh

Hillary called to answer

The former secretary of state will testify before the sub-committee of the House of Representatives on her role in the Benghazi disaster as well as her email problem which has been dogging her in the polls on her quest to claim what she sees as her rightful entitlement, the presidency of the United States.

Her record of public service is tied to her impeached husband. People talk about her having served as first lady. That is an unelected position that allows her to have a large staff, huge budget, a bully pulpit, and prestige. She got that from being married to the president who so treasured her as his wife that he had multiple affairs, including one intern.

She decided that she wanted to bring about a national healthcare law, but with all her secrecy surrounding that, it went down in flames. She dodged the Whitewater investigation due to the suicide of the attorney who handled her files and the loss of the Rose Law firm records. She made a ton of money in the commodities market against billion-to-one odds, but left the White House dead broke.

Hillary decided to become a senator from New York because an opening happened and the Clinton machine crucified the opponent, Rick Lazio, just as Bill Clinton has told friends he will do to Marco Rubio this year because Rubio could be a threat to Hillary’s coronation.

Hillary lost to the Soros puppet, Barry Sotero/Barack Obama, and with the adage, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” in mind she was named the secretary of state. Such was her success as secretary that her most ardent fans who gush at the mention of her name can’t point to a single success during her tenure except that she traveled a great deal.

Her own state department spokesperson couldn’t name one either. She made a ton of money as secretary for her family foundation, her husband’s speaking fees went through the roof because he brought access to her through the checkbook and they are now multi-millionaires in the 1% strata who sell themselves as the champions of the working class.

She states she asked for the opportunity to testify but required a subpoena to get her to the witness table. She limited the testimony to one day and so it will be interesting to watch how she cooperates or tries to frustrate the committee. She has been given two gifts from misstatements of late. Kevin McCarthy misspoke and the democrats know it but are smart enough to use what they can for cover. Bernie stated during the debates that he was sick of hearing about her emails and his campaign has tried to explain that his statement was meant to be an attack on Hillary, but the crowd cheered and in a senior moment Bernie smiled, took the laughter, and found himself helping his opponent.

Back to her testimony before the Gowdy Committee, I hope they ask only a few questions but ones that they force her to answer without the usual Clinton-lawyer speak.

* What specifically did Hillary do the week before Sept. 11, 2013 when Ambassador Stevens was requesting additional security?

* Since State Department records are available, what exactly were Hillary’s actions (minute by minute) from the start of the attack until the next day?

* What was the president doing that same time?

* Who pushed the video story and forced Susan Rice to lie on five different Sunday TV shows?

* Why is that film producer still incarcerated?

* Why did the secretary not demand that the president send in defensive troops and air cover during the attack?

* Since General Petreaus did far less than the secretary in mishandling emails and classified documents, as is also the case of other government employees who have been prosecuted by the federal government; will Hillary ask President Obama to not only pardon those folks but expunge the convictions?

* Didn’t the secretary even consider the possibility that her private server could be compromised by hackers and assuming she at least considered it why would she feel comfortable placing the United States at risk of cyber-espionage?

* Does she think her actions can be swept away by asking, “What difference does it make?”

It will make for great discussions.