Benghazi

What is Dead May Never Die

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The day is December 20th, 2017 and Republicans still have questions about Benghazi.

Congressional Republicans have officially requested meetings with FBI officials to discuss the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server.

The request to meet the FBI officials for “transcribed interviews” was made after Republicans obtained more than 300 text messages sent last year between Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok critical of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. [...]

Strzok, who helped lead the investigation of Clinton’s handling of classified material, was removed from Mueller’s team after the special counsel became aware of the texts critical of Trump.

What does this have to do with Benghazi, you might ask.

The answer is everything. The reason Republicans began investigating Clinton's private email server in the first place several years ago is because of Benghazi.

There are many different conspiracy theories about the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, but the general idea behind the Republican investigation of Clinton's email server was that the embassy attackers somehow used information contained in her emails to plan their attack. And that sounds even more ridiculous when you say it out loud.

There's still no evidence that Clinton's private email server was ever breached or that the embassy attackers give two shits about any emails, but the chicken isn't going to fuck itself and Republicans apparently have a whole new conspiracy theory.

It appears the new theory is that Strzok cleared Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing because he didn't like Trump.

I suppose that might raise questions for us under different circumstances, however Strzok wasn't merely critical of Trump. Strzok also attacked Chelsea Clinton, Eric Holder, and Bernie Sanders among other people in private text message. The idea that he's a liberal mastermind who helped cover up Benghazi(!) is quite a stretch.

Strzok may have called Trump an "idiot," but so have multiple members of Trump's cabinet.

  • Draxiar

    This is about as weak a deflection away from Mueller’s investigation and passing blame as one could muster. I’m sure it’ll be enough to rile the trump suckers.

    • Scopedog

      And it’ll give H.A. Goodman some serious wood, I guess.

      • muselet

        Ick.

        –alopecia

        • MadJuana

          And EW!

  • muselet

    This is the problem with obsessions: facts don’t make them go away. And the R obsession with Benghazi! Benghazi!! Benghazi!!! is particularly impervious to mere objective reality.

    When Hillary Clinton is a hundred years dead, I imagine the Rs will still be screeching and stamping their feet over her perfidy and issuing subpoenas to her multiple-great grandchildren to explain what happened in Libya.

    –alopecia

    • ninjaf

      Well, she’s a woman who didn’t “know her place” and demanded equal power as men. How dare she!

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  • waspuppet

    Sztrok changed the wording of James Comey’s (first) statement n Clinton from one that implies criminal action is forthcoming to a term that implies it isn’t.

    The Trump cartel is going wild over this. It’s telling, because in order to believe them you have to think that Comey just read whatever they put in front of him.

    We all know that’s what Trump doers, but you’d think they’d be a little less comfortable about coming right out and letting everyone see that,.

    Guess they’re just stupid.

  • Badgerite

    Wow. That one is somewhere in the category of ‘pizzagate’.