Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run may be set to sink once and for all as recent allegations are about to kick up Benghazi troubles for the presidential hopeful once again. According to a fellow Democrat, upon entering the office during the weekend, he was shocked to find several Hillary operatives scrubbing any and all incriminating documents pertaining to Benghazi.
The account given is that of the former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), Raymond Maxwell, who states that he’d heard whispers of something going on in a basement office of the State Department. Knowing it was a weekend, and having a sneaking suspicion regarding the matter, he decided to go and find out what was actually going on.
To his surprise, Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, were heading up an operation in which several people were on the lookout for any document that would paint Hillary, or any other leading politician, in a “bad light.” News of the scrubbing operation was actually exposed a few days ago in which Rep. Jason Chaffetz who says that Maxwell told him of the incident over a year ago.
According to Chaffetz, “What they were looking for is anything that made them look bad. That’s the way it was described to us.” Chaffetz further explained that the documents were scrubbed with the intention of never allowing that Congress and the Accountability Review Board to see them.
Of course, the current administration was quick to refute such claims as Fox News reports State Department spokesman Alec Gerlach released in a written statement:
“That allegation is totally without merit. It doesn’t remotely reflect the way the ARB actually obtained information,” he said in an email. He explained that an “all-points bulletin”-type request went out department-wide instructing “full and prompt cooperation” for anyone contacted by the ARB, and urging anyone with “relevant information” to contact the board.
“The range of sources that the ARB’s investigation drew on would have made it impossible for anyone outside of the ARB to control its access to information,” he said.
As the Benghazi investigation is still under way under the direction of Trey Gowdy, verifiable accusations such as this will be sure to add fuel to the flame. Feel free to let us know your thoughts on the recent claims in the comments below.