Beyond Benghazi: Hillary, Sid and Libya

by Michael Hirsh and Jeff Bartholet,  Politico

illary Clinton tried to turn the page over the weekend. She confidently laid out her claim to the presidency at her Roosevelt Island kick-off rally, even as she conceded: “Lord knows I’ve made my share of mistakes. And there’s no shortage of people pointing them out.”

This week, one of those mistakes—perhaps her biggest and certainly her most politically potent one—will be front-and-center yet again when her longtime confidant and vast-right-wing-conspiracy whisperer, Sidney Blumenthal, testifies before a congressional oversight committee that is digging through what even Clinton has admitted was the No. 1 “regret” of her tenure as secretary of state: the unanticipated attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that left the U.S. ambassador dead.  Read the entire story.

 

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