Tags: Benghazi Scandal | Hillary Clinton | Newsmax TV | Steve Malzberg Show | Kris Paronto | Hillary Clinton | Benghazi

Ex-Army Ranger: State Dept 'Completely Incompetent' Under Hillary

Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 06:39 PM

Emails on Libya exchanged between Hillary Clinton and her confidante, Sidney Blumenthal, which reveal he may have had financial interests in Benghazi, prove the State Department under Clinton was "completely incompetent," retired U.S. Army ranger Kris "Tanto" Paronto says.

"They're utilizing unconfirmed or unvetted intelligence information," Paronto said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newmax TV.

Story continues below video.

Watch Newsmax TV on DirecTV Ch. 349, DISH Ch. 223 and Verizon FiOS Ch. 115. Get Newsmax TV on your cable system — Click Here Now


"That's why that night [of the Benghazi attack] went so haywire when we lost people … You're basically putting a civilian that has no experience in that country and relying on the information they're trying to provide you and [it had] disastrous consequences. It was terrible."

On Monday, the House Benghazi Committee released emails sent between Clinton and Sidney Blumenthal on Libya that the committee chair, Rep. Trey Gowdy, said proves Clinton, as secretary of state, was getting "unvetted intelligence" from "sources with financial interests in Libya."

The committee is probing the terror attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi in 2012, and its aftermath.

Paronto — a former U.S. security contractor and co-author of "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi," with Mitchell Zuckoff and others and published by Twelve — agrees.

"Everything's out there that shows that the State Department was completely incompetent and that there was a lot of underhanded dealings going on," he said.

"What really bothered me was … the email Blumenthal … sent to Mrs. Clinton [that said], once [Moammar] Gadhafi falls, make sure you get in front of the camera and utilize all that press," Paronto said.

"It wasn't just a liberation of a country. It wasn't … to catch terrorists. It was to put a notch on your belt and say, 'Hey, look what I did for this great country and now I'm going to run for president.' That bothered me."

Paronto said he has confidence the House committee will get to the bottom of Clinton's culpability in the Benghazi tragedy.

"I still have faith in Trey Gowdy. I know he's going slow, but he has to. He's walking a slippery slope here. The State Department will be held accountable for things that happened. If Hillary will? I don't know. I really don't know and it's hard for me to say," Paronto said.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsmax-Tv
Emails on Libya exchanged between Hillary Clinton and her confidante, Sidney Blumenthal, which reveal he may have had financial interests in Benghazi, prove the State Department under Clinton was "completely incompetent," retired U.S. Army ranger Kris "Tanto" Paronto says.
Kris Paronto, Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, State Department, Libya
511
2015-39-25
Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 06:39 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved