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Tom DeLay: Force Clinton Pal Blumenthal to Testify on Benghazi

Thursday, 21 May 2015 06:38 PM

Former House Speaker Tom DeLay says Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal should be hauled in front of Congress to testify about memos he sent to Hillary Clinton concerning the 2012 attack in Benghazi, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

"Demand all the emails of Sidney Blumenthal," DeLay, a Texas Republican and Washington Times radio host, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, addressing a New York Times report that Clinton received as many as 25 notes from Blumenthal, a senior adviser on her 2008 presidential run.

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In one memo, according to The Times, Blumenthal blamed the attack on demonstrators who protesting an anti-Muslim video that had been posted on YouTube.

But a day later, Blumenthal sent Clinton another memo, quoting "sensitive sources" inside Libya, and saying the attack was planned for a month by Ansar al-Shariah, a Libyan terrorist group tied to al-Qaida.

Both memos were forwarded by Clinton to her foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan, and Clinton sent the Sept. 13 email with the instructions to "get this around asap," the Times said.

The Times added: "That information contradicted the Obama administration’s narrative at the time about what had spawned the attacks. Republicans have said the administration misled the country about the attacks because it did not want to undermine the notion that President Obama, who was up for re-election, was winning the war on terrorists."

DeLay said Blumenthal should be subpoenaed by Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican leading the House committee investigating the Benghazi attack, to turn over his emails to Clinton and be compelled to testify about them.

"Even if we couldn't retrieve them from her server, you can retrieve them from other people. So demand all the emails of Sidney Blumenthal," DeLay said.

"That will be very interesting, especially if they put him under oath. But he is too slippery a character to, number one, go under oath, and number two, give them anything," DeLay said.

Clinton has been under fire for her use of private email addresses and a home server for conducting government business during her reign as secretary of state.

She admits to having wiped the server clean of notes she says were not pertinent to her job, or personal in nature.

"Hillary is deciding [whether] the emails [are] more damaging than Sidney Blumenthal taking the Fifth and it looks like that she has chosen the latter," DeLay said.

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Former House Speaker Tom DeLay says Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal should be hauled in front of Congress to testify about memos he sent to Hillary Clinton concerning the 2012 attack in Benghazi, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
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