Susan Rice rolled over on Hillary Clinton, under oath in legal documents. It seems that the two were secretly swapping work-related emails, and doing it under the radar so they wouldn’t show up on FOIA requests. To conservatives, the only thing lower than serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations would be acting as Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor and she did both.
Rice, Hillary, and Benghazi, oh my
The underlying lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, all the way back in 2014, under the Freedom of Information Act. “led directly to the disclosure of” Hillary Clinton’s clandestine email system in 2015. At one point in the course of the litigation, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth called Hillary’s secret server account “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.” Rice officially responded to a list of formal questions called “interrogatories” recently.
She was quizzed by Judicial Watch attorneys about records concerning “talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack.” That sneaky list of talking points was cooked up by Barack Obama’s White House staff along with a batch of other documents which prove the former U.N. ambassador lied. They show, “that statements about the attack made on the eve of the 2012 elections by then-National Security Advisor Susan Rice were false.”
Susan Rice generally denied that the sun rises in the east in her responses, and can’t recall any of the details, but she admits that “she emailed with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Clinton’s non-government email account” and “she received emails related to government business on her own personal email account.” She got sneaky when they asked her why “she used non-government email accounts,” and sidestepped the question. She tap-danced around the question of deleting emails. Rice showed off her diplomatic skills by answering that she made sure, “when emails related to U.S. government business were sent to [her] personal email account, [she] took steps to ensure that a copy of that email was also on her government email account.” The why is most likely, as Judicial Watch accuses, to defeat FOIA laws.
I can’t recall
In this latest round of discovery, Judicial Watch is focused like a green laser on proving “Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act.” She did it by “using a non-government email system.” To cover it up, “the State Department acted in bad faith in processing Judicial Watch’s FOIA request for communications from Clinton’s office.” Susan Rice conspired to help her do it.
The State Department weighed in to object to each and every question, instruction and definition. According to Tom Fitton, the president of the conservative watchdog group, “Susan Rice didn’t recall much about the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi terrorist attack.” She didn’t recall much about anything. The intelligence adviser needs to take a memory course. She answered “I don’t recall” 18 times in 13 questions.
The only thing Susan Rice remembers about Benghazi is that “she had discussions with friends and family.” Other than that, she “does not recall attending any meetings focused on the events in Benghazi between September 11, 2012 and September 16, 2012, other than attending a ceremony on September 14, 2012, at Joint Base Andrews.” She admits however she probably would have “discussed the Benghazi attack with members of her UN staff, colleagues at the United Nations, and individuals in attendance at the ceremony on September 14, 2012, at Joint Base Andrews.”