Hillary has been downplaying the fact that she was an enthusiastic proponent of the disastrous intervention in Libya. The emails tell a different story.
New emails made public Friday night suggest that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was happy to advocate for a U.S. intervention in Libya, even though Clinton has recently downplayed her personal role in pushing the U.S. to get involved in that country.
For example, in one exchange from October 2011, Clinton’s aides discussed an upcoming article titled “Clinton’s key role in Libya conflict” that indicated Clinton personally persuaded President Obama to approve the use of military force to overthrow Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
The conversation between Philippe Reines, a longtime Clinton spokesman, and aides Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills was partially redacted by the State Department.
“Clinton, ignoring the advice of the State Department’s lawyers, convinced Obama to grant full diplomatic recognition to the rebels,” read an excerpt from the unpublished Washington Post story Reines sent to Clinton in 2011.…
To date, the State Department has classified 1,729 emails that were transmitted on Clinton’s unsecured server. Many of the classified emails discussed Libya.
Officials released 562 Clinton emails Friday evening, just hours before the Democratic Nevada caucus. Clinton holds only a slim lead over her progressive rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Hillary beat Crazy Bernie in Nevada overall, but among voters concerned about trustworthiness, she lost by 70 points. Go figure.