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Published On: Wed, Jan 23rd, 2013

Hillary Clinton denies knowing anything about Libya gun running

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks on the deaths of American personnel in Benghazi, Libya, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., September 12, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks on the deaths of American personnel in Benghazi, Libya, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., September 12, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

During the five hours of grilling by Republican lawmakers, countered by praise by Democratic lawmakers in both Houses of Congress today, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared to hold up well and endured a difficult line of questioning today.

One of the most intriguing encounters during the day long questioning was the six minutes Clinton faced with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

Paul clearly put the Benghazi disaster at the feet of the Secretary saying, “I’m glad you’re excepting responsibility, I think that ultimately with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11, and I really mean that.

“Had I been President at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not read the cables from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post.”

Then Senator Paul asked a question that appeared in some media reports but didn’t get much attention at the time concerning weapons shipments from Libya to Turkey or other destinations.

Paul asks, “Is the US involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?”

After a long hesitation, Sec. Clinton, in a somewhat dumbfounded way said, “To Turkey?” She continues, “I will have to take that question for the record, nobody’s ever raised that with me.”

When Paul continued with his line of questioning, Clinton said she’d have to refer it to those who run the annex.

 

 

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  1. Rand Paul on Benghazi: ‘I never understood the coverup, or was it intentional or incompetence’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Benghazi attack, Paul asked Clinton, “Is the US involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?”, a question that Clinton seemed totally unaware of. […]

  2. Brandt Hardin says:

    The situation in Libya has been overly-politicized and the victims and there families being instrumented as a ruse to create doubt in Obama’s leadership and his cabinet. Public access to real facts is being whitewashed by this rhetoric while conservative hands paint the Blackface on our President. Watch them mix and apply the paints to his face in a portrait of Obama being Bamboozed by the Far Right at dregstudiosart.blogspot.com

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