Watch: Here’s What Hillary Did Immediately After Benghazi Committee Hearing Ended
Hillary Clinton appeared pleased with how the morning session of questioning went with the Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday.
In fact, a video taken in the hearing room immediately after the panel broke for lunch, shows the former secretary of state giving a “low five” handshake to Florida Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings.
An editor with the Independent Journal, posted it on Twitter to the hip-hop tune Trap Queen by Fetty Wap:
Hastings is a former federal judge who was impeached by Congress in 1988 for bribery and perjury and was removed from office in 1989.
The disgraced judge turned around and ran for the House of Representatives and won in 1992. He has served as a congressman ever since.
President Bill Clinton pardoned Hastings on his last day as Chief Executive as part of the infamous “Pardongate,” during which he absolved 140 people of criminal wrongdoing.
As for Hillary Clinton’s morning testimony, her greatest area of struggle appeared to be addressing why she gave so much attention to emails about Libya by friend Sidney Blumenthal, who was not serving in government and not on the ground there, and so little attention to the views of Ambassador Chris Stevens and others from the State Department who actually had first hand knowledge.
Stevens was among those calling for increased security in the war-torn nation in the weeks and months leading up to the attacks, in order to protect State Department employees in the very fluid and dangerous environment.
“I think it is eminently fair to ask why Sidney Blumethal had unfettered access to you, Madam Secretary…and there’s not a single solitary email to or from you, to or from Ambassador Stevens,” Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said.
Clinton admitted earlier that Stevens did not even have her personal email.
“I do not believe that he had my personal email,” she said, but adding he had a direct line to others.
h/t: The Daily Mail