Hillary: Testify on Benghazi? Eh… we’ll see

posted at 5:01 pm on June 8, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

The former First Lady / Senator / SecState sat down with Diane Sawyer for an interview which aired on ABC’s This Week today. Much of the discussion was, of course, about flogging her new book her predestined possible 2016 Presidential bid, but in a shocking moment of interest in actual events of relevance, Sawyer asked her about the pending hearings on Benghazi. The answer was informative, though not in a direct fashion.

The full clip seems to be in hiding, currently, but the Wall St. Journal captures the essence of it.

Mrs. Clinton was noncommittal about whether she might testify in a new round of House hearings about the attack at a diplomatic facility that took place on her watch.

She suggested she might testify if she was persuaded that Congress was conducting the hearings in the spirit of trying “to figure out what we can do better.”

When the video becomes available, rest assured it will show up here. But the direct quotes were tossed off in such a casual fashion – given the topic – that it was rather off putting. The general attitude was one of somebody out at the grocery store looking over the lettuce. Well… I might pick some up. It depends how it looks.

It really was remarkable. She seemed prepared to look over the hearings from afar, come to her own conclusion as to whether they were “political” in nature, or if they were truly going to “fix problems” and make sure this “never happens again.”

Noble sentiments to be sure, but the viewer was left with one question… What if they subpoena you?

In the meanwhile, here’s a part of the video where she manages to dance around Obama’s decision to make the Taliban 5 deal, distancing herself from the mess while still sneaking in a plug for her book. (Dollar bills, y’all!)


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What evs, skank

AH_C on June 8, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Bishop

AH_C on June 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Does she simply assume that everyone knows, like she knows, that the House Republicans do not have the bells to serve and enforce a subpeona?

GaltBlvnAtty on June 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Believe it when you see it.

formwiz on June 8, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Ugggh, she makes me ill.

bernzright777 on June 8, 2014 at 5:10 PM

She is absolutely despicable…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM

She won’t testify, that’s my bet. Not with Trey Gowdy at the helm. She’ll use every opportunity to make statements about how the GOP is using the deaths of Americans to make political statements, though. That’s what she has and will continue to do. She’s a coward.

scalleywag on June 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

She will never let herself be placed under oath and on the record about Benghazi. She might go to get some free publicity at a hearing if it is not under oath is my guess.

Johnnyreb on June 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

The scumhag gets more disgusting by the minutes, in all regards.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The obamas will not back her, ever.

Warrenhonta/Booker

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Or

Warrenhonta/Castro

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2014 at 5:20 PM

But it would be lovely to see her face off with Gowdy

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/05/139146-trey-gowdy-stuns-media-deafening-silence-hard-hitting-questions-benghazi/

scalleywag on June 8, 2014 at 5:23 PM

She suggested she might testify if she was persuaded that Congress was conducting the hearings in the spirit of trying “to figure out what we can do better.”

Bwahaha—like a criminal agreeing to testify only if he is assured probation…hang her up by her cankles Trey!

hillsoftx on June 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM

It is almost funny to watch them all laugh and pretend to each-other that it isn’t a big deal. Keep on laughing, A-Holes.

Mord on June 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Imagine an Army private, in WWII, deserts his post, flees to the Germans, learns German, and volunteers for guard duty at Auschwitz. Then FDR exchanges 5 SS generals so he can “rescue” the Traitor and Defector for a PR stunt and invites his parents to the Rose Garden in grand celebration. The father of the Deserter and Defector, wearing a brown shirt, then yells “Heil Hitler!” and does a Nazi arm salute to Obama. How long before FDR would be impeached and sent to a Federal prison for the remainder of his life? That’s exactly what Obama did……..no difference except Obama isn’t in a wheelchair…..

RasThavas on June 8, 2014 at 5:32 PM

“to figure out what we can do better.”

Wouldn’t the time to have done that been maybe the first time a request came for more security? Or after the first time the embassy came under attack? She knew what to do to make things better, any fool would. She just didn’t think it made any difference.

scalleywag on June 8, 2014 at 5:32 PM

She will not testify. I would bet my next Paycheck that Gowdy is the reason she will hide behind a lawyer and plead the “FiF” if forced to appear.

Please Note. I do not endorse the views or statements made in that video, I merely present them.

Mord on June 8, 2014 at 5:34 PM

She suggested she might testify if she was persuaded that Congress was conducting the hearings in the spirit of trying “to figure out what we can do better.”

Hillary, don’t you get it? One of the surest ways “to figure out what we can do better” is to find out how to avoid another such fiasco. And how can that be done? Easy:

Make sure the lazy ignoramus buffoon in charge the last time around is not given a chance to do it all again on a larger scale.

Lolo on June 8, 2014 at 5:34 PM

I thought Hillary’s book was titled ’50 Shades of a Doormat.’

Oh, well.

Benghazi: ‘She suggested she might testify…’ shows her true colors (ala Obama) – utter contempt for any authority except her own.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 8, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Meanwhile, Operation: Turn the People Magazines Backwards at the Check Out Lanes in the Chicago area is going as scheduled, lol.

Can’t stand to see her airbrushed puffy face. The guy on the back of the magazine is rather handsome, too. People in line watch me do it and don’t say anything. I just smile back at them, lol.

Fallon on June 8, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Imagine an Army private, in WWII, deserts his post, flees to the Germans, learns German, and volunteers for guard duty at Auschwitz. Then FDR exchanges 5 SS generals so he can “rescue” the Traitor and Defector for a PR stunt and invites his parents to the Rose Garden in grand celebration. The father of the Deserter and Defector, wearing a brown shirt, then yells “Heil Hitler!” and does a Nazi arm salute to Obama. How long before FDR would be impeached and sent to a Federal prison for the remainder of his life? That’s exactly what Obama did……..no difference except Obama isn’t in a wheelchair…..

RasThavas on June 8, 2014 at 5:32 PM

They, meaning Obama, H. Clinton, et al, did not really believe we needed to win in Afghanistan. Obama calling it the right war was just for political consumption. They are going to hand the country right back over to the Taliban, and be perfectly happy doing so.

rlwo2008 on June 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Noble sentiments to be sure, but the viewer was left with one question… What if they subpoena you?

Then she’ll have to throw herself down some stairs, again.

Shrillary is a retarded sociopath … an idiot sans savant. The fact that this piece of lowlife scum still shows her face in public is a commentary on how pathetic this society is.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

What if they subpoena you?

But she’s a wronged Progressive First Lady who wants to be the first woman president. That trumps any subpoenas.

Oh, and NSA, that was sarcasm.

rbj on June 8, 2014 at 5:49 PM


New AP/WaPo Poll…

“An attack in September 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Do you support an additional congressional investigation into the way the Obama administration handled this incident, or do you think it’s been investigated enough?”

A majority of Americans (51%) want further investigation. 42% say there has been enough.

“Do you think the Obama administration has honestly disclosed what it knows about what occurred in Benghazi or has tried to cover up the facts?”

Only 32% of Americans say Dear Leader told the truth. 58% say he’s covering something up.

“The Benghazi attack occurred when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Do you approve or disapprove of the way she handled this incident?”

Approve: 37%
Disapprove: 50%

By the way the percentage of Americans who believe O’bama is Lying about Ben Ghazi has gone up 3 points in just 2 weeks.

The rest of the country does not believe your crazy Benghazi theories and fantasies.

Sergeant Pepper on June 8, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Hillary . . . please just go away.

rplat on June 8, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Slap that unholy b1tch in handcuffs, and drag her ample a$$ in. Don’t give two damns whether she feels like participating or not.

Midas on June 8, 2014 at 6:05 PM

You just have to wonder how a contempt of congress charge would look on her resume. If she refuses, that is sure evidence she is hiding something and will work like the devil to spin it.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on June 8, 2014 at 6:05 PM

If she is served with a subpoena, she will appear, either before the committee or before a federal judge. Gowdy won’t screw around with her.

I can’t imagine what her defense to a subpoena would be. If she has one, she’s obligated to move to quash the subpoena, not just defy it. Judges tend to frown on defiance of subpoenas and on dilatory arguments raising a defense in a contempt hearing that could have been raised in a timely motion to quash.

I think this is just a lot of hot air from the old gasbag. She’ll appear, b!tching every step of the way, but she’ll appear. Then we’ll see if she’s sharp enough to avoid perjuring herself while simultaneously attempting to avoid providing any facts and denying any personal responsibility.

novaculus on June 8, 2014 at 6:08 PM

If she is served with a subpoena, she will appear, either before the committee or before a federal judge. Gowdy won’t screw around with her.

I can’t imagine what her defense to a subpoena would be. If she has one, she’s obligated to move to quash the subpoena, not just defy it. Judges tend to frown on defiance of subpoenas and on dilatory arguments raising a defense in a contempt hearing that could have been raised in a timely motion to quash.

I think this is just a lot of hot air from the old gasbag. She’ll appear, b!tching every step of the way, but she’ll appear. Then we’ll see if she’s sharp enough to avoid perjuring herself while simultaneously attempting to avoid providing any facts and denying any personal responsibility.

novaculus on June 8, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Like I said above, she will not appear if she is forced to testify under oath. She has told so many different stories now she is bound to trip herself up if she opens her mouth in sworn testimony.

She already got out of actually having to be questioned under oath once, she will do it again.

Johnnyreb on June 8, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Will Hillary testify??

What difference does it make???

RedPepper on June 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

“What difference does it make?”

That seems to be her answer for everything.

UnderstandingisPower on June 8, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Johnnyreb on June 8, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I’m guessing Gowdy will subpoena her for a deposition. She won’t have a stage and a gaggle of Democrat stooges to run interference. She will be under oath and questioned by skilled interrogators overseen by committee members who are themselves experienced prosecutors.

If she isn’t afraid, she should be.

novaculus on June 8, 2014 at 6:28 PM

She won’t testify, but she will bargain to make a “statement”.

right2bright on June 8, 2014 at 6:33 PM

When you are one of the priests, all those pesky ‘rules’ & ‘laws’ just don’t apply.

Tard on June 8, 2014 at 6:38 PM

That pic of her looks like she’s caught in throes of a tonic epileptic seizure, seized into a perpetual grimace. (`′)

avagreen on June 8, 2014 at 7:02 PM

*(`′)

avagreen on June 8, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Another feature of the most open administration ever!!!!

CW on June 8, 2014 at 7:11 PM

This is the key to her campaign that Republicans have no answer for.

MT on June 8, 2014 at 7:04 PM

The comments aren’t too flattering. :-)

avagreen on June 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM

The comments aren’t too flattering. :-)
avagreen on June 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM

That’s on WaPo… the mag is everywhere and it hits right at the heart of the low info voter, and women specifically. Nauseating.

MT on June 8, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Shill Diane Sawyer “interviewed” Killary ?

Did they break out the scented oils and orgy butter?

———-

“Oh, I’m so sorry, Diane…

…I’m already scheduled to bump my head that week to avoid prosecution for something else…”

viking01 on June 8, 2014 at 7:53 PM

The genuine heifer that is the rapist’s spouse will be the next president. The genuine ignoramus reprobates that comprise the american electorate will cheer when the rails are laid to american Buchenwald.

Murphy9 on June 8, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Oh yes, she will have her behind hauled in to testify as she mis-led, and frankly lied the last time. Not presidential material.

Amazingoly on June 8, 2014 at 8:02 PM

What a waste of air-time! Flunkies interviewing George Stefanopoulos about his flunky airing of Diane Sawyer’s not-very-searching questions of the always-entitled Hillary.

Let Hillary run and waste Democrat capital! No normal american will want this cackling witch in power regardless of party.

virgo on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I dont recall…. I dont remember. I cant answer that. Nothing she has not hears from Bill after coming home late after a long weekend….or lost weekend

jaywemm on June 8, 2014 at 8:34 PM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Galtian on June 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM

She suggested she might testify if she was persuaded that Congress was conducting the hearings in the spirit of trying “to figure out what we can do better.”

We already KNOW what “we can do better”.

So don’t expect Queen Hillary! to show up.

GarandFan on June 8, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Hell no she won’t testify. She’ll have another fainting spell or something.

Philly on June 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Hillary could get out of testifying under oath while still Secretary of State. There are many political issues surrounding that.

Not so easy for a private citizen. She will have to comply with a subpoena, she has no reason to decline. As novaculus suggests above, this will be Gowdy’s smart first move, avoiding the full committee with all those Democrats ready to disrupt everything to cover for her.

There are only ways to get out of that: 1) plead the 5th, which she can’t do if she wants to run for President, or 2) convince Obama to exert executive privilege over it.

It would be a shaky claim, but litigating it would take months, and both Clinton and Obama love to drag these things out and then call them old news.

Adjoran on June 8, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Yes her snark about “how Republicans conduct themselves” had multiple republicans flipping her the bird earlier today.

Whatever. November is coming and even California Chrome can lose.

HopeHeFails on June 8, 2014 at 10:29 PM

…she’s so sexy!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2014 at 10:31 PM

There are only ways to get out of that: 1) plead the 5th, which she can’t do if she wants to run for President, or 2) convince Obama to exert executive privilege over it.

and#2 she can’t run for Prez because it’ll look like she’s in cahoots with BO, soon to be the most distrusted / disliked President in history.

gracie on June 8, 2014 at 10:35 PM

First, she has to be located.

TimBuk3 on June 9, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Look for Hillary to develop a tummy ache soon, or leave the country for a while, or both.
It’s harder to serve a subpoena to someone out of the country or too sick to answer the door.

PunditPete on June 9, 2014 at 12:17 AM

I’m rather impressed that the WSJ peeked out from behind its paywall.

unclesmrgol on June 9, 2014 at 12:50 AM

She suggested she might testify if she was persuaded that Congress was conducting the hearings in the spirit of trying “to figure out what we can do better.”

Maybe Congress should put a big pile o’ chocolate on a table and tell Hillary there’s five bottles of vodka buried under it.

“Figure out what we can do better” is Hillary-speak for “don’t question me about my performance or anything else.”

Lourdes on June 9, 2014 at 1:25 AM

I hope an official from the Guinness Book of records attends to record the exact number of times she sys “I don’t recall” while she’ under oath.

Don L on June 9, 2014 at 7:48 AM