May 21, 2014

Clinton Sending In Allies To Spin Her Benghazi Failures

Hillaryland quickly circled the wagons after Republicans formed a special committee to investigate Benghazi. Clinton and her allies, concerned that Hillary might be judged by what happened under her leadership,  pressured the Democrats in Congress to participate in the Clinton spin machine.

Politico reports:

Hillary Clinton’s world was so worried about a Republican investigation of the Benghazi attacks, they sent a message to House Democrats: We need backup.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) publicly considered boycotting the panel, an idea that Clinton supporters feared would leave the potential 2016 candidate exposed to the enemy fire of House Republicans.

So Clinton emissaries launched a back channel campaign, contacting several House Democratic lawmakers and aides to say they’d prefer Democrats participate, according to sources familiar with the conversations.

Today Pelosi fell in line with the Clinton request and appointed five Democrats to the committee indicating that Democrats seem more concerned with using the committee to protect Clinton than actually investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack.