Saturday, April 23, 2016

Foggy Bottom Hid Subpoenaed Benghazi Files

by JASmius

This really doesn't qualify as news, but it needs to be highlighted anyway:

State [Commissaria]t officials removed files from the [commissar]’s office related to the Benghazi attack in Libya and transferred them to another department after receiving a congressional subpoena last spring, delaying the release of the records to Congress for over a year.

Attorneys for the State [Commissaria]t [and wouldn't you like to see some candor creep into their official job descriptions] said the electronic folders, which contain[ed] hundreds of documents related to the Benghazi attack and Libya, were "belatedly rediscovered" at the end of last year.

They said the files had been "overlooked" by State [Commissaria]t officials because the executive secretary’s office transferred them to another department and flagged them for archiving last April, shortly after receiving a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

It's too bad that Benghazigate is a lost cause, or these kind of brazen shenanigans could really have meant something.  You could almost ask what difference, at this point, will it make.

But have at it, folks.  Maybe one of y'all will find a four-leaf clover or something.

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