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    Ed Klein reports on Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, and gets just about everything wron

    The third book of Klein's trilogy is out, and it's as "factual" as the first two.



    A hack returns: Ed Klein’s new Benghazi bombshell is garbage

    Ed Klein reports on Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, and gets just about everything wrong


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    There’s a certain rhythm to politics, an element of predictability that is as reliable as the tides, or a finely made Swiss timepiece. Among these imperturbable political rhythms is the hackery of Ed Klein – whenever Hillary Clinton is in the news, it’s guaranteed that Klein will pop up with a salacious and poorly sourced book attacking the former first lady, and that it will get a lot of attention from conservatives who should know better than to trust Klein but don’t actually care.
    Klein’s latest is called “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas,” and he’s making the rounds to promote it. Like most of his bombshell scoops, Klein’s newest effort leans on anonymous sources close to the Clintons who are curiously eager to dish to the guy who wrote that Hillary is secretly a lesbian and that Chelsea Clinton was conceived through rape. His new book touches on Benghazi, and in a New York Post op-ed published yesterday he argues that Clinton, as Secretary of State, bristled at being asked to take part in a Benghazi cover-up but ultimately did so because she wanted to be president. The book is already being promoted by Drudge, Fox News, Powerline, etc.
    In typical Klein fashion, he got lots of stuff wrong.
    Klein wrote:
    By 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2012, when Hillary Clinton received a call from President Obama, she was one of the most thoroughly briefed officials in Washington on the unfolding disaster in Benghazi, Libya.
    She knew that Ambassador Christopher Stevens and a communications operator were dead, and that the attackers had launched a well-coordinated mortar assault on the CIA annex, which would cost the lives of two more Americans.
    The situation he describes here is impossible. Hillary Clinton could not have known by 10 p.m. on September 11, 2012, that the CIA annex had come under mortar fire for the simple reason that the mortar attacks began over an hour later, at around 11:15 p.m. EDT. So according to Klein, Clinton was so “thoroughly briefed” that she saw into the future.
    Moving on, Klein wrote that Hillary called Bill Clinton to complain that Obama was forcing her to blame the attacks on the anti-Islam video. She was, per Klein’s anonymous source, “stunned when she heard the president talk about the Benghazi attack,” so she phoned her husband to strategize:
    After her conversation with the president, Hillary called Bill Clinton, who was at his penthouse apartment in the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, and told him what Obama wanted her to do.
    “I’m sick about it,” she said, according to the legal adviser, who was filled in on the conversation.

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    I doubt he will get as tore up as Clinton is getting for her book.

    He's also not thinking of running for president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I doubt he will get as tore up as Clinton is getting for her book.

    He's also not thinking of running for president.
    Who is right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    Who is right now?
    She is actually.

    Have you read any of the reviews of it yet?

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