Another chink in the Teflon armor has been exposed, revealing an illegal operation that was allegedly conducted by the Hillary Clinton State Department in an effort to do damage control in the wake of the Benghazi attacks.
This new information is coming to light just as the House Special Committee gets underway this week. The timing is not good for Hillary Clinton or the Obama regime.
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals details of a secret operation to destroy potentially embarrassing evidence and obstruct justice in connection with the events surrounding the Benghazi attacks.
At the heart of new information is Ray Maxwell, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary with the State Department, who blew the whistle on the apparent improprieties. He witnessed firsthand an after-hours session in the State Department basement in which lower level employees told him they were following instructions to separate documents, with those deemed potentially damaging being removed before the rest were turned over to an accountability review board.
Those conducting the operation told Maxwell they were to sort out anything that could be embarrassing to the seventh floor or the front office. The occupants of the seventh floor were at the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her advisors.
Maxwell was alerted to the operation by one of his employees, who was a participant. Maxwell observed what was going on firsthand, coming in on a Sunday and spending some time viewing the operation in progress.
He says he even asked the participants, “Is this ethical?” Attkisson says the response from the office director to that question was, “These are our orders.”
Maxwell states that while he was there Clinton’s former Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills and her Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan stopped in to apparently check on the operation, spoke to him, stayed briefly and then left.
Attkisson says that Maxwell has no idea what might have been contained in the documents that were removed, only that whatever was removed must have been something deemed to be detrimental to the Secretary of State and by extension, the White House.
While the accountability review board claims to have had unfettered access to any documents that they sought, Mr. Maxwell knew when they made that claim it was not true. As the saying goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”
He has met behind closed doors with members of Congress, so they assuredly have this information and probably much more. One thing is undeniable in the wake of this development. Mr. Gowdy’s hearings just got a lot more interesting.
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