Politico: Hillary Clinton’s Dark Whisperer is Back

This article was written by Glenn Thrush and originally posted in Politico

Sidney Blumenthal is right back where he wants to be: in the middle of another partisan blood feud with the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy he’s been fighting since the 1990s.

Hillary Clinton’s wartime, peacetime — anytime — confidant has been thrust again into the public eye by disclosures that he had shoveled questionable second-hand intelligence on Libya in 2012 to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the form of reports she forwarded to her skeptical Foggy Bottom aides.

The revelations, contained in 850 pages of emails grudgingly released by Clinton, are likely to earn Blumenthal an appearance before Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi committee – but they haven’t weakened the bond between the former New Yorker writer and the Clintons, according to a half-dozen people who know both parties. In the words of one longtime Clinton ally, Blumenthal’s involvement in the email mess “has if anything strengthened his position” by underscoring his loyalty and willingness to share inside dope, however flawed — always coin of the realm for the information-hungry Clintons.

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