Sidney Blumenthal to Factor Heavily in Hillary’s Benghazi Testimony

AP Photo/Jim Cole/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
AP Photo/Jim Cole/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton will face tough questions about the role played by her secret Libya adviser Sidney Blumenthal during her testimony Thursday before the House Benghazi Committee.

Breitbart News has learned that Blumenthal will factor heavily in the Committee’s questions for Clinton, who utilized the political adviser as her top source of Libya information despite the fact that Blumenthal did not seem to know much about the country.

Clinton, who pushed Blumenthal’s personal business interests in Libya, relied on intelligence that Blumenthal was getting from former CIA spy Tyler Drumheller. According to email releases, Blumenthal and Drumheller seemed to have been the main source of information, even as Clinton was actively intervening in the nation of Libya.

It is unclear what questions Clinton will be asked specifically, but she should be asked about the process by which the administration decided to blame the YouTube video “Innocence of Muslims.” As Breitbart News reported, the White House initially sought to blame a different YouTube video for fomenting violence that led to deaths at the Benghazi consulate.

As this reporter uncovered, the YouTube talking point originated in Clinton’s State Department. Writings by Blumenthal’s son Max, sent to Clinton by his father Sidney, helped to inspire the use of the talking point.