EXCLUSIVE: State Department, FBI Are Missing Communications Between Hillary Clinton and White House During Benghazi Attack

Hillary and Obama Andrews Air Force Base Benghazi Coffin Jason Reed, Reuters
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The State Department claimed in court that it does not have any communications between Hillary Clinton and the Obama White House during the day and week of Benghazi, even though records show that those communications took place.

The FBI does not have those communications either, according to court documents.

As the FBI pursues thousands of emails that Clinton deleted from her private server and bleached with a software program called BleachBit, Americans are wondering which communications Clinton deleted and which ones she preserved.

Breitbart News has obtained the text of a ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division, in the case Kawa v. U.S. Department of State.

Case 9:15-cv-81560-WPD Document 24 by Breitbart News on Scribd

Citizen researcher Larry Kawa filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, represented by the group Judicial Watch, seeking “all communications between then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the White House from and including September 11, 2012 through and including September 18, 2012.”

Kawa, represented by Judicial Watch, then filed a FOIA lawsuit in district court and forced a stunning admission in September. A Department of Justice “Status Report” in the case, filed on the State Department’s behalf, revealed that the State Department and the FBI do not have these communications. According to the Status Report:

In accordance with this Court’s order of August 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of State submits the following report on the status of its search for records responsive to Plaintiff’s Freedom of Information Act request. As this Court is aware, the State Department recently received seven discs of material from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Department has now completed its search of the material contained on six of those seven discs. No records responsive to Plaintiff’s FOIA request were found.

State Department Operations Center Watch Logs show that President Obama was “patched” to Secretary Clinton at 10:27 PM Eastern Time (4:27 AM local Benghazi time), on the night of September 11, 2012, as the attack in Benghazi was unfolding. It took Obama more than six hours to appear in the Watch Log after the White House convened an emergency conference call of top officials.


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