Laura Ingraham joined Fox and Friends this morning to react to a new Benghazi bombshell, reported by Sharyl Attkisson. In the report, a State Department diplomat accuses Hillary Clinton’s staff members of secretly moving damaging documents before turning over files to the Accountability Review Board.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell says that he witnessed an after-hours session in the basement of the State Department, where some of Hillary Clinton’s confidants separated out documents that included “damaging” information.
Here's more from the report:
Maxwell says the weekend document session was held in the basement of the State Department’s Foggy Bottom headquarters in a room underneath the “jogger’s entrance.” He describes it as a large space, outfitted with computers and big screen monitors, intended for emergency planning, and with small offices on the periphery.
When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.
“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisers.
“I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”
A few minutes after he arrived, Maxwell says, in walked two high-ranking State Department officials.
Ingraham said if the report is true, then it's a clear case of obstruction of justice, calling for an immediate investigation by Attorney General Eric Holder.
She said Maxwell is a distinguished public servant and right now there is no reason not to believe what he's saying.
"If these allegations are true, we are talking obstruction of justice. We are talking, potentially, for each count of obstruction five years in federal prison. This is not a joke. This is not 'Fox is obsessed with Benghazi.' This is a civil servant who was an Obama supporter, gave money to the Obama campaign, who was scapegoated - according to him - as one of the people responsible for the failures of security in that compound," said Ingraham, likening these allegations to the "cleanup mission" carried out by Harvey Keitel's character in "Pulp Fiction."
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