The Washington Examiner reports that Hillary Clinton and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) coordinated before a Benghazi hearing. Clinton staffers provided Mendendez with particular angles they wanted the senator’s questions to take:
Emails show Hillary Clinton’s inner circle knew what the Democratic chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was planning to ask Clinton at the first congressional hearing about Benghazi, raising questions about whether the former secretary of state manipulated the hearing to her advantage.
In an email sent by Phillippe Reines, a former spokesman for Clinton at the State Department, to Chelsea Clinton in 2013, Reines suggested he had played a part in planting a question with Sen. Robert Menendez, who then chaired the committee.
“We wired it that Menendez would provide an opportunity to address two topics we needed to debunk (her actions/whereabouts on 9/11 and these emails from Chris Stevens about moving locations),” Reines wrote on the email, which was obtained by Citizens United.
The New Jersey Democrat’s first question to Clinton during the hearing on Benghazi touched on both those subjects.
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