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hillary clinton nbc news interview benghazi

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden that she isn’t willing to turn over her notes on the Benghazi terrorist attack, and said that if the new select congressional committee investigating the issue wants them, they can “read it in the book.”

Clinton was referring to her new book, Hard Choices, which was released this week to mixed reviews:

McFadden: You write in great detail in the book about what was happening in Benghazi as it evolved. Did you keep a diary during your time?

Clinton: I kept a lot of notes.

McFadden: If the committee wants your notes, would you turn those over?

Clinton: They can read it in the book. Let’s see whether this is on the level or not because that really matters to me. I don’t want to be part of something which, in any way, politicizes or demeans the sacrifice that we saw happen there.

If Clinton’s notes could help shed some light on what happened in Benghazi, then she owes it to the American public—and to the families of those who were killed—to turn them over to the committee so that they can determine how this tragedy was allowed to occur.

For Clinton, however, it’s not about doing what’s right, but about covering for the Obama administration and protecting her legacy, as she prepares to run for president in 2016.

In the meantime, the disastrous book tour continues.

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  • Steve Dietrich

    Like a little child who got caught and now is hiding it behind her back.

  • smith_citizen

    Gee, I guess it is only the hired help that has to turn in every note and email before leaving civil service, but I seem to remember something about all notes, records, and files made during service are subject to review and probably government property. Of course her ghost authors had a pretty easy internal clearance process via State Department to clear all of her book chapters, notes, and references to ensure that no classified information was “unintentionally” leaked; and these new thoughts, comments, and observations were part of her creative process in reflecting on Lessons Learned; she could probably shop it for her “true” Ph.D. as there will undoubtedly be numerous academic institutions willing to pay speakers fees and expedite her academic process into original work in the discipline. Didn’t she also keeps some notes following the Vince Foster episode where as FLOTUS she excelled in so many ways?