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.