Seems Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can’t find the time to testify at the closed Benghazi hearings due to a ‘scheduling conflict’. This despite the fact that the Obama administration owes America answers as to what happened in Benghazi, and Clinton is certainly a prime player as to how events went down that night.
Nevermind America, she owes the families of the victims answers. Instead, she has a very critical meeting to attend in place of the hearings.
The scheduling conflict? A wine-tasting event with friends.
And she’s bringing along a security entourage that I’m sure the Navy SEAL’s who were told to stand down before they were killed would have greatly appreciated.
Here is her conflicting schedule via the Herald Sun:
Few details of Ms Clinton’s visit on Wednesday and Thursday have been revealed, but it is understood she will visit close friends, one whom is connected to the Carnegie Mellon University. It also believed that:
THE 150-strong entourage is likely to visit Penfolds’ Magill Estate for either a wine tasting session or private function.
THE entourage has booked more than 100 rooms over several floors at the Intercontinental Hotel on North Tce.
HEAVY traffic restrictions are likely from late Wednesday ahead of her anticipated arrival that night.
HER entourage will leave Adelaide on Friday morning.
While Ms Clinton will be protected at close quarters by her own US Secret Service detail, dozens of AFP protection officers and STAR Group officers will be involved in protecting her motorcade and any venues she visits.
Police are also likely to use helicopter surveillance to monitor her every move.
The operation will be larger than that mounted to protect Prince Charles and his wife Camilla for their five-hour flying visit to Adelaide on Wednesday.
Bryan Preston at the PJ Tatler nails it:
Too bad Ambassador Stevens and the three others killed in the Benghazi attack didn’t have a fraction of the security that will protect Clinton in war-torn Australia.
The fact that a Clinton is involved in Benghazi all but assures that the families of the slain and the American people will never get answers and will never see any accountability.
Indeed, a 150-person entourage may have come in handy the night of the attack at the compound and annex, especially when the SEALs were calling Hillary and the White House begging for reinforcements.