This is outrageous. Four dead Americans in Benghazi, and Hillary’s aides were trying to come up with jokes on how to downplay her testimony on the scandal.
Leaked e-mails show that the Clinton camp was trying to decide what jokes they could use to help downplay her recent testimony in front of the House select committee that was investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
In a string of back and forth comments, her aides are seen suggesting jokes that involve Trey Gowdy’s hair, Donald Trump’s reality TV show, and Bernie Sander’s ‘damn e-mails’ comment.
Shortly after Hillary Clinton sat for a long, grueling day of testimony in front of the House select committee that was investigating the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attacks, her top campaign aides struggled over what tone she should strike at an upcoming campaign appearance.
They batted around an idea of making fun of the hairstyles of House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“On freshening things up, what about: I used to be obsessed with Donald Trump’s hair, that was until I got to spend 11 hours staring at the top of Trey Gowdy’s head,” campaign Chairman John Podesta suggested in an email on Oct. 24, 2015.
11 hours – That’s pretty tough.
It’s almost as long as the 13 hours the heroes in Benghazi battled for their lives and the lives of others.
As if that Gowdy hair joke wasn’t knee-slapping enough, the aides continued discussing possible Apprentice jokes, Bernie jokes, and lamented the need for humor to make light of Hillary’s Benghazi testimony.
Because Benghazi was a laughing matter, y’all.
Honestly, Hillary had already found humor in the Benghazi hearings well before her lackeys started trying to come up with jokes.
During the testimony, Clinton was asked by Republican congresswoman Martha Roby if she was at home by herself on the night of the Benghazi attack, and she for some reason responded with her trademark cackle.
Roby scolded, “I don’t know why that’s funny.”
Neither do we.
Donald Trump turned it onto a political ad …
Failing to provide security for the consulate, abandoning the four Americans who were killed, then lying about what happened? That’s not funny, period.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider