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Podesta emails: Clinton staffers aimed for ‘moral high ground’ in Benghazi testimony

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A leaked email thread from Hillary Clinton’s staff and lawyers reveals that her team disagreed over elements of her Benghazi testimony and sought to achieve the ‘moral high ground’ ahead of the hearing.

The email chain, released in the latest batch of leaked emails from her campaign chair John Podesta, began on October 16, 2015 and ended on October 20, 2015 – just two days before the former Secretary of State testified in front of the House Select Committee.

In one email, David E Kendall from law firm Williams & Connolly advised changing the statement’s description of the Accountability Review Board from “independent” to “non-partisan”. He also suggested adding more numbers to back up the assertion that “diplomacy is dangerous”.

Both changes were taken on board and appear in the final statement presented before the committee. – READ MORE

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