Emails Detail Chris Stevens Wanted Out of Benghazi in April 2011

Posted by on Mar 01, 2016 at 9:03 am

A shame he was ignored. Seventeen months later he was murdered and everything covered up. Too bad the media doesn’t care as they’re busy coronating this horrible woman.

Seventeen months before he was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador Chris Stevens was seriously considering leaving the country as its civil war widened.

The ambassador’s concerns are reflected in emails sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s inner circle. The emails were released by the State Department Monday as part of the 14th and final batch of messages from Clinton’s private server.

One email in particular, dated April 10, 2011, relays Stevens’ safety concerns to the State Department. It was sent by a State Department official named Timmy Davis to several key Clinton aides, including Jake Sullivan, now the top foreign policy adviser on Clinton’s presidential campaign, and Huma Abedin.

The message, with the subject line “Stevens update” reads, in part, “The situation in Ajdabiyah [a town approximately 90 miles southeast of Benghazi] has worsened to the point where Stevens is considering departure from Benghazi. The envoy’s delegation is currently doing a phased checkout (paying the hotel bills, moving some comms to the boat, etc) … He will wait 2-3 more hours, then revisit the decision on departure.”

The message from Davis indicates there is heavy sniper fire and shelling in Ajdabiyah. According to the message, Stevens is apparently trying to see if “this is an irreversible situation. Departure would send a significant political signal” that the U.S. had lost confidence in Libya’s Transitional National Council, which oversaw the rebel forces fighting to overthrow dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

Davis’ message was forwarded to Clinton by Abedin. The secretary of state’s response is not known.

The latest email release also indicates that State Department official Wendy Sherman sent at least one classified email to Clinton in August 2012. The email, which Sherman sent with the attached message, “I don’t usually forward emails such as below”, dealt with Egyptian troop movements.

When this email scandal first came to light last March Clinton claimed there were no classified emails. Now we know there are over 2,000 of them. Yet there’s pretty much a news blackout on the story, by design.

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3 Responses to “Emails Detail Chris Stevens Wanted Out of Benghazi in April 2011”

  1. runningrn on 2/02/16 at 9:56 am

    Well, color me unsurprised. This was an election year, for crying out loud. I’m sure Hillary told Stevens to man up and be a team player for the boss to win. He was probably also lied to and told if something did go down, they would keep him safe because his mission was so important. Had this occurred under GWB, he would have been impeached, it would have been blasted continuously by the Media on a continuous loop, (which was obsessed with reporting military death tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan), and it would have been used as a cudgel to beat
    whatever Republican is running for President in 2016, even though he would have had no peripheral involvement let alone direct involvement in it. Absolutely disgusting!

  2. pj on 2/02/16 at 11:05 am

    What would possess this man to stay when he clearly had real fears for his life even back in 2011?

    He gave his life for this little outpost. It’s unspeakable.

  3. nina sage on 2/02/16 at 10:09 pm

    Benghazi, will follow Hillery to the grave, just like Jane Fonda and her trip to North Vietnam.