Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has refused to step aside following her unexpected defeat in the 2016 election and has since that time seemingly made it a habit to repeatedly insert her foot into her mouth with ill-advised commentary and attacks on the man who beat her, President Donald Trump.
Most recently, Clinton launched an attack via Twitter on the president with regard to a rumor that had begun to circulate about a potential deal between the U.S. and Russia that would allow for individuals wanted by those nations to be questioned, even as they lived in the opposite nation.
According to The Daily Wire, one of those individuals wanted for questioning by Russia is former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul, who the Russians accuse of being involved in a financial scam and who Clinton rushed to defend … which opened her up to a counterattack in regard to a different ambassador she failed to defend in the past.
Clinton tweeted, “Ambassador
@McFaul is a patriot who has spent his career standing up for America. To see the White House even hesitate to defend a diplomat is deeply troubling.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 19, 2018
That particular message calling out the White House for failing to defend a diplomat didn’t sit particularly well with one of the survivors of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed by Libyan militants who attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex.
That survivor was Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Special Forces officer and Army Ranger who was one of several private security contractors who fended off repeated waves of attacks from the terrorists at the compound and a CIA annex in Benghazi while the Obama White House and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did nothing.
Paronto tweeted, “Are you f’n kidding me
@HillaryClinton ?!!! You left Ambassador Stevens and us to die in Benghazi then spewed lie after lie to the family members of my dead teammates and to the world to cover it up and now you have the nerve to talk about defending diplomats?!You are disgusting!”
On top of doing nothing for the 13 hours during which the waves of terror assaults raged, Clinton and the Obama White House then worked to downplay and cover up the attack in the aftermath, even going so far as to lie repeatedly to the public about the cause of the attack and their failure to respond to warnings of an imminent attack ahead of time.
Those characters, in conjunction with establishment politicians in Congress, then worked diligently to smear and undermine the credibility of Benghazi survivors, like Paronto, as well as the family members of those killed in the attack in order to protect the future political ambitions of both former President Barack Obama and would-be president Clinton.
According to NBC News, the issue with McFaul came to a head following Trump’s summit in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which Putin had offered to allow U.S. investigators under Special Counsel Robert Mueller to travel to Russia to interview Russian intelligence officials indicted over alleged 2016 election interference efforts.
In exchange, Russian investigators would be allowed to question McFaul, and potentially others, in a deal that Trump initially found to be intriguing and was described as “an incredible offer.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had stated Wednesday that there had been some discussion of the idea but no commitments had been made, then clarified on Thursday that Trump ultimately disagreed with the proposal put forward by Putin and would not allow McFaul, or anyone else, to be questioned by the Russians.
Nevertheless, Clinton’s tweet — which reeks of a lack of self-awareness — went out anyway and left herself open to be hit on her hypocrisy by a number of Twitter users, not just Paronto.
This is just the latest example of a moment where Clinton likely would’ve been better off keeping her mouth shut instead of opening it and reminding everyone of her history of failed leadership.
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