Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received information about the Benghazi attacks on her private email which were later marked “classified” when requested by the U.S. Congress and watchdog groups, according to documents released by the State Department on Friday. The department made public hundreds of emails from Clinton’s private server related to the congressional investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The emails are only a sliver of the 55,000 pages of emails Clinton gave President Obama’s Department of State, and they don’t include the email scrubbed from her private server.
A portion of one email was redacted and classified as “secret,” but it became secret when the FBI classified that email on Friday. It indicates the email was classified because it referred to “foreign relations or foreign activities of the US, including confidential sources.” Unfortunately, few if any media organizations — except perhaps Fox News — are complaining that they are expected to take the word of “an habitual liar,” said organized crime investigations expert, Leonard Forrenger. “The media, just by how they cover this matriarch of a suspected ‘criminal enterprise,’ are obviously in the tank for her. Didn’t ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos practically attack the author of a book critical of Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill, an accused rapist and disbarred lawyer who is beloved of the news media?”
In the wake of the George Stephanopoulos scandal, most voters doubt the accuracy of political news coverage and think most reporters will slant their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a survey of likely voters released by a reputable pollster on Thursday.
Rasmussen Reports released the results of a national survey on Thursday that revealed 61 percent of likely voters have no trust in the political news they are getting. That’s a 16-point increase from the 45 percent who said they did not trust the political news in a poll conducted in October 2014. Only 21 percent of the respondents said they still have confidence in the political coverage they get, but that’s a 12-point decrease from the 33 percent in the October 2014 survey. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.