The latest Benghazi email discovery is just an ambassador raving about Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton latest Benghazi email search only leads to one new discovery.
(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Of about 30 Benghazi-related emails found by the FBI in Hillary Clinton's private email server, only one of them is an entirely new discovery — and it just so happens to be a memo from a veteran praising Clinton for how she handled the crisis, Politico reports.

All the other emails had already been discovered in a previous State Department investigation: "The FBI-provided files simply showed that Clinton had asked an assistant to print out the emails," Politico reports. The only brand new discovery was a note from the then-U.S. ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon, who told Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, that he "watched with great admiration as [Clinton] dealt with a tough and personally painful issue in a fair, candid, and determined manner."

Shannon went on: "I was especially impressed by her ability to turn aside the obvious efforts to politicize the events in Benghazi, reminding Americans of the tremendous sacrifice made by Chris Stevens and his colleagues but also insisting that our ability to play a positive role in the world and protect U.S. interests requires a willingness to take risks." Mills forwarded the email to Clinton's personal account, although it ultimately wasn't turned over when Clinton's lawyers handed over her work-related emails two years ago.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up

Nevertheless, "the email does not change the facts that have previously been made clear about the Benghazi attacks," State spokesman Mark Toner said.

To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us