Obama Administration Throwing Hillary Clinton Under The Bus On Benghazi?
The inclusion of Hillary Clinton in President Obama’s cabinet has always been a marriage of convenience. It was a peace offering to a party rival from the Obama camp who needs the Clintons’ appeal to Democrat moderates.
That need was never more apparent than at the Democrat National Convention where Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech calculated to project the pragmatism of his term in office onto Obama’s more rigidly left-wing administration.
But it’s always been a stormy relationship, and now that Obama needs to push off responsibility for a foreign policy fiasco in Libya onto anyone other than himself, it appears as though Hillary Clinton may be in his sights.
With tensions between President Obama and the Clintons at a new high, former President Bill Clinton is moving fast to develop a contingency plan for how his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, should react if Obama attempts to tie the Benghazi fiasco around her neck, according to author Ed Klein.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Klein said sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last month.
If blame for the security failures falls to Hillary Clinton, Klein said, it’s possible that she would even consider resigning over the issue.
“Bill is working on a number of strategies about what Hillary ought to do. He’s even gone so far as to play with various doomsday scenarios including up to the idea that Hillary would consider resigning over the issue if the Obama team tries to use her as a scapegoat,” Klein told TheDC in an interview.
Hillary Clinton has already hinted that one term as Secretary of State may be enough with her, and with that term in its twilight already, resignation as a move to neutralize the Benghazi scandal is no doubt very much on the table.
But what would the lost of the Clintons’ moderating influence mean for Obama’s re-election chances?
Bill Clinton was the last successful Democrat president. If he exits from the stage, along with his wife, voters are left remembering only Jimmy Carter and Obama’s last for years of failed policies as demonstrations of national Democrat leadership.Tags: Barack Obama, benghazi, bill clinton, hillary clinton, libya