Message released by State Department refers to 2 bodies
An unexplained Hillary Clinton email released last Friday by the State Department speaks of two bodies being recovered in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack.
It is not clear to which two bodies the email was referring.
The reference raises questions about a previous document, which, as WND was first to report, claimed that another American, aside from Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was being treated at the Libyan hospital where Stevens died.
The batch of Clinton emails released by the State Department last week contains one dated Sept. 12, 2012, at 6:23 a.m., presumably Eastern Time, one day after the attack.
The email was from senior Clinton aide Cheryl Mills. It was titled “We recovered both bodies overnite and are looking at getting at statement out at 7am.”
The text of the email was entirely redacted.
The two bodies could have been the two CIA contractors who were killed during a battle at the CIA annex, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty.
Stevens was presumably alone at the hospital, while Information Officer Sean Smith was killed in the initial assault.
But WND previously reported a four-page incident report allegedly written by a private contractor that provided security to the U.S. compound in Benghazi claimed there was another American with Stevens at the Benghazi Medical Center hospital.
The authorship of the report is in question.
The second American was described in the report by the private Blue Mountain Group as being “black” and shot in the hand. The report says the man was presumed to be “one of the ambassador’s close protection team as both were black.”
No mention in State report of anyone with Stevens
The State Department’s Accountability Review Board report, or ARB, detailed what it claimed was the official version of events during and after the attack. The ARB report does not mention any other American at the hospital with Stevens.
The ARB report states only that Stevens’ body was transported from the hospital to the Benghazi airport. The ARB does not describe how Stevens’ body was released from a hospital said to be under Ansar Al-Sharia’s control.
The Blue Mountain report raises questions about whether any other American was present at the hospital.
The State Department confirmed the Blue Mountain report leaked to the news media in 2013 matches the version sent to the U.S. government by the Blue Mountain Group.
The Washington Post reported the incident report was written by the man interviewed by “60 Minutes” in November 2014 and identified by the pseudonym Morgan Jones.
Jones is the author of a book on Benghazi that was recalled following questions about the veracity of its claims, including contradictions about the author’s whereabouts during the attack.
Written by AARON KLEIN
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