It’s been four months since the 9/11 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, including an Ambassador. Holding the hearings prior to the elections was viewed as too much of a “distraction”, so Congress waiting. Then she was traveling, so Congress had to wait. Then Hillary had health problems, and again, Congress waited.
How long has Hillary Clinton known she was going to have to testify?
“Do you think she knew she’d be asked WHY Americans were misled about WHAT occurred leading up to the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi?” Glenn asked. “Remember, there are two questions. ‘What happened?’, but the more important question is ‘Why?’ Why did this happen?”
It’s a fair assumption that Hillary not only knew what questions to expect — the GOP had been asking them on national news outlets for months — but, she was also thoroughly coached on her responses.
By the time Secretary of State Clinton took to the stand yesterday, she knew the tone, the emotions, and the words that she needed to express them in to shut down opposition and give the press their headlines.
“And so when the time came to perform, she did,” Glenn said.
“No, you need to find out why, Madam Secretary,” Glenn jabbed after quoting her emotional response yesterday.
Everything from Hillary Clinton’s mannerisms to her glasses seemed planned and rehearsed. It’s all about image with the mainstream media. Does she still look sick? Smart? Frail? Does she seem defensive and angry or poised and collected?
“Yesterday I told you when I just saw a little bit of the hearings that she had been coached by some very good handlers. But I think these handlers are even better than I thought. I think she’s been coached by somebody in the intelligence community,” Glenn told listeners.
Glenn explained that counterintelligence interrogator techniques are specific. There’s a specific chapter that discusses how to spot and react to a source that is trying to deceive you. Essentially, if someone is trying to deceive you, how do you spot them: Delay, control, and interrogate.
“This is what the State Department and the military do for a living,” Glenn said. “If you are a counterintelligence interrogator, you’ll know clever sources will attempt to delay, control, and then interrogate the interrogator. You can never let them get the upper hand or they will win. Delay.”
Control: “A clever source will control the topic by asking other questions and redirecting,” Glenn continued. “Pretty soon the sources directing the interrogation are not the interrogator. This puts both the source in control and also delays.”
And interrogate. The source fires back with a accusation to gain more control. Glenn gave the example from Senator Marco Rubio’s questioning yesterday when he asked, “What have you done to ensure security at Benghazi before the attack?” Her answer was delayed and vague: “I’ll have to get that information to you later, Senator.”
Sen. Ron Johnson’s questioning made headlines yesterday after he drilled Hillary on how the American people were misled to believe the attacks occurred as a reaction to an offensive video on YouTube.
“She immediately responds emotionally and with a flurry of questions. She’s trying to take the control and the initiative away from Sen. Johnson”, Glenn explained. “And her big question was, and probably the most rehearsed part of it, the question was probably deliberately designed to redirect and gain control.”
“Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some Americans?”
She completely avoids the subject at hand, that the American people were lied to. She doesn’t even go there. Now the question, is ‘does that even matter now? What difference does that make?
“She changes the original question with one of her own,” Glenn points out. “She changes the question to: Why did the militants do this? I don’t know. That wasn’t the question. But she has ‑‑ she has come and with outrage, she has come with tears, and she has turned it around on the interrogator. And then she changes the question. By the end you don’t know what he said. He’s the bad guy.”
There were at least one or two highlights to come out of yesterday’s hearing. Senator Rand Paul grill the Secretary of State on the lack of accountability and leadership in the department, and he let her know exactly what he would have done after hearing the details of how the State Department handled the situation. He would have fired her.
A representative from Texas even asked the number one question — the question that defines why this event could even take place. Why was the ambassador in Benghazi and not at the embassy, under protection, in the first place? Why was he there — alone — on September 11th?
But time had run out. They moved right passed it.
Delay, control, and interrogate. Clinton did this time and time again yesterday. Clinton won.
“She was coached to deceive,” Glenn said. “I bet my life on it. Too bad the senators and congressmen weren’t coached to catch her deception.”