The Obama/Lynch “Justice” Department has decided that taxpayers should now pay for defending Hillary Clinton in the lawsuit contending that Hillary’s use of a private email server caused a breach of security that resulted in the deadly attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012 on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
A top Justice Department official notified a federal judge last week that most of the allegations against Hillary in the suit pertain to her duties as secretary of state, so the federal government will defend her against those claims:
“I hereby certify, on the basis of information presently available with respect to the incidents alleged in the Complaint, that Defendant Hillary Clinton was acting within the scope of her office as the Secretary of State of the United States at the time of the alleged conduct that purportedly occurred while she was in office,” wrote James Tuohey Jr, chief of the Torts Branch of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.
So you can violate all kinds of rules and policy and be found by the F.B.I. director to be “extremely careless” in her “handling of very sensitive, highly classified information” and still get the taxpayer pay your legal bills?
The plaintiffs in the suit are the parents of two American government employees killed in the Benghazi attacks: Patricia Smith the mother of State Department information officer Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of CIA operative Tyrone Woods.
At least the government isn’t going to force taxpayers to pay for everything. Hillary will still have to defend the claims she defamed the plaintiffs by painting them as liars when she made false statements about the Benghazi after leaving the State Department.