Obama State Dept’s New Gag Order on Employees to Stop Them Talking About Hillary, Benghazi, Emails

The Obama Department of State has just issued a 19-page revision of rules governing what its employees can say in public in an attempt to put a gag on any employees who might be inclined to tell the media or any one else what happened in Benghazi, or to discuss Hillary’s tenure as Sec. of State.

The new rules were issued today, Thursday.

The State Department has quietly issued a new policy that some insiders view as designed to keep employees from freely speaking to Congress or the press about Benghazi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy.

The State Department issued 19 pages of revised rules about official clearance for speaking, writing and teaching on July 27.

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The new rules, first reported by Diplopundit, a blog that unofficially watches State Department leadership and management issues, say in part: “Employee testimony, whether in an official capacity or in a personal capacity on a matter of Departmental concern may be subject to the review requirements of this subchapter. Employees should consult with the Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser or [U.S. Agency of International Development’s] Office of the General Counsel, as appropriate, to determine applicable procedures.”

According to the pseudonymously published Diplopundit, “In practical terms, we think this means that if you get summoned to appear before the House Select Benghazi Committee and is testifying in your personal capacity as a former or retired employee of the State Department, these new regulations may still apply to you, and you may still need clearance before your testimony.”

So, Obama appears to have formally picked his candidate and he now is moving to protect Hillary. Does this mean that he’ll now move to put an end to any investigations into Hillary’s email scandal?

Warner Todd Huston

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