With Benghazi whistleblowers beginning to surface and offer to go under oath in exchange for judicial protection from the menace of the U.S. government, I have already heard Democrats decry the attacks on Hillary Clinton specifically because she was exonerated by her own Accountability Review Board (ARB). It was her review board, headed by Thomas Pickering, and Thomas Pickering to Hillary means “old friend.” Bill Clinton appointed Pickering to U.S. Ambassador to Russia. He was the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1997 – 2001. Neither Hillary or her staff were interviewed by the Board. Hillary personally appointed four members of the Board and the DNI chose the fifth member. Look at the connections below.
…Thomas Pickering was appointed to to the third ranking position in the State Department by Madeleine Albright, who was appointed by Bill Clinton. Pickering is a member of the advisory board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) – left-leaning according to Judicial Watch…
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC):
…that opposes the imposition of economic sanctions against Iran and that, in the estimation of national security expert Kenneth Timmerman, “has been lobbying Congress to win support for an agenda that mirrors the goals of the Tehran regime.”
In 2009, former FI counterterrorism agent Kenneth Piernick reported that the group “may be lobbying n behalf of Iranian government interests…
In her 2009 paper Rise of the Iran Lobby, published by the Center for Security Policy, former CIa officer clare Lopez wrote that “Ambassador Pickering’s positions on Iran include calls for bilateral talks without preconditions and a plan for a multinational uranium enrichment consortium in Iran.
Also on the Board was Uzra Zeya, who served as the Executive Secretary. She has served as Deputy Executive Secretaries to Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice. Uzra Zeya is a staff member of the American Educational Trust specializing in Islamic affairs. This article by Zeya shows a mission to clear up unattractive images of the prophet Muhammad – things like the the Koran placing men above females. Not so according to Ms. Zeya. She also authored “How US Islamic Financial Institutions Provide Interest-Free Services.” She ‘produced’ this video (or something – it’s presented as Islam in America – by Uzra Zeya) of a pretty blonde California girl who converted to Islam, never leaves her home without being properly covered, and runs a school for Muslim children.
Enraging that Congress let Secretary Hillary Clinton get away with this. She was not investigated by this willfully biased “Accountability Review Board.” Where are our Defending Fathers.