Victoria Toensing makes an interesting point about Hillary Clinton’s assertions of innocence:
In her interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer last week, Hillary Clinton said “I was not making security decisions” about Benghazi, claiming “it would be a mistake” for “a secretary of state” to “go through all 270 posts” and “decide what should be done.” And at a January 2013 Senate hearing, Mrs. Clinton said that security requests “did not come to me. I did not approve them. I did not deny them.”
Does the former secretary of state not know the law? By statute, she was required to make specific security decisions for defenseless consulates like Benghazi, and was not permitted to delegate them to anyone else.
I think that the Secretary was ignorant of the law is plausible. Keep in mind that just because she was a lawyer it doesn’t mean that she was a good lawyer. When she took the DC bar she was the only Ivy League grad to fail the first time around.
In her defense I suspect she was not ignorant of the law. I suspect she thought it didn’t apply to her.