Seems that Hillary Clinton is putting all of her extra free time, courtesy of her unexpected early retirement, to good use trolling Trump cabinet officials on Twitter. Late last night, the two-time failed presidential candidate posted a link to a tweet from long-time confidante Phillipe Reines directed at Mike Flynn and his son saying "what goes around 'COMETS' around," a reference to the PizzaGate scandal. Per Hillary:
"Philippe's got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news..."
Philippe's got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news... https://t.co/a02sXiaHfp— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 14, 2017
Hillary's link redirected her disaffected supporters to a tweet from Philippe Reines trolling Flynn and Flynn Jr. for having previously mentioned the Pizzagate scandal in tweets of their own, along with a link to job openings at Dominos Pizza...very clever, indeed.
"Dear Mike Flynn & Mike Flynn Jr., What goes around COMETS around. And given your pizza obsession..."
Dear Mike Flynn & Mike Flynn Jr.,— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) February 14, 2017
What goes around COMETS around.
And given your pizza obsession...https://t.co/rmyO7wyJKX
Of course, Reines is referencing a tweet that Flynn Jr. sent during the campaign saying "Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it'll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many "coincidences" tied to it.”
Meanwhile, if the name Philippe Reines sounds familiar to you, it probably should. Reines is the long-time Hillary confidant who rigged the first Congressional hearing on Benghazi by feeding questions he wanted to answer to Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and even admitted to the farce in an email to Chelsea Clinton (aka "Diane Reynolds", aka "Energy") confirming that "we wired it."
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For those who "do not recall" Reines' involvement in the Benghazi scandal, here is a recap from our previous post.
Newly released emails from Citizens United suggest that Hillary's team attempted to rig the first Congressional hearing on Benghazi by feeding questions they wanted to answer to Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, who at the time was acting chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Per Fox News, Philippe Reines, founding member of the Clinton-aligned consulting group Beacon Global Strategies, wrote the following to Chelsea Clinton (aka "Diane Reynolds", aka "Energy") on the morning of the Benghazi hearings:
"We wired it that Menendez would provide an opportunity to address two topics we needed to debunk (her actions/whereabouts on 9/11, and these email from Chris Stevens about moving locations)."
And wouldn't you know it, the first two questions that Menendez asked Hillary at the January 23, 2013 hearing were the exact same questions that Reines suggested were planted with the Senator's office in his email above.
"Can you give us your insights on the decision-making process regarding the location of the Mission. And, as part of that, can you also in your response, you touched upon it in your opening statement, but what actions were you and your staff taking the night of September 11 and into September 12?"
The full Menendez Q&A session can be viewed below.
In 2013, the New Jersey senator was about to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, replacing John Kerry who was in line to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Of course, since then Menendez was indicted on bribery charges in March 2015 in what prosecutors said was a scheme to trade political favors for luxury vacations, golf outings, campaign donations and expensive flights. Per the New York Times, the indictment, the first federal bribery charges against a sitting senator in a generation, puts Menendez’s political future in jeopardy as he faces a possible sentence of 15 years in prison for each of the eight bribery counts.
Philippe Reines is a founding member of the Clinton-aligned consulting group Beacon Global Strategies. One of Beacon's senior counselors is former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell, who was responsible for heavily edited the controversial Benghazi talking points, which helped establish the administration’s initial flawed narrative about the attack.
How many plumes of smoke must be pointed out before an official fire is declared?