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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks past after arriving at the airport in New Delhi May 7, 2012. Clinton said on Monday that Pakistan had not taken enough action against Hafiz Saeed, the Islamist blamed for masterminding the 2008 attack by Pakis
Trust Republicans to tip their politicizing of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release over into the realm of parody within mere days. For real, without having dropped any of their other lines of attack, Republicans are now demanding to know what Hillary Clinton knew. After all, she had lunch with President Obama a few days before Bergdahl's release! And if she runs for president, she's poised to kick the Republican nominee's ass in 2016, so ...
“If Mrs. Clinton remains politically active, people will want to know what her advice was on the subject,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), a senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said questions about the meeting are fair game.

“It’s fair game to ask her, “Did she know about this, what does she think about it, does she agree with the decision to withdraw troops in 2016?” he said. “These are all really good questions potential candidates for president need to answer.

Asking Clinton what she thinks about issues of policy is absolutely fair game, should she decide to run for president, which she has not yet done. Demanding to know what was said at a private lunch between the president and his former secretary of state because it must surely have been suspicious and bad is another thing entirely. The White House has said it will not provide a readout of the lunch, because, again, private.

Republican desperation to put Hillary Clinton into the middle of every scandal they're trying to manufacture is already stale and ridiculous. Imagine what it's going to be in a year. But meanwhile: #Bergdahl! #Bergghazi! #Bengdahl!

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 08:04 AM PDT.

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