The Washington Post

Call from Clinton aide on embassy attacks not ‘good news’

The Loop’s quote of the week expresses a sentiment familiar to many a government official: “A phone call from that senior a person is, generally speaking, not considered to be good news.” — Gregory Hicks, former deputy ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, describing a phone call he got from Cheryl Mills, chief of staff to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Hicks, who testified Wednesday before Congress, said Mills was upset with him for meeting with a congressional Republican investigating the deadly attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi.

That’s what caller ID is for.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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