Hillary Clinton may have been one of the most incompetent leaders to ever head the U.S. State Department.
She failed to protect diplomats and security personnel at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
And she’s been accused of helping to push through a controversial uranium sale to Russia, even as her family’s Clinton Foundation accepted donations from Russian nuclear interests.
Now it appears that Clinton may have left a U.S. hostage to die in Iran… all because she didn’t like a press release.
Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing in Iran in 2007. There have been conflicting reports about whether he was working for the Central Intelligence Agency at the time.
“Proof of life” photos of a haggard-looking Levinson were published in 2010 and 2013.
And in 2010, while Levinson was by all accounts very much alive, Clinton had a chance to save him… and blew it.
According to an in-depth feature published by John Solomon of The Hill, the FBI recruited Russian aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska to help secure Levinson’s release.
Deripaska reportedly spent $25 million of his own money financing a rescue team – and in 2010, a deal was struck to release Levinson.
The only catch? The Iranian regime wanted Clinton to release a statement making clear that it was not directly involved in Levinson’s abduction.
It would have been an easy thing for Clinton to do. After all, she could have simply reneged on the statement after Levinson was back safely on American soil.
But, perhaps more worried about her own political future, Clinton refused.
“At the last minute, Secretary Clinton decided not to make the agreed-on statement,” former federal prosecutor David McGee told The Hill.
The operation was eventually scrapped, and there has been no formal word on Levinson’s condition since.
While Levinson’s family believes he’s still alive, others say there’s a good chance he’s not.
But make no mistake about it. When Clinton balked at the deal brokered between the U.S. and Iran, she knew that Levinson may never come home.
She was essentially leaving him for dead… because she didn’t like a media statement that she could have eventually refuted anyway.
It’s just another example of the cold political calculus that guides Clinton’s decision-making.
And it’s a powerful reminder that in Hillary Clinton’s ego-driven world, nobody matters but Hillary Clinton.