Trump’s GOP Convention To Highlight Benghazi, Bill Clinton Sex Scandals

AP

Next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland will be a blast from the anti-Clinton past, according to a leaked version of the schedule obtained by the New York Times.

The convention’s first night will reportedly be devoted to the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, which congressional Republicans blame Hillary Clinton for failing to anticipate as secretary of state. Eight congressional committees investigated the attacks on the U.S. embassy, and those probes found no evidence of official wrongdoing on Clinton’s part.

The Times reported convention attendees can also expect a presentation outlining former President Bill Clinton’s sex life at some point during the convention. Trump has raised the issue frequently on the campaign trail, calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty, mean enabler” of her husband’s alleged sexual misconduct.

The other three nights of the event promise more conventional fare. Night two will have “a focus on the economy,” while Trump’s vice presidential pick is expected to speak on the third night and Trump himself will helm the fourth.

Still, the unconventional roster of speakers and attendees promises to make even these more traditional events unpredictable.

Trump’s 22-year-old daughter Tiffany is slated to speak on the night devoted to the economy, while former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will address the final night of the convention ahead of Trump.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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