William Safire, a long-time political and language columnist for the New York Times, was a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient in 2006, served on the Pulitzer Board, and was a Chief Executive of The Dana Foundation.
His caustic 1996 article about Hillary Clinton shows that she has a long history of being a congenital liar that began decades before the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.
Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar.
Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.
Therefore, ask not "Why didn't she just come clean at the beginning?" She had good reasons to lie; she is in the longtime habit of lying; and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends.