Agreed, this goes too far out of the ballpark and she will be pulled back in due to no support behind it. Although, I wouldn't mind a second opinion on the story since you got this information from a left wing blog site called Crooks and Liars. I generally get my news from a variety of sources and don't go with just one slanted POV sight based half on opinion and other half in facts that only support the opinion. Sometimes I can get lazy, but generally I do not since I risk getting bitten in the ass later.
This is small potatoes regardless. It would never pass if these are the actual facts and all of them are accounted for in the story.