Report: Emails Show White House Told of Terrorism Claim Two Hours After Benghazi Attack

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Of course that’s just the White House, so that’s a building in no way connected to Barack Obama or Joe Biden. Please, insist if you must, Chris Matthews, that it’s a YouTube video. Meanwhile, the plot just got much thicker.

Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

Two hours. The president then went on for two weeks lying and claiming it was a video. The maker of the video sits in prison without bail.

Social justice, we suppose.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.

Even as the attack was under way. Then five days later Susan Rice lied on national television, on five different programs. The president then again lied on The View, Lettetrman and six times at the UN.

Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.

While officials did mention the possible involvement of “extremists,” they did not lay blame on any specific militant groups or possible links to al Qaeda or its affiliates until intelligence officials publicly alleged that on September 28.

Seventeen days. And most of the media was willing to let them get away with it. Think about that.

Via Andy.

We posted this earlier, but it’s worth repeating in the context of this development.


2 Responses to “Report: Emails Show White House Told of Terrorism Claim Two Hours After Benghazi Attack”

  1. EsausMessage on 24/24/12 at 9:51 am

    That’s right Foggy Bottom. Go ahead, West Wing. Keep blaming the intelligence community. There’s more of these leaks in the works.

    You know who’s more disappointed than I that Romney didn’t vivisect Obama on live TV over this scandal? David Petraeus. James Clapper.