The Obama White House knowingly lied, lied, lied, lied, lied to the American people about what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. And they’re still lying. And now we finally have the proof of a coordinated cover-up within the White House that was designed to blunt the effect of the attack on Obama’s re-election chances against Mitt Romney. Let’s see what the American people do about it. Or if they even care anymore.
Top-ranking members of the Obama administration coordinated in 2012 to portray the deadly attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, as being “rooted in [an] Internet video” and not “a broader failure or policy,” according to newly declassified emails.
The emails, released Tuesday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, show then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes collaborating with other senior White House officials to shield President Barack Obama from criticism.
Several top White House staffers, including political strategist David Plouffe and press secretary Jay Carney, were involved in these emails, some of which were circulated just a day before then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on television to blame the attacks on a YouTube video.
The “goal” going forward, one Rhodes email said, is “to underscore that these protests are rooted in [an] Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”
The 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents released Tuesday show that Rice received her talking points directly from the highest reaches of Obama’s inner circle.