Simply put, thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, new documents reveal that just after the attacks in Benghazi, The Obama Administration went into full lying mode to make it seem to the American people that it was not a result of terrorism, but merely a mob reaction to a YouTube video.
Our soon-to-be coronated President Hillary has her fingerprints all over it, too…
Judicial Watch released State Department documents on Tuesday, which reveal that in the immediate hours after the first Bengahzi attack, the Obama administration appeared more concerned about developing its false narrative about a YouTube video, than actually saving American lives.
“The documents detail that only three hours after the initial attack on U.S. personnel in Benghazi, the White House contacted YouTube in an apparent effort to initially blame the assault on an obscure “Pastor John video.”
“These documents show the Obama White House rushed to tie yet another video to the Benghazi attack, even before Ambassador Stevens was accounted for. The Obama White House, evidently, was confused as to which Internet video to falsely blame for the Benghazi terrorist attack,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents show that the Obama White House should have been focused on rescuing our people under fire. These documents detail delays and lack of support that raise questions about whether American lives were needlessly lost and put at risk during the Benghazi attack.”
The documents, from the agency’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, were provided to Judicial Watch in response to a court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on October 16, 2014, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01733)). The lawsuit seeks “any and all logs, reports, or other records” the Washington-based Diplomatic Security Command Center produced between September 10, 2012, and September 13, 2012, relating to the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.”
Documents obtained in a previous suit by JW showed, “White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to ‘reinforce’ President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being ‘rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy,’” the watchdog group reported.
It was JW’s release of a Rhodes’ email making this claim about the video, which had been withheld by the Obama administration from Congress, that caused the House of Representatives to approve the Select Committee on Benghazi in May, 2014, according to the organization.
For anyone who actually watched the hearings this week, I know at least one person who’s not concerned at all and that is Hillary Clinton – with her smug look and bored body language.
As the band Chicago used to sing; “Does anybody really know what time it is?”
I do: Pitchfork time.