She still lied. She could have said, “We don’t know”. Instead she lied and blamed a film.
I suspect this is being trotted out as Rice’s excuse for not knowing what she was talking about.
Yes she did lie. From the story:
"The intelligence community assessed from the very beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack." DNI spokesman Shawn Turner tells CBS News. That information was shared at a classified level -- which Rice, as a member of President Obama's cabinet, would have been privy to.