Skip to comments.White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative
Posted on 04/29/2014 8:02:52 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
Newly-released documents reveal direct White House involvement in steering the public narrative about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, toward that of a spontaneous protest that never happened.
One of the operative documents, which the government had withheld from Congress and reporters for a year and a half, is an internal September 14, 2012 email to White House press officials from Ben Rhodes, President Obamas Assistant and Deputy National Security Advisor. (Disclosure:Ben Rhodes is the brother of David Rhodes, the President of CBS News, where I was employed until March.) In the email, Ben Rhodes lists as a goal the White House desire To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.
The email is entitled, RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET and refers to White House involvement in preparing then-U.S.Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice for her upcoming appearance on Sunday television network political talk shows.
The Rhodes email states that another goal is To reinforce the President and Administrations strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.
Notice how Sharyl doesn't work for CBS News anymore. Wonder if Ben made a phone call to his brother David.
It’s a national disgrace.
And the people we voted for will do nothing about it.
Of course not, Boehner is spineless. Maybe he'll have a good cry over it, instead.
Will Sharyl get breitbarted.
Wish Sharyl would find out what BO was doing that night.
Hmmmm...... good points you make. Maybe we will get more.
Maybe that’s why the Mooch is going full bore on luxury vacays with the princesses. She knows it’s not going to last till the end of the term.
Hopefully the maker of the movie will sue Obama and Clinton’s butts off.
Well actually only about 93% of blacks, the feel guilty whites (still), 14% or so, and of course those that just want to go along with the majority (24%). Just enough to be a problem... Seems that politics has become simply just who can pay/give more or just get along. Doomed!
Racist? You bet, almost all blacks are racists and only vote for their race regardless of politics!
Yea krauthammer says it’s over and he’s a genius!
No matter. Not a smidgen of corruption to be found.
What did Obama know, and when did he know it?
Bill Clinton is a pop-star and his "wife" a contender for the presidency; that's enough to snuff out any memory I have of the country I grew up honoring.
And Nixon resigned the presidency for, er, what?!
I read ace reporter Sharyl’s article twice, but did not find where she stated what caused the Email to be released.
Minus one for Sharyl.
On FOX’s “Special Report” tonight ace reporter Catherine Herridge stated that the Email was released by a Judge involving a Law Case filed by JUDICIAL WATCH.
Plus one for Catherine.
If Judicial Watch can acquire information through the US Legal System, then of what useful purpose is Speaker Boehner to the people of the United States of America?
Speaker Boehner has repeatedly refused to appoint a House Special Investigator for Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, NSA, illegal amendments to Federal Laws, or any other of the many, many Obama Administration Scandals.
Speaker Boehner is a continuing disgrace to the Office of Speaker of the US House of Representatives!
With each passing day that the US House Members does not replace Speaker Boehner, Speaker (?) John Boehner continues to be THE Poster Boy for what is rotten in the formerly GREAT Republican Party, and the current US House of Representatives.
Unfortunately we’ll have to wait and see whether anything changes as a result of this disclosure before declaring Krauthammer wrong. The evidence has been pretty clear on other Obama scandals and misdeeds, yet nothing has happened.
If the past is any indication, it may well be over.
Kraut WAS wrong. I get what you’re saying, but the only way it’s over is if we let it be over. There is a whole so far uncontrolled internet that says it ain’t over.
Kraut is an animal of the MSM. He still thinks that if it dies there, it dies everywhere. Bull. I used to run a niche website with more readers a day than MSNBC has in a month. And that was in the 90s. Palin tweets something and jets hundreds of thousands of net hits every time.
It is over when WE say it’s over.
The fat lady has yet to even enter the building.....yet alone sing....so its far from being over.
I am baffled at why we do not use the internet in an organized way to shut out and bypass the MSM. Well not baffled. But if all the Right wing website personalities that spend more time on TV than researching their stories told the MSM ‘Sorry” and made their content exclusive to each other, the MSM would be in deep poop.
Not one detractor to the idea has ever explained to me how it is that Palin can do what she does on social media and no one else can. But I have the answer. Because no one tries.
What stops Bhoner and the GOP from using the Youtube channels they have to do their own press conferences? Why go to the media to be sniped? Do as Reagan did in the pre net days and go with your message to the people directly.
Yea I know Bhoner is a lib that refuses to in order to HELP dems. But someone like Cruz SHOULD.
So many easy ways to turn this around and no one in a position to even tries.
Look, almost everyone in D.C. is on the trillion dollar gravy train and so they put on a little play for us - left right left right.....while actually we only go left and down. Our part is supposed to be that we shut up and do as we are told.
Ted Cruz, Sarah, if she could get elected, and a very few others appear to be the exceptions.
can somebody tell me why, in cases like this, they didn’t just delete all traces of the email. even if they “accidentally” lost the hard drive?
Impeach and remove
Because even if they did, the Machivellians would sneak a copy or two somewhere for safekeeping. And there are systems in place not even the commies can easily avoid anyway.
“Of course not, Boehner is spineless. Maybe he’ll have a good cry over it, instead. “
SSSHHHH. Don’t bother the Congressional GOPe. They are busy pimping amnesty.
- - - Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents. - - -
THAT WAS ELEVEN DAYS AGO!
WHY THE DELAY?
Disgraced Boehner has been proven to be the WORST House Speaker ever, by a simple request for information by Judicial Watch lawyers. Pathetic!
RESIGN Boehner, so TREY GOWDY can tomorrow be Speaker of the US House of Representatives!
By lying about the Administration's strength, steadyness, and honesty in dealing with difficult challenges?
0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.
Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker
There are three scandals here...
Denial of prior requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.
The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.
ONE man had the authority to act that night.
0bama refused to act! He left 41 in the breach.
Benghazi bump for later...
They also put a guy in jail for that video
Smoking gun? Not even close. Libs are already claiming the documents and emails were altered by the right. There will never be a smoking gun.
>> Regime: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”
The dirtbags pissed on the 1st Amendment.
Keep up the good work, Sharyl.
As his name implies, he only gets very excited for brief spurts, then goes limp.
Hold on a minute, while I see if my morning Hearst paper covers this. Will be back.
Sharyl did in fact report why the email was released, but you have to go the her page to see the full report. The report shown by FreeRepublic is abbreviated, but there is much, much more!
From sharlyattkisson.com... “A court compelled the release of the documents, which were heavily-redacted, to the conservative watchdog group JudicialWatch, which has sued the government over its failed Freedom of Information responses. I have also requested Benghazi-related documents under Freedom of Information law, but the government has only produced a few pages to date.”
The attack in Benghazi unfolded in the afternoon and early evening in Washington.
Either we’re to believe the Whote House directed the Benghazi narrative OR Obama said “...screw it...it’s fish taco night and we’re watching Shrek II”. Which is worse? The White House is sticking with the latter.
Checked and found nothing. Searched Albany Times Union for “sharyl attkisson” nothing shows up under her byline or in reference to Benghazi and CBS censorship.
Not surprising, for an organization that made a deal with Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco whereby they (Hearst) would support his reelection campaign if he would not object to the Hearst take over of a rival paper.... transcript of 1999 court case.
I keep thinking of that phrase, “It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup”.
I disagree that Boner is spineless. He sticks up for what he believes in (big government) despite what his constituents want.
Saw an amazing thing this a.m. cbs actually covered the released emails. cbs did try to cover-up as much as possible with their reporting but the emails were covered. cbs is caught in a catch 22 for this scandal from what can determine. Two brothers exist, iirc, one being the president of cbs and the other wrong some of the emails. cbs has been a participant in the cover-up of the cover-up is what floats to the surface (imho).
Boehner and the GOP [including the treasonous McCain]
are part of the story ... and the coverup.
The G.O.P. means (we) G(ave). O(bama) . P(ower)