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White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative
http://www.sharylattkisson.com/ ^ | 4/29/2014 | Sharyl Attkisson

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 Obama’s ​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 Administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benrhodes; jaycarney; libya; obama; sharylattkisson; susanrice
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Well isn't that special.... Looks like we've got ourselves the smoking gun.

Notice how Sharyl doesn't work for CBS News anymore. Wonder if Ben made a phone call to his brother David.

1 posted on 04/29/2014 8:02:52 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

It’s a national disgrace.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 8:08:34 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And the people we voted for will do nothing about it.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 8:09:55 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: NYRepublican72
FAKE SCANDAL

REALLY?


4 posted on 04/29/2014 8:11:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: demshateGod
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.

5 posted on 04/29/2014 8:11:59 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Will Sharyl get breitbarted.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 8:13:29 PM PDT by ncfool (Taking back America 2016.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Wish Sharyl would find out what BO was doing that night.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 8:13:41 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: NYRepublican72
……and an innocent man sat for 1 year in jail in Los Angeles as a sacrifice to obama/clinton. They knew and were all too happy to let him rot for their crass elitism. Last week Obama hired a criminal attorney. This week the e-mail comes out. I wonder…...
8 posted on 04/29/2014 8:13:57 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter

Hmmmm...... good points you make. Maybe we will get more.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 8:15:22 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Texas Songwriter

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.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 8:16:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Texas Songwriter

Hopefully the maker of the movie will sue Obama and Clinton’s butts off.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 8:17:14 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: demshateGod

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!


12 posted on 04/29/2014 8:17:41 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: NYRepublican72

Yea krauthammer says it’s over and he’s a genius!

Oh wait...

No matter. Not a smidgen of corruption to be found.

Oh wait.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 8:31:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: NYRepublican72

14 posted on 04/29/2014 8:32:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NYRepublican72

15 posted on 04/29/2014 8:33:19 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Barak; obama

What did Obama know, and when did he know it?


16 posted on 04/29/2014 8:37:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Yes, nothing to see here, folks...only Democrats, and they mean well.

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?!

17 posted on 04/29/2014 8:44:09 PM PDT by daler
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To: NYRepublican72; EricGurr; Texas Fossil; Jim Robinson; kristinn; IBD editorial writer; ...

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.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 8:46:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 8:50:25 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NYRepublican72
White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative...in spite of all the times he's now said he knew right away that the attack was terrorist, he went to the UN a month afterwards and essentially lied to the world when he asserted six times during his speech that it was the result of a video - the man is sinking beneath contempt....
20 posted on 04/29/2014 8:50:42 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Graewoulf
From the horse's mouth: Judicial Watch: Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points.
21 posted on 04/29/2014 8:55:47 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: bigbob

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.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 8:59:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Graewoulf
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?

SCANT LITTLE when it comes to fighting to good fight,

I think a petition suggesting he step back...and down might be advantageous
23 posted on 04/29/2014 9:05:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The fat lady has yet to even enter the building.....yet alone sing....so its far from being over.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 9:07:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: NYRepublican72
I hope Sharly Atkisson stays alive.
25 posted on 04/29/2014 9:08:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yup.

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.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 9:14:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 9:15:51 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: All

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?


28 posted on 04/29/2014 9:16:12 PM PDT by willywill
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To: NYRepublican72

Impeach and remove


29 posted on 04/29/2014 9:17:06 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: willywill

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.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 9:19:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: NYRepublican72

“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.


31 posted on 04/29/2014 9:22:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: MeshugeMikey; Aria; Seattle Conservative; Baynative; doug from upland; All

” - - - 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!


32 posted on 04/29/2014 9:30:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"The Rhodes email states that another “goal” is “To reinforce the President and Administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.”

By lying about the Administration's strength, steadyness, and honesty in dealing with difficult challenges?

WTF?!

33 posted on 04/29/2014 9:40:44 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Baghdad Bob was more honorable than these people in the White house. More believable too!
34 posted on 04/29/2014 9:46:46 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: NYRepublican72
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

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

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

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.

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama refused to act! He left 41 in the breach.

35 posted on 04/29/2014 10:15:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Benghazi bump for later...


36 posted on 04/29/2014 10:22:55 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: NYRepublican72

They also put a guy in jail for that video


37 posted on 04/29/2014 10:57:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NYRepublican72

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.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 1:15:30 AM PDT by chessplayer
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>> 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.


39 posted on 04/30/2014 1:23:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
And to all these naysayers out there who love to say, “we're DOOOOMED,” or “it's all over”, to hell with your cowardace and lack of balls...if you don't stand up and FIGHT, it WILL be over. IT'S NOT OVER, UNTIL WE THE PEOPLE SAY IT'S OVER, AND WE HAVE WON! And, of course, from there it's vigilance forever to safeguard our regained Constitution, Liberty and Freedom. Remember our forefathers, our brave men and women who fought and died in wars past, and shut up and get up and FIGHT!
40 posted on 04/30/2014 1:28:06 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Graewoulf

LIKE


41 posted on 04/30/2014 3:09:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: NYRepublican72

As his name implies, he only gets very excited for brief spurts, then goes limp.


42 posted on 04/30/2014 3:40:24 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Hold on a minute, while I see if my morning Hearst paper covers this. Will be back.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 4:43:42 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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To: Graewoulf

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.”


44 posted on 04/30/2014 5:02:10 AM PDT by Corpus_Delicious
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To: NYRepublican72

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.


45 posted on 04/30/2014 5:04:38 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: BilLies

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.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 5:04:45 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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To: All

I keep thinking of that phrase, “It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup”.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 5:05:47 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: NYRepublican72

I disagree that Boner is spineless. He sticks up for what he believes in (big government) despite what his constituents want.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 5:06:52 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: BilLies

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).


49 posted on 04/30/2014 5:15:26 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: demshateGod

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)


50 posted on 04/30/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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