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Bombshell: Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Adminís Reaction to Benghazi
Tea Party Network ^ | April 29, 2014 | Greg Campbell

Posted on 04/29/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT by robowombat

BOMBSHELL! Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admin’s Reaction to Benghazi

April 29, 2014 By Greg Campbell

Emails obtained by Judicial Watch have revealed that the top priority after the Benghazi terrorist attack was not national security nor was it ensuring a proper investigation into who orchestrated an attack on our consulate that left four Americans dead.

No, the priority of top advisors in the earliest days after the Benghazi attack was ensuring that President Obama “looked good” prior the 2012 election.

As part of a Freedom of Information Lawsuit, the Obama Administration released nearly 100 pages of documents to Judicial Watch, the government watchdog group, that shows that then-Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was prompted to lie to the American people repeatedly during her round of appearances on morning talk shows where she pushed the narrative that a YouTube video was responsible for an impromptu protest in Benghazi that simply got out of hand.

In reality, the terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi was an orchestrated attack- a fact that had been denied by the Obama Administration for weeks following the attack and Rice’s appearances.

Among the pages of documents was an email from Ben Rhodes, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, dated September 14th, 2012. The email was sent to around a dozen members of the president’s top advisors and assistants with the subject: “RE: PREP Call with Susan: Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.”

The email enumerates the top priorities of these media appearances as being: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

and

“To reinforce the President and Administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.” Rhodes also wrote, “I think that people have come to trust that President Obama provides leadership that is steady and statesmanlike. There are always going to be challenges that emerge around the world, and time and again, he has shown that we can meet them.” Payton Knopf, the former deputy spokesman at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations also communicated in the released emails that the Benghazi attack was “complex,” but Rice still maintained her narrative that the Benghazi attack was “spontaneous.”

Then-CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell is credited in the emails as being the person chiefly responsible for altering the talking points. An email notes, “The first draft apparently seemed unsuitable … because they seemed to encourage the reader to infer incorrectly that the CIA had warned about a specific attack on our embassy. Morell noted that these points were not good and he had taken a heavy hand to editing them. He noted that he would be happy to work with [then deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton] Jake Sullivan and Rhodes to develop appropriate talking points.” Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton expressed outrage over the emails, noting that the emails appeared more in-line with a public relations strategy dedicated to damage control rather than dealing with the terrorist attack that killed Americans. “Now we know the Obama White House’s chief concern about the Benghazi attack was making sure that President Obama looked good,” Fitton said in a statement. “And these documents undermine the Obama administration’s narrative that it thought the Benghazi attack had something to do with protests or an Internet video.”

“Given the explosive material in these documents, it is no surprise that we had to go to federal court to pry them loose from the Obama State Department,” Fitton said. The Benghazi terrorist attack occurred as President Obama maintained a tight presidential race with Mitt Romney. By refocusing the narrative, the Obama Administration was able to largely downplay the significant impact of his administration’s weak foreign policy on American security abroad.

The released emails appear to confirm what the Tea Party and conservatives have long believed, that the Obama Administration has been infinitely more concerned with avoiding blame than ensuring this kind of tragedy doesn’t happen again or finding justice for the families of those ruthlessly murdered.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; obama

1 posted on 04/29/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

The only “bombshell” is that there is proof.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 9:10:57 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: robowombat

He needs to consult Hillary on how to make documents disappear.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 9:11:25 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: robowombat

Bombshell?

Have NBC/CBS/ABC Evening News devoted any coverage to this yet?? Are they taking about it on “The View”? Are The Daily Show and the Late Night Comics making jokes about it?

Until then, it is just “Chatter by internet crazies!”.

The vast majority of the low-infos that need to hear about this, never will.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 9:11:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf
The vast majority of the low-infos that need to hear about this, never will.

Or wont care.

5 posted on 04/29/2014 9:18:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: robowombat
So who hijacked Obama’s weapons depots? Somebody somewhere is sitting on a heap of weapons.
6 posted on 04/29/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: doc1019

No shocker here. The no/lows just want their phones and ebts. They couldn’t care less about the 4 dead.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 9:19:43 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Unfortunately you are correct.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 9:21:19 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: robowombat; Nachum

Ping?


9 posted on 04/29/2014 9:22:17 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Will this get Hillary off the hook or will BO blame her? As was pointed out on another thread, he did just hire a criminal lawyer. Where’s the mooch?


10 posted on 04/29/2014 9:26:57 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: robowombat

There was never a doubt. No serious person thinks that Obama cared about anything but the political fallout with regards to Benghazi.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: dandiegirl
Will this get Hillary off the hook or will BO blame her?

They'll provide cover for each other so she can win in 2016.

12 posted on 04/29/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: tcrlaf

I always wondered how it was possible for a totalitarian state to keep information from the masses. Now we know. The press, for the most part, simply agreed with the goal, so they were (and are) willing to ignore the truth to keep the agenda moving forward.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 9:33:24 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: doc1019

Exactly. And if past is any indication of future performance, nothing will come of this.

As Krauthammer said about Benghazi: “It’s over.” They won.

I’d love to be proven wrong about this, but when you have the entire Democrat party, all the Soros et al funded PACS, the Clintons, and the news media on your side - not to mention a bunch of panty-waists running the GOP - what else could you expect?


14 posted on 04/29/2014 9:39:54 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: HMS Surprise

” - - - 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!


15 posted on 04/29/2014 9:39:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: doc1019

Sometimes it’s NOT good to be right. Sad, sad situation. Kinda like “Dude, where’s my country?” I know it was here a second ago now I can’t find it.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 9:41:27 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: bigbob

No argument here.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 9:41:30 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: tcrlaf

It was covered extensively on FOX’s Special Report. You should have heard the liberal Charles (not Dr. K.) who was part of the panel tonight trying to explain it away.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 9:48:53 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: robowombat

There was a reaction to Benghazi???

Funny, I had been under the impression that there were merely shrugs and yawns all around.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 10:22:43 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: robowombat

You can pretty much score their obsession with appearances as an admission that the truth is contrary.

From a logic standpoint, it’s another “don’t call my bluff” moment.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 10:29:33 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: tcrlaf
Shhhhhh! These Blockbuster bombs don't go off unless you hit them juuussst right.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 12:08:26 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: robowombat

The only thing that is wrong here is that the Jakarta street kid in our White House didn’t make any decisions that night: Valerie Jarrett is the one making decisions.

She is in charge. He works for her as a facade.

The problems we see, the really stupid decisions, are all her’s.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 1:06:06 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: robowombat
BenghaziGate 4, Watergate 0.
23 posted on 04/30/2014 2:20:30 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: robowombat

Irrelevant, Obama could murder someone on TV and the media and Congress wouldn’t do a damn thing.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 2:22:37 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: robowombat

I really wish they would release the text of the entire email. Context is a nice thing.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 2:46:46 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Veggie Todd

If the total truth comes out It will end her career,the policy of running guns from Benghazi,to Syria,through Turkey which she was involved in,as well as getting Ghadaffi killed in the first place was this numb nuts policy that is the reason for the whole cover-up.Remember Hillary’s joke,we came,we saw,he died,ha ha,about Ghadaffi.
They were running guns to rebels in Syria to get Assad,it was Alqueda who was getting the weapons,I spoke with Ted Cruz last night on a Tele town hall and brought this up in a question,be said if the Republicans regain control of the Senate he will propose a select committee to investigate the Benghazi,that’s mess


26 posted on 04/30/2014 3:36:49 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

No one in the hated EXEMPT US Congress cares.

THEY ALL support al Qaeda, and
will continue to do anything they can
do AGAINST the American people.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 4:07:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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