Skip to comments.Bombshell: Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Adminís Reaction to Benghazi
Posted on 04/29/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT by robowombat
BOMBSHELL! Newly Released Emails Reveal Obama Admins 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 Rices 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 presidents 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.
To reinforce the President and Administrations 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 Watchs 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 Houses 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 administrations 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 administrations 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 doesnt happen again or finding justice for the families of those ruthlessly murdered.
The only “bombshell” is that there is proof.
He needs to consult Hillary on how to make documents disappear.
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.
Or wont care.
No shocker here. The no/lows just want their phones and ebts. They couldn’t care less about the 4 dead.
Unfortunately you are correct.
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?
There was never a doubt. No serious person thinks that Obama cared about anything but the political fallout with regards to Benghazi.
They'll provide cover for each other so she can win in 2016.
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.
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?
- - - 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!
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.
No argument here.
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.
There was a reaction to Benghazi???
Funny, I had been under the impression that there were merely shrugs and yawns all around.
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.
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.
Irrelevant, Obama could murder someone on TV and the media and Congress wouldn’t do a damn thing.
I really wish they would release the text of the entire email. Context is a nice thing.
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
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.