Skip to comments.Judicial Watch: Obama Administration Still Withholding Documents about Benghazi Attack
Posted on 05/06/2014 2:57:07 PM PDT by don-o
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released a 17-page draft Vaughn Index document obtained from the U.S. Department of State on May 1, revealing that the Obama administration is still refusing to provide the full details of how top officials arrived at the now-discredited talking points released to the public following the deadly assault on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya. The new documents, containing more than 50 paragraphs of justifications to withhold information, were obtained in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Action (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch, Inc., v. U.S. Department of State, (Civil Action No. 13-cv-00951 (EGS)) filed on June 21, 2013.
A Vaughn Index is a document prepared by a federal agency to justify and detail the withholding of material from public disclosure. The State Department sent the Benghazi draft Vaughn Index to Judicial Watch on May 1, 2014, in accordance with a court order of October 1, 2013.
The new document seeks to justify withholding internal exchanges within the Obama administration about the Benghazi attack dating back to a September 11, 2013, interagency email exchange containing redactions of an opinion offered on how to respond Benghazi attack updates. Though the State Department document repeatedly describes the material as Unclassified or Sensitive But Unclassified, it nonetheless justifies scores of extensive redactions and exemptions.
The majority of material in the draft Vaughn Index document pertains to various drafts, and comments related to the drafts, of a proposed letter from United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN) Ambassador Susan Rice in response to various Congressional inquiries regarding the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya. The internal debate about the Rice response apparently continued until October 30, 2012. The material obtained by Judicial Watch included the following descriptions related to redacted..
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Storm the gates.
The cover-up of the cover-up is usually worse than the cover-up itself.
And sometimes the initial cover up is overblown to the original misdeed. I guess those Libs are just so cerebral, sometimes they out think themselves.
This coupled with the defiant “Climate Change Manifesto” they put out today makes me worry that it will take a whole more than a Constitutional term limit to evict “Big Eared Brother” from 1600 Pen.
ALL documents are now TOP SECRET ,so sorry no can have
There’s a vast amount more, I have no doubt.
I would expect the “oops, we deleted 296 TB of e-mail data by accident, it was the fault of an IT contractor” stories to start any day now.
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We were often very critical of the results that Judicial Watch failed to deliver in the Clinton years. This one shows a good result on their part — Bravo.
They cab keep many things within the WH ex staff. Anything with a lawyer on it, The only reason they got this was it came from state.
The Benghazi cover-up was the same formula used in the cover-up of the Ft. Hood terrorist attack by Nadal Hassan as “workplace violence”. Think about that for a moment.