Skip to comments.White House Contacted YouTube During Benghazi Attack, Darrell Issa Says
Posted on 05/22/2014 11:11:00 AM PDT by kristinn
A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the ramifications of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video.
The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is Update on Response to actions Libya. The was written hours before the attack was over.
Issa has asked the White House to declassify and release the document. In the meantime he has inserted a sentence from the e-mail in the Congressional Record.
White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video, the e-mail reads, according to Issa.
Issas full statement can be read here.
Asked about the document, a senior White House official told ABC News it demonstrates that the White House genuinely believed the video sparked the attack all along, a belief that turned out to be incorrect.
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The video was up on YooToob a long time before 2012.0911
What ramifications? This is a free speech issue. Are we now openly Soviet?
This such BS from Obama. They were caught with their pants down in a city without an embassy and they were killed in a muslim celebration of 9-11. The cover up is to cover up why we ahd an ambassador in Benghazi.
So what made them think “hmmmm.... attack on Benghazi ==> youtube “ ?
During the attack - not after it - during it.
Points to the false kidnapping theory
There is enough evidence to initiate impeachment proceedings and a criminal investigation on the WH for racketeering and other offenses a thousand times over, but since nothing along those lines looks like it will materialize, I remain skeptical whether one more drip will break the dam.
Or maybe John John Karl the White But wanted to make the appearance it believed it was the video to cover it’s tracks all along the way. I just love his immediate conclusion they believed all along when there isn’t one kick of evidence supporting that assertion. Even within hours they were advised it was a coordinated terrorist attack they continued to trump this line on every major news circuit. The slobbering media having gone thru many sets of knee pads to take in the “One” still seeks his approval to this day. Our media is sickening with no critical thought to what they write.
So this was the first ever anti-Islamic video ever posted on youtube? Really?
Exactly what they were doing. They were busy constructing the facade even before all the blood was spilled.
What a crying shame.
Or a cover story concocted by Obama and Hillary. By that time, they already knew the Amb was dead. It was 3:11 am the following morning in Benghazi. And they were watching the attacks real time via video and the unmanned drone.
Now Youtube has this nifty little button that you can hit to report a video that you deem offensive, and Youtube will investigate.
So, if this administration knew that this "incendiary" video, was capable of instigating significant violence in the Middle East, possibly targeting American citizens, then why wouldn't you report the stupid video prior to the attacks????? I mean, there's probably 3,500 State Department employees surfing Youtube all day, and not one could hit the button that it might be offensive?
Since it was 3 am in Libya, the WH and Hilary probably thought the attack was over. The annex wasn't really hit hard until 5:15 Benghazi time.
Lost in all of this is the fact that the video in question told the truth about pedophile MoHAMmed. Poorly done, but accurate.
There’s another layer (or two) of this fiasco that were not seeing yet!
Must be one of Obama's sons writing this email.
It was offensive only in the context that Mooselims are offended by the truth.
So instead of working on a plan to get support to Libya in real time, they were working on the cover-up.
So the Brits were pulling their people out as quickly as possible. Meanwhile team Obama was crafting deniability angles to cover the dirty work of turning a toxified embassy staff over to murderers.
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