This entire subject is a feint.
The real issue concerns the who and why of the fact that the U. S. refused to send military help to the victims of the attack.
The who part is so obviously Obama that it isn’t even a stretch. The why needs to be discovered.
I think that I figured out both the who and the why. Like you said, the who has to be Obama. The why is because they were watching the attack in real time from the surveillance cameras inside the compound. They knew that the ambassador was dead and issued a Stand Down, never giving a thought to the rest of the people at the CIA facility a mile away and by the time the second wave of the attack had begun, Obama had gone to bed to make sure that he got his beauty sleep for the campaign trip the next day. Obama slept through the second wave of the attack and his senior advisors, down in the situation room made the decision not to do nothing to rescue the rest of the people in Benghazi, who were still waiting for help to arrive.
My guess is that Clapper was in that situation room and that he is the one who concocted the story about the video, denying that it was an Al Qaeda terror attack because it had been their advice to Obama that persuaded him to prematurely issue the Stand Down. Those advisors were already in CYA mode the night of 9/11.
While Obama didn’t know about the second wave of the attack until the next morning, he most certainly knew that there was no peaceful protest.
You have to remember that to post modernist progressives, truth is a relative term and that everything depends on what the definition of “is” is. One man’s terrorist, is another man’s freedom fighter, or protester. To the Obama administration, the video is simply symbolic of everything that the West has done to offend the Islamists. To the Obama people, a lie is not a lie, unless it is told by a capitalist conservative.