The night of the attack Hillary emailed her daughter Chelsea (full email). Note that Hillary names "an Al Queda-like group" being responsible. No mention of a video or protest:
statement on the attack.
The next day State Department document records call between Secretary Clinton and Egyptian Prime Minister:
|Hillary: "We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack- not a protest."|
In a series of e-mails shown by Jordan, experts in the State Department’s Near East Affairs Bureau are shown reacting dubiously to Rice’s claim. “I think Rice was off the reservation on this one,” one wrote. “Off the reservation on five networks!” another responded. Another e-mail said the “WH [was] very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.”Email from the White House aide Ben Rhodes confirms: “Goal”: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in and Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.” Clearly, the White House didn't want Obama blamed for this mess during the presidential election campaign where Obama repeatedly claimed "Al Queda is on the run."
Here's the full presentation by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in Benghazi hearings on Thursday:
We know the answer to that question now. Hillary lied to the families of our fallen heroes. She lied to the American people. Why? To cover up her failures as Secretary of State and the failure of the Obama Administration which falsely claimed we were winning the war on terror.
REP. JIM JORDAN (R-OH): Everything points to a terrorist attack. We just heard from Mr. Pompeo about the long history of terrorist incidents, terrorist violence in the country.
And yet five days later Susan Rice goes on five TV shows and she says this, "Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction as a consequence of a video," a statement we all know is false. But don't take my word for it. Here's what others have said.
"Rice was off the reservation," off the reservation on five networks, White House worried about the politics. Republicans didn't make those statements. They were made by the people who worked for you in the Near Eastern Affairs bureau, the actual experts on Libya in the State Department.
So if there's no evidence for a video-inspired protest, then where did the false narrative start?
It started with you, Madam Secretary.
At 10:08, on the night of the attack, you released this statement, "Some have sought to justify the vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet."
At 10:08, with no evidence, at 10:08, before the attack is over, at 10:08, when Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are still on the roof of the annex, fighting for their lives, the official statement of the State Department blames a video.
The fact that Obama and Hillary put politics above national security and the lives of Americans won't surprise anyone who has witnessed the foreign policy debacles across the board these last six and a half years. But this record of LIES should disqualify Hillary or any Democrat involved from gaining higher office!