Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer declared the new email showing White House involvement in the Benghazi talking points “a classic cover-up of a cover-up,” calling it “a serious offense.”
Krauthammer appeared on a Fox News panel along with The Washington Post’s Charles Lane and Fox News host and former White House press secretary Dana Perino.
The panel discussed new Benghazi emails released by government watchdog Judicial Watch, which reveal an intense interest and involvement by top White House staff in then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s September 2012 claim that the Benghazi attacks were caused by a Youtube video.
“We now have the smoking document, which is the White House saying, ‘We’re pushing the video because we don’t want to blame it on the failure of our policies,’ which is what anybody who looked at this assumed all the way through,” Krauthammer explained.
“Before an election, Obama is saying GM is alive, Al-Qaida is dead,” he continued. “He’s running essentially the foreign policy issue, on which the whole campaign is based, is one that says he killed bin Laden, Al-Qaida is on the run.
“This undermines the whole narrative,” Krauthammer asserted, “therefore they have to invent the video. So I think this is extremely important.”
But Krauthammer lamented the fact that the email may prove too little, too late.
“I know what’s going to happen,” he claimed. “The mainstream media will say ‘Oh, it’s so complicated,’ and they are not going to look into this. And without it, it’s going to be quite a struggle.”
“I think the Republicans have something here that really ought to be looked at,” Krauthammer noted. “I just don’t know if there’s going to be any interest in the mainstream media. They should because his exposes a cover-up of a cover-up.”
The email was blacked out in Judicial Watch’s initial Freedom of Information Act request and only revealed after a federal judge ordered the government to do so — facts that Krauthammer believed were telling indications of guilt.
“The fact that it was redacted, when the documents were asked for, and only revealed by a court order is telling you this is a classic cover-up of a cover-up,” Krauthammer explained. “And that is a serious offense.”
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