Yes, The White House Did Tell Susan Rice To Lie About Benghazi
And to our good friends on the left: No, the story is not going away.
Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances — where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video.
More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications…
The email lists the following two goals, among others:
“To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”
“To reinforce the President and Administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.”
In other words: We need to lie our asses off about this, you guys, or we could lose this election!
Speaking of elections. Ladies and gentlemen, the next President of the United States:
— RB (@RBPundit) April 29, 2014
Update: Neil Munro has more.
Update: John Hayward sums it up.
All that spin from Obama apologists, gone in an instant. All those questions about the original of the false “video protest” narrative pushed by the White House to save Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, answered at a stroke. Yes, it was all a lie, and the White House knew it.
Update: Here’s Jay Carney about a year ago, lying about the Benghazi talking points.
Update: Glenn Reynolds is the truth.
For me, the worst part was sending a filmmaker to jail for no reason other than self-protection at election time.