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White House Quick to Link Benghazi to Internet Video

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Even as the Benghazi Committee has its first major hearing three years after the attack, it is clear that the Benghazi scandal is worsening, not receding.

Just as Hillary Clinton prepared to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Judicial Watch uncovered documents that raise more questions about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission at Benghazi, Libya.

The documents show the White House contacted YouTube over an Internet video as one of its first moves after the initial attack.

The documents, from the agency’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, were provided to Judicial Watch in response to a court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on October 16, 2014, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01733).

This lawsuit seeks “any and all logs, reports, or other records” the Washington-based Diplomatic Security Command Center produced between Sept. 10, 2012, and Sept. 13, 2012, relating to the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.”

If you want to know how it is we get these documents and Congress can’t? The simple answer is because we’re in federal court and Congress is not.

We still don’t know the full truth behind the terrorist attack against U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi,

Libya that took place on Sept.11, 2012 that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. Two brave CIA contractors, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, lost their lives in a second attack and 10 others were injured.

Our new information is that only three hours after the initial attack on U.S. personnel in Benghazi, the White House contacted YouTube in an apparent effort to initially blame the assault on an obscure “Pastor John video,” rather than filmmaker Nakoula “Mark” Basseley Nakoula.

The administration falsely claimed that Nakoula’s video, “Innocence of Muslims,” provoked the attack. The Obama White House seemingly was confused which video to falsely blame for the terrorist assault.

The email also references the involvement of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch, through separate litigation, previously uncovered documents that show Obama White House officials set Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi response):

"Per Ambassador Mull [Stephen Mull, then Executive Secretary of the State Department] after SVTS [Secure Video Teleconference System] conference: DOD is looking at various resources. [Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton] expected to make statements one of which may confirm KIA, notification of next of kin is pending confirmation. DCM The Hague was to call OPS when completed."

The documents also reveal that at the time of the attack, the Department of Defense apparently had two government contractors in Benghazi working on weapons removal without the knowledge of the Department of State.

As you may know, the handling of weapons in Libya is a major unresolved issue related to the Benghazi cover-up.

This in one document release, in a sane world, would require multiple appearances by Hillary Clinton before multiple congressional committees (and maybe a grand jury).

You have to ask yourself what the administration would be able to get away with without the heavy lifting of Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch has now filed 40 FOIA requests, a Mandatory Declassification Review, and at least 12 lawsuits against the Obama administration relating to the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Currently, Judicial Watch is the only non-governmental organization in the nation litigating in federal court to uncover information withheld by the Obama administration about the events that transpired before, during, and following the Benghazi massacre.

These documents show the Obama White House rushed to tie yet another video to the Benghazi attack, even before Ambassador Stevens was accounted for.

The Obama White House, evidently, was confused as to which Internet video to falsely blame for the Benghazi terrorist attack.

These documents show that the Obama White House should have been focused on rescuing our people under fire.

These records also detail delays and lack of support that raise questions about whether American lives were needlessly lost and put at risk during the Benghazi attack.

Tom Fitton is the president of Judicial Watch. He is a nationally recognized expert on government corruption. A former talk radio and television host and analyst, Tom is well known across the country as a national spokesperson for the conservative cause. He has been quoted in Time, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and most every other major newspaper in the country. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.





 

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The Benghazi scandal is worsening, not receding. As Hillary Clinton prepared to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, uncovered documents raise more questions about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission at Benghazi, Libya.
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