According to internal emails obtained by FOX News, the Obama administration knew the attack in Benghazi was not an uprising about a video.
Nonetheless, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others in the administration kept pushing that lie, for two weeks.
Evidence continues to mount showing that the administration likely lied to the American people about Benghazi.
From Greta Van Susteren, FOX News:
Fox has obtained a set of internal emails which declare that the group Ansar al Sharia claimed responsibility of the attack in Benghazi virtually as the raid played out on September 11th.Read more. View the emails.
Ansar al Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be a an al Qaeda affiliated group. The emails were sent by the State Department to across a variety of redacted national security platforms including the White House Situation room, the Pentagon, the FBI, the Director of National Intelligence and the State Department. Fox is told that approximately 300-400 national security figures received these emails in real time almost as the raid was playing out and concluding. Fox is told that figures directly receiving these emails work directly underneath the nation’s top national security, military and diplomatic officials.
The first email indicates that Ambassador Chris Stevens and other personnel were “in the compound safe haven.”
The timestamps on the emails are all eastern time and often include the subheading SBU…which is shorthand for “Sensitive But Unclassified.”
The redacted email address @nss.eop.gov is the White House Situation address. The email address extension @dni.gov is the an extension that goes to figures working under the Director of National Intelligence.
The first email was sent at 4:05 pm et with the subject line “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack (SBU).”
It goes on to say “The Regional Security Officer reports the diplomatic mission is under attack. Embassy Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM personnel are in the compound safe haven. The 17th of February militia is providing security support.
The operations Center will provide updates as available.”
The second email came at 4:54 pm.
The subject line is “Update 1: U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi (SBU)
“(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the firing at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi has stopped and the compound has been cleared. A response team is on site attempting to locate COM personnel.”
The third email came at 6:07 pm and was sent to a different email list, but still includes the White House Situation room address.
This email contains the key subject line that reads “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU).”
Why did Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, and others in the administration persist in declaring an obscure video to be what precipitated the Benghazi attack and the killings of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans?
They misled us.
They lied about a terrorist attack on our nation that took place on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
As more information comes out, it is hard to deny that the Obama administration was engaged in an orchestrated cover-up concocted to intentionally misled the American people.
While the Obama administration's lies about Benghazi are exposed, the Left-wing media pretend not to notice.
From John Nolte, Breitbart:
Well, the corrupt media is relieved tonight. Reuters dropped a bombshell on the White House in the form of newly uncovered emails that prove that as it was happening, the White House knew the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. But from what I'm seeing on Twitter and at a number of news sites, the media is much more interested in using a perfectly reasonable pro-life statement made by Indiana U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock as a weapon against Mitt Romney.
...I should point out, though, that the indispensable Sharyl Attkisson broke the Libya email story at CBS News. She's a superb reporter doing excellent work. Reuters deserves credit, as well. But as of right now, as far as the rest...
Smoking gun emails that add another log on the fire of proof that the White House lied to us for somewhere around two weeks about the murder of four Americans is nowhere near as big of a deal as the media attempting to play a semantics game with a perfectly defensible pro-life statement from a U.S. Senate candidate. By tomorrow, these emails probably won't be as big of a news story as Romney's guilt-by-association with Mourdock.
This is what the next 13 days are going to look like. And this is why those of us in New Media must be as tireless and vigilant as the corrupt media.
Trench warfare all the way -- every inch.