Congress only saw latest Benghazi e-mail two weeks ago

posted at 9:21 am on April 30, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday’s blockbuster release of a Ben Rhodes e-mail took the media by surprise yesterday, which had for months shrugged at demands to ask more questions about Benghazi. That was old news until the September 14, 2012 memo from the White House adviser surfaced, stipulating that Susan Rice’s appearances on news programs less than two days later had the goal of convincing people that the attack that killed four Americans was not brought on by “a broader failure of policy,” by stressing that “these protests are rooted in an Internet video.” The White House had insisted for almost a year that it had released all of the communications relating to the Rice talking points, both to Congress and the press.

Congress got surprised by this release as well. Eli Lake reports for the Daily Beast that the Oversight Committee, which has been probing Benghazi, only received this e-mail two weeks ago:

The Daily Beast has learned that these latest emails were only provided to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform two weeks ago, despite requests from the committee for such material that date back to August 2013.

“Even as Congressional Democrats were calling for an end to the Benghazi investigation with false claims that everything had been turned over and examined, the State Department was hiding this e-mail and other documents covered by the Committee’s August 2013 subpoena,” the committee’s deputy staff director, Frederick Hill told The Daily Beast.

Hill added, “It is disturbing that this highly important e-mail showing a White House role in pushing a false narrative was only turned over after it was discovered by the Department’s FOIA office in response to a specific request. While he had promised cooperation, by hiding subpoenaed documents from Congress, Secretary Kerry is failing to meet his legal obligations.”

Hill’s committee received the September 14 email from Rhodes in an April 17 letter from the State Department, along with other requested material. Of the congressional committees investigating Benghazi, the House Oversight Committee has received the least amount of cooperation from the Obama administration, in part because most of the staff and members of the committee lack the security clearances to view highly classified material like the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Why is this significant? The Daily Mail explains:

The newly released email, revealed under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, was not included in 100 documents that the White House released last May.

It is considered significant because in April, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell said Ms Rice had been the one to link to the video to the Benghazi attack during her appearance on Sunday TV shows.

The White House claimed that those talking points came from intelligence and not from their political side. Rhodes’ e-mail shows clearly that the opposite was true, and its connection to the presidential race is obvious. They must have known how this would look — why else hide it?

The bigger question is this: what else are they hiding? National Journal’s Ron Fournier wants more Congressional hearings to put Rhodes and other administration officials on the hot seat, while CNN’s John King demands “full transparency”:

“What are you hiding?”


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RATSO!!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 30, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Delay, delay, delay than make this statement:

What difference does it make?

right2bright on April 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

The bigger question is this: what else are they hiding?

Pretty much everything…

PatriotRider on April 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

I thought they had seen the redacted version of the email?

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

The bigger question is this: what else are they hiding?

Hillary Clinton: What difference does it make.

upinak on April 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Anyone else notice that the more this administration protests when confronted with the truth, the more truth is released by non-LSM sources? The LSM is looking more and more complicit and foolish every day.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

The bigger question is this: what else are they hiding?

Does this question even need to be asked???…

PatriotRider on April 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Ever see redacted communications? It’s awful hard to ascertain what’s behind those black lines hiding names and stuff like that.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Ron Fournier wants more Congressional hearings…

Pure theater…accomplishes absolutely nothing…

They can’t even put Lerner in jail…

PatriotRider on April 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

I wonder why Obama even bothers releasing anything to the ragtag toothless group formerly known as the Congress. It’s not they are going to impeach him, or any of his underlings, and shoving an extended middle finger in the Congress’s collective face will do wonders to inspire lackluster Democrat base.

Rix on April 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

I look forward to our resident (D)s introspective posts on this matter. Ha. Just kidding. But that would be “registered Republican” Donald Sterling, racists.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Ever see redacted communications? It’s awful hard to ascertain what’s behind those black lines hiding names and stuff like that.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

No exactly – the redacted version was a complete cover up.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Ron Fournier wants more Congressional hearings

The government can nearly start a shooting war with American citizens in Nevada, but can’t put political and banking criminals behind bars…

PatriotRider on April 30, 2014 at 9:31 AM

the redacted version was a complete cover up.

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

On that we can agree.

Back in the late 1970s, a friend showed me his FBI file, courtesy of a FOIA request. Names and whole statements were redacted. Made for super speedy reading, too. :-/

Newtie and the Beauty on April 30, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Kinda like The Recovery…
Keystone decision..
Jobs….
Implementing the fully armed and operational ObamaScare….

Delays…..

Electrongod on April 30, 2014 at 9:36 AM

The White House claimed that those talking points came from intelligence and not from their political side. Rhodes’ e-mail shows clearly that the opposite was true, and its connection to the presidential race is obvious. They must have known how this would look — why else hide it?

Susan Rice was set up to be the sacrificial lamb. Morrell was ordered to lie to Congress. There’s one guy who’s responsible for the acts of perjury and refusing to honor Congressional demands: Dear Liar.

The Whine makes Richard Nixon look honest and Jimmy Carter look strong.

rbj on April 30, 2014 at 9:36 AM

ben rhodes didn’t make this decision….someone higher…the same one who decided not to send help to the ambassador et al because it wouldn’t fit the narrative.

gracie on April 30, 2014 at 9:37 AM

if you were capable of exercising independent judgment instead of relying on ed’s propaganda, you’d realize that the emails disprove the idea that there was a cover up.

btw, ed, that awful sound you hear is your fingers scraping the bottom of the barrel.

sesquipedalian on May 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Yessir, those were good times back then.

Sesqui, where for art thou?

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

The government can nearly start a shooting war with American citizens in Nevada, but can’t put political and banking criminals behind bars…

PatriotRider on April 30, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Clive Bundy doesn’t pay a cut to the Democrat coffers. Bankers do.

Rix on April 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Man! When even the MSM begins to notice, the worm has turned. I wonder who else is in the ‘Rhodes Gallery’…?

vnvet on April 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

if you were capable of exercising independent judgment instead of relying on ed’s propaganda, you’d realize that the emails disprove the idea that there was a cover up.

btw, ed, that awful sound you hear is your fingers scraping the bottom of the barrel.

sesquipedalian on May 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Yessir, those were good times back then.

Sesqui, where for art thou?

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

To cop a line from rogerb, “Well Played”

A+

Where is Squiddy these days, anyways? Haven’t seen a post in ages.

Del Dolemonte on April 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

“What else are they hiding?”

Well, transparency is the first thing lost when we had over the power of “governance” in all its forms; secrecy is the caché, so to speak, of the powerful. And the MSM allows them this “freedom”. Trust no one with power – no one.

Chuck Ef on April 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS: all pertinent documents have been turned over. Really….we’re super serial… (executive privilege in 3,2,1…)

ColBubba on April 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Clive Bundy doesn’t pay a cut to the Democrat & Republican coffers. Bankers do.

Rix on April 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

fixed…

PatriotRider on April 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

if you were capable of exercising independent judgment instead of relying on ed’s propaganda, you’d realize that the emails disprove the idea that there was a cover up.

btw, ed, that awful sound you hear is your fingers scraping the bottom of the barrel.

sesquipedalian on May 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Yessir, those were good times back then.

Sesqui, where for art thou?

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Bitter Clinger on April 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Was Hillary under oath at the time of her appearances at those hearings? If so, she can and should be held in Contempt of Congress. I would call her back now that this has been revealed.

Johnnyreb on April 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Appanrently I should paying my tax money to Judicial Watch.

I mean, the administration sent a guy to jail to perpetuate their lie.

K. Hobbit on April 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

machts nichts. Nobody will be prosecuted. The repubs made a deal not to prosecute anyone in the Obama admin for any reason to avoid dem prosecution of anyone on the Bush admin over the Iraq war. The repubs just didn’t know how many reasons the O admin would give them.

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Face it,

The fix is in on Benghazi. The media backs up the lies told by Killary and the filthy rat-eared wonder. They are not interested, at this point, in changing the narrative that they willingly and knowingly reported back before the 2012 elections.

And it isn’t like this latest e-mail tells us anything we didn’t know. Killary and the rat-eared one were asleep at the switch, there was great fear that Benghazi would make the administration’s foreign policies look weak, so they created a set of lies:

- Benghazi was a spontaneous attack.

- Benghazi was a result of a YouTube video.

- Libyans rushed to Christopher Stevens aid and defense of the consulate.

- There was no way to get assistance to Benghazi in time.

- Islam is religon of peace.

Killary and Obama told these lies on September 12th even though we now know that througout the attack Foggy Bottom had near real-time knowledge of what was occurring. No record where the lard bottom SecState was. Obama went to bed and off to a fundraiser after the Rose Garden speech.

Killary and Obama spent over $100K on an ad campaign apologizing to Islam for that YouTube video.

The following weekend Susan Rice, who really was an inappropriate spokeswhore, lied her ass off in those talking points. This only after well-documented negotiation about the political ramifications of the attack.

On September 25th, Obama repeated the lies once again at the UN.

At no time has the media cared about telling the truth about Benghazi.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

she can and should be held in Contempt of Congress.

Ooooooohhhhh. And get 40 lashes with a wet noodle.

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

I contend that Nakoula Basselley Nakoula’s midnight arrest will come to be the iconic moment in the Benghazi affair and perhaps Obama’s entire presidency. At least six gun-wielding agents were required to at closer to the video lie. It’s the most outrageous thing I’ve witnessed in American politics in my 60 years.

MaxMBJ on April 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

At no time has the media cared about telling the truth about Benghazi.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Or anything else, but I agree with you.

upinak on April 30, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Sharyl Attkinson weighs in:
http://www.sharylattkisson.com/new-benghazi-docs-april-29–2014.html

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2014 at 9:50 AM

How did they know about that silly video, anyway. Is there a WH or State office that scours the web for low budget Islamic slur videos?

Oh yeah, probably. And an office to look for anti islam writings, and one to look for anti islam pictures, and one to look for anti islamm drawings… They had alot of campaign flaks to make official jobs for. Just ask Jen Psaki.

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Was Hillary under oath at the time of her appearances at those hearings? If so, she can and should be held in Contempt of Congress. I would call her back now that this has been revealed.

Johnnyreb on April 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Killary was not under oath. Remember the circumstances? The filthy pig-in-a-pantsuit had developed a case of exhaustion that kept her from Congressional hearings for months. In her final two weeks of her job as SecState she finally agreed to make an appearance but she wouldn’t agree to be under oath. It was merely a courtesy visit by the outgoing official. Even so, she made he now infamous “what difference, at this point, does it make” so that was the soundbite and not her lies before that point.

Killary has more recently been more sympathetic to the victims of Benghazi but she really doesn’t mean it.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM

How did they know about that silly video, anyway. Is there a WH or State office that scours the web for low budget Islamic slur videos?

Oh yeah, probably. And an office to look for anti islam writings, and one to look for anti islam pictures, and one to look for anti islamm drawings… They had alot of campaign flaks to make official jobs for. Just ask Jen Psaki.

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

There was a protest in Egypt a day or so before about the video and they picked that up as a snappy excuse to blame the 9/11 attack on.

Johnnyreb on April 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

?The Daily Mail explains:

The newly released email, revealed under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, was not included in 100 documents that the White House released last May

Why is it only British newspapers explain the significance of important issue and not American issue?

I know – a press afraid to upset the President or the US government.

kpm01428 on April 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM

And the 30 or so remaining survivors? When do we hear from them?

LastRonin on April 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Say what you want about this administration’s competence, but they are MASTERS of the stonewall.

Skipity on April 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Appoint a special prosecutor.

Rudy doing anything these days?

fogw on April 30, 2014 at 9:59 AM

How did they know about that silly video, anyway. Is there a WH or State office that scours the web for low budget Islamic slur videos?

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Oh please, the WH minions are as partisan, lazy, and stupid as their rat-eared boss. That video was mentioned in some diatribe by some leader of the “religion of peace.” There were protests in Cairo which included storming the US embassy and raising the Al Qaeda flag in place of Old Glory. The Cairo embassy even pre-apologized for that video.

So when the Benghazi consulate was attacked, the WH made stuff up to connect that video with what was clearly an organized attack at Benghazi (spontaneous protests generally to not include RPGs). And they’ve stuck to those lies to this day.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

There was a protest in Egypt a day or so before about the video and they picked that up as a snappy excuse to blame the 9/11 attack on.

Johnnyreb on April 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Seems too convenient.

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Was Hillary under oath at the time of her appearances at those hearings? If so, she can and should be held in Contempt of Congress. I would call her back now that this has been revealed.

Johnnyreb on April 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

It wouldn’t look too good on her presidential candidate resume, so I would say she probably won’t be called back.

leftamark on April 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

RATSO!!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 30, 2014 at 9:22 AM

That cat just made the list.

I’ll get the clays thrower ready.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

“What are you hiding?”

=

“What aren’t you hiding?”

Bmore on April 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

And the 30 or so remaining survivors? When do we hear from them?

LastRonin on April 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Sadly many of them have suffered fatal heart attacks, been lost at sea while fishing, and fallen into volcanoes; strange how life works.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

The bigger question is this: what else are they hiding?

I think it would be much quicker, and easier to ask – what have they not covered up and lied about.

I think this would be a much shorter list, than the other – which could take a lifetime to unravel.

Michh on April 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Say what you want about this administration’s competence, but they are MASTERS of the stonewall.

Skipity on April 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Only because they have a willing ally in the media. And why wouldn’t the media cooperate. The connections between WH officials (many former media critters) and the MSM are more incestuous than Woody Allen’s family tree.

In short the WH doesn’t have to do the stonewalling when Ben Rhodes, who crafted the lies, just has to call up his brother who runs CBS News and tells him to pull any inconvenient facts from their reporting. Jay Carney calls his wife at ABC. Axlerod calls up his contacts. Etc…….

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Unanswered questions:

• When the message came that the consulate was under attack, why were all immediate resources not allocated?

• Where was President Obama the evening of the attack? We were treated to all the White House situation room pictures of the raid on Osama bin Laden — but where are the photos from that night?

• According to the president, he ordered Secretary of Defense Panetta and CJCS General Dempsey to get the Americans in Benghazi the support they needed. If true, then who disobeyed the president’s order, and why did Obama never follow up with Panetta and Dempsey?

• Who came up with the video scapegoat excuse, and why was the U.N. ambassador called out for the Sunday shows and not the person responsible, the secretary of state?
• Ambassador Stevens had met with a Turkish representative in Benghazi, but why were his requests for additional security denied, and by whom?

nazo311 on April 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

That this was not released until now is disturbing, though the fact that it was released suggests that there’s no systematic cover-up under way.

The contents — routine talking points suggesting the Rice put the best face on a bad situation — are routine and I revealing. There is no suggestion at all that Rice, Rhodes or anyone else in the loop thought the situation was other than described: the result of the video.

It’s a nothing burger.

urban elitist on April 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

So Ben Rhodes is behind the talking points from the WH, and Ben’s brother is the head of CBS News who forces out Cheryl Attkisson for reporting on Benghazi. Got it.

Kidfromjersey on April 30, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Sadly many of them have suffered fatal heart attacks, been lost at sea while fishing, and fallen into volcanoes; strange how life works.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

That’s part of the story NOBODY’s talking about. How does it come that the United States had such a large contingent of CIA employees at Benghazi- even after the Brits and International Red Cross had pulled out. We all can pretty much guess why but that has never been confirmed nor will it ever be made public. Nevertheless, the CIA wasn’t there as part of a cultural exchange program.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:09 AM

ben rhodes didn’t make this decision….someone higher…the same one who decided not to send help to the ambassador et al because it wouldn’t fit the narrative.

gracie on April 30, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Agreed. It may not go up as high as Valarie Jarrett, but I bet it goes up to the president.

Lolo on April 30, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM
urban elitist on April 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Keep pushing the idea that these people are stupid. That is why they are mopping the floor with us. This admin is smart and cunning. Everyone is in the position they are in for a reason. That reason is not always their primary job description.

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Unanswered questions:

nazo311 on April 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

The answer to all your questions is:

A group of mid-level rogue IRS employees working out of Ohio.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

That this was not released until now is disturbing, though the fact that it was released suggests that there’s no systematic cover-up under way.

The contents — routine talking points suggesting the Rice put the best face on a bad situation — are routine and I revealing. There is no suggestion at all that Rice, Rhodes or anyone else in the loop thought the situation was other than described: the result of the video.

It’s a nothing burger.

urban elitist on April 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

HAHAHAHAHAAHHAAAAAAAAA

Oh man.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

I think your tin foil helmet may be pinching a little bit.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Sharyl Attkinson weighs in:
http://www.sharylattkisson.com/new-benghazi-docs-april-29–2014.html

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Good article. My favorite part:

(Disclosure:Ben Rhodes ​is the brother of David Rhodes, the President of CBS News, where I was employed until March.)

Lolo on April 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

There is no suggestion at all that Rice, Rhodes or anyone else in the loop thought the situation was other than described: the result of the video.

It’s a nothing burger.

urban elitist on April 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

I think you must have forgotten the sarc tag. Because even the kindest reading of that memo doesn’t result in your conclusion.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

That this was not released until now is disturbing, though the fact that it was released suggests that there’s no systematic cover-up under way.

The contents — routine talking points suggesting the Rice put the best face on a bad situation — are routine and I revealing. There is no suggestion at all that Rice, Rhodes or anyone else in the loop thought the situation was other than described: the result of the video.

It’s a nothing burger.

urban elitist on April 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

You should actually read the article before you regurgitate your canned talking points. Then maybe you wouldn’t look like such a complete and utter moron burger.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

MaxMBJ on April 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

The Castro boy also comes to mind.

LastRonin on April 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Some of the State Run Media are acted interested…most will yawn.

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM

This email had been released much earlier but was redacted so that it was impossible to read….why?

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM

What else are they hiding? The question that should be asked:

Where was Obama “hiding” that night?

butterflylady on April 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Liars gonna’ lie.

magicbeans on April 30, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Where was Obama “hiding” that night?

butterflylady on April 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM

I am not kidding when I say that he reportedly was with Reggie Love playing cards and didn’t want to be bothered. BO supposedly handed off the decision making to Panetta and Clinton. The next morning he was off to CA (I think) to campaign for himself…

gracie on April 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Where was Obama “hiding” that night?

butterflylady on April 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM

I wonder if we will ever find out. If he was being a responsible President we would already know…so that secret must be good.

magicbeans on April 30, 2014 at 10:29 AM

IMPEACH Obama

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 10:38 AM

One day. That’s all this get on the news shows. Meanwhile, the NYT, WaPo, LAT, et al are furiously composing narratives that Ben Rhodes believed the video was the root of all evil, and some of the talking points generated by Obama appointees initially made that claim.

Of course it’s politics and progressives have never been shy of showing that, even as they deny it all over the place.

BKeyser on April 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Can’t wait to watch the White House Press Corpse ignore this at the next Jay Carney Show

Roy Rogers on April 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM

If the GOP does nothing else, it needs to drive home the fact that Obama is a pathological liar. At this point trying to impeach him will only rally their base, cause more racial tensions, and drive his supporters in the media to defend him.

Showing he is a liar will do more damage because those aforementioned folks can’t defend lying to the American public.

Tater Salad on April 30, 2014 at 10:46 AM

The bigger question is this: what else are they hiding will the GOP ignore this as well in the upcoming election cycle?

Cleombrotus on April 30, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Can’t wait to watch the White House Press Corpse ignore this at the next Jay Carney Show

Roy Rogers on April 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Obama is going to announce 120 days of games and circuses. Free Bread and drink. The coliseum will be open and the Gladiators can begin their shows.

portlandon on April 30, 2014 at 10:52 AM

the next Jay Carney Show

I think he’s already scheduled to shove his show someplace else…just in time…we will see very little of him in days to come.

gracie on April 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM

How did they know about that silly video, anyway. Is there a WH or State office that scours the web for low budget Islamic slur videos?

Oh yeah, probably. And an office to look for anti islam writings, and one to look for anti islam pictures, and one to look for anti islamm drawings… They had alot of campaign flaks to make official jobs for. Just ask Jen Psaki.

tdarrington on April 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

It’s an important question. How could they fabricate a talking point that fast in that type of serious crisis?

It’s almost like they had it prepared for something else.
Maybe something like the theories about a staged kidnapping to release the blind Sheikh to the muslim brotherhood.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM

The Republicans are weak or the Republicans are complicit. There was no need to wait for an email to come out to prove the obvious. Romney campaign should have hammered it from the start. This should have propelled him to the Presidency. Weak or complicit, I vote complicit.

The Spear on April 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM

The Republicans are weak or the Republicans are complicit. There was no need to wait for an email to come out to prove the obvious. Romney campaign should have hammered it from the start. This should have propelled him to the Presidency. Weak or complicit, I vote complicit.
The Spear on April 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Me too.

Cleombrotus on April 30, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Gowdy was just on and said “You’d think our leadership in congress would be upset that the Benghazi smoking gun, linking to the WH, was obtained by a private company, not our oversight, but NOOOOO”…paraphrased

Boner, Cantor, all others are just imbecilic puerile worthless rats.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Uh. Oh. Looks like they found one big ole fat smidgen.

texacalirose on April 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM

It’s time to impeach Obama!!

The Obama impeachment must be done before WWIII starts — and Obama will get it started the way he is going. Then impeachment will be off the table completely and miss-management of everything will be the order of the day and our rate of debt spending will triple !!

Impeach Obama NOW!!

KenInIL on April 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Good Grief ! Here we have a pathological-liar for President. Now we have another pathological-liar Hillary Clinton who wants to run for President. She has the complete backing of another pathological-liar, Bill Clinton, who ended up getting permanently disbarred by committing perjury in front of a Federal judge. Obviously these are the best choice’s available to be sworn in as President of the United States !?

Bugdust172 on April 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Gowdy was just on and said “You’d think our leadership in congress would be upset that the Benghazi smoking gun, linking to the WH, was obtained by a private company, not our oversight, but NOOOOO”…paraphrased

Boner, Cantor, all others are just imbecilic puerile worthless rats.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Apparently Congress just gained access to this email a couple weeks ago. They can review the documents during set times in a specific place and are not allowed to make copies. Judicial Watch’s version obtained through FOIA contains less redactions than the version provided for Congressional review.

airupthere on April 30, 2014 at 11:11 AM

It’s time to impeach Obama!!

The Obama impeachment must be done before WWIII starts — and Obama will get it started the way he is going. Then impeachment will be off the table completely and miss-management of everything will be the order of the day and our rate of debt spending will triple !!

Impeach Obama NOW!!

KenInIL on April 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

While I agree he needs to be gone, impeachment will become the issue, not Obama’s failures. The GOP needs to weaken him so that Dem leaders do the Nixon thing and ask him to resign. Obama is on the verge becoming irrelevant now, with a little push and sunlight on his actions, the Dem’s will run away en masse.

Tater Salad on April 30, 2014 at 11:13 AM

It’s also pretty clear that Hillary Clinton is involved in the coverup so maybe we can erase that “what difference does it make” smirk for 2016.

Heads are going to roll for this info to be out in public.

COgirl on April 30, 2014 at 11:14 AM

The Obama impeachment must be done before WWIII starts — and Obama will get it started the way he is going.

KenInIL on April 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Holder stated last week he’d stay on until after the mid-terms…Meanwhile Obama hires former Clinton Impeachment lawyer as WH counsel.

I’ll bet that Holder has another health crisis…before the mid-terms and bails.

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM

While I agree he needs to be gone, impeachment will become the issue, not Obama’s failures. The GOP needs to weaken him so that Dem leaders do the Nixon thing and ask him to resign. Obama is on the verge becoming irrelevant now, with a little push and sunlight on his actions, the Dem’s will run away en masse.

Tater Salad on April 30, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Democrats will never abandon their first half-black prezzy. They’ll just double down on the screams of racism.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Democrats will never abandon their first half-black prezzy. They’ll just double down on the screams of racism.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM

They’ll stand by the “clean, well spoken black man” as long as they can, however if the GOP will keep their eye on the prize and win 10, not just the predicted 5 or 6, Senate seats, the Dem’s will begin bailing. Despite their love of him, none love him more than their own jobs.

Tater Salad on April 30, 2014 at 11:23 AM

While I agree he needs to be gone, impeachment will become the issue, not Obama’s failures. The GOP needs to weaken him so that Dem leaders do the Nixon thing and ask him to resign. Obama is on the verge becoming irrelevant now, with a little push and sunlight on his actions, the Dem’s will run away en masse.

Tater Salad on April 30, 2014 at 11:13 AM

As long as he’s got the praetorian guard protecting him Dem’s won’t abandon their Chicago Jeebus.

As the e-mails prove…the legacy media praetorian guard is in thick with this administration and have a vested interest in covering for him…

But we all knew that.

The average American…does not.

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Benghazi is an embarrassment to all Americans, not just the act itself where a President too concerned with his own reelection left the helm during a crisis potentially resulting in greater loss of life, but also the cover-up to avoid responsibility for his actions. This is the Obama legacy – never forget!

apeks on April 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM

sesquipedalian on May 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

…go read a poll!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2014 at 11:40 AM

It’s a nothing burger.

urban defeatist on April 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

…you are gone for long periods of time…and each time you come back…your brain is more like hamburger… each time!

KOOLAID2 on April 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Benghazi is an embarrassment to all Americans, not just the act itself where a President too concerned with his own reelection left the helm during a crisis potentially resulting in greater loss of life, but also the cover-up to avoid responsibility for his actions. This is the Obama legacy – never forget!
apeks on April 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Not to mention that even when you look past the poliltical ass covering you can’t escape the undeniable fact that a U.S. Ambassador was dragged through the streets and tortured to death and Obama did nothing about it. Absolutely nothing.

tommyboy on April 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Can’t wait to watch the White House Press Corpse ignore this at the next Jay Carney Show

Roy Rogers on April 30, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Considering Carney is a recipient of the email.

Sven on April 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

The bigger question is this: what else are they hiding?

Pretty much everything…

PatriotRider on April 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

That’s what the racist, unethical, partisan hack, Holder is there for.

DebraChicago on April 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Can’t wait to see the smarmy jackasz Carney bluff and deflect his blatant lie on this subject when Ed Henry asks him about it.

DebraChicago on April 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I don’t understand how Judicial Watch gets the data via a lawsuit, but Issa can’t compel the same info?

DebraChicago on April 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Considering Carney is a recipient of the email.
Sven on April 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I’m betting somewhere in the Press Secretary’s handbook it says “Don’t become the story.”

tommyboy on April 30, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Was Ben Rhodes in the situation room the night of the Benghazi attack…? What did he see and when did he see it..?

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

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