Smoking Gun: Benghazi Script Was ‘Spun’ to Protect Obama

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What has long been suspected is now confirmed. The talking points on the 9/11/12 Benghazi attacks were crafted for one purpose: To protect Barack Obama’s image just weeks before a national election.

A recently uncovered email now proves what many Americans have long suspected and the Obama administration has vehemently denied.

The “talking points” provided to Susan Rice that the 9/11/12 attacks on our Benghazi facilities were the result of a reaction to an anti-Islamic video were fabricated solely to insulate the president from potential blame.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Judicial Watch has uncovered the email between Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, to a dozen White House insiders, including White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.

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The email conclusively reveals that the talking points were designed to prevent implications that the attacks were the result of Obama policy failures. As reported by The Washington Times, the email states, in part:

“Goal: To underscore that these protests are rooted in [an] Internet video and not a broader failure or policy.

“We’ve made our views on this video crystal clear. The United States government had nothing to do with it. We reject its message and its contents. We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is absolutely no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence. And we are working to make sure that people around the globe hear that message.”

In the email, Mr. Rhodes also advises key White House and administration officials to make sure they presented Mr. Obama as “steady and statesmanlike” whenever speaking of the crisis.

Another “goal,” he said, in his email, was to “reinforce the president and administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges,” Judicial Watch reports.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the latest email proves that the White House’s main concern in the wake of the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead was the President’s image – more than reporting the truth.

“Now we know that Obama White House’s chief concern about the Benghazi attack was making sure that President Obama looked good,” he said in a statement.

Americans must demand the truth – and an end to the lies and distortions of the Obama administration. I believe that the probability of exposing the truth of the immense failure by the Obama administration and the mishandling of security requests by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the reasons why the Democrats are demanding, “Move on. There’s nothing to see here!”

There remain far too many questions and very few answers about the Benghazi debacle. That’s why I and Liberty Counsel Action are demanding a complete and thorough congressional investigation by a Select Committee.

Liberty Counsel Action has been among the most vocal organizations petitioning congressional leadership to establish a bipartisan Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks – and to expose the subsequent cover-up.

If you believe there is more to the Benghazi attack than is being revealed, join us in insisting there be a credible investigation into the Benghazi cover-up by clicking below and adding your name to our petition that already includes over 115,000 signers.

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