‘Lost’ Benghazi emails now being released
New emails reveal Clinton knew the real reason behind Benghazi
State Department officials on Thursday have begun rolling out dozens of Hillary Clinton’s emails discussing her team’s exchange of information follow the moments after the Benghazi attacks as well as her relationship with controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal, who sent over two dozen memos regarding Libya during her time as Secretary of State. The release of emails contradicts the White House’s narrative that the attack was driven by protests over an anti-Islam internet video. According to the Times, Blumenthal initially blamed “demonstrators” angry over that video for the attacks. But the next day, he sent Clinton a very different memo. Blumenthal reversed course and told Clinton the attack was driven by Al Qaeda supporter Ansar al-Shariah members and had planned the attack for a month and used the protest as cover.
Despite the admission by Blumenthal, former United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice would later go on several news networks on Sept. 16 to claim the attacks were “spontaneous,” and not premeditated, and link them to protests over the anti-Islam video. The release of the emails comes after a prolonged political fight for Clinton over her use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State. On Tuesday, Clinton urged the State Department to speed up the vetting of the emails after the State Department originally suggested that the email release would not happen until January 2016. Read more at Examiner.com
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