A new email was made public regarding the talking points Susan Rice gave during her media blitz after the Benghazi attack. The email shows some proof of the Obama administration changing the talking points in order to appear their foreign policy was strong. White House officials state the memo wasn't released because it didn't pertain to the attack in Benghazi.
“This document was explicitly not about Benghazi, but about the general dynamic in the Muslim world at the time,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.
The memo was obtained by a government watch dog, and it reveals the reasoning along with date the email was written. On Sept. 11, 2012, the attacks in Benghazi, Libya which four Americans were killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was a threat to the reelection campaign for president. On Sept. 14, 2012, was sent to White House press officials from Ben Rhodes. In the email, Mr. Rhodes listed as a “goal” the White House desire “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”
To make matters worst, the email was titled, “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.” This is a smoking gun that the Obama administration was clearly involved in the messaging.
In the memo under the heading “Goals” for Ms. Rice’s appearance on five Sunday talk shows, Mr. Rhodes wrote to all communications officials that Ms. Rice’s interviews should be to “reinforce the president and the administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges.”
Proof of the memo means the Obama administration will continue to answer questions about Benghazi until the end of his term. The Republican party will use this as an election issue and Hilary Clinton will also have to answer questions about her involvement as well.