Journalist Charles Krauthammer is one of many Washington insiders that considers the Benghazi email uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act “the smoking document" that the Obama White House is guilty of a massive cover-up.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Special Report with Brett Baier,” Tuesday, Krauthammer specifically mentioned the email sent from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and White House press secretary Jay Carney.
The contents of the email gave Rice specific instructions about describing the September 11, 2012 attack as the result of a YouTube video for her Sunday morning talk show appearances. The plan was she would explain to the public for the first time the details of what happened when over a hundred gunmen attacked the American diplomatic mission, killing four of its members.
The email is quite specific and leaves no wiggle room for spin doctors to deflect guilt from those in the White House. But even armed with this incriminating evidence, the vast majority of the mainstream media chooses to ignore this. One has to wonder what the reaction from networks such as CBS, NBC and ABC would be if this was George W. Bush’s White House.
As it stands now, the Benghazi attack is due to a response to an anti-Muslim YouTube video created by an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian living in Los Angeles. That’s the media’s story and they think Americans will continue to buy it, thus protecting “their” president.
In the email, Rhodes tells Rice, "To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.” Your job is “to reinforce the President and Administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges."
Those “challenges” alluded to by Rhodes were the election two months away in November. But to Krauthammer, it means, "We now have the smoking document, which is the White House saying, 'We’re pushing the video because we don’t want to blame it on the failure of our policies,' which is what anybody who looked at this assumed all the way through."
Even slick press secretary Jay Carney is at wit’s end trying to explain this new and damning evidence. Krauthammer makes Carney’s job harder saying, "Before an election, Obama is saying GM is alive, Al-Qaida is dead. He’s running essentially the foreign policy issue, on which the whole campaign is based, is one that says he killed bin Laden, Al-Qaida is on the run."
The White House was embarrassed Tuesday after Judicial Watch won its 2013 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. State Department and obtained the damning document. The Obama administration says Benghazi has been talked to death and Hillary Clinton says “What difference does it make?” to how four brave men died in the attack - but the email changes everything.
The Obama administration went into defensive posture and released this statement Wednesday:
"Unlike those who insist on politicizing the events in Benghazi, our focus remains on ensuring that a tragedy like this isn’t repeated in Libya or anywhere else in the world. In our view, these documents only serve to reinforce what we have long been saying: that in the days after September 11, 2012, we were concerned by unrest occurring across the region and that we provided our best assessment of what was happening at the time."
The statement is almost identical to ones released about “Fast and Furious,” the IRS scandal,” “Solyndra,” etc. Is anyone listening to White House spin anymore?
Karathammer, a Pulitzer Prize winner best summed it up saying, “I know what’s going to happen. The mainstream media will say 'Oh, it’s so complicated,' and they are not going to look into this."
Sure they are.
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