Here’s some more information that doesn’t fit the narrative the White House is trying to spin about what they knew and when they knew it regarding the attack on our consulate in Benghazi. There was no protest, it wasn’t a spontaneous uprising over a weeks old obscure video like the administration wanted us to think.
The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, U.S. officials have told The Associated Press.
It is unclear who, if anyone, saw the cable outside the CIA at that point and how high up in the agency the information went. The Obama administration maintained publicly for a week that the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a result of the mobs that staged less-deadly protests across the Muslim world around the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S.
Those statements have become highly charged political fodder as the presidential election approaches. A Republican-led House committee questioned State Department officials for hours about what GOP lawmakers said was lax security at the consulate, given the growth of extremist Islamic militants in North Africa. (Read More)
The CIA station chief compiled his investigative report on September 12, and it was in Washington, DC the following day. Several days later the administration sent Ambassador Susan Rice onto the Sunday talk shows to repeat the lie that this attack was due to that film, knowing full well it was a lie.