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Carney: Document About Benghazi Not About Benghazi

From Breitbart:

Carney Spins, Claims WH Document ‘Not About Benghazi’

By John Sexton | April 30, 2014

White House spokesman Jay Carney did his best to spin the revelation yesterday of a new document showing the White House pushed Amb. Susan Rice to blame a video during her Sunday show appearances. The problem is that Carney’s spin is undercut by the facts.

The document, published yesterday by Judicial Watch, contained 4 overarching goals Amb. Rice was intended to get across to the public. Goal #2 was "To underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."

Asked about this by Jon Karl during today’s press briefing, Carney claimed "that document, that we’re talking about today, was about the overall environment in the Muslim world…"

At best, this is lying by equivocation. The one document Carney chose to focus on, out of the 41 documents Judicial Watch received, might have been about the general situation in addition to Benghazi. But, even so, it was still about Benghazi, or it would not have been turned over to Judicial Watch.

(That is to say, Judicial Watch sued for documents related to the talking points given to Susan Rice regarding Benghazi. And this document was produced in response to their lawsuit. So even the White House lawyers acknowledged that it is related to Benghazi.)

But all of this is typical of how Carney hides behind wordplay and technicalities. The point is the 41 documents show beyond a shadow of a doubt that the White House was engaging in a cover-up to protect Obama before the elections. But Carney is trying to focus on a single document. It is so blatantly obvious, if we had any journalists in the news media, they would be outraged.

Pressed on why the email had not been turned over to Congress, Carney replied "this document was not about Benghazi." He went on to say, "If you look at the document in question here it is not about Benghazi, it is about the protests around the Muslim world."

But evidence from the document itself shows Carney’s statement is false. While it’s undoubtedly true that the White House had broader protests in mind when preparing the talking points/goals sent out by Ben Rhodes, it’s also true that Benghazi was implicitly and explicitly mentioned in the document.

For instance, goal #3, which follows immediately after the one about blaming the video, reads "To show that we will be resolute in bringing people who harm Americans to justice, and standing steadfast through these protests." …

Page two of the prep document contained a sample question specifically about Benghazi. The suggested response reads "We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent." So this was a document about more than just the general milieu in the Muslim world. It was also aimed at specific issues relating to Benghazi…

We can’t wait for Obama’s Pretorian guard in the news media, especially the self-styled ‘fact checkers,’ to address this.

Probably they won’t. Or, if they ever do, they will simply lie their heads off, as they usually do.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Carney: Document About Benghazi Not About Benghazi”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I look forward to the day God smites Washington DC with fire and brimstone and then is seen from the clouds aboce, literally, pissing on the smoking remains.

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