E-Mails Confirm White House Told About Libya Attacks – As They Were Happening.
So, apparently it wasn’t the video after all.
News services have obtained copies of U.S. Intelligence emails that show information was sent to the White House, including the White House Situations Room, showing the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi was under attack, and a short time later, an Islamic extremist group claimed responsibility.
Reuters News Service says the series of emails, three of them sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, that the Mission was under attack, then the firing had stopped and a response team was looking for “missing personnel”, and a third saying a group called Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shrugged off the Facebook and Twitter reports, even though they were sent hours after the attack had happened. The emails, also obtained by Fox News, cast even more doubt on the White House’s assertion, as well as by U.S. United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, that the attack was a ‘spontaneous’ reaction to an anti-Muslim film. Only after at least five days passed following the 9-11 assault (and the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others) did the Administration begin to admit it was a terrorist operation-potentially pre-planned.