Jake Tapper reports on Obama Administration misleading on Benghazi attack

A great report by Jake Tapper on the fact that the White House knew the Benghazi attack wasn’t caused by the Muhammad video, yet went with that anyway:

According to the Washington Examiner, Democrats are now joining Republicans to find out what’s really going on here:

Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration’s handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an “accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen,” according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack and, if so, whether it had shared that information with U.S. personnel on the ground.

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  • “The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack”

    ‘Bout freakin’ time.

    • FreeManWalking

      I can see them releasing the Libya Attack information, just as fast as they came clean on Fast&Furious.

      Oh, that’s right they didn’t do that either.

      • sno_warrior

        and about as fast as the FBI is reaching the scene…. 16 days and counting????

    • Don

      When you have Crybaby Boehner as your leader the only difference between Obama and Crybaby is the Crybaby is a better putter.

      • boats48

        Perhaps I’m missing something here but just where in a “Trolls” view of current events does the “Speaker of the House” figure into the administrations foreign policy? Try staying on topic!

    • jaybenson

      The intelligence DoS had via the CIA was not of any use as it did not say what time the attack would start on 9/11/2012 or how many RPGs would be used. For that reason the Intel was not relied upon or considered during movement planning. Had we known the attack would occur at the time it did, we would not have had the Ambassador there.

      Thank you,
      Deputy Obama-bot of Anti-Intelligence

      • They were looking for a rogue band of clean-shaven gingers wearing smoking jackets and white slacks.
        So clearly no one could have predicted the kind of attack, let alone the actual date.
        In fact, we believe that the attack was actually launched from inside Bain Capital.


        Jay Carney’s Wallet

    • KenInMontana

      Can you say, Waterloo?

    • denbren52

      The White House will ignore any requests from Congress as they always do and John Boehner will do nothing as usual. So big deal!

      • If we weren’t so focused on the election right now, we’d be blowing the doors off of Congress with letters. Boehner ought to go into hiding.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      “circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an “accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen,”

      Maybe they should get real tough and ask the guy who cuts the grass at Camp David.

  • WinMissouri

    It is too dangerous in Benghazi for the FBI to arrive yet CNN got there within a few days and found Amb. Stevens diary.

    Mmmmm I thought the FBI was better trained in security than the media, apparently not.

    • Perhaps, but don’t forget, they get regular doses of “sensitivity training” but muslim groups like CAIR.

    • puma_for_life

      And, according to the state dept, cnn is despicable because theygot into the consulate 4 days after the attack and found the ambassador’s journal lying on the ground and captured it so that the terrorists didn’t get it. This is really scary.


    …lies, lies, lies, lies, lies, lies and more lies is what the Mao Obama Regime is built on and the main reason he will lose this November 2012 .”

  • Kevin

    At what point does the public realize this president is a complete failure in every way?

  • tinker_thinker

    John Kerry? I’m flabbergasted!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Too little too late?

    This needs to be blown wide open because there are numerous crimes that were committed here. Obama needs to be exposed.

    • FreeManWalking

      The picture can’t get any clearer of a president turning his back on America, the Constitution, and American Citizens than 0bama ignoring and shifting blame for the LIBYAN ATTACKS.

      • Sober_Thinking


  • Army_Pilot1967

    obama administration = liars telling lie after lie about a tragedy in Libya!!!!!!!!

  • MaxineCA

    Just saw on my local news that the “film maker” has been placed under arrest for his parole violations and is in the courtroom right now. Noticed it was on Drudge as well.

    • Oh crap, I hadn’t heard that. My husband asked me earlier (obviously he must have seen it) what are they gonna do to him, send him to be a guard at Gitmo?

      • Orangeone

        I bet he disappears to Egypt and OBambi collects the reward and deposits it into his personal offshore bank account.

      • Pyrran

        They’re going to have the Blind Sheik escort him to Egypt for some sensitivity training.

  • BikerHoop

    Hey, Barry… looks like your ‘political expediency’ is gonna take a big chunk outta your backside this time. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  • WordsFailMe

    The First Black President will be the First President to back down when US Soil is attacked and US Citizens murdered, Like all black pimps, he’s all lips and blow until he get’s bitch-slapped. Then he’s just another, bed-wetting, thumb-sucking mama’s boy.

    Barack Obama will be remembered in history as the first Yellow President.

    • Orangeone

      2nd one. Jimmy Carter did nothing with the Iran hostage crisis, 444 days of kidnapping and God knows what else happened to our embassy staff.

  • I just don’t see why the FBI needs to get involved. It was an attack within the ongoing war against Islamic radicals…..no need for Sherlock Holder and his merry band of political activists.

    • NYGino

      I’m also confused Stewie. Is this a crime or an act of war? We know the answer but the truth puts the regime in an awkward position since he refuses to say we are at war and refuses to say the name of the enemy we would have if we were at war which, according to our Commander In Chief couldn’t be further from the truth.

      • Pyrran

        Since the embassy is US soil, it’s an act of war.
        Time to attack Israel!! er, I mean the terrorists.

  • MaxineCA

    ABC’s about 2 weeks late to the story. Fox (Catherine Herridge and Bret Baier) have been reporting on this for a few weeks now. Guess they couldn’t report the TRUTH until the admin changed their story and gave them the go-ahead.

    This is such a colossal coverup, I wonder what else they are hiding. Many more questions, still not answered.

    • FreeManWalking

      I agree M~CA, there is a lot more to this story if it ever seeps out of the IRON fist of 0b0’s MSM PACs.

      I can’t believe they are acting surprised about a 2 week old story. Actually I can believe it, I just wish 0b0’s PACs had better actors and actresses.

    • sjmom

      Not sure they had the administration’s position but wouldn’t be surprised if a few Dems in Congress had a say. They want to be re elected.

  • I am glad that Trapper is reporting on this, and it’s even shocking to me that democrats are asking questions now, but I still believe it’s too late because the many of the unwashed masses believe it’s the video maker’s fault, and will not pay attention to this update.

    The damage to our freedom of speech has been done.

    • badbadlibs

      You’re exactly right. The left are masters of manipulation. It does take people willing to lie with a straight face over and over, which the left seems to have in unending numbers.
      First the lie told over a calculated number of days and then let the truth slide out slowly if it must. By then, it’s just as you said, the “unwashed” masses think it’s the fault of the video and won’t pay any attention to this obvious deceptive move.
      Of course, it is made all the easier with the media in bo’s hind quarte….er, back pocket.

    • FreeManWalking

      Video get 2 weeks play, I doubt if his PACs give the truth 2 days.

      • Yeah, it was shown tonight. That’s enough, moving on. OH look! Isn’t that a Kardashian or someone?

    • sjmom

      I’m beginning to think the Dems see Obama losing and don’t want to ride his coattails into oblivion. Then again, maybe they know it can’t be swept under the rug anymore. Either way Obama looks like he’s either a liar or incompetent. We know he’s both but many Americans don’t, or didn’t until now.

      I believe this is big trouble for Obama and if Romney does well next week in the debate I think the polls will change. There’s a headline on Drudge Romney plans to call out Obama at the debate for his lies.

      • It could be. Dems have their own agenda, and they could be covering their own butts because they realize they’ve given free reign to dear leader and people are finally starting to ask questions. It can’t go well for dear leader,but then again, some new shiny crisis could come up to take the focus off, something they can’t let go to waste. I hope you’re right though sjmom.

        • sjmom

          As I just said in another post it’s time for some bended knees. We really need Heaven to move in our behalf.

          PS. Please read 12 Grace on the Rudy Giuliani video. She has a link to you tube that must be seen and go viral. I’m both stunned and livid at the same time.

          • Thanks sjmom. I have seen that exec. order and did post about it on my facebook a couple of weeks ago. We need to keep on getting these out, even if it seems like no one is listening. I did read your comment over there, and agree. I’ve been praying mom, I surely have and will always continue in prayer for this country I call home!!

        • NYGino

          It’s possible the new shinny crisis is staring him right in the face and it’s his crisis. And it’s a big one. The 09/11/12 attack on us, and the sequence of events that ensued, if examined and reported correctly, timely and without prejudice could be a huge thorn in his side. Considering the accelerating speed with which we are learning more and more about what happened and the sources that are now reporting on it and the people on the left that are jumping on the “we want to know” bandwagon, this could wind up to be one big October Surprise.

          • NY, I sure hope so. I am still certain, but Lord I pray I’m wrong, that something big is gonna happen in October, and it won’t be something good for patriots. I hope though, that you’re right, that it’ll be dear leader’s downfall instead. I have never been wanting to be so wrong in my whole life.

            • JohnBarry2012

              What could we do as believers? Put on sackcloth and ashes, prayer and fasting along with our dog and cat? My pastor’s wife is of Jewish decent and when they fast and pray they really mean business with God and in Jewish tradition, when people fast, that include their cattles and pets.

              When they fast, the wife would tell her dog as a matter of factly: “No breakfast, lunch and supper for ya today, we are all going to fast and pray”. The dog seemingly understand the tradition in the family, “Hmm~~Hmmm~~Hmmm … Hmm~~Hmmm~~Hmm” whimpering all day long in its own way petetion for God’s mercy.


              • Actually, it’s interesting you say that John. I was just reading Jonah last night, and the Ninevite king did the same thing- even the livestock had sack cloth.

                Pray. That’s the best thing we can do is pray for God’s Will to be done, and pray for strength to get us through whatever may come.

                • JohnBarry2012

                  God has always been (and still is today) in the business of restoration, restoring the broken interpersonal relationship in the family, in the society, individually or as a nation, restoring the covenant relationship with Him. I pray the prayer of David—the man after God’s own heart: Restore unto us again the joy of your salvation, Lord, and uphold us with your free Spirit, so that we may have hope in the future. In Christ name, Amen.

                • Amen.

  • badbadlibs

    That is the question. I don’t even want to know what it would take for the public in mass numbers to finally understand what a fraud and un-patriotic man is in the WH.
    The level of the kind of catastrophe it would take is something I fear.

  • Orangeone

    And here’s O’Bambi’s canned response. “We knew of the terrorist attack but to avoid panic in the United States and across the world, including sharp decline in the US stock markets, widespread unemployment, etc., etc., etc.”

    There is no way Kerry would be asking for accountability if he hadn’t already help O’Bambi phrase a response that it was in Americans best interest because we are too stupid to know the truth.

    • WordsFailMe

      O’Bambi I love it!

      O’Bambi meets The tea party:

      • I knew that was coming. Boy, I knew that was coming. I’m glad it was in black and white LOL. Words, you’re priceless.

      • Orangeone

        I sometimes use O’blameveryonelse because it’s a great description but a lot to type 🙂

  • 911Infidel

    We already know that Hillary’s Dept had at least 48 hours notice that there would be trouble. What? Are lawmakers just now getting a clue? John (I been to VN you know) Kerry? Don’t make me laugh.

    Hey Jake, if you keep it up dude, you won’t be working for ABC much longer. Your reports are sounding too FOX-like. Just say’n.

  • conservative58

    The administration is probably deciding who they will frame as the ‘sacrificial lamb’ to take the fall in order to spare the anointed one.

  • Orangeone

    Of course they knew where to find Stevens in the safe house. State Department…Huma Aba Din. O’Bambi needs to arrest her first!

  • If Obama was *all that* like his fans think, he would have sat down with Jake Tapper, the most frank, honest and intellectually curious reporter in the White House press room (a low bar, indeed), and had a no pre-conditions, no holds barred, interview… a REAL interview, with no subject taboo…

    But Barack is NOT that kind of man… he is afraid.
    He has beliefs and convictions, but he doesn’t have the courage to defend them.

    They were fed to him by Frank Marshal Davis and his father, through his mom, but he can’t and won’t even confess them, much much less defend them…

    That is the ESSENCE of liberalism/socialism/communitarian-ism (aka communism)

    “I believe this, but I’m special, and only special kinds of people are ABLE to believe these beliefs… We can’t defend them in public, because the public is dull… obtuse… limited… not SPECIAL like us, not ABLE to understand…

    So we have to LIE in public about what what our actual GOALS are… because…
    basically… THE MASSES ARE ASSES…”

    • trouble06

      I believe that’s why Oblamer wouldn’t meet with world leaders at the UN. He’s in over his head and can’t articulate without his tele. They would have found out he’s nothing but an empty suit.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    This is why I love Fox news and Bret Baeir they have been reporting this for like three weeks already, and ABC news you’re late and the reason you’re late is because you were waiting for the White House to change their mind. But I give credit to Jake tapper for finally reporting it.

  • Sweet Fancy Moses! Look at what they left is trying to distract us with now!

    I swear, these Mother Jones idiots think they are James O’Keefe.

    Romney: Bain Builds up, Then Harvests Companies, another Yahoo headline, shows us that the Jonesers think that “Harvesting” profits is somehow bad. They have no clue that what it means is selling your shares for profit.

    This is supposed to take our minds off of the S*OAMF’s devastating foreign policy, the rise of anti-Christian and anti-Jew violence, the horrible economy, and the abuse of power?

    Hey lefties, see you in November.

    • I think Medved explains it best when he outlines why the profit motive (I call it selfishness) is good for society, and everyone else. Without reward, what motive is there to create things that benefit society? Why create an iPhone, a new drug, better ways to harvest energy and so on, if not to earn money and share it with the investors that risked losing their money. Lots of people with the profit motive have lost everything because they risked their own money to make something ground-breaking. People have to know/learn how to argue the benefits of capitalism and how profit leads to better and cheaper things through competition between greedy rich people and/or investors.

      • Yep. I don’t care if Jobs, Wozniak, Gates and Allen all got immensely wealthy off of selling me stuff I really, really wanted, at reasonable prices.

        I feel exactly the same way about those awful venture capitalists and those horrible coal, oil, and gas companies. They’ve made my life extremely comfortable compared to my grandparents.

    • Good grief. And here I was sick of hearing dear leader’s Mitt says he doesn’t care about 47 percent of American citizens ad all day. Now we’ll get to hear about how evil mitt and Bain Capital is…. again… again.

      • Yeah, here we go… Wailing and OMG’s about <gasp!> PROFITS!

  • MaxineCA

    Update from local news: The movie maker is on his way back to fed. prison, pending a bail hearing. His attorney stated that there are too many muslims in the fed prison that they can’t make sure he is safe.

    That’s the statement from his attorney according to local news.

    • FreeManWalking

      The film maker will be dead, before the whole truth about the attacks come out.

      That was probably already suspose to have happened, then he islamic world goes quite until the next time. In the mean time 0b0 tries to do away with free speech as far a islam is concerned.

    • “too many muslims in the fed prison that they can’t make sure he is safe. ” That’s the whole point of it, I’d say. That man needs prayers right now.

    • p m

      Last I heard, he’d been identified as a terrorist himself. That must be why he’s had this death sentence – prison time with peace-loving muzzies. Maybe he threatened to tell his story…

  • Don

    Jake Tapper may be the best thing that has happened to the mainstream media in years. He is not like the pack of Pavlov’s dogs that make up the vast majority of jour-o-lists worshiping their editors and selling their souls. If leaders, as they surely will, surface if someone like Tapper breaks the glass, it might bring just a touch of integrity that this corrupt mainstream media actually had at one time.

  • Spartan4Palin

    You got to be kidding me, Jake. Pressure from Republicans? The majority of the world KNEW it was a terrorist attack! The Libyan president was searching in vane for a media organization to print what he said! You and your cohorts couldn’t get off the meme of it being about a movie! For gawds sake. Now we’re supposed to play along with you and your shock at the realization you’ve been lied to? You people really are despicable and utterly butt-stupid!

    Sorry Scoop! I can’t sit back and watch these guys try and either play catchup or try to spin this to keep the load of crap on this administration from smelling!

    • What are you sorry for?

      • Spartan4Palin

        Because I can’t agree that Tapper made a good report on what so many already knew. That’s where I have to disagree with Scoop. I’m sorry, I don’t believe Tapper did a good job.

        • I think he did ok, but I can understand your point. A little too little, a little too late. But don’t apologize for having an opinion that differs from Scoop or anyone here Spartan. We are similar on the big issues, but we’re still family.

          • Spartan4Palin

            Oh yeah. I think Tapper is a better reporter than most. I just think that there were so many red flags in front of him, and he wouldn’t really follow up with the hard questions. I know he only gets 2 minutes in front of Jay Blarney. But when I watch the press briefings it annoys me that Blarney can flip through his book to a section of which topic he’s going to get asked on. And then spin around it as if he never really said what he said! I guess I will never get to that level? Probably because I would throw my laptop at them and say your a lying sack weasel?

            • LOL, I think if I were in the press room, I’d have been locked up for assaulting the lying sack weasle myself. I can’t stand Junior any more than I can stand his dear leader.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    I said when this happened, who at the state dept leaked the info??!!
    when bachman and the others on the panel were wanting to know about huma abedin’s security clearance, they were run out of dodge by boehner and mc cain. am curious why there is no investigation, how did these people find out where stevens was? corrupt aadministration we have.

  • I think it’s beginning to hit the fan. The mainstream media is now backed into a corner and HAS TO report on this, making Obama and Clinton look like either liars or idiots. If Democrats are actually joining Republicans in demanding that Obama produce some answers, somebody has to take the fall for this. It’s either going to be Susan Rice or Hillary Clinton. But somebody is going to lose their job over this now and if the Democrats in Congress want to get in on the act, you just know they smell blood in the water.

    • sjmom

      Don’t think it would be Hillary because Bill is still too powerful. He could easily bring down Obama.

  • “Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration’s handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda.”
    Translation: “Give us something to spin, Mr. President, because we Democrats are feeling the heat from this.”

  • JohnBarry2012

    Now Obama has one more in his repertoire: Spinner-in-Chief.

    • NYGino

      John, where have you been? He’s was inducted into the Spinner-in-Chief Hall of Fame years ago.

  • sjmom

    Even his own party is running from Obama now but it could be too late. Very damaging report especially since it came from ABC News.

  • Susanna958

    It will be picked clean by CNN.

  • JohnBarry2012

    When the State Dept attacked CNN for doing their jornalistic duties reporting on Stevens’ handwritten journal, they seemed to cross the line with the lamestream media and since we see the backlash from CNN, MSNBC and ABCnews turning their critisism on Obama administration seldom seen in this election.

    On a more serious reflection during DNC, when the Democrat purposefully excluded God from their platform and booed the Almighty three times in the attempt to reinsert God back into their platformagain ; God is not mocked. America is a covenant nation with God: “One Nation Under God” and when that covenant is been dishonoured, wonder why God’s protective covenant shield was removed, all hell and violence broke loose.

  • jgilman1

    Don’t we always send the FBI to investigate foreign acts of terror? No, really.

  • Jake Tapper is the only one of what 500 MSM that at least tries to give the image of a true reporter….THAT IS JUST PATHETIC. I applaud Jake for the courage to take on the ADMIN….he knows in his conscience this JUST STINKS to HIGH HEAVEN AS A COVER UP!! I mean if you have loved ones what the blazing saddles would you do if that was your son, father, wife, daughter, grandchild or friend being dragged through the Streets and Killed and with NO PROTECTION SERVING YOUR COUNTRY? I mean the MSM has NO SOUL!

    Thank you Jake for the crisp reporting. Many in the US Dems have put their heads up their backsides to protect this Marxist but as more and more information comes out even Kerry (what a joke) can no longer carry the water for this disaster. When the Marxist loses Kerry you know it is bad! Obama will have this around his shoulders….that Video BS and then to have that producer ARRESTED today with the two Psychos from the ME here from Iran and Egypt is DISGRACEFUL!!! Oh that is right for a PAROLE VIOLATION….BSSSSSSSSSS!!!

    Each day it is getting worse and worse for Obama with this Libya incident…Jake Tapper putting it out there adds to the pressure and that is a GREAT THING!! The American People have EVERY RIGHT to know how Obama failed for his Political Pandering to the Muslims!

  • westernhunter

    I think there are many that are missing a BIG point in all this. Obama came out with the video story as a means to curtail our 1st Amendment rights to try to get the American people to accept taking away some of our rights. Think UN Resoultion 1618

  • p m

    George Stuffalotanonsense: “Such a dangerous situation right now.”

    So how much more dangerous would it have been when Amb.Stevens was sent back there on 9/11, genius?

    The fact they had their cover story all set to go is proof enough he was set-up from the get-go.

  • poljunkie

    This White House admin and President are either incredibly incompetent or totally deceitful toward the American public.

    They are equally as bad.

    It is amazing to me what a pass they are still getting from the media.

  • After 16 days, I would imagine that the site has been “picked clean” down to the foundation.


    This is just like Fast & Furious.

    Magic Ne$gro National Security you lib-turds can believe in.

    O-BLAME-O has his agenda, and it ALWAYS blows up on him.

    President DUFUS, king PROG of the PROGGY-lib-turds

    Gun control, going after 2nd amendment……check

    1st amendment rights of free speech….check

    There is no WAR with Islamic terrorism……..check

    And if some spontanious protest produced a dead American or 4 it is Bush’s fault,

    And America’s past sins and this little video
    made all these great people of the MUSLIM world and a PEACEFUL great religion
    (not visious like Christianity of JEWISH Extremist)
    come after us to where we can not stop them or protect our
    American people around the world.

    Certainly don’t blame me, your fearless leader, after all,
    I PERSONALLY gave the orders and was the one who killed OSAMA.

    Target our SEALS if you protesters want, but I am the only
    President smart enough to get OSAMA, and I proved it.

    ME, ME, ME, I, I, I,
    Your dear leader,
    Barako Oh-uh-oh mmmmmm, mmmmmmm, MMMMMMMMuuhhh

  • kong1967

    Democrats should join Republicans in questioning the WH. Their reputation is on the line, too…not just Obama’s.

    • Rocco11

      dream on, ideology trumps all in that sick death cult disguised as a political party.

      • kong1967

        Lol, true.

  • Rocco11

    Imam Obama offered up “typical white guy” Ambassador Stevens as a sacrifice to his Muslim brothers.

  • GEDouglas

    I find it difficult to believe that the delay of the FBI getting to the site to investigate is due to the “dangerous situation.” It may be, but the danger is probably more to BO than to investigators. Facts always produce danger to one who lies. What good will an investigation do after 18 days…and counting. More than likely it will take until Nov 3rd to get them there.

  • TJinNJ

    Breaks your heart eh Leon “The Red”…

  • Juan_Rico

    The thing that bothers me is, the apology tweet from the Cairo embassy went out BEFORE the attacks. Why would they pre-emptively apologize for a video nobody had seen, especially if these attacks were spontaneous as they say? Clearly they knew the attacks were coming; they did nothing to put more security in place; they had a cover story in place; and they jumped the gun on putting out the cover story.

  • mediaaccess1

    And they knew about it – that’s why no guards.