Bolton on new Benghazi emails: This cover up is starting to look like “an incredibly stupid cover up”.

New emails have been leaked by anonymous persons to Reuters that prove the White House knew this was a terrorist attack during the attack on Benghazi in real time:

REUTERS – Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.

On this breaking news, Greta interviewed John Bolton and showed one of the emails on screen. It showed that the Embassy in Tripoli reported that Ansar al-Shaira claimed responsibility for the attack.

Among many other things, Bolton said that if any of the administration officials thought they could cover this up with a paper trail like this, it’s gone from a cover up to an incredibly stupid cover up.

But I tell you these emails say to me that if anybody at the White House thought they could cover this story up by referring to the Muhammad video with this documentary evidence in real time, then it wasn’t just a cover up. It was an incredibly stupid cover up.

Here’s the full interview:

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89 thoughts on “Bolton on new Benghazi emails: This cover up is starting to look like “an incredibly stupid cover up”.

  1. An Old Health and Safety rule on how to avoid face and head injuries.

    “……Never follow a leftist into a room where there is fight going on.
    They tend to duck on the punches …….”

    Some say :
    Neal and Bob with a side of duck …..Is what the occupants of the white house on the corner do for a living.

    Neal , Bob and duck the questions .

  2. Obama knew there was a trail but he’s used to stories being ignored by the MSM. I’m sure he thought he was in the clear because we would never hear about the truth. This is why he wants to control the media…and he was on video saying government should control the media and we should be a democracy with a small ‘d’. He’s a communist, Marxist, socialist, whatever you want to label him. I prefer to call him something I can’t repeat here.

  3. Pakistan, why in the entire world would the US pay for running a commercial in Pakistan? Why only run the commercial in Pakistan and no other country? Why lie to America and the people of Pakistan.

    Obama gets cornered on a lie a month after the attack while attempting to boast about himself.

  4. Chicago better start making room for Barry’s return. What a pathetic, lying, self absorbed, egotistical, jackass he is!!!

  5. What can we expect from a person who is laser focused on making the USA another Arab state. No, I am not crazy. I am just an observer with my eyes wide open. It is the end of America as designed by our founding fathers.
    Let us march as just another country with total alliegence to Allah. It is the world design of Muslims and Obama is one of the leaders taking us closer to the edge-the precipice of doom. Of course he covered up the massacre as he does not want the reality of what his conspirators are accomplishing to prejudice us against terriorism. These were supposedly just a bunch of angry dissenters. Excuse me, with automatic weapons and rocket launchers.

    Wake up America-Obama, in four more years will have us on our knees five times a day.

  6. I am just sick at heart about this attack! The more evidence is revealed, the more it looks like our fellow Americans were left to die! Why wasn’t a rescue attempted?! Why didn’t we at least send in air help, with bullets blazing, to kill these terrorists and give our folks a fighting chance?!

    The families of these men must be in torment over this, not to mention raging mad!! What has this administration done to us!! This is not who we are!! This is your legacy Obama! I don’t know how you can sleep at night!! To the families of these men, I am so sorry your loved ones weren’t protected. We Americans won’t forget and we’ll hammer this admin until heads roll!!!

  7. The incoming Romney Administration needs to nominate John Bolton as the next Secretary of State. He is a patriot, has no illusions about America’s enemies in the world, and most of all, he WILL clean out that nest of vipers in the State Department who have made it their institutional mission to act in the best interest of America’s adversaries, and not in the best interests of We The People.

  8. I think most people knew the administration was involved in a coverup the Sunday Rice went on 5 shows claiming the “video” was to blame. What we are seeing now are the facts proving the coverup. The trail was so obvious that investigative journalist would have been tarred and feathered had they not followed it. It was so obvious the media were more or less forced to report. Obama must have been shocked that they were not able to cover for him…which they always do… and he always expects.

  9. Greta, the Barky Boy administration was taking a swipe at the First Amendment. They are desparate to overturn our Constitution. F&F was an attack on the Second Amendment.

  10. And the beat the heck out of Romney, who likely knew about the communications and the Barky Boy and his slimy crew covered up everything.

  11. When Nixon’s part of the Watergate Break-in became known, he was hounded relentlessly until he resigned the presidency….and no one was killed during the break-in. Now obama is lying his butt off about four Americans that were murdered…why isn’t the media hounding him like they did Nixon? Four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya, were murdered by terrorists and hardly a peep out of the LSM. Double standards? Uh…yeah!!!!

  12. …and I just watched a clip of Barack Hussein Obama addressing a crowd and using the word “trust” twice and “trustworthy” in the same breath.
    This is beyond a pathological condition. This sorry excuse for a man is just plain evil.

  13. They Begged for help,and were left there to Die.!! .

    The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have now taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East.

    the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, the leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

    In a Nut Shell….send a gay American to POST-ISLAMIC REVOLUTION LIBYA. As your AMBASSADOR. And yes – he was a pawn – and yes, he was not supposed to die – but rather be kidnapped.

    Look – its simple – if you want to curry favor – rescue a lamb – be a hero. And what would be more “touching” than rescuing a brave american patriot from the clutches of the evil jihadist forces of al-Qaeda just weeks before the election…and a gay american patriot to boot.

    Women would swoon, the left would rejoice, the msm would wet all over themselves – hell – they’d have a ticker-tape parade in new york – think about it.

    He would have been bullet-proof. And in January – the blind sheik would be on a plane to Egypt – AND NOT ONE DAMN THING COULD HAPPEN TO STOP IT.

    Now they are trying to cut a deal with iran prior to the election.

    This is Aid and Comfort to the Enemy.! = TREASON.!

  14. Greta still clinging to her belief that a word from Bathhouse Barry would clear this up, that he’d actually tell the truth!

    Bolton stated at the end that the whole affaire, from the repeatedly denied security support in Libya right to the end, to the suppression of evidence that this was in fact an attack by a terrorist, Al Qaeda group, happened because of the ideology that ‘Osama is dead, Al Qaeda is on the run, the Arab spring is a success’.
    Obviously this was one of the main themes Bathhouse Barry was going to run his campaign on. So actual evidence to the contrary had to be suppressed.

    It was and is indeed amazingly stupid, as Bolton said: how on earth did Bathhouse Barry and his cronies think that, with about 300 people in the know and four Americans dead, this would be of no interest until Nov 7th, after which he hoped to have his second term?

    Having a stupid idiot like that as President is not good.

  15. And this didn’t come up in the debate the other night when the theme was supposed to be centered around foreign policy. You’re scum, Schieffer. Retire you old dope.

  16. I feel bad for the poor families that had loved ones that died at the embassy. If this story is true that means our government had time to put a rescue operation into place and possibly save the lives of those that were killed but did nothing. Especially our ambassador who apparently died in the safe house of smoke inhalation several hours after the attacks began.

    1. Deafening silence from liberals over there really, with a few desperate defenders. Plus, the article seems to be buried in world news, wasn’t deemed important enough for political news, much less front page.

  17. I hope he’s going to be Secretary of State or in some other high position. I feel incredibly safe with this man.

  18. They then apologized to the terrorists for a lie? They apologized for a video? They spent millions of dollars for an apology to Pakistan?

  19. So they DID know real time but still they went out and spouted lies about a video and stoked up demonstrations all around the middle east by putting a spotlight on this video, despicable.

  20. The Saudi Arabs are funding the weapon flow to al-Qaeda through Obama and Stevens was the arms provider. That’s why he was sent back there 3 days earlier…to provide weapons. Remember, he didn’t want to go but was told to…they wanted him exterminated. This is just another gun running event like F&F.
    Just one mans opinion.

  21. Not only did Obama know and did nothing. He and Clinton went on TV in ads in the ME apologizing for the video that didn’t cause this. Unbelievable. 4 Americans dead and he knows it, lies and then apologizes to them!!!!!!!

  22. Romney is up to 46% on InTrade after having been down at around 20% only two weeks ago. They were just waiting to see if the President had anything in the third debate. He didn’t. Will be over 50% by election day.


  23. At the end of the day, I feel sure that part of the motivation behind the excuse they chose to use is to restrict our freedom of speech. Never let a crisis go to waste. It’s why they invested $70,000 to produce an apologetic video to run in the ME and also why Obozo stood up in front of the UN and commented about slandering the prophet of Islam.

    Hillary has supported the OIS with their UN blasphemy resolution though I believe they have backed off it for the present. Next March it is supposed to come up again through the UN Human Rights Council

  24. Maybe Romney is thinking that once he’s in office, there can be a real investigation and all the facts can be presented to the American people without interference from the O administration.

  25. The interview with Liz Cheney was even more devastating. (Hope TR will post it)

    I’m SO filled with hatred for this administration. They KNEW for 7 hours they were under attack, and by a terrorist organization and NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! was done to even TRY to save or rescue them.

    Nothing!!!!! They didn’t even TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May these evil people rot in hell!! They let them be sitting ducks.

  26. for some guy suppose to be so smart .. he is showing what an idiots the whole administration is … leave Obama now .. dont even ask for anyone votes u freaking America hater

    1. Idiot doesn’t even begin to explain it.

      He SACRIFICED these people. People working for OUR country. NOBODY came to their aid!!

  27. “it’s gone from a cover up to an incredibly stupid cover up”. Well it comes from stupid to incredibly stupid people…. Bolton i would send you right back to the U.N. so can shake up those numb nuts like before…..

  28. The lying was so unnecessary because if the administration had just said the embassy had been attacked and they are investigating the cause there would have never been the hoopla they have created by making up a story about the video. If John Bolton is correct that this was purely to promote ideology then it was not only stupid but sick and sad. However, I still think there is more to the story and I hope at some point we learn the truth; preferably before Nov. 6th.

  29. Greta is actually shocked that this narcissist LIED! I am shocked at the level of stupidity of so many people in this regime.

  30. But I want to know, what will be the ramification of this? It seems like this is all going to “blow over” and be remembered as “oh – that Benghazi thing”. Where is the outrage? Why are there not hearings on this? This is much worse that Watergate, yet is a back-burner issue for the rest of the media!

    I am disgusted.

  31. why hasn’t boehner demanded some answers? terrible speaker he is, needs to be fired too.
    as for barry, is anyone going to hold this admin responsible for these preventable deaths?

    1. With the election coming up you’d think Boehner would want to be vocal about this. Is he protecting someone? Himself? His silence makes wonder just how big the cover up might be.

      1. well the thing is he was silent during fast and furious, then when the panel of 4 , bachman, a few others, brought up huma abedin’s security clearance, he did nothing but say, that is a dangerous allegation. it wasn’t a allegation it was a question, was she vetted properly. boehner stinks ….. just my opinion

  32. They knew…

    From the git go the U.S. State Department, CIA, Obama KNEW that the attack in Benghazi was a premeditated attack.

    What I want to know is WHY Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi and WHY was he meeting with the Turkish representative?

    When will Greta, Fox, and the rest of the media ask WHY was Ambassador Stevens even in Benghazi?


    It has to do with the weapons that Ambassador Stevens was trying to get back into the hands of the U.S.


      1. That’s possible, but…

        Ambassador Stevens had dinner with the Turkish representative… and a few hours later Ambassador Stevens is dead.


        Is it possible that the Ambassador did did want to provide more U.S. weapons or is it possible that he was in Benghazi to recover weapons and tie up loose ends?


        1. There is some speculation that Obama wanted our Ambassador to be kidnapped and be used to exchange for the Blind Shiek. That that is why he kept denying them security, etc. NOTHING would surprise me with Obama. He is evil to the core.

          Just a bump in the road….

          1. Since the only two combatants the 300 beards had to face were two SEALS who didn’t belong there, Id say Stevens was setup.
            What broke down was the jihad control over their troops after they took a surprising 60 casualties from the two SEALS who were there accidentally.
            The Jihads couldn’t control their local MUZI scum, who decided to rape Stevens to death in revenge for the 60 they lost after being told it was going to be an unarmed cake-walk kidnapping.
            IMHO, barrack or Hillery arraigned it all for the trade of the blind sheik.

              1. Raped and burned, so they say. I only saw some wierd red & blue colored marks on his body in the pictures of him dead.
                The two SEALS woke up several blocks away to the sounds of gunfire, no weapons, no plan, no idea WTF is going on.
                Yet they run up, pick up thrown down crap arab rusty weapons and fight a pitched battle for 7 hours against 300 beards with heavy machine guns and morters and RPG’s. If those two seals had had their own weapons and ten minutes warning they probably would have ALL survived. SEALS are STUDS!!! MUZI Beards are punks.
                Stevens was setup by barak or hilery to get kidnapped, the beards didnt expect a firefight, they had been told Stevens libyan guards would run or join (they did) but once the locals lost 60 men to the two SEALS the jihadis leadership couldn’t control their troops and they tortured Stevens to death in revenge. He was supposed to be exchanged for the blind sheik. These are the rumors INSIDE the military and State dept.

    1. These are the questions I want answered, too. There are so many holes in this story that just the fact that our government “knew” what it really was makes me suspicious. All this cover up for a terrorist attack. We already know the Once is incompetent, but sacrificing four of our brave citizens to cover that up is unbelievable. It makes me sick.

      1. The ‘Once’…

        I like that.

        That’s not a typo, right?

        The ‘once’ and only ‘zero’ who went to sleep while the drone was sending real time video of the attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Stevens and 3 other U.S. citizens.

        ‘Once’ is enough.
        Never again.


        1. No. You’re right. I am finding out more about this mess and it is sickening. Obama, Hillary, Petraeus and Biden should all resign. I am sickened by what I have found and I’ve barely scratched the surface.

    2. Glenn Beck has been talking about weapons getting to Syria via Turkey from Benghazi. And Stevens had just met with the Turkey ambassador – his last meeting of the day.

  33. i live in Minneapolis, where the Star Tribune is the paper of record. my daughter subscribes to it. i was visiting her house on Sunday, and, since i know the paper is liberal, decided to see what they had to say about Benghazi. i scanned the entire 1st section. this is what i found on Benghazi : zero, nada zip

  34. I think the Obama administration thought they could get the American people to just ignore this whole thing until after the election. And they probably also thought that the mainstream media would help them cover it up if they just put out a fake story that would distract people from the truth. There’s a reason why for about three days after the attack the mainstream media was still obssessing over Mitt Romney’s statements rather than on what actually happened in Benghazi. I think this is blowing up in Obama’s face right now, and if FOX News gets any more e-mails like this one, Obama and Clinton are finished.

    1. Meanwhile, the scapegoat movie maker is still in jail. But he can’t go home anyway since his life is now threatened.

  35. He only needs to hold off the media for 13 more days. That’s easy when their in your pocket. The truth will come out when he has more flexibility. (as a lame duck, I hope)

    1. He only needs to hold off the media for 13 more days?

      The 0b0 MSM PACs have turned a blind eye to this event for the PAST 42 DAYS…

      Hold them off, really, you would have to bring them kicking and screaming with threats of torture to them and their loved ones before they would even consider mentioning anything Libya related.

  36. And people are wondering why Romney didn’t attack Obama on this subject last night. He didn’t need to; this story probably has no end in the near future and voters can interpret the news by themselves and Romney, in the meantime, looks very, very Presidential.
    Who better to press the issue; him or the press?

    1. Romney played his cards quite well.

      He was able to look Presidential to the American public by deliberately losing at the tactical level (3rd debate), in order to achieve a strategic victory. (Securing the undecided women vote.) …Obama didn’t win strategically because the poll numbers have not swung around in his favor. In fact, the general pattern remains unchanged with Romney edging out over him.

      Romney didn’t need to debate this Benghazi mess, because I suspect he knows it’ll unravel itself in due time. Essentially, you let your opponent make their own mistakes while you secure strategic points to win the Election/War/etc.

      The last few weeks of this Election must be studied. Many lessons to be learned here.

      1. They’ll not press Bathhouse Barry on it during the next couple of weeks.
        However, once their golden boy has been handed his butt by the American people on 11/6, they’ll come crawling out of the woodwork and run with this story. After all, on 11/7 he and his Chicago machine will have lost their power over them …

  37. If this was a spontaneous event resulting from anger over a video a terrorist group wouldn’t be taking responsibility before it was even over.

  38. In honor of the slain Americans, this story should not to go away until the facts are out. The Obama Administration, State Department, and any others involved in the “stupid cover up” cannot get away with sweeping these lives lost under the rug. They and their families deserve more.

  39. How those people in the White House can sleep or even look at their faces in a mirror is beyond me.

    They KNEW within two Hours it was a Terrorist Attack….and

    A third email, also marked SBU and sent at 6:07 p.m. Washington time, carried the subject line: “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack.”


    1. Link to Sept 12 Story by Rueters

      U.S. government officials said the Benghazi attack may have been planned in advance and there were indications that members of a militant faction calling itself Ansar al Sharia – which translates as Supporters of Islamic Law – may have been involved.

      They also said some reporting from the region suggested that members of Al-Qaeda’s north Africa-based affiliate, known as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, may have been involved.

      “It bears the hallmarks of an organized attack,” one U.S. official said. However, some U.S. officials cautioned against assuming that the attacks were deliberately organized to coincide with the September 11 anniversary.

    1. keyesforpres you like the rest of the Republicans really put doubt of intelligence in peoples minds who have intelligence when you say stupid stuff like that, you also insult all the founding fathers as this country was based on tolerance, freedom of choice and freedom of religion, which Mittins and his cohorts want to take away slowly. Is all in his words, taking away equality of women, placing them in a situation where they have no right to choose what they can do with their own bodies. “Very anti American.

      1. Killing your baby is not “your own body”. ObamaNOcare is interfering with our bodies. You do know if you are over 70 you are now being called a “unit” and are going to be denied life saving medical care? Unless you are in Congress or are Obama as they exempted themselves.

        It is Obama that is taking away our freedom of religion by illgally forcing the Cathlolic church to provide health insurance that pays for bc and abortifacts.

        Our Founders LOATHED islam. Ever heard of the Barbary War? It was our first war we fought as a new nation. Muslims in North Africa were kidnapping our ships for ransom. Prompting Jefferson to form our navy to fight them off.

        John Adams said our Constitution would only work for moral and religious people. Muslims can only swear allegiance to the koran. Our Founders would be mortified that we were allowing these barbarians to immigrate here.

        Obama KNEW in real time they were being attacked and he DENIED them coverage. He also reduced security throughout the Middle East at our embassies. You trying to claim I’m not intelligence won’t work. It won’t shut me up. I know I’m over the target when I start catching flack from leftwing trolls.

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