New Benghazi emails show White House effort to protect Obama

You can download the full PDF of emails, many of which are redacted, from Judicial Watch. Free Beacon has the write up below on the big points in an email from Senior White House advisor Ben Rhodes with the subject line “PREP CALL with Susan: Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.”



I would like to note that one of the email bullet points not mentioned below states: “To show that we will be resolute in bringing people who harm Americans to justice, and standing steadfast through these protests.”

Clearly no one has been brought to justice for killing four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012. It’s been almost 2 years little to nothing has been done to even catch these terrorists. Just goes to show you ‘resolute’ this administration really is. Pathetic.

FREE BEACON – Previously unreleased internal Obama administration emails show that a coordinated effort was made in the days following the Benghazi terror attacks to portray the incident as “rooted in [an] Internet video, and not [in] a broader failure or policy.”

Emails sent by senior White House adviser Ben Rhodes to other top administration officials reveal an effort to insulate President Barack Obama from the attacks that killed four Americans.

Rhodes sent this email to top White House officials such as David Plouffe and Jay Carney just a day before National Security Adviser Susan Rice made her infamous Sunday news show appearances to discuss the attack.

The “goal,” according to these emails, was “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.” …

The newly released internal White House e-mails show that Rice’s orders came from top Obama administration communications officials.

“[W]e’ve made our views on this video crystal clear. The United States government had nothing to do with it,” Rhodes wrote in the email, which was released on Tuesday by the advocacy group Judicial Watch.

“We reject its message and its contents,” he wrote. “We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is absolutely no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence. And we are working to make sure that people around the globe hear that message.”

Rhodes also suggested that Rice tout Obama’s reputation as “steady and statesmanlike.”

“I think that people have come to trust that President Obama provides leadership that is steady and statesmanlike,” he wrote. “There are always going to be challenges that emerge around the world, and time and again, he has shown that we can meet them.”

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