State Dept: Okay. Here’s the Real Story
Lies and Damned Lies
Ahead of the Congressional Hearing the White House has changed the story about Benghazi. Nothing to do with the video and not a spontaneous riot.
Unfortunately, it sounds like it is very contradictory from the first, second, and third reports. The evidence now points toward a State Department that chose not to respond to requests from their Libyan Embassy for additional security on the eve of the September 11 anniversary. And following the tragic deaths of four American citizens the White House fabricated a tale in an effort to take focus off their errors. (Read the updated security information in Jake Tapper’s article.)
This attempt to get ahead of tremendously damaging news raises even more questions on the transparency of this administration.
UPDATE: Read the rough time line transcript from the Gretawire blog page.