President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, while serving as U.S. ambassador to United Nations, was coached by the White House to say the Benghazi slaughter of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a spontaneous act by protesters who were angered by a YouTube video rather than a planned Islamist terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, according to Fox News Channel’s Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge on Tuesday.
According to Herridge’s report, a major “Inside the Beltway” public-interest group, Judicial Watch, released new documents on Tuesday that reveal the Benghazi cover up went directly into the Obama White House and was an intentional effort to mislead the American people.
As a result of Herridge’s report, the Law Enforcement Examiner contacted Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch’s director of Public Affairs, and obtained the information upon which Fox News based its report.
For example, a Sept. 14, 2012 email indicates that Ben Rhodes, the White House Deputy National Security Advisor, told Rice to emphasize the YouTube video angle rather than the attack’s al-Qaeda-connection during her appearances on five Sunday morning news shows.
Prior documents have shown that U.S. Department of Defense officials on the night of the violent attack told the Obama White House that the Benghazi killings and destruction was perpetrated by Muslim terrorists possibly linked to one of al-Qaeda’s branches.
Rhodes urged Rice “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video, and not a broader failure of policy,” the emails reveal. He wrote:
“[W]e’ve made our views on this video crystal clear. The United States government had nothing to do with it. We reject its message and its contents. 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.”