Scandal: To the White House and Clinton campaigns, the Benghazi scandal just won’t go away. A new congressional report says that the Obama White House and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton intentionally lied to the American people about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The lies just keep piling up.
The 800-page report, the culmination of two years of investigation, is another damning piece of evidence of Clinton’s failure as the nation’s top diplomat.
The report, from the House Select Committee on Benghazi, says that the White House knew it wasn’t telling the truth when it told the American people that the attacks that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens, were caused by a mob reacting to an insulting video posted on the internet.
But after reviewing new evidence, the Benghazi committee found conclusive evidence that Obama and Clinton were covering up the truth. Both had immediate access to intelligence that showed, in fact, that it was no mob but an orchestrated attack by Islamic terrorists on a U.S. diplomatic facility.
“It’s largely undisputed that she had that information, and that’s the way she articulated it privately that night,” Rep. Mike Pompeo told the Washington Examiner in an interview.
United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice went on the Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16 and brazenly denied that the murders of Americans was a terror attack.
Congress found emails from State Department officials indicating that they knew she had lied. Some officials said in email discussions that Rice was “off the reservation.”
“The horse has left the barn on this, don’t you think?” one Libya expert at the State Department asked another in an email. “Rice was on FIVE Sunday Morning shows yesterday saying this. Tough to walk back.”
In another email, an official commented on a news article with the title: “White House sees no sign attack premeditated.”
“Can you believe this?” the official wrote.
Americans are right to ask themselves: Why did the White House lie to the American people? And why did Hillary Clinton lie to the parents and other survivors of those who were killed?
For Obama, he wanted to be able to declare victory over terrorism in the weeks before the 2012 election. Hillary’s reasons were, like Obama’s, political. She knew her policies in Libya were to blame, and didn’t want knowledge of it to ruin her future political career. So she lied, rather than tell the truth.
Hillary’s campaign has responded that this report is merely a political vendetta. Does a person who lied repeatedly to the American people and to the victims’ families really deserve to be entrusted with the U.S. presidency, the most powerful elected position on earth?