As if we needed confirmation to know that Hillary Clinton lied?
When did the Obama administration NOT lie? They lied about everything. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor!”.
When Obama or his minions were lying about his namesake fraud, Obamacare, they were also lying about almost everything else.
To think Americans so stupid we would believe some Hollyweirdo filmmaker caused the Benghazi attack is an insult to us. And because of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we get to see the lies told by Hillary Clinton and company in this third-grade attempt at deception.
Hillary Clinton knew the narrative was a lie.
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According to Judicial Watch,
Under court order, the State Department released 11 documents responsive to the Judicial Watch request with large blocks of information redacted. The documents also include phone conservations between Clinton and other foreign dignitaries and heads of state during the period of the deadly terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate.
At 10:08 p.m. on September 11, Mrs. Clinton issued an official State Department press statement, approved by the White House, placing the blame for the attack on an Internet video:
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.
Yet the next day, in her 3:04 PM September 12 conversation with Kandil, Clinton said, “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest.” Clinton went on to add, “You’re not kidding. Based on the information we saw today we believe that group that claimed responsibility for this is affiliated with al-Qaeda.”
The deception made one thing clear. Clinton knew it was a planned attack.
Which means our Obama-led gonadless, soulless government did nothing to prevent the attack. No readiness plan; and as we already know, no consequences to the people who carried out the attack.
The article explains how Clinton played along with the lie of the “film”:
On September 15, in a telephone call with then-Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr, Clinton emphatically portrayed the “stupid, very offensive film” as the root cause of the Benghazi violence. Clinton told Amr, “I have repeatedly, as has the President and other officials in our government, deplored not only the content of this stupid, very offensive film… But we have to exercise more self-discipline… otherwise we’ll be in a vicious downward circle against everyone who has ever felt offended, particularly on the internet….”
Clinton’s telephone call with Amr also contained a curious reference to what the former secretary referred to as a “very successful investment visit led by my deputy Tom Nides, and on the very day they left this series of incidents began to unfold.” According to the Washington Post, Nides, who was deputy secretary for management and resources at the State Department, was at the same time responsible for “communications with donors” to the Clinton Foundation. Nides was also involved in the scandal involving Clinton’s efforts to provide special access to State Department officials for hedge fund clients of her son-in-law, Marc Mezinsky.
Clearly Clinton commingled her role in the State Department with the Clinton Foundation’s. Still, it gets worse.
As the article suggests, Clinton planted the seed for religious spin:
In a September 12 call with the Afghan President Hamid Kharzi, Clinton says at some point they need to talk about “about religious feelings and insults and defamation.” Islamists seeks to criminalize criticism (“defamation”) of Islam. The Obama administration worked closely with advocates for restrictions on free speech as part of their Benghazi video pr campaign.
The documents also show that Clinton referenced the “actions of a mob” to Tunisian Prime Minister Jebali on September 14. Jebali responded that he condemned “these terrorist actions.”
Apparently, Clinton told different lies to whomever she happened to be speaking with. Each lie conveniently relayed for minimum damage to her role in this sordid affair.
No wonder the State Department didn’t want Americans to know the real truth. Just another Obama-era pack of lies to cover up their abject incompetence.