Benghazi: The language in an email from Obama aide Ben Rhodes used to prep Susan Rice is virtually identical to one issued by the former secretary of state 36 hours before — the first public official to mention the video.
One of the first questions we hope the Select Committee on Benghazi asks is who gave Ben Rhodes the authority and the content for the Sept. 14, 2012, email from him, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, on how to prep Susan Rice for her talk show tour on Sept. 16 blaming a video for the terrorist attack.
Either Rhodes is the most powerful communications assistant in American history or he was instructed by superiors in the administration to launch the video lie.
A clue may be found in a State Department press release that night and in a comparison of emails sent 36 hours apart by Clinton and Rhodes.
At 10 p.m. Washington, D.C., time on Sept. 11, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a call from the man she wants to replace, President Obama, while terrorists were in the midst of massacring Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
The call came more than six hours after the attack started, more than an hour before Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed, and literally just minutes before Hillary first released a statement linking the slaughter to “inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” a reference to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube.