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April 29, 2014

Judicial Watch Secures White House Email Stating That Primary Goal of Susan Rice Appearances Were to Establish That Benghazi Attack Was Due to "Internet Video" and Not "Failure of Policy"

Here's that FOIA'd email. Judicial Watch published a press release noting this and other emails.

Ben Rhodes is currently "Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting."

As the second "Goal" of Rice's appearances -- second only to a reassurance that Obama was working hard to protect the American people -- is this:

* To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.

In a series of model answers to potential questions, the memo states:

Q: What's your response to the Independent story [they mean the UK newspaper the Independent -- ace] that says we have intelligence 48 hours in advance of the Benghazi attack that was ignored? Was this an intelligence failure?

We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent. The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US consulate and subsequently its annex.

Background: Ben Rhodes, Obama's "fixer," is known to have been at the center of the editing/scrubbing operation since the start, working closely with Hillary's own Palace Guard Victoria Nuland.






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