Emails Show State Department Aides Knew Early On Benghazi Attack Had Terror Ties
MARCH 02, 2015
After filing a FOIA lawsuit against the Pentagon regarding the 2012 Benghazi attacks, Judicial Watch obtained documents revealing then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides knew Ansar al-Sharia attacked the U.S. consulate. In addition, they knew Ansar al-Sharia took credit for its actions on social media. Despite all of that, Clinton issued a statement that the attack was a response to a YouTube video critical of Islam. Read more about these documents here.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, also offered commentary on these documents, as quoted in the article:
And it is inescapable that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly lied when she planted the false story about ‘inflammatory material being posted on the Internet.’ The contempt for the public’s right to know is evidenced not only in these documents but also in the fact that we had to file a lawsuit in federal court to obtain them. The Obama gang’s cover-up continues to unravel, despite its unlawful secrecy and continued slow-rolling of information. Congress, if it ever decides to do its job, cannot act soon enough to put Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and every other official in these emails under oath.