On September 11, 2012, the Libyan embassy was attacked and four Americans murdered, including Ambassador Christopher Stephens.
On September 16, Susan Rice appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation and stated that “we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this [attack] was premeditated or preplanned.” She said it was a spontaneous attack resulting from some YouTube video.
On January 23 2013, Hillary Clinton in a Senate hearing about Benghazi, denied seeing any memo that the embassy was at risk. In a response to Senator Ron Johnson, inquiring about the misleading information, Clinton said:
“The fact is we had four dead Americans, was it because of a protest or was it some guys that went out for a walk some night and decided they would kill some Americans, what difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened so that we can prevent it from ever happening again.”
Which is what they were trying to find out by asking you questions, which, apparently, you then lied about.
Reporter Catherine Herridge obtained a memo dated 16 August 2012, from the Libyan Embassy, stating that Al Qaeda was there in the area, that they were worried about an attack, and that they couldn’t withstand an attack. It also stated that the Libyan Brigade tasked with defending the embassy was infiltrated. Herridge has said there the memo was addressed to the head of the state department (Hillary Clinton at the time).
In a press conference that was held on Friday, James Rosen was asking about a memo that circulated on September 10, 2012 that steps were being taken to assure protection of U.S. personnel and assets. Rosen asked if other emails or memos regarding this would be released. Carney responded by stating that they were engaged in the exchange simply as fodder for Fox News.
Jay Carney: “And I would simply say, when it comes to — and I know that we’re creating an exchange here for Fox and I’m mindful of that, but allow me to suggest that questions about the posturing of defense forces are usually better addressed at the Pentagon.”
James Rosen: “My question to you, Jay, is, first of all, what we’re engaged in here is not for Fox. It’s for the record. And the fact that the posturing was such that it made remedy or rescue in that situation impossible is not a conclusion solely of the House Armed Services Committee or Republicans; it’s a self-evident fact. source.”
Well, Jay, the White House’s war with Fox News not with-standing, millions of Americans still watch the channel. Thirteen months after the incident and we’re still peeling back the issue trying to work through this administration’s lies and found out why an American Embassy was attacked and personnel killed. At best, it’s just plain incompetence. But, it’s always the cover-up that gets you.
You shouldn’t dodge the issue by blaming the people asking the questions.
Carney ended the press conference by saying: “James, I think we’re done here.”
Which after their initial lie, has been the administration’s response to anything about Benghazi
The most transparent administration in history.