Barack Obama knew about the terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate, the fact it was still on-going, and the fact that Ambassador Chris Stevens was missing. He went to bed early, to prepare for a full day of campaigning out west.
Priorities, you know.
Obama’s White House then attempted to manufacture a story that blamed a California filmmaker when Ambassador Stevens turned up dead.
The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional Republicans new fodder for criticizing the Obama administration’s initial accounts of the assault.
The State Department’s extraordinary break with other administration offices came in a department briefing Tuesday, where officials said “others” in the executive branch concluded initially that the protest was based, like others in the Middle East, on a film that ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad.
That was never the department’s conclusion, a senior official told reporters.