The request was made, believe it or not, by SeeBS. Sharyl Attkisson, someone who has earned the title "journalist," has more (via This Ain't Hell).
A White House official referred our request regarding the Benghazi attacks to the White House Photo Office. On Nov. 1, an official there indicated she would process our request quickly, but then did not respond further. Finally, this week, the White House Photo Office told CBS News it would not release any images without approval of Josh Earnest in the White House Press Office. Earnest did not respond to our telephone calls and emails.
At a press conference on Nov. 14, 2012 President Obama stated that his Administration has provided all information regarding "what happened in Benghazi."
"We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information...," the President told reporters, adding, "we will provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day..." and "I will put forward every bit of information that we have."
In addition to the Benghazi images, CBS News has also requested, but not received, details concerning the president's and his staff's decisions during the attacks. Last year reporters were given details of the decision making, timeline and players regarding the Osama bin Laden raid as well as access to certain emails.
CBS News is also seeking drone and ground-level surveillance images and email communications and documents from the night of the Benghazi attacks. So far, none has been provided.None have been provided. But the White House was quick to release to the media photos of Richard Milhous Obama in the situation room when the Navy SEALS killed Osama bin Laden, and during Hurricane Sandy, one week before the November 6 election.
According to reports, Obama was in the situation room watching the Benghazi attack as it happened from drones flying over the consulate.
There's a reason the photos and other information is not being released. It will show how Obama could have acted but didn't, and tried to cover it up because it hurt his campaign narrative that "al-Queda has been decimated."