Asst To Obama Behind E-Mails Pushing YouTube Video Link To Attack Is Brother To Head Of SeeBS News....
Let's just admit it, it is worse than Watergate (Fox News).
More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications.Remember, this was in the last two months of an election year, and here is the White House strategizing a lie about why an attack on an American asset happened and trying to downplay any idea that Islamic terrorism was involved.
In the email, Rhodes specifically draws attention to the anti-Islam Internet video, without distinguishing whether the Benghazi attack was different from protests elsewhere.
The email lists the following two goals, among others:
"To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."
"To reinforce the President and Administration's strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges."
The email goes on to state that the U.S. government rejected the message of the Internet video. "We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is absolutely no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence," the email stated.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the documents read like a PR strategy, not an effort to provide the best available intelligence to the American people.
"The goal of the White House was to do one thing primarily, which was to make the president look good. Blame it on the video and not [the] president's policies," he said.
The Rhodes email was not part of the 100 pages of emails released by the administration last May -- after Republicans refused to move forward with the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director until the so-called "talking points" emails were made public.
The email is also significant because in congressional testimony in early April, former deputy CIA director Michael Morell told lawmakers it was Rice, in her Sunday show appearances, who linked the video to the Benghazi attack. Morell said the video was not part of the CIA analysis.
"My reaction was two-fold," Morell told members of the House Intelligence Committee, regarding her appearances. "One was that what she said about the attacks evolving spontaneously from a protest was exactly what the talking points said, and it was exactly what the intelligence community analysts believed. When she talked about the video, my reaction was, that's not something that the analysts have attributed this attack to."
Incidentally, three leading Republicans on Monday night sent letters to the House and Senate foreign affairs committees asking them to compel the administration to explain who briefed Rice in advance of the Sunday talk shows and whether State Department or White House personnel were involved.
"How could former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, during the five Sunday talk shows on September 16, 2012, claim that the attacks on our compounds were caused by a hateful video when Mr. Morell testified that the CIA never mentioned the video as a causal factor," said the letter, from Sens. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina; Kelly Ayotte, of New Hampshire; and John McCain, of Arizona.
Watergate, much like Monicagate, was a political scandal. No lives were lost and one political party seized on the wrongdoings of the administration in question for political motives. Benghazi is different because it involves the loss of American lives, including a US Ambassador, in a terrorist attack, and the entire Regime, from the President (who was getting ready to fly out the next day for a political fundraiser) and the potential Democrat nominee for 2016 (who was then Secretary of State) were involved in a cover up and lie to not only the American people, but the families of the four Americans who were killed in Benghazi.
But the cover up is worse than Nixon's cover up of the Watergate burglary.
Ben Rhodes, the White House figure who is mentioned in the Fox News story, is the brother of David Rhodes, who has been President of SeeBS News since 2011.
In this Daily Caller story from almost one year ago, SeeBS was discussing dropping investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who had been pursuing the Benghazi scandal, as well as the Fast and Furious gunrunning scheme by the Obama InJustice Department and Eric "My People" Holder.
Attkisson just recently left SeeBS and has said that the network resisted stories that painted the Obama Regime in an unflattering way.
So, we know how the Regime has pressed networks about certain statements made about the President (Mark Halperin calling Obama a slang word for a male sex organ), so could it be logical that the White House used the Rhodes connection at SeeBS to stifle any investigation into BenghaziGate?
That's why this is much bigger than Watergate. Not only is there a cover up in the White House, but the media "watchdogs" of 40 years ago have become lapdogs whose executives are linked to officials at the highest level in the White House.