Benghazi Report Shows Ben Rhodes Pushed False Video Narrative After Attack

From the Daily Signal:
After two years of investigation, many might be asking if the just released Benghazi report was worth it. The answer is yes.

With the publication of the 800-page report by the House Benghazi Select Committee on Tuesday, Americans now have an exhaustive account of the terrorist attack in Benghazi and its aftermath.

The administration’s concocted narrative blaming the Benghazi attack on an amateurish anti-Muslim video is a major focus in the report.

For the first time we know that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was briefed by Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, and David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s senior political adviser, which gave her statements the desired political spin:

Susan Rice’s comments on the Sunday talk shows were met with shock and disbelief by State Department employees in Washington. The Senior Libya Desk Officer, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, wrote: ‘I think Rice was off the reservation on this one.’ The Deputy Director, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, State Department, responded: ‘Off the reservation on five networks!’ The Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, Bureau of Near East Affairs, State Department, wrote: ‘WH [White House] very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.’ [pg. 132]

It appears Rhodes is very good at spinning false narratives.

The House Select Committee on Benghazi puts on display the Obama administration’s absolute ineptitude in the conduct of foreign policy and its political motivations that left U.S. diplomats in Libya tragically unprotected and the American public misinformed about what happened to our diplomats and why. [...]

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