We know from CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson the stonewalling she’s faced while trying to gain access to documents and photos surrounding the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Investigators in Congress haven’t had much luck getting information, either. Fox News’ Chad Pergram is tweeting details this afternoon about the information that was provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee, with a source telling him that hundreds of pages were fully redacted. It seems the most transparent administration ever has a heavy touch with an opaque marker.

Ah yes, the talking points about a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video getting out of hand. What difference, at this point, does it make that there was no such protest?

https://twitter.com/vicnewyork/status/307617341301194752

Will this story pick up steam? It is Friday afternoon, after all.

Yeah, it might be up to the public to keep this alive via social media.

https://twitter.com/SalaciousSully/status/307617901341458432

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Update:

We have to give some sort of prize to Roll Call’s Steven Dennis for predicting tonight’s Benghazi news dump.

Yes, he really did, an hour earlier.

  • MadeleineTector

    So Obama got away with this too, he seems to live a charmed life, nothing touches him and so it goes on. If anyone thinks he really won the second term fair and square I have a bridge to sell them.

    • GaryTheBrave

      I liked your answer so much I tweeted it.

  • getmeoutof here

    shocked face

  • http://hehasfailed.wordpress.com/ HopeHeFails

    Most transparently arrogant Government in history.

  • kenai

    Does anyone know why Amb Stevens was in Benghazi in the first place? What was he supposed to be doing there? Have I simply missed it?

    • SpinMeNot

      Indications would be he was brokering a deal with what Andy McCarthy calls the Syrian Muhajadeen to transfer weapons that had been seized from Khadafi’s stockpiles.

      Anybody remember Iran Contra ?

      • kenai

        Yes, I’m sure something like that was the real reason for Stevens to be in Benghazi. I was thinking more of an official, press release version of why he was there. Surely he wasn’t there just to do a review of a video with some Muhajadeen film critics.

        • SpinMeNot

          I recall the official story being he was holding high level discussions with the Libyan Rebels now Libyan Government . It was incredibly vague.

      • 3seven77

        I have some memory of it. What I recall was that ultimately Reagan did take responsibility for what went on. I also remember that there was never any proof that Reagan was culpable for any of it.

  • SpinMeNot

    Been there done that .. “Soldier .. Snap to, about face and step off”

    And they called William Jefferson Clinton, ‘Slick Willie’. WJC was an amateur in comparison to BHO.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      he has the advantage over bubba in that any and every criticism, disagreement, etc. is labeled as racism.

    • $35038462

      .

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    Why not just make a document with the title Benghazi and leave the rest blank? It would have been much easier and less time consuming.

    • SpinMeNot

      BHO’s photoshop guys don’t know how to do that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      not to mention, more environmentally-sensitive

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    beLIEve

  • nc

    I would be more inclined to believe the “national security” excuse if they had been upfront about it from the beginning, meaning no stupid lies about the video. They could have shared sensitive information with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee at that time, and they would have confirmed that details would be released when it was “safe.”

    But now, after all these months of lies and stonewalling, there’s almost nothing short of full disclosure that could clear this up.

  • Axelgreaser

    CENSORED! Can’t you just see it? All doc’s left with just two words now and with everything thing in between ‘tampered’ with by the regime led by the man who is now telling us: “I’m not a dictator.” Those words: Dear…………………………..Respectfully

  • Maxx

    I wish we could redact this Presidency.

  • Maxx

    I wish we could redact this Presidency.

  • SJ’s Dad

    Nixon: Edited Watergate tapes
    Obama: Edited Benghazi emails
    Nixon: “I am not a crook!”
    Obama: “I am not a dictator!”
    Coincidence? . . . (Woodward thinks not!-)

    • Catchance

      Lives lost at Watergate: 0
      Lives lost at Benghazi: 4

      • Jim Denney

        Consequences for Nixon: severe
        Consequences for Obama: reelection

    • Catchance

      Lives lost at Watergate: 0
      Lives lost at Benghazi: 4

  • SJ’s Dad

    Nixon: Edited Watergate tapes
    Obama: Edited Benghazi emails
    Nixon: “I am not a crook!”
    Obama: “I am not a dictator!”
    Coincidence? . . . (Woodward thinks not!-)

  • Donna W

    I will never understand, to my dying day, why he’s being allowed to get away with all of this *smh*

  • The First Lady ; D

    Well, it was good enough to get Hagel confirmed….(eye roll)

  • Guest

    Obamamedia have NO appetite for finding the truth about Benghazi, historians WILL