Fox News’ James Rosen is reporting that newly declassified documents show that, minutes after the initial terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the president was briefed on an “attack,” not a protest or a video. Rosen reports:
Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation’s top civilian and uniformed defense officials — headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama — were informed that the event was a “terrorist attack,” declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president’s Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward.
That member of Obama’s cabinet was then-Secrertary of Defense Leon Panetta.
Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February of last year that it was him who informed the president that “there was an apparent attack going on in Benghazi.” “Secretary Panetta, do you believe that unequivocally at that time we knew that this was a terrorist attack?” asked Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. “There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack,” Panetta replied.
#Benghazi "There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack," Panetta replied.
— MarketWeight (@MarketWeight) January 13, 2014
So according to newly released documents, Obama blatantly lied about the cause of #Benghazi.
We've been saying that since it happened.
— Holy Moly Christian (@MarxistsSuck) January 13, 2014
— Bradley M Wasson (@BradleyWasson) January 13, 2014
THANK YOU for you Benghazi story!! Looking like this goes to the TOP. @JamesRosenFNC
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— arlene billson (@juneslili) January 13, 2014
Obama stood in front of the UN and Lied that #Benghazi attack was due to a video. How can he get away with this after facts prove he lied?
— ParkergirlUSA (@ParkergirlUSA) January 14, 2014
Bret Baier's Special Report breaking Benghazi news. So important Fox is out there doing what elite media refuses.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) January 14, 2014
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