President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joe Biden met as the Benghazi attack unfolded. Presumably a decision or two other than “I think I’ll go to Vegas now” was made and some directives were given.
Fast forward to last night:
On Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that major news networks might have secret emails proving that the White House canceled plans to assist the besieged U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.
Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days.
“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.”
“Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days.” It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that if such emails exist, some pissed off intel employee angered by all the attempts to throw the CIA and others under the bus over this debacle probably did the leaking. But does anybody honestly believe that NBC, et al, would release these before the election? If Fox News is one of the two networks Newt’s referring to, that would happen, but I don’t think CNN, CBS, ABC or NBC would release them before the election. If Obama wins they probably wouldn’t release them after the election, either.
The mainstream media, with the exception of Fox News and select reporters, are burying the Benghazi story in general — let alone any extra evidence that may exist proving that Obama lied, and our people died.
But maybe the nets will have to mention it soon. Even Jay Leno is joking about the Obama administration’s non-transparency on Benghazi: