Editorial: The Latest Benghazi Freak-Out in 10 Sentences

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 8:12am

Last week, in response to a Freedom of Information request filed by Judicial Watch, the White House released a memo related to Benghazi that was authored by Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication. The four-page memo, written a few days after the attacks, was designed to prep Susan Rice for her upcoming appearances on several Sunday talk shows. Among other things, it addressed the anti-American protests that had first sprung up in Egypt and then spread throughout the Middle East, including this line as one of the goals of her appearances:

"To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."

Republicans say this is a "smoking gun" of a White House cover-up on Benghazi. But is it? Here are 10 things you should know: Continue>>>
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