Now we know conclusively that even as she paraded the video condemning the prophet Muhammad as the supposed cause of the Benghazi attack, Hillary Clinton knew full well that it had nothing to do with the video and was entirely and exclusively caused by a terrorist attack.
Documents disclosed at the Benghazi Committee hearing highlight the duplicity. It began while shots were still being fired.
At 10:00 p.m. on the night of September 11, 2012, while the Benghazi consulate was still under violent attack, Hillary released a statement blaming the anti-Muslim internet video for inciting a protest that led to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
That was what she publicly told the American people. That was the line pushed by the Obama Administration.
But privately, just one hour later, she sent an email to her daughter saying that “Two officers were killed today in Benghazi by an al-Qaeda-like group.”
And the following day, she repeated this unambiguous analysis of what had caused the tragic murders and, once again, described the situation in Libya as a “terrorist attack”. Notes of her phone call to the Egyptian Prime Minister on September 12, 2012 made no mention of the anti-Muslim internet video that she publicly claimed described the situation in Libya as a “terrorist attack.”
The mail to Chelsea and her phone call with the Egyptian Prime Minister are the smoking gun, showing that Hillary knowingly, deliberately, and repeatedly lied in linking the attack to the video.
While Hillary adduced no evidence that the Benghazi attack was linked to the video, she did explain that the entire environment in North Africa was infected by animosity triggered by the video.
But that was not the case in Benghazi. It was a terrorist attack, not a spontaneous demonstration gone awry as both Obama and Hillary would have us believe.
And why did they want us to believe it? Because it was six weeks before Election Day and Obama had taken credit for reducing al-Qaeda to the “junior varsity.” Obama could not afford to have the American voters know that the J.V. was now the Varsity.
They lied. And now we have the proof.