Wow. Blatantly misleading people from the beginning, even while we had a chance to still save people’s lives.

Via CNS.

On the night of Sept. 11, 2012 — before former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by a terrorist mortar strike — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a public statement linking the attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, with an anti-Muslim video, which she referred to as “inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”

Clinton’s statement, still posted on State’s website, is dated Sept. 11, 2012, and headlined: “Statement on the Attack in Benghazi.” […]

The statement first notes that a State Department officer had been killed in Benghazi — an apparent reference to Information Management Officer Sean Smith, whose body had been recovered at the U.S. mission in Benghazi by U.S. security officers by about 5:30 p.m. Washington, D.C., time on Sept. 11 — or 11:30 p.m. Benghazi time. The statement then talks about Clinton’s communications that night with Libya’s president and refers to what Clinton calls “inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”

On Jan. 8, I contacted the State Department press office three times by telephone and once by email to ask when exactly on Sept. 11, 2012, the department released this statement by Clinton.

“I just want to know at what time on Sept. 11, 2012, this statement was released,” I asked in an email that I sent at 2:20 p.m. Eastern time after my second phone inquiry.

I was later told that a group that answers questions on Benghazi for the State Department was working on an answer for me.

However, the Associated Press first published a story quoting Clinton’s statement at 10:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 11.

The AP released a story that night datelined Cairo, written by Maggie Michael and Sarah El Deeb, and carrying the headline, “American killed in Libya protest over film.” The story noted that Clinton had confirmed that “one State Department officer had been killed in the protest at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.” It also quoted directly from Clinton’s statement: “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”

The Associated Press’ Media Relations office confirmed to me that the AP first published its version of this story quoting Clinton’s statement at 10:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 11.

A CIA timeline of the Benghazi events provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official, the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s report on Benghazi and the State Department’s own Accountability Review Board Report all indicate that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the U.S. “Annex” in Benghazi sometime between about 5:14 a.m. and 5:26 a.m. Benghazi time on Sept. 12. That would be between 11:14 p.m. and 11:26 p.m. on Sept. 11 in Washington, D.C. — or at least 16 minutes after the AP reported Clinton’s statement.

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  1. Maynard says:

    I’m looking at what Sen. Sessions had to say about Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew.

    The senator says Lew misrepresented Obama’s 2012 budget by claiming that it did not add to the debt.

    “His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies,” according to the Sessions’ statement, which was obtained by The Hill in advance.

    Sessions says in his statement that Lew, as the president’s budget director told Congress the budget “would not add to the debt of the United States.”

    He cites Lew testimony that reads: “Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt.”

    I bring this up here because it’s the same as the Hillary story. Our leaders lie to us, and not in small or technical ways. These are big lies, huge lies, obvious lies, lies about matters of life and death. Everybody knows they’re lies. And yet we go on, la-de-dah, who cares?, no consequences, never any consequences.

    I don’t know what to say. America has succumbed to madness.

  2. otlset says:

    Looks like that picture might have been taken just before she passed out and got her two-week concussion. “I don’t recall much at all around that time senator, sorry.”

  3. Kitten says:

    Hillary has either been drunk from the beginning of this debacle, or she was stuck on stupid when she repeated the same lie over and over…what, thinking we would believe it if she said it in slow motion? What I still find disgusting is that she would tell Tyrone Woods’ father (while they’re bringing his body in a casket from the plane) that they’re gonna arrest and prosecute the person who made that video?

    These people are heartless and Tammy is right, this is no time for retreat. We must expose them at every turn and keep the pressure on those in leadership while we build, build, build in 2013!

    Lace ’em up tight guys and gals, we’ve got work to do.

  4. Alain41 says:

    The picture is worth more than a thousand (swear) words. It’s priceless. Makes me think that Bill was awarded Father of the Year to combat the terrible publicity that Hillary is earning/getting.

    Speaking of liars, Nixon’s 100th birth anniversary was Wednesday, 1/9/13.
    This crowd makes me long for him. Tricky Dick, you were much better than Barry Hussein.

  5. Alain41 says:

    Bloomberg article about Hillary using State Dept. for promoting U.S. business interest abroad. I have a big problem with this. Besides the fact that that is the Commerce Dept. responsibility (why have 2 Depts. doing the same thing?), my big issue is this is the equivalent of, What’s good for General Motors is good for the U.S. Doing this not only is crony socialism (play ball with me the gov’t and I’ll reward you) but also puts business ahead of other U.S. national interests such as, oh, Freedom (of speech, of religion, of congregating, of petitioning for redress of grievances). That’s why 2 Depts. were created, Commerce to work for business promotion and State to say when appropriate, Liberty trumps business.

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