On Tuesday, Reuters reported that emails obtained from anonymous government sources show that the State Department and the White House knew within two hours that an Islamist militant group had taken credit for the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
According to Reuters, the emails “specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.” Greta van Susteren wrote that the State Department said the group is affiliated with al Qaeda.
The emails also indicate that diplomats described the events as they were taking place.
“Every day since the Benghazi attack the Administration has tried to redirect attention away from the truth. And despite their best attempts the truth is coming out. This Administration has been lying to us from the very beginning,” Jeff Dunetz wrote.
Making matters worse is news that an unmanned drone recorded the entire attack, and a team of special operators was only an hour away in Italy but never deployed.
Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the attack.
This is a developing story. Updates will be provided as they are available.