Update 9:28: Senator Corker is asking for all cables that passed between the State Department and Ambassador Stevens. It is a bipartisan request with every member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Democrats and Republicans asking for the information. Their prior briefings offered less information that they could find out in the news.
Senator Corker said Secretary of State Clinton has always been forthcoming prior to this but is not now. He believes something is being covered up. He calls this nothing short of Benghazigate.
There is something very troubling about the U.S. government not being able to get into the Benghazi crime scene while a CNN reporter can, a reporter who found Ambassador Steven’s diary.
Original Story 9:27: The Obama administration likely knew the attack on the Libyan consulate was planned and that Al Qaeda was behind it 24 hours after the attack.
That means President Obama had this information before Susan Rice’s appearances on the Sunday news shows and while Hillary Clinton and all his spokespersons were insisting it was caused by a video protest.
He knew the truth while he himself claimed the fraudulent video was the reason for the attack on the Libyan consulate and all the embassies, something he reiterated at the U.N. yesterday.
via the Daily Beast
Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya…read more…