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Fox: Email Reveals Obama Advisor Urged Rice to Blame Video for Benghazi

On Tuesday, an email obtained by the government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed that a senior American advisor informed then National Security Advisor Susan Rice to emphasize that the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya was the result of a spontaneous protest arising from an inflammatory YouTube video. Transcripts later revealed that senior defense officials had informed the administration on the night of the assault that the event was a “terrorist attack.”

Fox’s intel correspondent Catherine Herridge reported that a September 14 emails links White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes advised Rice to focus on the YouTube video during her appearances on a variety of Sunday morning news programs:

Among the goals Rhodes outlined for Rice was for her β€œto underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

Read the full text of the emails obtained by Judicial Watch here

RELATED: ABC News Reports Benghazi Talking Points Were Revised 12 Times, Terror Reference Was Omitted

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