A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the "ramifications" of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is "Update on Response to actions - Libya." The was written hours before the attack was over.
Issa has asked the White House to declassify and release the document. In the meantime he has inserted a sentence from the e-mail in the Congressional Record.
"White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video," the e-mail reads, according to Issa.Wait, wait, what? Is this email saying that the people in the government who realized that there was an attack going on in Benghazi concurrent with protests in Tripoli, in Cairo, in wherever, might have thought these things were related, and this was how to stop them, precisely as if there was no cover-up of anything at all, and the related interests at the government level were just covering their bases like grown-ups do? Because that was the intelligence, and that was what the White House said?
Wow. It's like almost the written record just about never solicits anything like the cover-up narrative. I wonder if the lack of a cover-up has anything to do with that.