Continuing with the White House strategy of denying any wrongdoing with regard to manipulation of talking points after the Benghazi terror attacks of September 11, 2012, President Obama nominated a central figure in that manipulation, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, to assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs.
Nuland has been grilled repeatedly by members of the press over the State Department’s inconsistent positions on what happened in Benghazi. Newly-released emails show that Nuland tried to minimize terrorist involvement in the Benghazi talking points, stating she had “serious concerns” that such information would be used for political gain by Congressional Republicans. Specifically, Nuland wanted to strike all references to al Qaeda and CIA warnings about the dangers to American diplomats in Libya.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).