To Protect Hillary, Washington Post Fact-Checker Omits Two Key Benghazi Facts

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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The Washington Post fact-check column has already been exposed as a fraud. With two glaring lies of omission in Glenn Kessler’s latest “fact-check” of Hillary Clinton’s now-proven lies surrounding Benghazi (where he awards Pinocchios — not to her but to Marco Rubio!) fact-check editor Kessler again exposes himself as a left-wing partisan.

Like the rest of the DC Media, even though the Gowdy Select Committee uncovered three smoking gun documents that prove Hillary Clinton told the truth about the Benghazi terror attack in private, while lying to the Benghazi families and the American people, Kessler is desperate to shut this fact down and punish anyone who dares speak the truth.

With his Pinnochios, Kessler accuses Rubio of lying by floating his own anti-science theory that suggests  Hillary was a victim of the “fog of war.”

To backfill his provably false narrative, Kessler uses a “detailed” timeline of Hillary Clinton’s actions between September 11 and  September 14 of 2012.

Oddly enough (not really), Kessler omits two key damning details in the September 11 part of his timeline. Here is what Kessler wants his readers to know….

Hillary Clinton’s statements

10:08 p.m., Sept. 11, press statement:

“I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”

11:12 p.m., Sept. 11, email to her daughter Chelsea Clinton:

“Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an al Qaeda-like group….very hard day and I fear more of the same.”

What Kessler doesn’t want his readers to know is what happened in the two hours just before Hillary made that 10:08 p.m. statement on September 11, where she blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video:

6:07 p.m. – “The State Department’s Operations Center sends an email to the White House, Pentagon, FBI and other government agencies that said Ansar al-Sharia has claimed credit for the attack on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.” — Source:

8:00 p.m. – Via telephone,  Clinton spoke with Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf. In a description of the conversation found in State Department email, she said:

We have asked for the Libyan government to provide additional security to the compound immediately as there is a gun battle ongoing, which I understand Ansar as Sharia [sic] is claiming responsibility for.

“Ansar al Sharia is al Qaeda’s affiliate on the Arabian Peninsula. So several hours into the attack, Mrs. Clinton already believed that al Qaeda was attacking U.S. facilities.” — Source: Wall Street Journal

Those FACTS prove that just prior to her 10:08 p.m. statement, where she falsely blamed the Benghazi terrorist attack on a YouTube vide video, Hillary Clinton was not only informed that an al Queda-affiliated group took responsibility for the attack, in private, that is what Hillary told others.

An hour after lying to the American people, again in private, Hillary told her family Benghazi was a terror attack. The next day, again in private, Hillary told the Egyptian Foreign Minister, “We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film.”

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