A blockbuster new email shows the narrative about Benghazi that President Obama and Hillary Clinton have been promulgating for years is not true.
The administration had previously said that events on the ground moved too quickly to allow for a timely response, but this email seems to contradict that contention.
“We have identified (backup) that could move to Benghazi,” a Clinton aide wrote. “They are spinning up as we speak.”
According to The Blaze:
“A conservative government watchdog group released a new Benghazi email Tuesday that then-Department of Defense Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash sent to the State Department offering military forces that could have moved into the area.
Bash sent his email — obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit — to three senior State Department officials just hours after the deadly 2012 attack unfolded.
[W]e have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi,” he wrote. “They are spinning up as we speak.”
The email was sent to Jacob Sullivan, who served as deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton. Wendy Sherman and Thomas Nides were both senior State Department officials.
Much of the email was redacted, but it seemingly contradicted testimony from the Obama administration that an immediate response was not feasible. Then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified in 2013 that “time, distance, the lack of an adequate warning, events that moved very quickly on the ground prevented a more immediate response.””