Within 24 hours of the murder of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy said, "in a briefing to Capitol Hill staffers delivered the day after the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi ... [that] the killings appeared to be the result of a terrorist attack," reported Fox News on October 8.
The briefing was given "in an unclassified, half-hour conference call with staff aides to House and Senate lawmakers from relevant committees, and leadership offices, on the evening of Sept. 12," Fox reported.
Fox News gets to the point: Kennedy's Sept. 12 briefing to Congress shows that the White House, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, and the intelligence agencies were lying about Benghazi.
"That a State Department official of Kennedy's rank — one with direct oversight of the installations and people targeted in Benghazi — reached so swiftly the conclusion that the attacks were premeditated and coordinated stands in stark contrast to the opposing narrative pressed at that time, and for several days afterward, by other top officials at State, the White House, and the intelligence agencies," Fox reports.
"Three days after Kennedy's conference call, for example, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday morning talk shows to insist that the attacks were neither coordinated nor premeditated, but were rather the result of a spontaneous mob action, inspired by an anti-Muslim video on the Internet."
The lies by Rice and the White House are expected to be a major topic of questions from the House Government Reform Committee hearing on October 10, Kennedy, who "exercises responsibility for all department personnel, facilities and operations," and who served under both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, is scheduled to be the State Dept.'s witness. The hearing will also have testimony from Lt. Col. Andy Wood, an Army Green Beret officer who has blown the whistle on the fact that his Site Security Team and others were pulled from Libya in August.