Good news everyone! State Department to press: Stop asking us about the sacking of Benghazi consulate
The US insists that the death of an American ambassador and three
others in Benghazi resulted from a riot spinning out of control over a
cheesy YouTube video. The Libyan government insists that the operation
that sacked the consulate and assassinated the four diplomatic personnel
was a well-planned plot that exploited the rioting. Who to believe?
Whatever you think, don’t bother asking the State Department, because
they have told the media they’re done discussing it:
The State Department told reporters Friday afternoon that
it won’t answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the
consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans until the investigation
into the incident is complete.
“I’m going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that
now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four
Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about
what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of
this this happened — not who they were, not how it happened, not what
happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it — until the Justice
Department is ready to talk about the investigation that’s its got,”
State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late Friday
“So I’m going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they’re probably not going to talk to you about it,” she said.
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