Emails to White House hours after attack note responsibility claimed by al-Qaeda affiliate

State Department emails sent to the White House juist 2 hours after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi began shows that the Obama administration knew that the assault that killed Ambassador Stevens and 3 other diplomats was almost certainly the work of terrorists. Fox News: A series of internal State Department emails obtained by Fox News shows that officials reported within hours of last month's deadly consulate attack in Libya that Al Qaeda-tied group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility. The emails provide some of the most detailed information yet about what officials knew in the initial hours after the attack. And it again raises questions about why U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, apparently based on intelligence assessments, would claim five days after the attack that it was a "spontaneous" reaction to protests over an anti-Islam film. Ansar al-Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group...(Read Full Post)

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