Obama told reporters today the White House gave Ambassador Susan Rice the bogus information she delivered to the talk shows the week after the Benghazi terrorist attack.
Rice told five different networks that an obscure YouTube video ignited a protest outside the consulate that escalated into violence.
It was a lie.
The Weekly Standard reported:
President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.
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“As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her,” Obama said at the press conference, defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the Benghazi attack.
Rice has been widely criticized for giving misleading statements about Benghazi. She maintained that the killing of four Americans stemmed for a spontaneous protest that got violent.