The Smoking Emails: WH told of militant claim 2 hours after Libya attack: U.S. diplomats described attack, while under way
This should leave a mark, though the media will strain to mark it irrelevant. What did they know and when did they know it?
Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington – via Libya attack: emails | Reuters.