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U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice
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U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice

Obama administration releases Benghazi documents

Benghazi Attack

The White House is releasing 100 pages of emails and notes tied to the Obama administration's response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Until today, the administration had refused to make the documents public and had allowed congressional investigators review them without making copies.

The documents describe how the administration developed “talking points” to describe what the administration wanted to discuss publicly immediately after the attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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Most notably, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice used the administration’s talking points during appearances on five Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, blaming the attacks on a reaction to a YouTube video instead of terrorism.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mickey McLean
Mickey McLean

Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, teenage daughter, and a dog/administrative assistant named Daisy.

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