Fiery VIDEO: Reporter Presses Carney on New Benghazi Docs in Heated Exchange
Fireworks were flying between White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and ABC reporter Jonathan Karl over the latest Benghazi revelations. At the press briefing, Carney said the newly released White House emails on prepping then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice for the Sunday talk shows were not about the Benghazi attack.
The emails were released after Judicial Watch sued, under the Freedom of Information Act, for documents about the Benghazi attack.
Karl said to Carney, “You stood there at the podium time after time and said that [Rice] was referring to talking points created by the CIA. Now we see a document that comes from the White House, not from the CIA, attributing the protests to a video.”
In response, Carney said the email was about the “overall environment” in the Muslim world and that Rice “went out there with the best information we had at the time.”
The president of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, reacted to the developments on The Real Story. “We didn’t ask for documents about protests everywhere in the world. We asked for Benghazi talking points. We got this document from the administration, from the State Department in response to a specific request about Benghazi documents.”
Fitton told Gretchen Carlson that Carney’s credibility is "on the line." Furthermore, he said this brings up questions of obstruction of Congress and misleading the American people.
Congressional oversight committees previously subpoenaed the White House for documents on Benghazi.
“We got this document and we did better than the five investigating committees in the House were able to do,” he said. “Something’s not working in the House, something’s not working in Congress and oversight when a small little group like Judicial Watch is able to uncover this material and all of Congress is just sitting there twiddling their thumbs. It’s crazy.”
Much more on the new Benghazi revelations tonight, including Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo at 8/11p ET and Sharyl Attkisson on "Hannity" at 10p/1a ET!