It looks like those e-mails that set off a lot of wingers on the Benghazi! “scandal” were edited to make the administration look like they were hiding things.
CNN has obtained an e-mail sent by a top aide to President Barack Obama about White House reaction to the deadly attack last September 11 on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that apparently differs from how sources characterized it to two different media organizations.
The actual e-mail from then-Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes appears to show that whomever leaked it did so in a way that made it appear that the White House was primarily concerned with the State Department’s desire to remove references and warnings about specific terrorist groups so as to not bring criticism to the department.
So what started out as a hair-on-fire scandal about the White House hiding their shame for screwing up Benghazi! turns out to be a routine chain of e-mails that were edited to make the administration look bad.