Fox's The Five Pushes Debunked GOP Claim That Clinton Intentionally Misled The Public About The Attack In Benghazi

Eric Bolling: "Here's Your Smoking Gun, Guys. This Is It Right Here"

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From the October 22 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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GREG GUTFELD: Look, you know, Jim Jordan finally pursued the truth. Who pushed the video and why? And it was to camouflage their incompetence over diplomatic security. She told her family it was a terror attack and told the victims it's a video. Why did she lie? Because she had -- she was trying to save her own skin. Then she goes into this soliloquy about how, if you look at other terror attacks, there's never any partisanship afterwards. After the bombing in Lebanon, there was no partisanship at all, we all came together. That's because there was no cover-up after these bombings. There was nobody blaming it on a video.

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ERIC BOLLING: So, as Dana points out, the very night of the attacks, now remember, these attacks were exactly 10 years to the day of the initial World Trade Center bombings - I mean, hello? So that very night she emails Hillary Clinton, calls out, looks like an Al-Qaeda-type attack. Jim Jordan came with the second one, which this is -- here's your smoking gun, guys. This is it right here. Clinton emails the prime minister, saying, "We know that the attack in -- we know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest." Now, that is the day after the attack, 9/12/11. OK, that day. Three days later after that, they blame the video over draped caskets at Andrews Air Force Base. Five days later, Susan Rice goes on the talk shows, blames the video. Eleven days, or 12, maybe 13 days later President Obama goes to the U.N. and blames the video. The question -- we now know that they lied. They formulated this elaborate scheme, but why? Greg asks why. Yes, obviously number one reason, because Hillary Clinton was asked for security, she turned it down and four Americans died. That's her end of why. His end of why, President Obama? Well on 9/12, the same day that Clinton just outs it and lets everyone know it's a terror attack, President Obama flies to Las Vegas for a campaign event to raise money after he makes a speech from the Rose Garden. Both of these two made massive errors and the only way to get out of it was to blame the video and not blame what really happened, which they knew from the very moment.

Previously:

Fox News Hypes Debunked Allegation That Clinton Intentionally Misled About Cause Of Benghazi Attacks

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin Calls Out Benghazi Committee's "Bizarre Obsession" With Sidney Blumenthal

NBC's Andrea Mitchell Takes Down "Factually Incorrect" Claim About Clinton's Libyan Intelligence

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