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More spin from White House spokesman Jay Carney, who appears to be getting really annoyed by this Benghazi nonsense rearing its ugly head yet again. Today found him bristling as Fox News reporter Ed Henry pressed him for clarification about that email. As with bright shiny objects, suggesting a conspiracy theory is the standard (and desperate) go-to for the White House when caught caught with their pants down.
“The documents released through a FOIA request by the State Department that included the email that you’re talking about are explicitly about the broader areas separate from the attack on Benghazi,” Carney said.
Fox News’ Ed Henry asked, “If it’s not about Benghazi, why turn it over in a Benghazi suit?”
Carney responded, “You’d have to ask the State Department about responding to FOIA requests –again, you can just read it and decide for yourself. As many people have now said and written, this is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy theory.”
Carney stressed again that the video was the cause of the Cairo protest and other unrest.
“I think it’s fair to say that most people remember there were demonstrations around the region in reaction to what people felt was an offensive video. And there were demonstrations outside of U.S. facilities because the video was produced inside the United States,” he said. “Again, it’s pretty clear if you read it that that’s what it’s all about. When it comes to the connection between the protest in Cairo and what happened in Benghazi, that’s drawn directly from talking points produced by the intelligence community.”