A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway — and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened — the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video.
The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.” The e-mail was written hours before the attack was over.
What’s probably happening here is that Darrell’s being pissy. Issa is very unhappy that he wasn’t selected for the House Committee on BENGHAZI!!
There’s a reason for that: Issa’s own dog and pony show wasn’t going anywhere and House Republicans pushed Boehner to launch a Select Committee based mostly on the fact that Issa’s committee’s only real accomplishment was in demonstrating what a nothingburger BENGHAZI!! actually is.
Apparently, Darrell Issa feels that if he can’t make political hay with BENGHAZI!! then no one can. He’s destroyed Republicans’ main accusation in their “scandal” narrative and pulled the rug out from under their committee.