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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:18 AM

CNN Email leak - "White House knew of extremist claims hours after attack"

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I'm beginning to think that this is the Donald Trump story and also why Romney completely avoided the Bengazi story during the debate. He didn't want to give Obama the stage to explain away any of this. Now, it's possible that CNN in conjuction with Trump will turn this email into a full blown story that can be talked about for days on end.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/24/us/libya-benghazi-e-mails/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

And meanwhile... due to the snoopy, TMZ generation... people also have thoughts of Obama selling coke/divorce on their minds. This Gloria Allred thing on Romney better be juicy.

EDIT: I only reported this because I noticed CNN was promoting this as front page news and made it sound like a turning point. I read the front page shortly after hearing that Trump had denied that the divorce/coke rumors were what he was going to be sharing and thought that he might be leaking this as well.

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Reply CNN Email leak - "White House knew of extremist claims hours after attack" (Original post)
DHelix Oct 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #1
sharkman25 Oct 2012 #15
sharp_stick Oct 2012 #28
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #31
ProSense Oct 2012 #2
Justkd1 Oct 2012 #3
stuckinodi Oct 2012 #4
DHelix Oct 2012 #10
RKP5637 Oct 2012 #11
shraby Oct 2012 #5
GeorgeGist Oct 2012 #6
DHelix Oct 2012 #7
Caretha Oct 2012 #36
pointsoflight Oct 2012 #8
Enrique Oct 2012 #9
ProSense Oct 2012 #13
Enrique Oct 2012 #19
ProSense Oct 2012 #23
Enrique Oct 2012 #30
ProSense Oct 2012 #37
think_critically Oct 2012 #12
ronnie624 Oct 2012 #14
LisaL Oct 2012 #16
ronnie624 Oct 2012 #41
karynnj Oct 2012 #17
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2012 #46
DHelix Oct 2012 #18
lalalu Oct 2012 #25
lalalu Oct 2012 #20
malaise Oct 2012 #21
Barack_America Oct 2012 #22
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #27
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #24
LisaL Oct 2012 #34
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #42
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 2012 #45
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #47
grammiepammie Oct 2012 #26
fulllib Oct 2012 #29
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #32
yardwork Oct 2012 #33
spanone Oct 2012 #35
Blueprogress Oct 2012 #38
libtodeath Oct 2012 #39
LisaL Oct 2012 #40
EC Oct 2012 #43
Blue Idaho Oct 2012 #44

Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:20 AM

1. Trump: Obama received those e-mails while doing coke and having an extramarital affair

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:33 AM

15. I think you forgot the sarcasm tag...LOL

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:42 AM

28. The affair was with David Axelrod

don't forget those old Jerome Corsi stories about Obama actually being a secret homosexual.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 AM

31. A Muslim would be better, but Axelrod will do

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:20 AM

2. Here,

have a dose of facts:

Fox's Van Susteren Misrepresents State Dept. Emails To Rehash Tired Libya Talking Points
http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/10/24/foxs-van-susteren-misrepresents-state-dept-emai/190888

The media is grasping at straws in Operation Rescue Mitt.

He has been humiliated and destroyed on this issue, and they can't have that.

Give it up.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:21 AM

3. Ok, maybe I am completely ignorant!

But WTF is the big deal about the semantics? It was still an attack, correct? Aren't there people on the ground attempting to get answers? Where exactly is the scandal?

Am I completely missing something?!

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:22 AM

4. I Don't Understand

Obama said it was a terrorist attack right away. Why is this such a big deal?

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Response to stuckinodi (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 AM

10. I see where you're going with this...

I don't see why the two things can't go hand-in-hand either. Why couldn't/didn't the terrorist group react to the video? Maybe the Admin's reasoning for talking about the video so much was so that it wouldn't spread further?

It does feel like a huge game of semantics at this point, doesn't it? I assume that Romney didn't want the President to be able to address this properly on the air and that's why he avoided it. In some ways I wish now that the President had used the stage to explain how both things were inter-related more. With 60 million people watching it might have helped get the message about better.

Still, very frustrating that CNN is trying to pass this email off like it's huge breaking news because I figure that if I felt this was a new development... people like my parents and others across the country must have to.

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Response to stuckinodi (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:29 AM

11. They are trying to plant the notion of incompetency in peoples' minds. It's psychological

warfare. Right or wrong, they plant the seeds of incompetency in peoples' minds and it will grow from there. It's the same tactic lawyers often use. Problem is, some people will take this and run with it calling the WH incompetent, and we have enough fools in this country that will believe it and vote for Romney. And MSM will have a field day with it so they can make lots of $$$$$. It's some system we have here in the US.


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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:22 AM

5. Isn't the White House the first to know of any developments and also the first

to know of things as they happen? If not, then all the money put into investigating is for naught.
The White House finds out, weighs what they have then lets the public know what they know..to some extent. They don't dare spill all the beans because there may be ongoing action in the field.

As far as I can see, this is a non-story.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:23 AM

6. C-L-A-I-M-S ON FACEBOOK.

Well that settle it.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:24 AM

7. See, I'm informed and this STILL felt like news. What is CNN doing pushing this?

They're making it look like this was just released info and the average everyday person is going to take it as fact, especially since it's all coming out now after the final debate.

This is frustrating.

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Response to DHelix (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:48 AM

36. A better question

would be - why are you pushing this meme?

Oh wait! I think I know.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:25 AM

8. Geez, the possible link to Ansar al Sharia was reported the very next day

"U.S. government officials said the Benghazi attack may have been planned in advance and there were indications that members of a militant faction calling itself Ansar al Sharia - which translates as Supporters of Islamic Law - may have been involved.

They also said some reporting from the region suggested that members of Al-Qaeda's north Africa-based affiliate, known as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, may have been involved."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-libya-usa-attack-idUSBRE88B0EI20120912

Seriously, WTF. Not new.

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Response to DHelix (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 AM

9. the Libya story is not a bombshell

it is a development. There will be more of these, which is a good thing. Some of the developments will be "good" from Obama's perspective, some will be "bad".

Anyway, whatever Trump is known for it is not his intelligence sources so this probably has nothing to do with him.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:31 AM

13. It's not a "development" it's spin on old news. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:36 AM

19. what do you think, ProSense

what is your objective opinion on Behghazi? (not a real question)

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Response to Enrique (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:38 AM

23. I gave my opinion: It's not a development, it's spin.

Fox's Van Susteren Misrepresents State Dept. Emails To Rehash Tired Libya Talking Points
http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/10/24/foxs-van-susteren-misrepresents-state-dept-emai/190888

Desperate, blatant spin.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 AM

30. of course Fox is going to spin it

everything CNN reports on, Fox is going to spin. Does that mean CNN should stop reporting on Benghazi? My answer is no. Your answer is yes, I feel comfortable speaking for you. You do think reporters should not report news that could put Obama in a bad light.

By the way, I don't think this development puts Obama in a bad light. I actually don't think it adds much at all to the story, unless I missed the significance of it.

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