The latest in the email scandal plaguing the campaign of Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has provided proof of what many on the right have known all along — that then-Secretary of State Clinton left Americans to die in Benghazi.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave testimony in 2013 stating that there was no time to get help to Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, where four Americans died. An email obtained by Judicial Watch and recently released appears to be in direct contradiction of this claim.
Fox News reported that an urgent email from Panetta’s Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash to top Clinton deputies asked for help as the attack unfolded in Benghazi and stated that forces were ready to move to assist them:
“I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [apparent reference to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton]. After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak.”
The email was sent during the early stages of the eight-hour attack at 7:19 p.m. Washington time on Sept. 11, 2012, after the first wave of the attack on the diplomatic outpost but before the mortar strike that killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, who were working as private CIA security contractors.
The non-profit watchdog group Judicial Watch said this in a statement about the information revealed in the email:
“This leaves no doubt military assets were offered and ready to go, and awaiting State Department signoff, which did not come.”
This email proves that there was time and that there were forces available to assist in the Benghazi attack that resulted in the death of four Americans: Ty Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Ambassador Chris Stevens.
While the information is new to the public, lawmakers investigating the case already had access to the email, according to Matt Wolking, spokesman for the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
This new revelation is proof that the Obama administration lied about its ability to send forces to assist in Benghazi.
The email also clearly shows that while Americans were under siege in Benghazi, Clinton was likely more concerned with spinning the lie that the attacks occurred because of an internet video.
Anyone who is more concerned with spinning a false narrative than they are with American lives has no business being commander in chief.