Benghazi e-mail ‘coverup’
Revealed: Plan to stay mum on Al Qaeda
WASHINGTON — The White House scrambled yesterday to counter the damaging leak of internal government e-mails that showed the State Department deliberately excising mention of al Qaeda links to the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans.
Outraged Republicans are now calling the administration’s actions a coverup.
A top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton persuaded colleagues in government to omit any mention of al Qaeda affiliates in the “talking points” the administration created in the immediate days after the attack on the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, the leaked e-mails reveal.