Newly released documents show that the Obama administration was eager to blame the Benghazi attack on a different Youtube video before it eventually settled on the “Innocence of Muslims video.”
A redacted email sent to the Diplomatic Security Command Center, obtained Tuesday by the group Judicial Watch, reveals that the White House’s priority at 9:11 PM on the night of the attack was to contact Youtube about a “Pastor Jon” video.
“DOD is looking at various resources,” the email reads, followed by redacted information.
“S [then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton] expected to make statements one of which may confirm KIA, notification of next of kin is pending confirmation. DCM The Hague was to call OPS when completed. White House is reaching out to U-Tube to advise ramifications of posting of the Pastor Jon video,” the email continued.
The “Pastor Jon” video may be a video called God vs. Allah, which was produced by American pastor Jon Courson.
The State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s September 12 “Attack Timeline” makes no mention of a Youtube video, and Hillary Clinton received intelligence on September 12 linking the Ansar Al Sharia terrorist group to the attack.
Nevertheless, the administration still went ahead and blamed a different Youtube video, “Innocence of Muslims,” for inciting spontaneous violence that led to the deaths of four Americans.