December 12, 2013

Emails: Clinton State Dept. Told Benghazi Security Contractor To Stonewall Media

Fox News reports on emails released by Judicial Watch, which reveal that a contracting officer in Clinton’s State Department urged an executive at the company hired to provide security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that was attacked on September, 11, 2012 not to talk to the media

Newly released documents show an official at the State Department urged a contractor providing security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi not to respond to media inquiries, in the wake of the September 2012 terrorist attack

“We concur with you that at the moment the best way to deal with the inquiries is to either be silent or provide no comments,” the Sept. 26, 2012 email from contracting officer Jan Visintainer said.

The emails were released by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Around that time, questions were being raised about the quality of security at the U.S. compound. …

In the Sept. 26 email, Visintainer wrote to officials with Blue Mountain Group thanking them for “informing us about the media inquiries.

“We notified our public affairs personnel that they too may receive some questions,” she wrote.