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State Department documents released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the government watchdog Judicial Watch reveal, contrary to Obama administration claims, the State Department knew as early as Sept. 12, 2012 that the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya was a “direct breaching attack.” It was not sparked “under the cover of a protest” or in response to an anti-Islamic YouTube video. …
The Sept. 12, 2012 document uncovered by Judicial Watch is an email from Julie K. Bulgrin, the State Department Bureau of Legislative Affairs director for Global and Functional Affairs, to several State Department officials. … It is tagged, “Subject: Write up of U/S Kennedy Call with Hill re Libya.”
Part of it reads, “The call ended up starting around 6:30. Here are the raw notes.
“Rob Carter — was this an attack under the cover of a protest?
“No, this was a direct breaching attack. …”