The White House admitted today that President Obama made no phone calls–none, zero–on the evening of September 11, 2012, during the seven or eight hours when Americans were being murdered in Benghazi. He didn’t talk to Leon Panetta, or any military personnel, or Hillary Clinton. What was he doing that night? We may never know; perhaps writing the speech that he gave at a campaign event the next day in Las Vegas.
No wonder they stonewalled this for weeks – if this had been public knowledge, it might have endangered Obama’s reelection. Better to shuck and jive, lie and spin in order to conceal the truth in the interest of winning than to be truly transparent when it would hurt the president at the polls.