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Benghazi: Another gun smokes

| Thursday, May 1, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Perhaps this is the reason President Obama lawyered-up last month:

You might recall the departure of Mr. Obama's White House counsel. It wasn't necessarily news that Kathy Ruemmler was leaving; officials had signaled her intentions last summer. But what was news — and what now can be viewed in better context — is Ms. Ruemmler's replacement.

He's W. Neil Eggleston, the Clinton administration veteran involved in the Whitewater investigation, the probe of a sitting Agriculture secretary and the defense of former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel in the Rod Blagojevich scandal.

Now, fast on the heels of Mr. Eggleston's naming comes the smoking gun of the Obama administration's efforts to cover up its failure in the Benghazi mess that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya: An email, obtained by Judicial Watch, directly links the White House to authoring and pushing the false narrative that the attack was spontaneous, linked to an inflammatory Internet video, and not the organized terrorist attack that it was.

Incredibly, the White House is attempting to weasel its way out of its obvious lie (if not an attempt to obstruct justice), claiming the email referred to other protests in the region. Given that the Judicial Watch lawsuit that won release of the email asked specifically for Benghazi-related documents, the White House's assertion is outrageous. Bring on that congressional select committee.

Yes, Mr. President, it looks like you're going to need the services of Neil Eggleston.

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