Susan Rice, currently President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, said this on Sunday to NBC Meet the Press‘ David Gregory:
[W]hat I said to you that morning, and what I did every day since, was to share the best information that we had at the time. The information I provided, which I explained to you, was what we had at the moment. It could change. I commented that this was based on what we knew on that morning ….
Compare that with this transcript of a conference call in which a State Department official described real-time reporting of the events in Benghazi by folks present in and during the attack.
State knew the truth in real-time, as that transcript demonstrates. And Susan Rice, then State’s Ambassador to the UN, surely knew, also, at least by the time she went on those Sunday talk shows a week after the attack and murders. She knew at the least because she was, and is, a highly intelligent, dedicated woman who would have moved to corroborate the talking points she was given and not simply have parroted them. She knew because, of course, State would have passed along the above transcript for her review before sending her out on the talk tour.