Newt Gingrich – Rumor There Are Additional Emails From White House Giving Stand Down Orders In Benghazi LIbya Attack

October 31, 2012 10:44 amViews: 171

As much as the main stream media networks and President Obama would like the Benghazi Libya story to simply go away, that doesn't seem to be happening. It seems like almost every day there are new revelations and new and important leads to followup on that keep adding to the story.

Even 7 weeks after the attack on our consulate in Benghazi Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 other Americans, the President has stuck to his story that he will do a full investigation and get to the bottom of the situation. The problem is that even after the president gets direct questions on matters such as the CIA stand-down orders, he just repeats the party line and avoids all direct answers.

Now Newt Gingrich has come out saying there is a rumor there are new emails that may come out in the next couple of days where the White House explicitly ordered a stand down for assistance to the besieged embassy, or whatever the compound was. Below is a video from Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren and a partial transcript from the Daily Caller:

“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.”

Watch the video below and see Newt discuss the Benghazi debacle even further and what it could mean to President Obama:

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