Jason Howerton- The Blaze
Among the 55,000 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided to the State Department last year are hundreds of pages related to the 2012 Benghazi attacks and the situation in Libya. The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt got an advanced look at the emails, which include a warning from U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The email from Stevens, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” was sent nearly a year and a half before the deadly Benghazi attacks and shows he thought about leaving Libya due to the deteriorating situation.
In another email, sent the day after the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks, Clinton is provided information indicating that an Islamist militia group, Ansar al Sharia, was responsible for the terror attacks. Initially, the Obama administration infamously blamed the attack that killed four Americans on an anti-Muslim YouTube video.
“These officials do believe that the attackers having prepared to launch their assault took advantage of the cover provided by the demonstrations in Benghazi protesting an internet production seen as disrespectful to the prophet Mohammed,” the email stated.