By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News
Under increasing scrutiny from congressional Republicans, the White House on Wednesday released copies of emails and other additional supporting documents related to its response to last fall’s attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
The White House released the materials in the wake of Republicans’ clamor for more information about how the Obama administration crafted its explanation for the incident, which came at the height of last year’s campaign season, and resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
The emails convey different parts of the administration — the White House, the State Department, and the CIA — trading drafts of talking points for use not just by representatives of the administration, but also by members of Congress.
- White House releases 100 pages of e-mails, notes related to Benghazi (foxnews.com)
- White House releases additional documents related to Benghazi response (firstread.nbcnews.com)
- White House releases Benghazi documents (toledoblade.com)
- One hundred pages of emails were passed out by the White House as the administration tried to put an end to the dispute over what took place in Benghazi (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- White House releases trove of Benghazi documents (nzherald.co.nz)