"The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to al-Qa'ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that, since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador's convoy. We cannot rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S. facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks." But Nuland wrote that the lines "could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? This one paragragh buries her. It's obvious the State Dept. went into full cover mode when this happened. It was their job to connect the dots and they didn't. Hillary was too busy Jet Settting and building her resume' for 2016. One attack after another was happening. Libya was in total chaos. Help was asked for time and again. All ignored. This is the root cause of the cover up. Clinton paniced. She knew this could destroy her chances in 2016, so she and her team started the spin process. Obama also knew he was in deep shit with only eight weeks to the election. Why were they so paniced? Because for years and years the left had been hammering the Bush administration for missing all the obvious elements leading up to 9/11. Now here we have the current administration guilty of the very same thing. Much smaller scale, but that's not the point. There were signs for everyone to see and they ignored them. The gross incompetence was and is startling. They knew the beating they would take,(the paragragh eliminated from the report states as much), so they made up a story on the fly. It fell apart quickly, but they had a media willing to play along in order to save the election, which brings us to yesterday. The press conference was a disaster. You could see it on their faces. They, the MSM, had been played for chumps and they knew it. Other than a few of the Baghdad Bob types you'll see on MSNBC, the rest of the media is in a position where they cannot continue to defend this adminstration without looking like complete fools. They don't mind being labeled partisian, but they don't like being made to look like fools in the process. They don't like being used to this degree and they especially don't like it when everything that FOX News has been saying is suddenly proven correct in one fell swoop. They also know this whole cover up started with Clinton. She's one document away from being exposed as a complete fraud. Other e-mail exchanges are out there. When they come out...it ain't gonna' be pretty.