Talk about an inconvenient truth . . . Don't know if we've ever witnessed such a blatant suppression of facts--even on MSNBC.
Republican strategist Jessica Proud was a guest this morning on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show, which has been turfed out of its weekday slot and relegated to the early Sunday-morning wilderness. When discussion turned to the Benghazi hearing, Proud pointed out that Hillary, Susan Rice and President Obama lied about the cause of the attack. But before Proud could make her case—based on emails Hillary sent acknowledging that the internet video was not the cause—Sharpton shut her down, saying "let's go to other news of the week" and opening a discussion of Joe Biden's decision not to run.
In silencing Proud, Sharpton claimed that Hillary's lie had not been established at the hearing. That in turn is another lie. At the hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan introduced an email from Hillary to daughter Chelsea on the night of the attack telling her that "two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an al-Qaeda like group." In another email introduced by Jordan, Clinton told the Egyptian prime minister that "we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest." Yet at the casket ceremony upon the return of the four Americans killed, Hillary blamed the attack on an internet video, a lie repeated on the all Sunday shows by Susan Rice and by President Obama himself.
JESSICA PROUD: And the second case, which is the larger one, is the fact that both she, Susan Rice and President Obama lied about the cause of the attack.
TARA DOWDELL: Whoa.
PROUD: And that was confirmed by those two e-mails yesterday --
SHARPTON: -- well it [missed?] 11 hours on this week, but let me move on to the other big news this week --
JOAN WALSH: They did not lie.
SHARPTON: Clearly they did not establish that yesterday but let's go to other news of the week. Joe Biden announcing that he was not going to run --