Originally Posted by qabbaan
the White House came forward with a completely made up story about this being a response to the video, when they demonstrably knew full well at the time that was false. The state department just said in the past few days that they did not provide the idea to the White House that it was something other than terrorism. It was a completely false story meant to avoid embarrassment related to the White House and their feckless Mideast policy.
But nobody throws a Clinton under the bus. They are too smart for that. This was Hillary getting out in front of it, the State dept basically said through the media "you didn't hear that from us". She wasn't going to wait around for the White House to burn her, now that the story isn't going away.
While I agree with everything you say here about Clinton, there's a curious caveat to consider. The state department did get involved in the false narrative/coverup in the form of Susan Rice. The difference between Rice and Hillary is that Rice is a longtime member of Obama's inner circle.