CNN’s John King Mocks Jay Carney’s Spin on Benghazi Emails

CNN host John King had some fun with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s spin on why the administration didn’t previously release an email that relayed talking points to then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to hit on Sunday talk shows in which questions about Benghazi would be asked.

“[I]f you look at the document in question here, it is not about Benghazi,” Carney told ABC News correspondent Jon Karl on Wednesday, “it is about the protests around the Muslim world outside of U.S. embassies, and what we know about them and what we should say about them based on our policies.

Karl had asked Carney why the White House and administration didn’t release an email written by then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes that contained talking points.

King mocked Carney’s explanation. “I don’t know how — and I don’t have two hands. I don’t know how you can say this is not about Benghazi,” the CNN host said. “I can’t understand why the White House did this, because if you released it with all the others you could say Ben Rhodes, when he wrote this document was following, if you look at the timeline, a previous email that came over from the CIA saying here are the talking points.”

“So they could release this and people could say it was wrong, people could say its misleading and be done with it a year ago. Now people are saying, why are you hiding this?” he added.

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