Despite these potentially disastrous emails for the White House, NBC’s Chuck Todd did his best to defend the Obama Administration during a Thursday, May 1 appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Todd spun that “They were overly defensive in the moment. At the time they believed the video was having an impact. This is where the level of belief is, I think and this is such- you’re not going to really be able to rationally have a debate about this.” [See video below.]
The MSNBC host continued with his defense of the White House:
At the time, and I can tell you everybody I’ve ever talked to about this, everything I’ve read about this of original documentation, at the time they did believe the video had something to do with starting that-that it involved some sort of protest in Benghazi too. If you look at what they were dealing with at the time in Arab capitals all around the Arab world. There were protests popping up. At the time they actually did think Benghazi was part of it.
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