Sharyl Attkisson: WH spokesman keeping lid on photos from night of Benghazi attack

Former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson is charging that White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest is responsible for keeping secret photos taken by the White House photographer on the night of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Attkisson revealed the existence of the photos, and Ernest’s role in keeping them from the public, in an interview on Tuesday with C-SPAN, according to Breitbart News.

Watch her remarks here via The Daily Caller:

“One of the things my producer and I did early on to try to get clues, because you know they told us so little initially, we requested White House photos taken that night,” she said of her efforts to investigate the Benghazi attack. “Because if you know how the White House works, a photographer is omnipresent. He would have been there taking photographs in the Situation Room. He would have been taking photographs of the president that night.”

She said they asked for the photos and was initially told by the White House photo office that they could have them, but that never happened.

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“They suddenly started referring us a White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, who is now press secretary,” Attkisson said. “And they said that Josh would have to approve it, and Josh would never return a call or e-mail.”

According to Attkisson, Ernest never did respond to their attempts to reach him, and she insists that the public has a right to see the photos.

“Those White House photos belong to the public, in my view, to the extent that they wouldn’t reveal any national secrets,” she said. “To this day, they remain secret.”

Which raises the question: Is there something in those photos that may reveal what Obama was actually doing during the attack? Of which, the public still has no idea.

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