"...The Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Most notably, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said in several TV interviews five days after the attack that it appeared to be "spontaneous" violence spinning out of protests of the film.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland backed up Rice's statements in a press briefing a day later: "I would simply say that ... the comments that Ambassador Rice made accurately reflect our government's initial assessment....."
This is where it gets really interesting. With denials, retractions, outright lies and the mad scrambling to cover their butts, somebody is going to make a mistake. The truth will be revealed and those involved with covering up the truth will find their careers are ending. The next big question is where does it end? Who is the highest ranking official involved with this exposed cover up?
Personally, I think it will end up in the White House and involve the President. While he may deny any knowledge, there will be enough of his immediate advisers involved where it will be hard to sell his lack of involvement.
Nixon pulled this same type of stunt. In an effort to protect his legacy, he weaved a web of deceit that allowed only one escape: Resignation from the Presidency and a pardon from Gerald Ford.