As controversy over newly released documents pertaining to the 2012 Benghazi attack continues, there was a tense exchange between White House press spokesman Jay Carney and FOX News reporter Ed Henry in Thursday’s press briefing.

The exchange began when Henry asked Carney about a September 14th, 2012 email from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to other administration press officials.  The email was turned over as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.  (Read the post at that link above for the background on that email and Carney’s response to another reporter, ABC’s Jon Karl, about it yesterday. TownHall also had a breakdown of yesterday’s exchange.)

On Thursday, Ed Henry asked Carney, “If the email was not about Benghazi, as you said yesterday and you say again today, why did the White House turn it over to a conservative group seeking information about Benghazi?”

That question prompted the tense back and forth exchange between Henry and Carney below. Additional video footage available at Mediaite.

Video from Jonathon M. Seidl.

[Featured image: FOX News video via Jonathon M. Seidl]


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