Judge Napolitano: It's Not Against the Law for the Government to Lie to the People, But It Could Affect How They Vote
Fox News has obtained internal emails that show government officials knew that an Al Qaeda-linked terror group claimed responsibility for the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya just hours after it happened. Hundreds of members of the White House, State Department, and Pentagon all had copies of these emails on September 11, 2012.
Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to the emails, saying that the same group, Ansar al-Sharia, that claimed responsibility later denied the attack. He said neither claim should be taken as fact.
Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on Studio B, “We now know that the president could not have been truthful when he told Jon Stewart
on The Daily Show on Comedy Central [that] as soon as we get this information we’re going to release it to the American people.”
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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, went on several Sunday talk shows and stated that this attack was a result of an anti-Islamic movie. The judge said, “Somebody between the White House and Ambassador Rice was not being truthful.”
“I think it’s political,” the judge theorized, adding that he believes it will come back to hurt the president. He said, “It is not against the law for the government to lie to the people; but the remedy is a political one, and the people once lied to may take that remedy and vote out of office a government that they believe has lied to them.”