CNN's John King: "I Don't Know How You Can Say This Is Not About Benghazi"

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JOHN KING, CNN: Yesterday we talked about a newly released because of a lawsuit by a conservative group showing the deputy security adviser, Ben Rhodes, was trying to give advice about Benghazi and other issues in the Middle East with Susan Rice before that infamous Sunday show round back in 2012.

Came up very contentious issue at the White House briefing yesterday as to why, why did the White House not release this document with so many others a year ago.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why were you holding back this information? Why was this e-mail not turned over to the congressman? Why was it not release when you released all the other e-mails? This is directly relevant. Why did you hold it back?

JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Jon, again --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why did it take a court case for you to release this?

CARNEY: Jon, I can say it again and again, and I know you can keep asking again and again. This document was not about Benghazi.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KING: I don't know how -- you know, I don't have two hands. I don't know how you can say this is not about Benghazi. If you look at the timeline of events I can't understand why the White House did this because if you released it with all the others you could say, Ben Rhodes, when he wrote this document was following, looking at the timeline, previous e-mail that came over from the CIA saying here are the talking points.

So they could release this and people could say it was wrong or misleading and be done with it a year ago. Now people are saying why are you hiding this?

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