According to Goller, when Clinton was asked if the security mission had been extended, would it have made a difference, she said 'no.' For everything else, Hill and Bill are awaiting her "Accountability Review Board" report. She was not asked why we had a U.S. Marine contingent in Barbados, but not Libya. Clinton has been asked what she was doing at the time the attacks were underway - what she was doing for some 6 hours, and refused to answer:
Clinton didn't answer questions from CBS News about what she was doing during the attack, CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan reports. In a hearing earlier this week on Capitol Hill, Charlene R. Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary for diplomatic security, testified that Clinton was monitoring the attack electronically. "I'm going to be, as I have been from the very beginning, cooperating fully with the investigations that are ongoing because nobody wants to know more about what happened and why than I do, and I think I'll leave it at that," CBS NewsBut today she attempted to leave the impression that she was in the midst of the frightening melee:
The secretary of state also described the desperate scene in the State Department during the hours of the attack on the night of September 10. It was an "intense, long ordeal" as staff tried to find out what had happened. Source: CNN
But not quite convincing. Where was she and what was she doing?
Much the same, Chris Wallace asked David Axelrod on Sunday if Obama met with his security team the morning after the Consulate deaths (after he went to bed early) before he jetted off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser. Axelrod spun like a cotton candy machine and didn't answer the question, which clearly answers the question.
And of course, Obama and Biden are not guilty because they are not involved in security decisions. That would be a shock to George W. Bush and Harry Truman. Clinton wanted to clear that up because she wanted "to avoid some kind of political gotcha" close to an election. Right. The cauldron boils. Photo courtesy of Rupee News