WHITE HOUSE: OBAMA NOT FOLLOWING BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION
by MEREDITH DAKE 3 Nov 2012 53 POST A COMMENT
Before the last presidential debate, focusing on foreign policy, President Obama’s campaign press secretary Jen Psaki told Fox News that the President “takes responsibility for the safety and security of all diplomats serving overseas.” But the White House revealed that Obama’s statement that he takes responsibility is about as far as his action goes during the Benghazi aftermath.
Reporters asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if the President is keeping up with the developments in the Benghazi situation that have been slowly dripped out by the press. According to Carney, the President hasn’t been reviewing released cables or asking questions to his officials. Carney claims that the President, who has repeatedly claimed responsibility, is completely removed from any of the information concerning Benghazi because of the ongoing investigation by the Accountability Review Board (ARB).
But Obama also isn’t concerning himself with the integrity or the timeliness of the ARB investigation, the White House revealed, because he has chosen not to ask for any updates from the board. The White House said that the President is only “anticipating the results” and “committed to letting the facts come through.”
Read a transcript of the exchange below: