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The murders in Libya already a campaign issue with us now in Denver talk about foreign policy among other things a deputy campaign manager for President Obama.
Stephanie cutters here's Stephanie -- you think that the -- like this is a mess.
It would appear that.
The reasons I can't no but in the very beginning.
It appears that Susan Rice was sent out to tell the world on five different Sunday talk shows.
Something that wasn't true because the intelligence documents Catherine Herridge has suggested -- that the White House news.
There that intelligence -- within 24 hours that this was an attack not some spontaneous.
Well you know except these questions are best suited for my former colleagues at the White House but I will say that.
You know from -- at the moment of the attack the president has focused on two things.
One making sure that are embassies for secure but also getting to the bottom of the -- you hold a campaign rally the next day to.
-- -- fund -- when your president your doing your job on 24 hours a day you -- that course so you're getting intelligence but a reading on time and the end of the second thing that he was getting to is getting to the bottom of the attack and finding who was responsible and and bring them to justice from.
-- campaign standpoint it's in the suggestion is that the numbers are down a little bit on foreign policy Democrats and well.
The -- however the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Libya appears to have slightly but noticeably chipped away -- cut that lead and I just wonder if the campaign would have preferred.
That maybe -- not -- Susan Rice out to tell us something.
That the intelligence sources said was wrong.
Well the campaign doesn't have anything to do with decisions like that.
Says -- a decision support for the White House and I think when you have.
Tragedy that hits home like this but also a national security issue -- -- the president politician politics doesn't weigh in on it and there was only one person.
Right now trying to play politics with this issue and it's Mitt Romney not only when he.
Came out before the facts are known and spoke on it you know shot from the -- -- -- one of our investor -- did before our families -- -- notified.
And then ever since you know jumbled.
The story line it very critical of the president but still has yet to put out his own foreign policy vision and say what he would do differently on -- or any other number of.
Issue and I understand your criticism on the doubling of the storyline and I'm gonna ask your counterpart on the other side about that in just a moment.
But I do want to try to get to the bottom of the juggling of the of the story line on this matter.
Because this matter of Susan Rice telling us one thing and intelligence knowing something else entirely.
But it is it is a matter that could be very tricky for campaign.
And that frankly might be concerning to a lot of Americans that the president goes off to a campaign event to raise money and when we just had the assassination of -- of an ambassador overseas for the first time since 1979 yeah.
Well it as I said at the beginning you know I don't have access to any information on this -- on without in the public.
But I do you know how these things often unfolds.
Where facts become known after the crisis in a matter of days and hours after you can't predict it so she went out there with the information that she knew at that time but he also said we are investigating it getting to the bottom of it and it as that information has become known.
At every turn.
Whether it's Secretary Clinton the White House or other national security officials they've been communicating that to congress and the American people and that's the responsible way.
To address crises like this.
Not a foreign policy night but I'm guessing it'll come -- a -- -- which we would welcome discussion of foreign policy with Mitt Romney.
Stephanie Cutter to -- that's easy to thank you.
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