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You minimizing the political damage from the -- scandal is becoming more and more important to an administration suddenly fighting tooth and nail.
For its very survival -- White House correspondent Ed Henry was front and center for that today.
After president Obama's State Department revealed late last night officials there never believed the attack on September 11 was a protest gone awry today White House spokesman Jay Carney was pressed on why he and ambassador Susan Rice kept insisting it was a protest.
And not terrorism.
Did she did you and others misleading the public.
Didn't because she didn't want to admit there was a terrorist absolutely not the president of the United States referred to it as an act of terror.
Immediately after it occurred and as you know while the president did briefly mentioned terror in his Rose Garden remarks the day after the attack no acts of terror will ever shake.
The resolve of this great nation party tried to use that quick mention by the president on September 12.
To suggest the administration has been consistent in calling it terror in the days after that -- a -- because saying we don't know.
How -- I -- Other -- that the issue was what led to the attack.
And that has been in an issue that we have provided.
Assessments -- based on the information that we have gleaned through the intelligence community.
Preliminary information two days after the president's mansion of terror Carney did not say terror is in response to.
-- We have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting two more days later Fox's Chris Wallace asked ambassador rice is she really believed what Carney said.
Chris absolutely I believe that what sparked the recent violence.
Was the airing on the Internet a very hateful very offensive video.
Republican senator Bob coworker just back from an official trip to Libya.
Charged today rice was in his words thrown under the bus what the White House has done an order to save their own political scan and follow damage on this issue.
Is they have dishonored.
Many people around this world -- sharply denied that.
Yeah this is a moving picture.
And people who on the night of an attack for the day after claim they know all the facts.
Without making clear that.
What we know is based on preliminary information.
Are being straight and there in some cases trying to.
Politicize a situation that should not be politicized.
Now the latest Fox News poll shows the president taking a hit on the question who do you trust more in handling foreign policy he's -- five points in recent weeks.
Meanwhile on its handling of Libya only 37%.
Disapprove -- Editor -- and north lawn and thank you a little later we'll have a full time.
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