Was White House aware of request for more security in Libya?
Chris Wallace weighs in
- Duration 3:31
- Date Oct 12, 2012
Chris Wallace weighs in
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And we we'll kind of get his take on this Chris Wallace joins me now he's the anchor for FOX News Sunday on your local fox station and we were kind of listening in there.
Chris because we expected the vice president would talk about the comments he made last night in Libya which have gotten a great deal.
Of attention today in fact it was the lead question at the White House briefing today and it may be the -- question again on Monday.
Do you is -- your sense the vice president may address this again or just leave it move on.
I -- you know I don't know I think it's a perception on the campaign's part.
As to whether or his talking about it adds fuel to the fire or do they feel it's a fire that they need -- to put out.
You know it was striking and I think the main point that that people are talking about is when he's sad.
We didn't know about these warnings about a security before the attack.
On the anniversary of the September 11.
Now it may and that what the White House's -- now as when he was saying we he meant he and the president and it is conceivable -- That they didn't now that this didn't rise to that level.
But on the other hand saying we and meaning.
Yourself and the people you know when your secretary your office or something is a pretty -- way of discussing your responsibility.
-- near the president -- vice president of the United States and we will both in what that would mean the administration.
And clearly the administration about the warnings because as we saw on sworn testimony.
At the congressional hearing on Tuesday.
There were repeated warnings to the top.
Security people in the State Department.
By security people US security people on the ground in Libya this is too dangerous we need more.
Arms here we need more.
People here to protect our assets.
And in fact as the love of the people who were complaining and asking for that or were pulled out then get more they got laughs -- so when he says we didn't now may be heated.
No but the administration turn.
And how damaging is this politically Chris -- we just talked about this earlier I mean where where a month.
After this strike on Ben Ghazi 25 days before the election and it is still really topic one.
Is this politically damaging because there's so many people using the word misled.
Whether or not you know it's true they're using that word again and again that the White House is misleading.
The press and misleading others your take.
Well actually you know I think that that Fox News was kind of a long voice in the wilderness for a long time in pursuing this story and I'm proud of the coverage we did.
But it clearly has built as the administration has fumbled has changed -- story.
On two points first of all the question of what -- the advance warnings.
What do they know before hand and what do they do about it and then secondly of course and this gets to is Susan Rice appearing on my show and the other Sunday -- -- five days after the attack they were still saying it was a spontaneous protest that it run -- when as we now know.
There was no protest at all and you know I can understand confusion.
If the fog of war but how is it five days later that they were still talking about a spontaneous protest movement and we now know there was never.
Any protest at all.
And we know -- that 24 hours after there was some connection to al-Qaeda in this Chris Wallace the host of FOX News Sunday Chris will have the campaign's heavy hitters.
On this week's version of FOX News Sunday -- talk with the Obama senior strategist David Axelrod along with.
The Romney's campaign is senior advisor Ed Gillespie that is this Sunday on your local fox station please check your local listings and as always Chris.
Thank you so much.