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Evening I'm red bed the Obama administration is tonight scrambling to deal with a statement by vice president Joseph Biden during last night's debate that neither he nor the president.
Were aware American diplomats in Libya had requested better security.
Prior to that September 11 terror attack.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry trying to get to the bottom of it today at the White House here's how one.
Hours as he tried to clarify for Vice President Biden today White House spokesman Jay Carney also seem to be insulating the two at the top obviously he was referring to.
He wasn't talking about the administration writ large you speaking about himself from the president the White House it seemed like a gap for -- in his debate with Republican Paul Ryan especially coming on the one month anniversary of the terror attack given Ghazi.
All we weren't told where -- know what want more security do we did not know they want a more security at a rally in Richmond today Republican Mitt Romney fired away the vice president directly contradicted.
The sworn testimony.
-- State Department officials.
He's doubling down.
-- at Wednesday's house -- State Department officials expressed frustration over requests for more security in Libya being denied for me the -- bonds on the inside of the building raising questions about whether the vice president was passing blame for the terror attack that killed four American and faces a box stuff.
With the State Department period and it doesn't stop the -- athletic and an -- made for television phrasing it but the B.
Your -- -- -- president can't do that basically he doesn't make those assessments when it comes to the number of personnel.
Who are in place at consulates.
And the embassies and other diplomatic facilities around the world those decisions are appropriately.
Made at the State Department Biden also pointed the finger at intelligence officials over the can let fusion about whether an anti Muslim videos are the attack that was the assessment and as the intelligent -- changed their view we made it clear they changed their view.
Today two top bush officials former CIA Director General Michael Hayden an ex Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff -- -- away in a joint statement quote.
It is clear that any failure was not on the part of the intelligence community but on the part of White House decision makers.
Who should have listened to and acted on available intelligence blaming those who put their lives on the line is not the kind of leadership this country needs -- despite Biden's claim last night -- was big today he would press specifically about the president's intelligence briefings.
The president was not told that it about security problems -- -- Nazi.
The consulate that had been targeted.
Hi where -- you he was not clear that no actionable intelligence that suggested there would be an attack.
And giving guys the facility.
Now officials here say that is not a -- there was no intelligence suggesting that there was going to be and attack -- Ghazi and they believe inside this building.
That the attacks from governor Romney and his surrogates.
We're just driven by politics -- Ed Henry on north lawn Ed thank you they.
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