Dems refute 'cover-up' claims in Benghazi attack
Ed Henry reports from Williamsburg, Virginia
- Duration 4:14
- Date Oct 15, 2012
Ed Henry reports from Williamsburg, Virginia
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Days to go folks in the Obama campaign is facing some critical questions now.
About the handling of the terror attack in bank -- last WiMax coming up as -- brand -- -- of America's Newsroom I'm Martha MacCallum.
And I'm Bill Hemmer good morning at home Martha good morning -- you Vice President Biden saying last week that we were quote not told about a request for more security.
At the White House said the embassy where ambassador Chris -- and three others were murdered.
The mother of Sean Smith who was also killed says that she has gotten very few answers.
It says -- who we would check it.
Didn't make you know.
And that's what Hillary said in -- and Joseph Biden and and Susan Rice and they also the same thing.
And after that I heard nothing in -- funny talk to the people in the media.
And absolutely nothing.
All right so -- our chief White House correspondent Ed Henry -- live in Williamsburg Virginia where the president is doing his debate -- So -- the White House is taking some serious heat on this still so what is -- response now.
They are Martha.
Well you're right it -- it goes back to the Thursday vice presidential debate in Kentucky where Vice President Biden.
Weighed in and basically suggested he said we didn't know about these more security request.
In big -- in Tripoli.
That had been put in by State Department officials and denied that raised a lot of eyebrows -- later clarified by the White House that it.
With -- he meant he and the president had not been.
Briefed about all of that is certainly left the door open all kinds of other officials being briefed questions though about whether the president was ever briefed on on the security -- to remember the consulate was.
Was targeted several times in the -- long before this terror attack obviously a big.
Source of of controversy on the Sunday talk shows yesterday you have Republicans like Lindsey Graham suggesting.
Maybe there was a cover up or some of the president's top advisors like David -- ruts that everybody should come down -- list.
This is the same administration that leagues every detail of classified.
Operations that are successful.
Within a week you at three stories about cyber attacks against the Iranian nuclear program.
About disrupting the underwear bomber case about every detail of bin Laden all over the New York Times all over the press.
Showing how strong and effective this administration was so yes they're very political when it comes to foreign policy well when something goes bad they denied they -- -- even they delay.
Look we want to get to the bottom of it and the first order of business is to bring to justice those.
Who who committed this heinous act.
And secondly find out what what went wrong and what adjustments need to be made to further secure our -- -- around the world.
And here's how it ties into tomorrow night's debate at Hofstra University the topics will be split between domestic and foreign policy so Libya can come up that something that could not happen the first time in Denver.
When it was all about the economy domestic policy moment.
That's right so -- to it were told that the president has been in three days basically of debate -- where you are.
And they do face off tomorrow night of course so we know -- how is it looking what it what's the mood in the Obama team heading into this.
They -- its accuracy is senior advisors they'd always under a lot of pressure after a performance the first time that.
Even his own team.
Realizes wasn't good enough he was delivering pizza yesterday some of -- -- campaign workers but here in Virginia a battleground state obviously trying to project an image of -- being common cold but let's face -- he is under pressure specifically on this issue of Libya it will likely come up.
Tomorrow -- in foreign policy is on the table interest thing that time magazine now reporting that both the Romney and Obama campaigns.
Have written to the debate commission complaining about some comments a moderator Candy Crowley has made about maybe asking follow -- questions suggesting the rules do not allow for -- -- really -- them on some of this.
That could suggest the Romney camp is concerned about being pressed on specific say about tax cuts while the Obama camp could be concerned.
About being pressed on specifics about Libya and some of these contradictions want.
Yeah well some folks saying that you know maybe that's a sign that they're both concerned about something that they would rather not be asked about so we'll see.
How it goes so when an off comes out -- thank you so much we'll touch a little bit later today -- -- -- -- and come.