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Hillary Clinton and sitting down with Fox News and in -- -- -- -- taking the blame watch that's.
Well I'm responsible for the state department for the more than 60000 people around the world.
The decisions about security assets are made by security professionals.
What that is not sitting well with Republicans and there's more on that interview -- in a moment Lindsey Graham sending a letter to the White House is detailing the attacks leading up to September 11.
Then asking quote Mr.
President where you informed of these attacks on our Libyan consulate if not why not.
Senator Graham also asking the president if he was inform what action was taken to protect.
The consulate in -- -- -- our chief Washington correspondent James Rosen on this Hillary Clinton's comments now they come any critical critical time don't they James.
That's right -- and Martha good morning and what appears to be a concerted effort to sway public opinion on the Ben Ghazi story or at least Alter its current narrative.
Two top officials of the State Department are speaking out now.
After officials of lesser rank faced pointed questioning under oath last week secretary of state Clinton was interviewed during a visit to Peru by Fox News senior White House foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler.
And while the nation's top diplomat accepted responsibility for the pre 9/11 security measures in place in Ben Ghazi.
She still fix blame for the shifting accounts of the murders that the administration -- offered in the post 9/11 period.
On the US intelligence community and on the inherently -- As the intelligence community has now said.
Their assessment over the last now more than a month.
Changed but everyone in the administration was trying to.
And give information to the best of their ability.
At the time with the caveat that more was likely.
To be learned it and that there would be most likely changes so.
The fog of war.
Confusion that you get in any kind of combat situation -- this was an attack that went on for.
But one of Clinton's assistant secretaries testified last week she was following the events -- -- -- in real time -- there is another central figure in this affair UN ambassador Susan Rice she's also talking.
Woody she saying now James.
-- -- bill that it was ambassador rice's appearance on five Sunday shows on September the sixteenth.
Asserting that Ben Ghazi was simply a protest over an anti Islam film gone -- and not a premeditated attack.
That has led critics of the administration to charge a cover up in this case rice as you say has spoken out for the first time.
And -- -- effectively blames the intelligence community for her false statements but she also adamantly denies that the administration sought to hide the truth.
As rice said and I quote.
Absolutely not she said to the Washington Post it was purely a function.
What was provided to us what you get -- day one day to day fourteen.
Isn't the whole story unquote lastly -- -- Martha according to published reports Larry Schwartz the US embassy officer in Egypt.
Whose tweets during the Cairo protests of September the tenth.
Drew controversial criticism from Mitt Romney only to be -- also by the Obama White House he has been relocated back to Washington interesting James wrote.
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