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First a question of responsibility.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton says the buck stops with her when it comes to the lack of security and Ben Ghazi Libya.
The terrorist attack that killed the first US ambassador since 1979.
Has now also created a political firestorm.
For this White House.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry has our lead story tonight.
Obama did a final one hour prep session with staff and laughed about his wife casting an absentee ballot.
-- -- joking stopped when a reporter asked about Libya.
The commander in chief has left the talking to secretary of state Hillary Clinton well.
I'm responsible for the state department for the more than 60000 people -- the world.
Key decisions about security assets are made by security professionals.
Not so fast according to Senator John McCain.
He squared off with then senator -- -- on this very stage at Hofstra university for years ago.
There was a sign on Harry Truman's desk it said the buck stops here obviously there may be a sign on president Obama's desk that says.
The buck stops over there.
And then Senator Clinton didn't seem to like the Truman approach during the 2008 campaign I -- we get -- -- believe what Harry Truman believed that the buck stopped in the Oval Office.
-- top advisor to Republican Mitt Romney vowed that with foreign policy on the table tonight the president will face of heat.
I think governor Romney quite properly.
We'll be asking questions probing.
And trying to ask the president to man up accept this responsibility and explain to the American people the failure that resulted in four American deaths.
-- big question is whether the president was briefed on intelligence involving earlier attacks on the US consulate in -- Ghazi.
Former bush White House chief of staff Andrew Card told fox today the State Department would have -- did the White House.
It would have been known in the White House situation room it probably would have been known by the national security advisor to deputy national security advisor the Homeland Security advisor.
The chief of staff and I suspect the president.
In the interview with Fox's Wendell Goler Clinton heads on how far up that -- it went.
I can't speak to who knew what about that meanwhile US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice told -- -- -- imposed.
There was no attempt to cherry picked explanations for the terror attack.
While she now claims she does not want to blame the intelligence community she added quote.
It was purely a function of what was provided to us.
I just spoke to a very senior advisor to the president told me last -- the problem with the president was too condescending and at this time.
He needs to engage Mitt Romney not just laugh them -- put push back harder on Libya and a whole host of other issues Brett.
Should be and staying Ed thank you the stakes could not be.
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