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Mike thank you were going to look a little closer tonight -- president Obama's role in the immediate aftermath of the attack here's chief White House correspondent Ed Henry.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton still did not shed much light on the central unanswered question.
About president Obama's initial reaction to the tragedy -- been Ghazi force the president's activities during.
That seven hour period.
Republicans zeroed in on why the administration was not better prepared for the attack on such a well known anniversary.
And what the president did or did not do to try and save the four Americans in the hours after the initial attack.
On the anniversary of the worst attack in American history September 11.
We didn't have Department of Defense forces available for seven hours.
-- brave Americans died in the last out would fox press mr.
Obama on this back in November he pledged to release any information relevant to the investigations.
I will put forward.
Every bit of information that we have.
I can tell you that immediately upon finding out that.
Our folks when -- -- That my orders to my national security team or do whatever we need to do to make sure they're saying.
Today Clinton revealed some.
From the intelligence community the White House and DOD.
We were going over every possible option reviewing all that was available to us any actions we could take.
Bill Clinton did not specify if the president participated in that secure video conference.
Focusing instead on the fact that she was in Constant Contact with national security advisor Tom Donnelly -- others.
I spoke with President Obama later in the evening.
It's on to you know bring him up today to hear he is perspective.
Obviously we kept.
Talking with everyone during the night early in the morning on the twelfth I spoke with general Dempsey again with that Tom -- went.
White House spokesman Jay Carney hedged on specifics about the president museum secured -- I would have to take the question I don't listen to us now.
Thank you -- -- -- that you think later today to the president was that the only time they spoke to you again I don't know I don't think.
I'm not sure.
Senator McCain hits were asking about the president Paul -- I think you know that made a huge issue out of what -- made clear is our view is is a non issue McCain defended his questions about both the president's role and the confusion over administration talking points but save the American people deserve the truth and you ought to have your facts straight.
One week after the attacks -- -- the initial information.
Suggested there was concrete evidence he was sparked by protests over -- video that is what we know.
Based on the evidence concrete evidence not -- concrete evidence that we have thus far but Carney was asked today to name that concrete evidence that these were its assessments made by the intelligence community.
Based on the information they had.
Now another looming question is how the president can still claim that al-Qaeda has been decimated when they're still clearly a threat in northern Africa and elsewhere.
Today Secretary Clinton testified that the US has clearly wiped out their course such as Osama bin Laden but she added that we can quote.
Kill the leaders and yet there affiliates keep growing -- and had a lot of north lawn Ed thank you.
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