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The retired diplomat who helped investigate the state department's response the attacks have been -- in co authored the review.
Agreed to speak with -- lawmakers on Capitol Hill I'm talking about ambassador Thomas Pickering subpoena by congressman Darrow I say he plans to talk this week.
Gabriel Schoenfeld was the senior advisor and speechwriter for Mitt Romney's campaign.
He says that they got your response at the beginning of the incident -- -- -- not the president what does that mean for President Obama.
He is a brand new e-book out called bad day in the Romney campaign Gabriel welcome.
Happy to be here first off and got seat now everyone's -- did.
You guys did not push to get the truth out about the Ghazi in a big way why what was -- what was the point -- you go against me just back off well well.
On September 11 2012 when all -- with developing the Romney campaign jumped the gun put out a statement attacking the Obama administration before they had all the facts it.
The statement was riddled with errors and after that.
Romney was gun shy about raising this issue and it was a crucial issue in the debates for Americans were dead.
Obama was responsible and yet he was.
Reluctant to raise it because of his own staff.
Have made it into a political issue when was actually a national security issue ripe for discussion ripe for holding the president responsible they released that statement condemning the president's lack of action early on.
Without him knowing it.
No they gave it to him at the end of a long day he just caught -- a flight.
It had multiple problems and it it accused the Obama administration expressing sympathy.
For the people who were attacking our embassy.
In fact there had been a statement issued by our embassy in Cairo that was somewhat.
I -- murky and not not very well crafted but that was not the administration that was a low level foreign service officer and they tried to pin that on Obama -- backfired.
And I believe we carry the press comes the next day -- night during the morning where he got seven straight questions on the timing of his statement instead of the president missing in action.
Touring his and then deciding to go on a Las Vegas fund raiser yes exactly what we -- it vulnerability for the president astonishingly turned into a vulnerability for Mitt Romney who's -- Stuart Stevens Stuart Stevens.
-- -- -- the policy director they did not have a serious foreign policy apparatus Mac campaign but there was a sense of in the campaign you should do something because the president had dropped the ball here.
And here's an example of an RNC -- which you guys did not air let's listen to a few seconds.
Something's happening in the world.
So this is -- -- you know it plays and Hillary Clinton doing you know basically who's going to be by the phone.
And you -- didn't -- that.
We had we had we haven't we -- -- the facts were in and then go on the -- about this when we understood.
What -- happened here you -- in the third and final debate foreign policy the president obviously she is vulnerable but there's some points of contention a difference between the two candidates.
Yet Mitt Romney -- guy you work for and still have unbelievable amount of respect for did watch.
He did not press the president I'm from Gaza.
Question was asked the president why was there not adequate security in the embassy amend the audience after.
Drop that Mitt Romney did not pursue the answer.
Right at astonishing laps but it all explained by the fact that had been politicized by our campaign.
-- -- -- there are very very amateurs manner and his desire I read through the book.
Give you an unbelievable respect for Mitt Romney as -- Stanley person as a businessman and has an individual deaths I think he would have been a a good president possibly a great president he had tremendous.
But this campaign was not.
And why won't run for in effect and now we see the tax issues and everything else and -- wonder what was going on behind the scenes during the election.
That may be made even harder for you guys to win.
Gabriel Schoenfeld the name of the book is bad day in the Romney campaign in one of the inside story you do it thanks so much great pleasure -- -- -- and meanwhile.
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