Clinton: You’d Have to Ask Susan Rice Who Briefed Her on Benghazi

• October 16, 2012 11:55 am


Sec. Hillary Clinton said she does not know who briefed Ambassador Susan Rice before the ambassador attributed the terrorist attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to a protest over an anti-Islam video, in a Monday interview with CBS:

QUESTION: Who briefed Ambassador Rice that day? Did you sign off on that briefing and those speaking points?

SECRETARY CLINTON: You would have to ask her.

QUESTION: You didn’t speak to her before that appearance?

SECRETARY CLINTON: No, but that – everybody had the same information. I mean, I’m – I have to say I know there’s been a lot of attention paid to who said what when, but I think what happened is more important. We were attacked, and four brave Americans were killed. Others were injured. Dozens had to fight for their life and had to get evacuated. Everybody in the Administration had – has tried to say what we knew at the time with the caveat that we would learn more, and that’s what’s happened. So I think that – I’ve seen it before not just in respect to this. I think it’s part of what the fog of war causes.

Clinton accepted responsibility for the security failures related to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack that killed four Americans in interviews late Monday.

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