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White House, Obama Campaign, Won’t Answer When President Met with NSC After Benghazi
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Posted on 10/15/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

White House, Obama Campaign, Won’t Answer When President Met with NSC After Benghazi By Fred Lucas October 15, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Neither the White House nor the Obama re-election campaign will answer when President Barack Obama first met with his National Security Council after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

On Monday, neither responded to CNSNews.com, which asked, “‘At what hour on what day did President Obama first meet with the National Security Council to discuss what had happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012?”

The NSC is chaired by the president and is typically convened during an emergency. Regular attendees are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey.

Other members include, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Thus, convening the NSC could allow the intelligence community to communicate with the State Department and potentially settle conflicting information.

On Monday morning, CNSNews.com called the White House, which asked for the question to be e-mailed. CNSNews.com e-mailed the question at 9:01 a.m.

At 10:36 a.m., Bernadette Meehan, director of media outreach and assistant press secretary for the National Security Staff at the White House, responded by e-mail, “Jay will be ready to respond to this in the gaggle today,” referring to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who was at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., where the president is preparing for the second presidential debate.

According to the official White House transcript of the press gaggle that began at 10:47 a.m. and ended at 11:19 a.m., the subject of Benghazi never came up.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; ambassadorstevens; benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; corruption; democrats; hillary; libya; nsc; obama; obamatruthfile; stevens
I think we know that answer..........
1 posted on 10/15/2012 1:29:10 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

because he didn’t


2 posted on 10/15/2012 1:30:01 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t he on his way to Vegas?


3 posted on 10/15/2012 1:30:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Doogle

Well, we know it was after going to Las Vegas.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Hillary wont’ answer when she first met with 0 about Benghazi either.

We can presume that he was too busy watching Sports Center to be troubled by any bumps in the road.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 1:33:08 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: massgopguy

A room full of anti american democrats and we expect this crowd to perform National Security functions. What happened in Benghazi was this group’s normal operation,as was FAST and FURIOUS.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: mojito

No doubt they met with him on the golf course, hence the reason there is no record of this meeting on WH visitor logs etc.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 1:38:27 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Sub-Driver

...it also may be because Mama Garrett don’t want the little boy king upset with making presidential decisions, it’s best for someone else to take the fall if things go wrong. Ask Hillary what the weather is like in Peru, she probably hinted that she wasn’t going to carry the load, so best to send her off to check out the beaches there.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 1:39:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Jarrett


9 posted on 10/15/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver
Other members include, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

In case Al-Qaida needs any advice on how to cheat on its taxes.

10 posted on 10/15/2012 1:42:04 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Transparency — President Obama has committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history, and WhiteHouse.gov will play a major role in delivering on that promise. The President’s executive orders and proclamations will be published for everyone to review, and that’s just the beginning of our efforts to provide a window for all Americans into the business of the government. You can also learn about some of the senior leadership in the new administration and about the President’s policy priorities.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/change_has_come_to_whitehouse-gov/


11 posted on 10/15/2012 1:42:58 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

After Libya Attacks, Questions
About Presidential Briefing Habits
New York Times, by Peter Baker
Original Article
Posted By:NorthernDog, 9/14/2012 10:15:04 PM
President Obama sat down with intelligence officials on Friday for his presidential daily briefing. That might not sound all that surprising, but despite its title, this does not actually happen daily. The turmoil in the Middle East has provided fodder for critics about the way Mr. Obama reviews intelligence. While the president receives an intelligence briefing in writing every day, he does not sit down with intelligence officials for an in-person briefing every day. To Republican opponents, that has become a symbol of inattentiveness to a dangerous world. “If President Obama were participating in his....

http://74.6.117.48/search/srpcache?ei=UTF-8&p=obama+%22+turns+out+I%27m+good+at+it%22&fr=aaplw&u=http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=obama+%22+turns+out+I%27m+good+at+it%22&d=4621200880045698&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=4e9ae890,2aa6efa4&icp=1&.intl=us&sig=Cih9RrbQvQrdcRA2dnadCw


12 posted on 10/15/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The obama people are trying to act like this is no big deal and that Romney and the republicans are politicizing this. This is a big effin’ deal. Al Quaeda attacked American soil and raised their damn flag. Obama flew off to Vegas the next day. obama doesn’t meet with his security team and cabinet on a regular basis. He owes us answers. Don’t let up republicans.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 1:47:58 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t the first question be “if” rather than “when”?


15 posted on 10/15/2012 1:49:49 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: rockybalmon

I think he’ll hit it hard. Don’t forget - all they talked about in the aftermath was Romney Romney Romney. That was the extent of the media’s post-attack coverage.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver

Voldemort, the site that must not be named, has up a new piece about this.

Here is the takeaway for me.

powerful people facing off. Each hoping no one goes THERE but all letting the others know they will go THERE if necessary. Everyone else is just scrambling for cover.

Whatever happened is so bad that people are willingly looking like idiots to prevent it from coming out.

Panetta has been low profile. If Clinton goes after Panetta - Panetta wins.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Sub-Driver
   
18 posted on 10/15/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes: Right after he had the plane bringing back the bodies to Dover diverted to Andrews, so he could make a planned fund raiser in DC.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 1:51:48 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: spawn44

The NSC is chaired by the president and is typically convened during an emergency. Regular attendees are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey.

Other members include, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Thus, convening the NSC could allow the intelligence community to communicate with the State Department and potentially settle conflicting information.
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There isn’t a one in the bunch I would trust to walk my dog.

If this is the National Security Council we are in a heap of trouble. This is more like CYA on steroids. If they ever met at all.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 1:54:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: RummyChick

Here’s one more interesting thing from Voldemort that I can see happening.

Hillbuzz thinks Obama is headed to Hawaii.

Everyone knows he is out.

Obama has a plan to heal the racial fallout and look like a Master at race relations..thus setting up his legacy.

BARF but I could see Jarrett going this way

Of course, once you start something in motion - it’s hard to control it.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 1:56:12 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: jersey117

This needs politicising.

Romney should use it at the debates, and he should shove it up Obama’s nose.

This was a National Emergency, the phone call at 3 am that went unanswered.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: rockybalmon

I didn’t watch the last debate between them because I cannot stand to hear or see Obama, but I think I will force myself to watch this one - at least for a few minutes. I hope Romney takes no prisoners!


23 posted on 10/15/2012 1:56:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Venturer

Romey had better mention that he flew to Vegas, never went to half the briefs and that has been on gettign money whilst many in his admin are going out there telling us lies.

He also needs to mention how Biden laughed during this topic, how this was a bump in the road and how the family of a dead border agent, families in Mexico who lost loved one and the families of these 4 want and emand answers not the crock his admin has sent out.

Also if this was not about poltics why are they sending out Axelrod and others who are his campaign staff and not Hillary, and co.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 2:01:49 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver
Can you take over, Hillary? I'm late for my game!


25 posted on 10/15/2012 2:02:57 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Sub-Driver
Any time an event such as the attack on the Benghazi consulate takes place the moment it is reported up the chain of command that automatically, and by law, triggers an immediate report all the way to the top of the chain of command to the Pres., VP, Sec. State, Pentagon and the CIA. And others.

Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations (huge coverup!)

The attack began about 3:30 PM EST and was all over by at least 8:30 PM EST.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Sub-Driver

and what about the daily WH press briefings?? - surely they would have been all over this!


27 posted on 10/15/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Libya is 6 hours ahead. The attack began about 9:30 PM Libyan time which would have been 3:30 PM EST.

Post 54 on this thread gives the schedules for Clinton and Obama on 9-11-12:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944493/posts?q=1&;page=51

“12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.”

“Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta in the Oval Office.”

So Clinton, Donilon, and Panetta were scheduled to meet at noon, then the Benghazi attacks begin at 3:30, then Panetta was scheduled to meet with Obama and Biden “late in the afternoon.”

Wonder if these meetings happened and what Panetta discussed with all four? Of the 7 people on the NSC, 4 of them were involved. Did Panetta take a message from Hillary to Obama? It’s possible that if Panetta did meet with Obama and Biden, the attacks were already underway and they watched it real time as is described here (Col. Hunt interview):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944272/posts

see Post #14:

“For six hours the entire military, intelligence, diplomatic and civil command structure of the United States government watched, in real time, as our consulate in Benghazi was under attack, while our ambassador and his hobbled security died.”


28 posted on 10/15/2012 2:23:10 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Sub-Driver
More ducking & dodging here, Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallas & David Alexod:

David Axelrod on White House response to Libya attack; Ed Gillespie defends Romney tax plan

WALLACE: ... did he meet with the national security council before he went to campaigning in Nevada?

AXELROD: Chris, I assure you that the president was in contact with all those who had information and responsibility in the national security chain about this incident. Again, let me stress, there isn't anyone on this planet who feels a greater sense of responsibility for our diplomats, for our service people, who takes this more personally than the president of the United States. And he's determined to get to the bottom of what happened, to bring these killers to justice, these terrorists to justice and to make sure that whatever adjustments we have to make we make.

29 posted on 10/15/2012 2:36:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

They forgot to mention That Just Before Hillary Left For PERU today,she was asked When Mz.Lamb was Listening to the attack In Bengahzi in real time,what Hillary were you Doing? Were you listening too? Hillary responded that there is an Ongoing Investigation and she will leave it at that!


30 posted on 10/15/2012 2:39:14 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: nanetteclaret

http://articles.boston.com/2012-09-12/world/33776446_1_benghazi-revolt-against-libyan-leader-president-barack-obama

Obama was informed about the developments in Libya by his National Security Adviser Tom Donilon as the president began a weekly meeting Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey. The White House said Obama was kept apprised throughout the evening and then again Wednesday morning.

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http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2012-09-11

5:00 pm
The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense
Oval Office
Closed Press

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944493/posts?page=54#54

Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed to the press

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12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.

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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/2012/index.htm

Public Schedule for September 11, 2012

12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


31 posted on 10/15/2012 2:47:07 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver

I would be surprised if he has met with them at all.

I mean, he’s got an election to run don’t you know? What’s one or two, or, um, four dead Americans weighed in the balance against four more years of bowing to the enemy, all expense paid vacations for the wookie and “golf outings” with the boys.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe they won’t answer when they met with NCS after, because they were likely in touch DURING what was a six hour attack that took place in the middle of the afternoon in Washington DC.

Why promote the theory it was a protest? Because, otherwise it was a coordinated attack on a sovereign consulate, an act of war.

“We’re under attack, it’s an act of wat. What would you like to do Mr. President...?!?!”

Obama wanted to eat taco’s and go to bed...so they labeled is a protest.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 3:21:18 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Sub-Driver

Why would he have anything to do with the knowing about the murder of US citizens? Besides claiming he was kept in the dark about the matter, he had important fundraising and campaigning at the top of his “to do” list.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 3:31:25 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sub-Driver

He still hasn’t met with them.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 3:45:26 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Venturer
Right after he had the plane bringing back the bodies to Dover diverted to Andrews, so he could make a planned fund raiser in DC.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 4:18:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Venturer
If they ever met at all.

They have promised to have their first meeting, right after they get the BUDGET finished that was due in 2008 to Obama.

37 posted on 10/15/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Then it's up to Romney to ask Obama directly, on national TV, tomorrow night in front of a town hall of voters.

-PJ

38 posted on 10/15/2012 4:23:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: manc
Romey had better mention that he flew to Vegas, never went to half the briefs...

Not just mention it, but ask Obama directly the question that CNS asked.

Romney: Mr. President, on what exact day and time did you first meet with the National Security Council to discuss what had happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012?

The rest of the Romney's debate responses should be framed around how Obama answers that question.

-PJ

39 posted on 10/15/2012 4:27:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Dogbert41
#25 -- what a coupla phoney pieces of.....

That is a disgusting photo.

40 posted on 10/15/2012 4:32:48 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: nanetteclaret
The reason they could watch 'live' was because it was on TV in Libya and the rest of the Middle East.

I am sure CNN has a bunch of raw video that has not been released to the AMERICAN public. They were on scene. They recovered Stephen's DIARY. As some are suggesting, it may be that like F+F, they screwed it up, and the politicians and media are all in on the coverup because it is really, really, embarrassingly criminal. CNN probably has tape of Stephen's being ceremonially humiliated.

41 posted on 10/15/2012 4:33:23 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

agree Romney needs to push this and not stop by obama’s excuses and lies.


42 posted on 10/15/2012 5:43:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver; zencycler
Nice little collage of Obama and Hillary and quotes on a timeline:

Obama's Benghazi Lies

Put together by Freeper...zencycler

43 posted on 10/17/2012 1:36:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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