Very good question. I'd like to know where Valerie Jarrett was and where David Axelrod was.
Note that the White House has "declined comment" on a.) exactly when the President first learned of the situation in Benghazi and b.) when he first met with his National Security Council on the issue.
It may well be that the President was, for some reason, "not engaged"...
Well, it was reported on 9/12 that Obama had a meeting for with NSA in WA DC at 5PM on 9/11. I remember wondering if it was an internet meeting.