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Published On: Tue, Oct 16th, 2012

Hillary Clinton, State Department, taking the blame for the Libyan Embassy attack

Monday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the killing of American Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, claiming responsibility for the consulate’s security.

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“I take responsibility,” Clinton told CNN. “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world (at) 275 posts.”

Republicans have been targeting the President and his administration on “Who Knew and when did they know it” regarding the details of the Benghazi attack.

“I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha,” she added, noting that it is close to the election.

Congressional hearings revealed that the State Department was aware of, and rejected, several requests for increased security in Benghazi. Spokesmen for both the State Department and the White House took pains Friday to make clear that Biden’s “we” referred to the White House, where such requests would not go.

Clinton backed up Biden’s assertion. “The president and the vice-president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals,” she said Monday.

Clinton told Fox News Channel that “the decisions about security are made by security professionals. But we’re going to review everything to be sure we’re doing what needs to be done in an increasingly risky environment.”

There are three separate investigations into the attack going on now: an FBI probe into the deaths of the four Americans, an independent inquiry by a panel appointed by Clinton and the congressional hearings.

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  1. Exclusive confirmation: White House denied security support for Benghazi attack - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped forward last week and assumed “full responsibility” for security leading up to the attack, the recent emails […]

  2. Ray says:

    Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady — a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation — is a congenital liar.
    — William Safire, January 08, 1996

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