Hillary Goes Under the Bus… White Blames State Dept. For Benghazi Failures …Update: Clintons Are Furious

The White House said Biden and Obama were never made aware of requests for more security in Benghazi.
That puts the focus back on State.
Foreign Policy reported:

Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable.

Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night’s debate, “We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there.”

The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department, which acknowledged receiving multiple requests for more Libya security in the months before the attacks. Rhodes said that Biden speaks only for himself and the president and neither of them knew about the requests at the time.

The State Department security officials who testified before House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s panel Wednesday never said they had made their requests to the president, Rhodes pointed out. That would be natural because the State Department is responsible for diplomatic security, not the White House, he said. Rhodes also pointed out that the officials were requesting more security in Tripoli, not Benghazi.

UPDATE: The Daily Caller reported this afternoon that the Clintons are furious.

With tensions between President Obama and the Clintons at a new high, former President Bill Clinton is moving fast to develop a contingency plan for how his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, should react if Obama attempts to tie the Benghazi fiasco around her neck, according to author Ed Klein.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Klein said sources close to the Clintons tell him that Bill Clinton has assembled an informal legal team to discuss how the Secretary of State should deal with the issue of being blamed for not preventing the Benghazi terrorist attack last month.

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  • retired militaryq

    Go ahead and blame Hillary. Day before election day watch Bill come out and say something that will torpedo Obama.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com dmacleo

    should title read White House?
    White Blames does not seem right.

    and HC had to know this was coming, and she deserves this bus and many more.

  • Blue Hen

    They are either that desperate, or Hilliary and them are already planning on some subterfuge to drag this out.

  • Really

    “The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round” It must be crowded for Hill under there. Can’t wait to see what ole Slick Willie pulls now in retaliation before election day. LOL.

  • l.barney

    I felt bad when the media turned on Hillary but now how can any one take her seriously as a presidential contender? She’s too associated with BHO now to even try to run again. She trusted BHO and forgot that a snake is a snake! She and Bill are probably cussing BHO right now, and like Lady Mcbeth Hill is plotting her revenge!

  • john b

    Hillarious Cliton either defends herself or her 2016 aspirations go down the crapper.

  • dwd

    Another Biden debate lie:

    Obama will raise taxes on incomes $250,000+, NOT only $1,000,000+ as he (mis)represented in the debate.


  • Srella Baskomb

    So . . . when the call alerting Washington about the terrorist attack in Benghazi came in at 3 a.m. – – what was the response?

    Obama: “Why did you wake me up? You KNOW I have a fund raiser in the morning!!”

    Biden: “Don’t you say a f’n word! It’s important I be able to say later that I wasn’t told!!”

    H. Clinton: “Hmmm, who shall I assign to the investigation?”

  • Tom63010

    Wouldn’t it be a hoot if Hillary tendered her resignation?

  • gman

    Great job Biden. This press cycle is all about your lies and your arrogance. Yea….you’re winning like Charlie Sheen.

  • Joisey

    Interesting. I thought they were requesting more security for the mission, meaning the ambassador and others assigned there. I could be wrong but I have a sneaking suspicion the hypothetical “extra” security personnel might just have tagged along when the ambassador traveled to Benghazi. Or maybe they would have just stayed in Tripoli and played cards; a much more logical choice.

    WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!!!! Attorney General Gonzales resigns for firing Assistant AG’s that serve at the pleasure of the President yet these clowns conduct FUBAR after FUBAR and no one is held to account! Thieves and liars.

  • Granny
  • Bill Mitchell

    Does anyone else find the fact that there is actually a possibility the American people would intentionally reelect these clowns to be terribly disturbing?

    I mean OK, I can see the charm offensive working once after 4 years of Bush, but NOW?

  • J

    Not to defend Hillary but,

    WH didn’t know about deteriorating security in Libya? Really? Or as Carney says, Administration knew but Obama and Biden didn’t. It’s like – “Shhh President and VP are coming, everyone’s be silent about Libya”.

    But let’s for a second believe the fantasy. What does it say about Obama’s competence? Especially, as you may recall, since he’s been skipping the intel briefings (along jobs and other briefings) in order to campaign. Yeah…

    By all means dear idiots in WH, keep digging.

  • bigkahuna

    Perhaps if you actually went to your daily briefings and met with your various cabinet members more than once a month or 6 months instead of golfing, campaigning and p[artying you would know you F*CKING MORON.

    The clown does nothing but campaign for the job he hates to do ! OxyMORON

  • GGMac

    Perhaps if Barry hadn’t habitually blown-off attending the White House morning briefings, he’d have had a clue about the escalating terror threat to the consulate and ambassador.

    More likely it’s just another example of the Oval Office lout blaming others for his screw-ups.

  • BarbaraS

    WH statement must be true. We all know how much hillary wanted those volts for the Paris embassy. The GM project is so dear to her heart. Ntice how she yammers on and on about GM. We can’t pay for cars that explode for our Paris staff and pay for security in the danerous spots too. Oh, I forgot the Libyians love us so we really don’t need any security. Well, maybe one Libyian guard who bails at the first opportunity. Also, I understand the ambassador to France had security guards. France is such a dangerous place to work. I doubt that anything that goes on in the executive branch is unknown to obama so he knew about the security situation. Borrow from Peter to pay Paul and bank the difference.

  • GGMac

    To bigkahuna, at 1:39 PM…

    Like minds…!!

  • http://www.truthandcommonsense.com archer52

    I’ve said this before. Playing around with people like Obama, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself on the sacrificial pile. If it comes down to him or you, it will ALWAYS be you.

    She got what she deserved and she knows it, and so does Bill. We’ll see how faithful they are now.