WH: Obama didn’t speak to Libyans on day of attack
Politico – Josh Gerstein – 2/14/2013
President Barack Obama did not speak with Libyan leaders as the attack on the U.S. Consulate in
was under way
last September, the White House acknowledged Thursday in a letter to lawmakers. Benghazi
White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler said then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did reach out to Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf at Obama's request on the same day the attack began, but Obama didn't personally call the Libyan leader until the following night.
"Secretary Clinton called Libyan President Magariaf on behalf of the president on the evening of September 11, 2012 to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in
and access to Libyan territory. At that time, President Magariaf expressed his
condemnation and condolences and pledged his government's full
cooperation," Ruemmler wrote. "The President spoke to President
Magariaf on the evening of September 12." Libya
Politico – White House response to Senate Committee hearings on
Read the White House letter, which pretty much says nothing, more double speak from the White House.
IT DOES NOT SAY WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS INFORMED OF THE
IT DOES NOT SAY WHO INFORMED PRESIDENT OBAMA.
IT DOES NOT INDICATE ANY ACTION OR INVOLVEMENT PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY HAVE TAKEN.
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