Politics Report: Obama Skipped Intelligence Briefing the Day After Benghazi Attacks

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  1. dawg

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    According to the upcoming report from the House Benghazi Committee, President Barack Obama skipped his personal daily intelligence briefing the day after the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
    The revelation is buried in one of the appendices to the 800-page report released by the Republican-controlled committee Tuesday. According to the Executive Coordinator tasked with delivering the daily briefings, she first delivered the briefing to White House chief of staff Jack Lew. But instead of giving Obama a briefing, she gave the folder to a White House usher.

    That day’s briefing contained a sentence claiming “the presence of armed assailants from the outset suggests this was an intentional assault and not the escalation of a peaceful protest.” In the following days, White House press secretary Jay Carney and U.N. ambassador Susan Rice claimed the attack was instead the result of a spontaneous protest of a YouTube video.

    Previous reports indicate that skipping the briefing is not necessarily unusual for the president, and that he only attends roughly 40% of his intelligence briefings. The White House has responded to critics by saying that Obama does receive intelligence even when he skips the in-person briefings. “This president is absolutely responsible and voracious consumer of the presidential daily briefing and of the information provided to him by his national security team,” Carney said in 2012.

    Obama’s activities during and after the attack have long been a matter of mystery, with the White House refusing to comment on the matter. During the 2012 presidential election, Obama was attacked by Republicans for flying to Las Vegas for a campaign fundraiser the day after the attack.

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    He was busy :dontknow:
     
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    well as long as he regularly doesn't give a shit about national security then it's ok I guess.
     
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    YinzerMasshole Thread Vandal Gold

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    Well, we could always go back to electing people who let shit like this fall through the cracks:

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    Since the Libyan cache of weapons was compromised he had to scramble to find a new way to arm ISIS. So understandable.
     
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    If it's not an opportunity to badmouth Christians or white people, Ogunga isn't interested.
     
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    It was a vacation day.
     
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    Cue the excuse makers. :coffee:
     
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    Ogunga

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    You do realize that this "report" is a sham right? It was written before the committee took it's first testimony, the Democrats on the committee weren't allowed to see it or, contribute to it.
     
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    Religion of peace and things of that nature. You understand.

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    Read for yourself, does she say it definitely was the result of a video or that it's being investigated and that the best information they currently have, indicated that it may be the result of the video?

    RICE: Well, Jake, first of all, it's important to know that there's an FBI investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed. That will tell us with certainty what transpired.
    But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous -- not a premeditated -- response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.
    We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to -- or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons, weapons that as you know in -- in the wake of the revolution in Libya are -- are quite common and accessible. And it then evolved from there.
    We'll wait to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms, but that's the best information we have at present.
     
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    Someone has to take responsibility :dontknow:
     
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    This might seriously impact his ability to get reelected this Fall.

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    Busy blaming YouTube
     
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    Yes the left wrote their own report where they make mention of Donald Trump's name more than two of the guys that died. And he is relevant how??
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    He was there. Under an alias.
     
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