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Krauthammer: Obama Idle in Hours After Benghazi Attack 'Biggest Scandal'

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:55 PM

By Melanie Batley

The biggest scandal that President Obama has to face is the question of what he was doing at the time the attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya was occurring, Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer says.

For eight hours while four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were dying, Obama apparently did nothing except make one call to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Krauthammer told Bill O'Reilly.



And even that conversation did not appear to be about what help they could provide, but rather about what story to concoct about the assault.

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"He had a routine meeting at five o'clock. He never after, during the eight hours when our guys have their lives in danger for, he never called the Secretary of Defense, he never called the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he never called the CIA Director," said Krauthammer.

"Who does he call? About five hours in, he calls his Secretary of State. And after the phone call, she releases a statement, essentially about the video and how we denounce any intolerance."

He added, "It looks as if the only phone call was to construct a cover story at a time when the last two Americans who died were still alive and fighting for their lives. There is a scandal. And that, I think, has got to be uncovered."




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