There seems to be a question about what the president knew, and when he knew it, while Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans were under attack, ultimately leading to their death. This question is actually very simple to answer because the president’s schedule is part of the public record. According to the official White House website, at 5:00 PM on September 11, 2012, President Obama was in the Oval Office meeting with Vice President Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. As we have learned over the past week, there was not only email confirmation of the events unfolding at the Benghazi consulate, but drone surveillance video as well, all while the President and Leon Panetta were in the White House.


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Are the American people to believe that these men were not made aware of the information flying into the Situation Room and to various agencies within the State Department?  Basic common sense would tell us that this is simply implausible; however, if by some remote chance that was the case, heads should be rolling at the White House. People should be fired for their sheer mind-boggling incompetence! Yes, there are indeed many failures related to Benghazi that this president and his entire administration must answer for.
From the White House Website:
Tuesday, September 11 2012 (All Times ET): 5:00 PM The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Oval Office Closed Press
An additional point of interest regarding the president’s schedule is not something that is listed, but something that is missing. In case you missed it, there is no intelligence briefing shown on his schedule for that fateful day.  Perhaps he felt he had it covered.

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