White House: No, Obama Didn’t Make Any Phone Calls the Night of the Benghazi Attack

We already know Obama didn’t speak with the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of State after a brief 5 p.m. meeting. As it turns out, while the attack was under way, Obama didn’t call anybody:

President Obama didn’t make any phone calls the night of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the White House said in a letter to Congress released Thursday.

“During the entire attack, the president of the United States never picked up the phone to put the weight of his office in the mix,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, who had held up Mr. Obama’s defense secretary nominee to force the information to be released.

Mr. Graham said that if Mr. Obama had picked up the phone, at least two of the Americans killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi might still be alive because he might have been able to push U.S. aid to get to the scene faster.


In all fairness to the president though, maybe he was out shooting skeet — or most likely resting up for the important fundraising trip to Las Vegas the next morning. Priorities, you know.

Author: Doug Powers

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