Carney: Ask State Dept.
(CNSNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters at the White House press briefing on Wednesday that they should ask the State Department if they wanted to find out who decided not to station Marines at U.S. diplomatic posts in Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three others were killed at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked Carney: “In the wake of the attacks on Benghazi, the Pentagon and the State Department both made statements that they then had to correct, the Pentagon involving whether or not there were Marines at the embassy in Tripoli–there were not–and the State Department regarding the presence of security firms at the Benghazi compound. Why was there such confusion and is the White House conducting any sort of internal investigation as to what went wrong”?
Carney answered, “Well, there is an ongoing investigation as to what happened in Benghazi that’s being led by the FBI –”
“I’m not talking about the criminal act,” said Tapper. “I’m talking about the–obviously there wasn’t adequate security along the lines of what went wrong–about what the administration could have done better.”
h/t Mary Jane Anklestraps