Tommy Vietor, a former National Security Council (NSC) spokesman for President Obama, appeared as a guest on Special Report with Bret Baier on FOX News on Thursday. He tried to downplay the significance of the doctoring of the Benghazi talking points, but in the process, Vietor may have opened up another can of worms.
When Baier asked Vietor if he was the one who had changed the talking points from “attacks” to “demonstrations,” he unprofessionally responded like an immature, junior high student, “Dude! This was like two years ago.” However, the most interesting revelation came when Vietor answered the nagging question regarding President Obama’s whereabouts during the attacks.
Vietor disclosed that Obama was at no time in the “Situation Room,” but instead stayed in the White House:
Bret Baier: Was the president in the Situation Room?
Baier: Where was the president?
Vietor: In the White House.
Baier: He wasn’t in the Situation Room?
Vietor: Uhh. At what point in the evening? He was constantly… It’s well known that when the attack was first briefed to him it was in the Oval Office. And he was updated constantly…
Baier: So then when Hillary Clinton talks to him by phone at 10 PM, he’s where?
Vietor: I don’t know. I don’t have a tracking device on him in the residence.
Baier: But you were in the Situation Room, and he wasn’t there.
Although the Obama regime has previously been tight-lipped regarding this question, Baier’s exchange with Vietor contradicts what retired U.S. Army Lieut. Col. Tony Shaffer said on October of 2012. During a FOX News interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Shaffer claimed that according to his sources Obama was, in fact, in the Situation Room during the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
Question is, can we ever expect to find out what actually happened from an administration that doesn’t seem to know how to tell the truth?
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