President Obama Begs Off Answering Whether Americans in Benghazi Were Denied Requests for Help > abcn.ws/S246Sl—
Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 26, 2012
It’s been a busy day for the president. Earlier, he had to dodge questions on the Michael Smerconish radio show about Benghazi and reports that multiple requests for military assistance during the Sept. 11 terrorist assault were denied. Later, during an interview with KUSA-TV’s Kyle Clarke, Obama again deflected questions about the new reports.
ABC’s Jake Tapper reports:
After being asked about possible denials of requests for aid, and whether it’s fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and won’t be released until after the election, the president said, “the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened. These are folks who served under me who I had sent to some very dangerous places. Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do.”
“Were they denied requests for help during the attack?” [Clarke] asked.
“Well, we are finding out exactly what happened,” the president again said.
KUSA has video of the full interview with the president here.