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Axelrod Refuses to Say Whether Obama Met with Nat’l Security Team Before Heading to Las Vegas



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After David Axelrod’s repeated assurances this morning on Fox News Sunday that “there isn’t anybody on this planet” who feels a greater sense of responsibility for our diplomats than this President, Chris Wallace asked how soon after the Benghazi attacks the President actually met with his national security team.  

Wallace followed up on Axelrod’s non-answer by asking whether the President managed to squeeze in a meeting with the National Security Council before jetting off to Las Vegas for a campaign rally.  Given Axelrod’s inability to produce a straightforward answer to the questions, it’s pretty clear the answer is “no.” 

Amusing in this exchange is Axelrod’s contention that “anybody” would have said what the administration and Ambassador Rice said after the attack.



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