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Obama meets with Hillary at the White House as damaging Libya attack details emerge

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President Obama is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this afternoon in the Oval Office as more damaging details about the terrorist attack against a United States consulate in Libya emerge.

Yesterday, the State Department revealed that the attack was “unprecedented” and wasn’t preceded by a protest over the controversial YouTube video, directly contradicting explanation of the attack by the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, Robert Gibbs this morning tried to minimize the damage, defending U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s assertion that the attack was sparked by the YouTube video.

Gibbs admitted that Rice was wrong, but insisted that it was based on intelligence briefings and that she would never “deliberately mislead” anyone.

 

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