On Friday, a local news reporter in Denver, Kyle Clark, tried twice to get a straight answer out of President Barack Obama on whether Americans in Benghazi, Libya were denied requests for help while the consulate was under attack last month.
During a satellite interview, Clark threw Obama a hardball.
“Is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we’ll all find out after the election?” he asked.
But after Obama ducked that question (“the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened…Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do.”) and a follow-up on whether requests for help during the attack were denied (“well, we are finding out exactly what happened”), Clark had to move on to a different topic.
Today, House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) sent Obama a letter asking the president to explain his answer to the journalist and square it with what happened that deadly night in Benghazi.
During the interview with Clark, Obama cited three “very clear directives” he said he had given when he was initially apprised of the attacks.