Obama calls Benghazi controversy a ‘sideshow’
Which part? The stand down order? The lies about the attack? The cover up afterwards?
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President Obama delivered a defiant defense Monday of his administration’s response to the Benghazi terror attack, calling the revived controversy over the matter a “sideshow.”
The president addressed the issue during a press conference alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is visiting Washington. Obama denied any suggestion that there was a cover-up, questioning recent reports that showed a State Department official trying to water down the administration’s initial story-line on what happened the night of Sept. 11.
“There’s no there there,” Obama said.
The president, with his comments, echoed remarks made by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who asked during testimony in January “what difference” did the controversy over the talking points make.