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Obama's Own Debate Partner Not Buying Spin On Libya

- September 28, 2012

Sen. John Kerry, Obama's Debate Partner, Is Calling For Answers From The White House On The Benghazi Attack

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Sent A Letter To The State Department Asking For More Information On The Security Conditions At The Benghazi Consulate And Cooperation Of The Libyan Government After The Attack. "Privately, however, Kerry has been pressing the administration for answers. He sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides about Diplomatic Security on Sept. 17, The letter, which was previously undisclosed but obtained by The Cable, asks Nides to answer a host of questions on the security conditions at the Benghazi consulate and the cooperation of the governments in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen during and after the attacks." (Josh Rogin, "Kerry, Rice Position Themselves On Benghazi Attack," Foreign Policy's "The Cable", 9/27/12)

  • Sen. Kerry Is "Circulating A Letter Senate Aides Said Would Be Signed By Members Of Both Parties Asking For More Information And Another Briefing On Libya." "The Obama administration faced increased pressure Thursday to provide more information about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that left an ambassador and three other Americans dead. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) was circulating a letter Senate aides said would be signed by members of both parties asking for more information and another briefing on Libya - a development Republicans described as a significant shift from what had been a partisan fight." (Jeremy Herb, Amie Parnes and Julian Pecquet, "Congressional Pressure Grows For Obama On Libya Consulate Attack," The Hill's "DEFCON Hill" Blog, 9/27/12)

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