The Washington Times - October 16, 2012, 03:54PM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN on Monday she is responsible for the security for American diplomatic outposts:

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 “I take responsibility,” Clinton told CNN in an interview while on a visit to Peru. “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They’re the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision.”

However, Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told Fox News Shepard Smith on Tuesday that the responsibility ultimately rests with President Barack Obama:

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SMITH: The Daily Caller, the conservative website from Tucker Carlson said Hillary Clinton shields the president from Benghazi attack, a political move?

PSAKI: Absolutely not. President Obama takes responsibility for the safety and security of all diplomats serving overseas.