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  • Former White House National Security Aide Tommy Vietor said in a TV interview last week that President Obama was not in the White House Situtation room around 10 p.m. on the night of the Benghazi attack. (Associated Press)

    Obama's actions on night of Benghazi attack under scrutiny

    As House investigators gear up for a new probe of Benghazi, one question they'll likely pursue is what President Obama did or didn't do on the night that the terrorist attack was unfolding 20 months ago.

  • ** FILE ** Tommy Vietor, White House National Security Council spokesman.

    Former NSC spokesman on Benghazi talking points: 'Dude, this was like two years ago'

    Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said this week that changing administration talking points on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi wasn't anything out of the ordinary and that a newly unearthed email showing a top national security aide coaching others on how to respond to questions on the attack "tells us nothing new."

  • ** FILE ** The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was gutted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack by Islamic extremists. (Associated Press)

    Emails reveal how accuracy was scrubbed out of Benghazi 'talking points'

    As the hour grew late on the night of Sept. 14, the White House wanted to make one thing clear to the State Department and the CIA as the three collaborated on what would come to be known as the Benghazi "talking points," designed to be used by Congress and administration officials to explain what had happened three days earlier at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Events in Muslim world bear on Obama's speech at United Nations

    A year after President Obama largely defused a diplomatic showdown at the United Nations over Palestinian statehood, his difficulties with the Muslim world are multiplying rapidly as he prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

  • **FILE** Morgan Stanley's headquarters in New York (Associated Press)

    Wall St. mogul picked for State Department post

    President Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of state has earned more than $8 million in salary and bonuses since January 2009 as an executive at a Wall Street bank that received a federal bailout.

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  • White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said late last month that it was "absolutely, unequivocally not true" that WikiLeaks had offered to let U.S. government officials go through the documents to make sure no innocent people were identified.

    AP Interview: WikiLeaks to publish new documents →

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