Panetta: Obama AWOL on Night of Benghazi Attack

Published on February 8, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 7.32.14 AMWhen asked if Obama at least called to check in as the attack unfolded Panetta said “No.”

When asked if anyone from the White House called that night, Panetta said “No.”

According to Panetta, the President trusted that the Sec. of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCOS) Chairman General Martin Dempsey were aware of what military assets were and weren’t near Benghazi, so he left it “up to us.”