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Real News:' Hillary Takes 'Responsibility' for Libya Security Concerns


In a move that will likely only remain in the news cycle for a day before being overtaken by reactions to tonight's presidential debate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has notably fallen on her sword for the president by saying she takes responsibility for security concerns in Libya leading up to the 9/11/2012 attack in Benghazi. In an interview with CNN, madame secretary said, "I take responsibility."

"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."

The admission is stunning and sounds much different than in 2008 when Hillary said we needed a president that believed that "the buck stopped in the Oval Office."

Republican Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte penned a news release Tuesday saying that they're not buying Clinton's claim, writing "if the President was aware of these earlier attacks in Benghazi prior to the events of September 11, 2012, then he bears full responsibility for any security failures that occurred."

The senators also note that the administration is owed additional scrutiny for portraying the attack as the result of a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video, "long after it had become clear that the real cause was a terrorist attack."

On "Real News" Tuesday the panel discussed Hillary Clinton's latest statement and the possible motivations behind it, and if this new admission puts the issue to rest in the eyes of the public:

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