A hearing of Congress this week revealed some details about the attack in Benghazi of which the Vice President was apparently unaware.

The question was whether or not security should have been stepped up at the U.S. Consulate before the deadly terrorist attack.

Biden said, "Well, we weren't told they wanted more 
security there. We did not know they wanted more security again. And by the way, at the time we were told exactly — we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. That was the assessment. And as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view."

Ryan said, "There were requests for more security." 

In this case, Ryan is right. Charlene R. Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary for diplomatic security, told lawmakers she refused requests for more security in Benghazi because the department wanted to train Libyans to protect the consulate.

Eric Nordstrom, the top security official in Libya earlier this year, stated he was criticized for seeking more security during conversations with Washington.


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