Did the president’s national security staff make him aware of the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that occurred in April and June of this year and the assassination attempt on the British ambassador in Benghazi around the same time? If the president was informed, why did he not take the lead, which is the president’s responsibility, to ensure that our consulate and our people were better protected?

What were the president’s and the secretary of state’s activities during the 7-hour time period that our consulate was under attack?

When did Secretary Hillary Clinton become aware of the previous attacks on our consulate in Benghazi and the deteriorating security situation in eastern Libya, and what steps did she take to protect State Department officials in Benghazi?