‘Didn’t you tell President Obama not to go after bin Laden that day?’ the reporter asked.

‘No, I didn’t,’ Biden said.

That is in an apparent contradiction to a story Biden told almost eight years ago during a retreat in Maryland for congressional Democrats, where he described a tense 2011 strategy session ahead of the raid.

‘Mr. President, my suggestion is, don’t go – we have to do two more things to see if he’s there,’ Biden of the strategy session at the 2012 retreat.