Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, White House Chief-of-Staff Denis McDonough failed miserably when faced with repeated questions from Chris Wallace about why the U.S. has failed to apprehend the man charged in connection with the Benghazi attacks – Ahmed Abu Khattala – one year after the tragedy.
“Well, this is good. Now we have Chris Wallace actually doing some journalism,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I’m going to give you some audio here from Chris Wallace who is asking the president’s chief of staff this question.”
Watch the interview, courtesy of Mediaite:
WALLACE: Finally, Wednesday marks one year since the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi the day after in the rose garden the president promised to bring the killers to justice. But while our government has charged Ahmed Abu Khattala as one of the people involved in this, there’s been no arrest, while at the same time Khattala has given interviews to CNN, to AP, and to the New York Times. Why is it that reporters seem to be able to find this guy, who the government is charging for involvement in Benghazi, but our law enforcement can’t find him?
McDONOUGH: Look, we’ve been very clear that we will hold those people who carried out this dastardly heinous attack against our people. It has been a year and you know what the United States does, Chris? We track every lead until we find and can accomplish what we do. This president has demonstrated that and we will do that.
“Stop. What is that,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “You know what we’re going to do? We track every possible lead until we do what we’re going to do…”
“Until the American people forget about it,” Pat interjected.
WALLACE: Again, finally, not to belabor it but why can AP find him, why could the New York Times find him and not our government?
McDONOUGH: The United States government does what it says, and we will do what we say in this instance.
“It does what it says. Yeah, I know what you’re asking is the exact opposite of what I’m saying, but it does,” Stu quipped. “It does it. We do it. That’s what I’m going to say. We do it. We’ve done it. We’d do it again.”
“It’s almost like we haven’t done it, and they’re just saying we did do it because that’s what we do,” Pat concluded. “That’s what he’s doing.”
Front page image courtesy of the AP