Washington, DC, United States (4E) – U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday that the FBI is hunting down suspects in the attack of the American consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
Obama told NBC’s Meet the Press investigators are following very good leads on the killers of Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, but gave no further details. The four were killed during the attack on the mission.
In the interview taped on Saturday, Obama admitted that security at the consulate was a huge problem but this was not intentional on the part of the State Department.
He also defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice against accusations by Republican senators that she misled the American public by attributing the consulate attack on TV to a protest against a U.S.-made anti-Islam movie that turned violent.
The president said it was the information that Rice got at the time and she has the least to do with the incident.
Republican lawmakers faulted the Obama administration for the deaths of Americans and accused it of cover-up for giving conflicting reports on the incident.