By Rachel Leven - 06/17/12 07:31 PM EDT
“An investigation’s been announced,” Obama adviser David Plouffe said on Fox News Sunday. "Let that investigation proceed, rather than turning into this in a some game of distraction, because what we really need to focus on here is we have to fight against al Qaeda, we have to continue the progress we made."
Plouffe accused Republicans of using the incident to publicly damage the president and said the public should focus on important issues such as the economy and allow the investigation to unfold.
He assured the cooperation of the White House, saying “everyone is going to participate,” but declined to comment how the president would specifically respond to investigators.