Axelrod echoed White House claims that Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were unaware of requests for more security in Libya, where U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed last month at the consulate in Benghazi.
Biden said at last week's debate that the White House wasn't told the diplomats needed more security.
“There is no doubt that some of these matters went into . . . the security agency at the State Department, but it didn’t come to the White House and that is what the vice president was responding to,” Axelrod said on Fox News Sunday.
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