Former National Security spokesman Tommy Vietor was unable to say that President Obama was not in the Situation Room the night of the Benghazi attack, dodging questions about Obama’s whereabouts as the assault unfolded. If Obama was in the Situation Room, Vietor should be able to say because he himself was there in the room.
Further, Vietor at one point suggests Obama was in the White House residence – not even in the Oval Office – for at least part of the time during the attacks after being briefed in the Oval Office late in the afternoon.
That Vietor was in the Situation Room indicates the White House was taking the matter seriously. What the White House has failed to specifically demonstrate is that the president was taking it seriously.