What does Mike Scheuer, former head of the Odama Bin Laden Issue Station think about how the White House has handled the Benghazi attack? Click to find out

Below is a phone interview with Fox News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz


Mike Scheuer, former head of the Usama Bin Laden Issue Station, on the recently acquired State Dept. emails on the Benghazi attack. From a phone interview with Fox News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz (audio in my “Majchrowitz-radio” s-drive folder)


“The whole idea that anybody after reading those or seeing those who could say that it was not a terrorist attack was being either very obtuse or being very deceitful.”


“When things like that go into the White House Situation Room, and I am speaking from my knowledge of how things worked when I was working for the C.I.A., the White House Situation Room is one of the most competent in Washington and when an American facility or an American is under attack, the information does not just sit in somebody’s in-box or a folder until they get time to read it. The Watch Officer in the Situation Room takes it to the President or the Vice President ‘s Chief of Staff or whoever is the senior most person in the White House at the time.”


“The idea that somehow people weren’t aware of that until later in day or the next day is kind of beyond imagining.”

“It’s almost impossible for it to have not gotten to that level.”


Scheuer is also concerned that with all that was known at the time, that no rescue effort was made

“I don’t know if you could have saved lives or not but there was enough time that if the President says ‘jump’ you jump to get some sort of armed force on the ground by helicopter to Benghazi. It would have to be almost a decision not to do that.”


“It’s just an unbelievable situation to me as a former intelligence officer.”


“When that would occur in the intelligence and the military community, people would have to be stopped from going to the rescue of their countrymen, not encouraged. They would have to be encouraged not to go.”


“Someone said ‘we’re not going’, they were afraid of civilian casualties. Whatever it was, it was a fear factor. ”


“Question number one is who in good conscience could watch seven hours of video of Americans being attacked and no one going to their rescue?”



Mike Majchrowitz

White House Correspondent

Fox News Radio