June 18, 2013
White House denies any previous information on Libya attack
US President Barack Obama's administration said today there was no "actionable intelligence" in advance about the attack on the US consulate in Libya.
White House spokesman Jay Carney also said at a daily news briefing that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's criticism of the administration response to the attacks on diplomatic compounds in the Middle East was factually wrong and an attempt to score political points.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the attack on its consulate in Benghazi which killed the US ambassador to Libya were "absolutely wrong."
"The story is absolutely wrong. We were not aware of any actionable intelligence," Carney explained.
"There was no intelligence that in any way could have been acted on to prevent these attacks," Carney said.