Embassy Attacks

White House Under Fire for Shifting Benghazi Story

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Amid conflicting reports over how and when the Obama administration determined that the recent attacks in Libya may have been acts of terrorism, and allegations that the White House may have knowingly mischaracterized the events in their aftermath, a handful of Republican lawmakers are blasting the administration's response and demanding additional information about how the attacks unfolded.

The Washington Post on Thursday published a timeline of the White House responses over the last two weeks, from the initial claims that the attacks were the result of protests over the anti-Muslim video, to the Tuesday admission that the four Americans killed in the violence were victims of a "terrorist attack on our embassy," to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's suggestion on Wednesday that al Qaeda or other similar terrorist groups may have somehow figured into the attacks.