(USA Today) It looks like Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to take political heat off President Obama over the Libya attacks. “I take responsibility,” Clinton told CNN. “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world — 275 posts.” Clinton spoke as Republican nominee Mitt Romney and allies criticize the administration’s handling of the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens. The dispute surfaces amid a close presidential race between Romney and the incumbent Obama. One dispute: Vice President Biden’s claim in a debate last week that “we did not know” about requests for more security in Benghazi, even though State Department officials have testified to Congress about those requests. Clinton said security is a State Department responsibility, and there’s no reason the White House would know about the situation in Benghazi. “The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals,” Clinton said.
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