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05/02/2013 09:16 am ET

Charles Krauthammer On Benghazi: Obama Administration Response 'Definition Of Chutzpah' (VIDEO)

Charles Krauthammer railed against White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's response to Fox News correspondent Ed Henry on Wednesday.

At the White House press briefing, Henry asked Carney if the Obama administration was aware of any government agency blocking an employee from coming forward to testify on the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. "Let's be clear," Carney said, "Benghazi happened a long time ago. We are unaware of any agency blocking an employee who would like to appear before Congress to provide information related to Benghazi."

Henry asked a similar question of Obama during the president's Tuesday press conference.

On Wednesday's "Special Report," Krauthammer tore into Carney for his reaction. "'Benghazi happened a long time ago,'" Krauthammer said, repeating Carney's response. "That's the definition of chutzpah. This administration has stonewalled every inquiry and delayed its answers and not released names and told all kinds of stories is now saying, 'Well, it's an old story.'"

He added, "I have argued from the beginning, the administration's strategy has always been: string it out over time and count on the mainstream media being uninterested in the story. And that's worked up until now ... But I think they will not get away with it."

(h/t Real Clear Politics)

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