Robert Gibbs, adviser to the Obama campaign, defended UN Ambassador Susan Rice, saying she would not deliberately mislead Americans on the Benghazi attacks during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday. Rice appeared on several Sunday shows five days after the attacks and said the Benghazi attacks erupted spontaneously out of a protest, which the latest intelligence contradicts.
"Let me say this about Susan Rice," Gibbs said. "Nobody has been a better public servant in this administration than Susan Rice. I have no doubt that what Susan Rice said was exactly the intelligence assessments she was provided by the intelligence community in order to prepare for those appearances."
Gibbs continued: "I think it's important to understand that Susan Rice would not have gone out there and in any way tried to deliberately mislead anybody. That certainly would never be the case. Susan rice was briefed by the intelligence community, and what she was talking about on 'Meet the Press' and on that Sunday was exactly what the intelligence community was telling her."