Reuters: White House knew militants were claiming responsibility for Benghazi within two hours of attack!

Reuters is reporting that both the State Department and the White House were informed within two hours of the deaths of the American ambassador to Libya and several other diplomats in Benghazi that a militant Islamic group called Ansar al-Sharia was claiming responsibility for the attack

The White House insisted for several days that the incident was a spontaneous demonstation against an anti-Islamic video. In the second debate, President Obama pointedly sought- with an assist from misinformation provided by moderator Candy Crowley- to deny that fact in spite of the clear testimony of the record.

HT: Drudge