Clinton: Facebook Libya Attack Claims 'Not Evidence'

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The Obama administration is responding to new emails that raise questions about when it knew the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was terrorism.

On Tuesday, CBS News and ABC News reported that just hours into the assault, the State Department sent emails stating that a radical Islamic group was taking credit on Facebook for the attack.

The administration did not acknowledge the attack was an act of terror for days, leading Republicans to claim they misled the country.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said a special review board is looking into all the information and that too much emphasis shouldn't be put on one document.

"The independent Accountability Review Board is already hard at work looking at everything, not cherry picking one story here or one document there, but looking at everything, which I highly recommend as the appropriate approach to something as complex as an attack like this," Clinton told reporters.

"You know, posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence," she continued. "I think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be."

Members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have expressed frustration with conflicting reports about what happened.

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