... By saying that he didn't have to get Congress's permission because whatever we were doing didn't rise to the level of "hostilities," he was willing it to always be so. There was no challenge then, but there also wasn't the kind of consent that might have put some check on the most partisan extremes in the fight about Benghazi now. Obama and his advisers had decided beforehand that this was limited, and wouldn't go wrong; and then it did.
The Blame in the Senate Report on Benghazi
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