Jake Tapper and Patricia Smith: Tapper Reminds Viewers About Accountability

Jake Tapper has found himself in the news a lot lately.

As one of the biggest defenders of CNN and the media in general from Donald Trump, Tapper has been outspoken on how he feels that Trump is unfairly using the media as a scapegoat.

But with his outspokenness about Donald Trump comes the expected response from Trump supporters: "Benghazi." Aside from the fact that there were around a dozen investigations and hearings into Benghazi, and nothing was found -- there is a valid question here: is the media treating Trump differently than Obama.

Well, Tapper has something to say about that. He notes that he did put significant time into discussing Benghazi and its fallout during the Obama administration. In fact, he said this:

It is, just as an -- a political observer, a reporter, and analyst, I never really quite understood why there wasn't more outreach to Patricia Smith by the State Department and more when she started going public and talking about her concerns and talking about her anguish and grief. I don't really have the answer to that.

But more interestingly, he directly faulted the Clinton State Departmnet from the security issue, saying "It is hard to argue that there was adequate security."

Jake Tapper and Patricia Smith

Tapper had several interviews regarding Benghazi on his show The Lead.

In May 2013, he had on Patricia Smith (Pat Smith), the mother of one of the victims of the Benghazi attack -- Sean Smith -- to discuss her feelings on the issue.

Patricia Smith said that she was not happy with Clinton's response during investigations, and she said this:

Well, that's what I want to know...Why did it happen? And she is in charge. Why couldn't she do something about it? I blame her [Clinton]...She's supposed to be on top of it, and yet she claims that she knows nothing.

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