In an interview with CNN tonight, Hilary Clinton claimed responsibility for the security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya before the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. In doing so, she took some pressure off President Obama and Vice President Biden for what's become a heated campaign issue.

"I take responsibility," she told CNN. "I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world (at) 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision."

During last week's debate with Paul Ryan, Biden created an uproar with Fox News types when he said "we weren't told" about requests for additional security in Benghazi.

As the AP reports, there are now three concurrent investigations into the attacks: a congressional hearing, an independent inquiry by a panel appointed by Clinton, and an FBI investigation.