As political pressure continues to mount in the nation's capital, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed the return of Donald Rumsfeld, a man all too familiar with the red-hot glare accustomed to those working under the Washington microscope.
Addressing the on-going debate and drama surrounding the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and the subsequently "controversial and slow-to-evolve explanation" offered by Washington, the former two-time Secretary of Defense offered his perspective, specifically taking exception with the way Barack Obama handled the situation in the weeks following the incident:
"He went around saying at the U.N. that it was a spontaneous demonstration, because of a YouTube, and Secretary of Defense Clinton went to the families of the people who were killed and said we're going to find the man who did that YouTube video...they promoted that inaccurate narrative for days and days and days, and it was wrong," Rumsfeld told Piers Morgan. "There was no demonstration. And I think the hearings on that are going to be terribly damaging."
The 80-year-old Republican and former Naval Captain took particular exception with the president's travel schedule following the deadly conflict:
"The people in Benghazi were under attack, and then they were killed. And the president left town, and went on campaigning in Las Vegas as I recall," Rumsfeld detailed. "An executive doesn't do that."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, for additonal insight from a political veteran who boasts the unique distinction of having been both the youngest and oldest person to ever serve as Secretary of Defense.
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Twitter
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Instagram