First priority of government for bureaucrats: nothing must be allowed to come between a bureaucrat and his pension. The POTUS must have seen the incoming emails regarding the attack. 1) it is the job of the State dept. and Intel to see that he gets the information immediately. 2) The responsibility for a decision is his. it wouldn't have been made at a lower level. He ignored it or made a decision not to respond. As CIC, either was a dereliction of duty.