PUBLISHED: 19:29 GMT, 5 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 5 November 2012
CBS has quietly released an interview with Obama which was filmed one day after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi - and in which he refuses to call the incident an act of terrorism.
The footage, released seven weeks after it was filmed, shows Obama contradicting himself yet again on the attack that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.
When exactly Obama called the September 11 al Qaeda attack in Libya 'terrorism' has become an increasingly contentious area of debate - and the interview throws doubt on the president's previous and later claims.
At the second presidential debate in October, Obama claimed he had first called the incident an act of terrorism during his Rose Garden speech just hours after the attack.
But the newly-released footage, filmed 12 hours after the Rose Garden appearance, shows he was still apprehensive about the label.