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But -- Fox News alert now was al-Qaeda on the verge of another brazen attack on the US with a sophisticated new -- -- -- CIA stopped it they say.
But we're learning a multiple plot still out there federal authorities now picking apart a device.
Found in Yemen similar to the underwear bomb worn -- attempted Christmas Day bomber that was December of 2009.
Good morning everybody as we go through this today.
Welcome here to America's Newsroom I'm bill -- one -- to see Miami of.
I am Martha McCallum said his terror plot.
Unraveled right around the anniversary of bin Laden's death.
The CIA says that al-Qaeda wanted to blow up a plane using an underwear bomb that had no metallic parts.
Meaning that it offensively would have slipped by airport security -- administration officials.
Quickly addressing this issue as it unfolded.
The plot itself indicates that these terrorists keep trying.
They keep try to devise more and more perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people.
What this incident makes clear.
His set this country has to continue to remain vigilant.
Against those who -- which seek to attack this country.
And -- -- we will do everything necessary.
To keep America safe.
With -- Michelle Bachmann at a Washington member of the House Intelligence Committee good morning to you.
Good morning this is an area of expertise for you what more can you add to what's been out there are -- Well we'll have an up.
Update later today on intelligence committee to new updates from -- CIA but I I think the secretary of state and the Defense Secretary can't -- This isn't a new threat that is coming to the United States and a potentially around the world.
And we must make sure that this does not happen -- are our defenses have to be such that we can keep the American people safe we have to be on top of that how many more are out there.
Well course that's something that I've I can't say how many are out there we need to make sure that we catch them before they are out and out and bringing Havoc -- the rest of the world.
Is there an explanation as to why there's no alleged bomber.
Well why the suspect is said to be not a threat at this point -- would explain that.
Well again I think the the information is sensitive it needs to be held closely with -- the CIA at this point what we need to do is make sure that we interdict all of these attempts and I think one thing I'd like to say.
Is that this should be a very positive word for people around the world the fact that time after time after time.
We have to foil these plots before they happen remember they only have to be right wants we have to be right every time.
And so this is a very sensitive issue and something that we have to be on top.
-- indeed and the reason I ask that question because authorities are quoted as saying Catherine Herridge has of herself at a Washington.
No need to be concerned about this person anymore which -- religion -- -- what was this conducted in a raid was an attack on the ground as this person had taken out by drone.
All these pieces still yet to be filled it.
But I think that information will come out the appropriate time there is a transparency but at the same time there's a balancing act dealing with the sensitivity.
And we always have to air on the side of keeping the American.
People say indeed what does it say to you that they had some sort of detonation device that perhaps would not have been able.
To be detected by the most sophisticated machines we have today and our airports.
What it says that we need to keep ahead of the terrorists and all of our technology and all of our equipment has to be such.
That it can't -- -- detection because we we simply have to have safe travel for people here in the United States and across the world.
And that's why it's imperative that we have the very best intelligence and we act on that intelligence.
We have to make sure that the Fed speak with the state and speak with the locals and with private industry as well.
The threat level is probably higher than ever before and we need to make sure that we're on top of it because.
There's we we have the entire world to cover and that's why it's important that we are on top of the.
-- big big job to keep everybody safe and alive thank you for your time Michelle Bachmann will be in touch reviewing your office.
-- NATO briefing them later today thank you -- Washington.
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