Calls for State Dept. to release cables with Libyan embassy
Sen. Bob Corker sounds off
- Duration 4:21
- Date Sep 27, 2012
Sen. Bob Corker sounds off
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New calls for the US State Department to turn over key diplomatic cables from the days leading up to the deadly attack on our consulate in Libya.
Including communications from ambassador Stephens who reportedly expressed concern about deteriorating security in Ben Ghazi.
Senator Bob -- he is one of the lawmakers who does not want to wait for the results of an internal investigation wants to see those cables right away he is our guest now.
As senator have you received a response from the State Department yet.
Now we have not senator -- six and not two days ago sent the the latter obviously the cables are easy to come forward and we help that'll happen very assignment this has turned into something done nothing short of then Ghazi gay how will -- -- saying the briefing.
That took place it was the most senseless worthless.
Briefing that I've ever attended and this juncture we've had four Americans that have been killed.
One was a widely known how to respected individual.
The media knows more about what has happened and we Dave and we want answers I think you know senator demand and introduced a bill two weeks ago.
To get in the bottom of best it was blocked how will say that this has now turned into a very bipartisan concern it's my understanding today that all members of the foreign relations committee committee both Democrats and Republicans.
Are asking the administration for answers so this is now something that certainly could never be -- as partisan.
These are concerned senators and house members who want to say wanna know what's happened then for some -- and this administration is not coming forth.
-- I wanna say one -- thank Secretary Clinton while there have been political differences no question.
One of the things that I think most people of appreciate about her has manner transparency.
Is wrong here this is.
Not the way this this is some thing is is up here and that we are not getting that Vista basic information that I think most Americans.
Would want us to have.
You said that in some ways the media seems to know more about what's going on here than the government we know that CNN had a reporter producer who found the ambassadors diary.
And made elements of that public and ambassador Stephens reportedly in his private diaries according to CNN.
Was expressing concerns over his safety.
One of the reasons you want these cables is because you want to find out whether he expressed those concerns to his superiors at state.
That's exactly right.
That's the purpose behind senator -- -- and then not request that something that I'll be easily forthcoming.
You know John we sit and all kinds of classified and secure briefings.
We have access to all kinds of information constantly that -- fact our country in big ways.
-- four Americans have been killed.
And we cannot even found out what the communications war between that person.
And our and the State Department here and Orr in Washington now something's wrong I really do think that as I've watched the response from this administration.
There has to be something that they're -- hotter cover up and now again we just want answers and again as I mentioned.
Both Democrats and Republicans want to answers to what has happened.
Is that why well you're you're not.
Are you suspicious I guess is it is the question of the I am IP I series especially as I'm not to a foreign relations -- -- Have -- what this administration.
I have but calm very suspicious and is this is just not.
The norm this is way out of the norm what is happening in this case and that's why to me.
The window has closed.
I think you know the responses have been then you know have been varying varying degrees of what's happened we don't we have not been told clearly what has happened and I think the windows closed and now.
You know this is turning into something not short of -- -- -- -- what's going on here why are we not being told what has happened to these four Americans.
We're we're three weeks into it now and still don't have FBI agents on the ground to investigate the embassy here of the consulate.
As I understand we hope you get some answers to your letter senator Bob corporate Tennessee thanks for joining us today thank you.