Why did administration deny terror link to Benghazi attack?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 2:43
- Date Sep 28, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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We've been reporting -- learn the Obama administration knew within 24 hours.
But the murder of our ambassador and three others was a terrorist attack and labeled it that way internally and that's important so.
Why did it repeatedly the administration tell a different story to the American people.
Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson juniors here with more of -- beauty you know it.
It's a cover up and it's about the campaign but the repercussions.
For the next fifty years it's about trust it's about confidence in our government.
It's about the social compact between the people and our government and it's about our ability to say are you telling me the truth.
The government didn't tell us the truth because it didn't jibe with the narrative that al-Qaeda Qaeda had been destroyed it didn't jibe with the narrative that we're safe.
It didn't jibe with the fact that they had noticed.
Of five different attacks Eric.
In -- -- few months.
Then galaxy on the British ambassador on the red cross and on the consulate and of the United States America it was a dramatic repudiation.
Of Obama's new beginning the speech in 2009 where he said I have so much in common with you.
We do let's live together and a brotherhood of man and then when we see it is devastating attack.
It blows up that narrative for the campaign.
The problem is it destroys our confidence.
In our government.
Whether President Obama is the president -- with a Mitt Romney becomes the president it's not about politics.
It's about the constitution and it's about Americans believing.
The word of our official.
It's right up -- about the mentioned in the intro it's important that they label this terrorism because it will enable them to.
-- an act that would release assets and funding to do go deeper and a bit in into investigating it.
What why is it important will it it's -- Morton on and on a lot of levels and -- and I don't know how it's being investigated -- we were told at the beginning that the FBI is not arrived yet.
Then we heard the CIA had been taken out.
Of -- out of Ben -- because it was too dangerous.
For those assets now we see -- times' story today saying that they're interviewing people outside.
It in cars because Libya is too dangerous to interview these folks at the same time -- from the administration that these folks are our friends.
But we can interview people appear Libya we have half a minute or so where should the administration do now that they've you know the genie is out of the bottle so hot they forced to genie back in that they they need to tell the truth we need to believe that when our doctor tells us.
That the cancer has been excised.
That the cancer has returned don't fudge it don't say it's an infection.
Don't tell us the week later the -- -- the cancer has returned we're entitled to the troops we're Americans.
Peter Johnson -- thank you --