Terror in Libya: Lawmakers send letter to Clapper
Sen. Bob Corker joins the debate
- Duration 4:29
- Date Oct 1, 2012
Sen. Bob Corker joins the debate
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As we told you at the top of the hour the Director of National Intelligence mr.
James clapper in the hot seat for the mixed messages on the consulate attack in Libya.
Lawmakers now sending off a letter to mr.
clapper calling for an independent investigation -- his right now from Nashville once.
Who wrote that letter Republican from Tennessee Bob coworker senator thank you very much -- -- -- Thank you get a -- would you thank you good to have you.
Yeah -- I don't blame you for -- -- a letter it seems pretty extraordinary that we had our ambassador and other Americans lives.
On the line over there at a time and apparently right now over there and being Ghazi it's June dangerous even did send a small army of FBI experts.
Yeah at a time when most Americans would want rally around our country -- the death of four Americans serving our country instead we've had this bizarre response which only leads me to believe either.
Number one that was gross negligence or incompetence involved or this administration.
Doesn't want all of us to realize that Libya may now be a failed state if the FBI agents who are well trying came in -- and have been Ghazi.
And when you look at that narrative.
With the backdrop of in Afghanistan we have Afghans that we are partnering with killing Americans.
We have now Ryan you are Iranians flying in -- an Iraqi airspace over Iraq.
To -- area to deliver arms you have a situation where.
Iran now believes we're a nation in decline.
And therefore they're going ahead with uranium enrichment and you look at Russia who apparently is waiting until after this election to start talking about watering down our missile defense.
This administration has weakened our nation tremendously.
Through -- the huge finance debts we've run up over the last three or four years and the fact is I don't know whether it's that narrative they're trying to stay away from.
Or there something that's happened and then -- that they don't wanna know -- there is just bizarre what is happening.
Let's stand that senator you've been leading the charge for information about what's going on ending Ghazi are you -- call for an investigation.
May be uncover some emails of who knew what and when.
What we've done three things senator Matt and myself.
Asked for that investigation it was blocked and so -- a bipartisan way be -- foreign relations committee everyone signed a letter asking for that.
The problem as it's coming on November -- -- thirteenth after the election is over.
Since that time senator out that -- -- myself have asked for just the cables we wanna know the communication between -- statements and what was happening at the State Department.
None of that has been forthcoming and if you listen to David -- if yesterday on Meet the Press that's obvious that the administration is not being forthcoming so.
I think it leads all of us to wonder what has happened here because.
Typically in this situations people come out they share what's happened and in this case the administration seems to be hiding something and so it makes all of us wander.
What has happened there on the ground so again -- is a situation where America should be rallying around and instead all of us have questions about why.
We had a filibuster.
You know we had a security briefing we're basically nothing was shared so.
I did it just calls as all of -- in Mosul about what they administration's tonight you know it we had that Rudy Giuliani in this program a last week and we had to the lieutenant colonel Allen west -- a member of congress as well and they both said.
There's a cover up going on.
Yeah I don't again yeah it's hard to imagine.
What the cover up could be about coming here we had ambassador meeting with the Turkish ambassador there -- Gaza he'd he had met with local leaders.
Maybe -- was some -- intelligence that was not shared with town.
Maybe he was -- aware that his life was in danger and yet the State Department knew that it was.
I don't know -- -- this but if our them I would come on out and come -- What's happening instead as you say -- some of the major media outlets are leaking -- the laying out what happened during that time to really keep the administration.
From having -- -- come forth itself but again it's a time when we ought to be coming to gather and instead I think there's great division about.
What actually happened in the sense that not only to -- senate Vegas in about corporate thank you thank you.