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-- -- there's word tonight the White House had even more warning than we thought about the kind of violence that resulted.
In the deaths of four Americans at the US mission in Libya last month.
Including the killing of the first US ambassador since 1979.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill say diplomats in Ben Ghazi begged for security increases.
But -- refuse.
Here's chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
How secure was the US consulate in Ben -- before this assault on 9/11.
Citing -- and -- from whistle blowers top Republicans on the house oversight committee in a letter to secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Alleged at least twelve incidents that says security there was unstable unraveling and pleas for help were rejected quote the US mission in Libya made repeated requests for increase security in Ben Ghazi.
The mission in Libya however was denied these resources by officials in Washington.
What we saw was a pattern that made us question whether or not there was ever enough security.
And whether or not they heeded the warnings.
Committee chairman Darrell -- is drawing attention to this RPG attack you've been -- on June 11.
The most is disturbing.
Was -- -- -- attempt to assassinate the British ambassador.
That could have succeeded and -- obviously -- real questions on whether our ambassador was properly protected.
At the briefing the State Department spokeswoman said Secretary Clinton would respond to the oversight committee today.
It's fair to say that we are still working through.
What we have in this building in terms of documentation in terms of information about what we knew who knew it when they knew it.
These letters and take exclusively by Fox News appeared to confirm similar allegations.
They -- the state to permit refused to get involved in the dispute.
Between blue mountain Libya the security license holder and its operations -- blue mountain UK they trained in provided local guards.
A source with knowledge of -- State Department meetings -- one in June and the second in your mind tells months.
-- the Libyan contract holder felt the security provided by blue mountain UK was quote some standard and the situation was unworkable.
When the Libyans tried to bring -- a third party and American contractor to improve security a State Department contract officer apparently shut it down quote.
The US government is not required to mediate any disagreements between the two parties of the blue mountain Libya partnership.
Adding today contract performance is satisfactory.
-- taken me way down into capillaries of the security situation that I don't have the information to answer here.
There's no immediate response from -- out and you Qaeda Fox's request for comment -- -- senior US official is not denying reports that the administration is -- the initial ground work.
To kill or capture those behind the constant attack as many as a dozen possible targets -- Captain will continue to follow it.
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