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Fox News alert major developments in the wake of the attack in Libya according to letters obtained exclusively.
By Fox News.
The State Department may have ignored security concerns that were raised by the consulate staff in Ben Ghazi.
Before that deadly assault chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge live in Washington with more on that Catherine what are we learning about the warnings ahead of time.
When Jamie thank you these letters obtained by Fox News suggests the State Department refused to get involved.
In a dispute between blue mountain Libya the security license holder in Libya as operations partner blue mountain UK the train and provided the local carts at the consulate.
A source with knowledge of the discussions tells fox they were to State Department meetings about the security contract in Libya when meeting in June and a second meeting in July.
Fox News is -- of the Libyan contract holder felt that the security provided by blue mountain UK was quote.
Substandard and the situation was unworkable.
When the Libyans tried to bring in a third party an American contractor to improve security.
A State Department contract officer apparently shut it down in a July 10 letter that reads in part quote.
The US government is not required to mediate any disagreements between the two parties of the blue mountain Libya partnership.
Adding to date contract performance is satisfactory.
At the State Department Tuesday the briefer did not have specifics on the blue -- dispute.
They promised to look into it for Fox News and in response to another security related question said decisions are made in DC and not locally.
The best hitters don't call the local security posture it's worked down.
With Washington with the post.
It's not something you can do yourself.
And a short time ago a letter from secretary of state Clinton to the house government oversight committee.
The letter suggesting state will cooperate with congress on the investigation but it's waiting for its own internal review by that accountability review board -- Katherine thanks tell us all know there -- some new information about the attack.
Well let's read the head of the House Intelligence Committee telling fox that there is evidence -- attack was planned long before the eleventh.
And that in addition to its two ways with direct and indirect fire.
There were hit teams or -- It was certainly before the date of that event they had killing captured teams they had other information -- it -- was just too well planned.
To have have justice to be a spontaneous event.
And the congressman who is chairman is -- consistently on the status of the investigation says there's evidence.
The al-Qaeda affiliate in North Africa it was actively seeking targets in the weeks before the strike.
We do you know that over the course of time that they had been looking for western targets so al-Qaeda.
In the Maghreb had been looking for western targets so we think some of the planning was.
Planned in the in the in the sense that when an opportunity arose and we think some was specifically to.
A particular place.
So in very simple terms there was a plan in the works by al-Qaeda in North Africa along with its partner on -- -- and -- And they were waiting for that moment.
And in this case it was when the ambassador was at that consulate which raises the question.
Whether this was in fact -- targeted killing of a US ambassador Jamie Catherine Herridge getting answers in Washington thank you Catherine you're welcome.
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