FBI makes brief visit to Benghazi attack scene
Site visited after weeks-long delay
- Duration 3:32
- Date Oct 5, 2012
Site visited after weeks-long delay
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Yeah I investigators -- -- team finally reaching our burned out consulate in Ben Ghazi -- after weeks of delays three weeks in fact.
The -- revealing little information so far the KT McFarland have been looking at this -- Fox News national security analyst former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration -- good morning good morning just look at a couple of the stats here from.
They arrived at sunup they -- the sun down about twelve hours on the ground and leave an official's report that they collected evidence for about three hours time but more you have on.
-- -- a month later but there are so many problems with this spell it's hard to know even where to start but let me break it down into three.
There was an intelligence failure why did we not know that.
That there were tax plan on the ambassador there have been a number a string of attacks leading up to this attack so and intelligence failure to.
A security failure will play in the light of all -- failure at its security warnings did they not -- by the security.
Who made that decision and that really is the third point who made the decision.
Whose policy was at ten not provide adequate security for United States ambassador and United States territory.
So for that I think the blame game has started -- that.
Let me stop there because you worked in Washington right how this works whose responsibility.
How can make a decision to protect US ambassador overseas.
I was in the White House during that Nixon administration in the Watergate break in the Watergate cover up and that's -- you're starting to see now why because the administration has blamed first movie.
And then they tried to blame the Intel is community and now I think they're gonna start blaming the State Department but bill.
The decision to not protect an American ambassador.
To not protecting American embassy overseas that is not a decision that's made at the low level.
Of some functionary at the State Department security service estimated the highest levels of the State Department or in fact even -- why are you suggesting Secretary Clinton.
No -- and that's why you need to have investigations which congress is gonna start during but in my experience what will start happening.
Is the bureaucrats were going to be blame for this you know as an intelligence they hired a Director of National Intelligence that was our fault we didn't tell the administration time.
Now that the security services at the State Department arrives for American embassies now beyond that they'll be on the witness stand so to speak in congress -- asked.
I don't think these decisions especially if there was adequate intelligence.
Prior to the event and there were all the warning signs if there was that kind of an intelligence somebody would have had to over ride recommendations now what -- you get to override those.
That's not -- again it's not some low level career bureaucrat that's a political appointee a -- much higher levels either the State Department or at the White House.
Have you worked in Washington during Watergate yeah that's that's not a term we wanna throw around easily I don't try to around -- but why do you mention it in this case.
Because of this series -- really eerie you know the warrant a break and was in June of 1972.
The mainstream media -- that they -- welfare -- -- and nothing to it.
Nixon was handily reelected in 1972 but then the drip drip -- who who are the people who are whistle blowers it was of people within the FBI within the bureaucracy.
Feeding -- to the one this outlet that decided to pursue and that was the Washington cause there's just a lot of similarities I can tell you.
Didn't administration was just fumbling -- the 3 AM wake up call right none of them knew how to handle it including the state depart.
I think there's -- -- it.
We're still waiting on answers as -- -- -- as well Casey thanks come back when he get more out of KT McFarland.