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About 1030 here in New York now the first congressional hearing on the deadly attack in our consulate Libya.
That'll be held tomorrow with a house oversight committee the ambush on September 11 killed four Americans.
Including our ambassador Chris Stevens Republican lawmakers demanding answers from the State Department as new details emerge on several requests before the attack.
For more security.
-- trade -- -- Republican out of South Carolina member of the house oversight and Government Reform Committee.
And the House Judiciary Committee sir good morning to a -- you'll be asking questions at this hearing tomorrow what do you one announcer.
On good morning bill the first thing I would ask -- would you to -- the scenario you're at home when you -- on 11.
Not only do the police not respond they actually withdraw all the patrol course that are in your neighborhood.
There were repeated request for more security in Libya.
Not only did they not get more.
Security they did need to get the status quo they got a I suspected he's gonna take a lead on this line of questioning I continue to Warren no post -- eleven post event.
Why Susan Rice was the last person in America to know that this was not a spontaneous.
Incidence this was pre planned premeditated.
-- little -- different talk shows and stated in fact that it was spontaneous when in fact it was not.
So I'm gonna focus my a lot of question and all that Jason Terry -- -- an -- -- focus all the fact that these requests were denied.
This is lieutenant colonel Andrew what he's done two interviews that I know of now ABC and CB us.
This is how he described -- request for security on CBS which you know it's.
He was he was costly concerned about about the threats to.
Not just himself with the entire staff there was there what you saw as a visible security drawn down during the period of time -- in Libya.
Yes it began to just shortly after I arrived there was.
Pressure to reduce the number of security people -- pressure from where.
Higher headquarters of State Department -- aren't that from CBS news and perhaps.
We hear more of that tomorrow -- this is what the state department's gonna say.
It's gonna say the even after that team left in August there there was an equal number of people who replace them with the same skill sets.
And it also say that the security support team would would have been in Tripoli.
And not in Ben Ghazi some 1000 miles away now does that matter -- how do you factor that of this equation trying to understand -- Well there's nothing quite like putting people under those to get better responses so -- we'll see who shows up from the State Department this much John -- The British ambassador was targeted twice our consulate -- -- Ghazi was attacked twice.
That we requested more go once more support.
-- even get the status school we got less.
The other question asked bill is why was the State Department so intent on creating the appearance that everything was going swimmingly in Libya that things have been -- -- went into reality that was not the case.
So I -- again I'm gonna focus a lot of State Department ignored the recruitment the obvious in Libya why they misled the American people shortly after the attack.
The legend when that you just played the video from a believe is gonna testify tomorrow that's right and -- -- forced to blood test in his own way.
Here's another thing -- were trying to piece together here you mentioned Susan Rice who went on five different network talk shows on the Sunday five days after the after the assault was reported but apparently according to James Rosen out of our Washington bureau.
On the night of September 12 now so this is 24 hours after Stephens and three others are -- He had a a briefing with members on Capitol Hill and talked about the the strong appearance that this was the result of the terrorist attack.
So that was about five days before the for the interviews with Susan -- how do -- then pieced that together.
And trying to understand who was talking to whom the administration.
Well I think you're referring to the -- to the undersecretary of state Patrick that's right Kennedy who who shortly after this attack -- -- were said that it was.
Pre planned and premeditated and the ambassador to the United Nations.
Goes on as you say -- talk shows to say that it was it was a spontaneous reaction to a video.
Jason shape it's just got back from Libya not one single solitary person mentioned this -- to him not one any tar Tom that he was there.
There was a rock that settlement.
The desk of a judge I used to work for that said the government speaks with one voice this administration would do well put that same rock on their desk.
You can't have multiple explanations and just hope.
-- one happens to be the truth the truth and that we ignore the others Susan Rice was either.
-- which I'm inclined to give her the benefit of the doubt or she intentionally misled.
You me and others -- we're gonna find out what happened starting tomorrow.
Trade -- thank you would be watching and hearing from here trade -- in South Carolina today thank you for your time sir.
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