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Puts the State Department in direct contradiction with what the White House said.
In the days after the attack when senior administration officials including the US ambassador to the UN.
Did interview after interview connecting the attack to anger over a move.
When -- start now Peter Doocy live in Washington hearing gets under way little later today why is the State Department.
Now seen the attack was not spontaneous.
The bill because -- -- -- and the number of armed attackers according to State Department officials are unprecedented.
In recent diplomatic history plus there was no protest in front of the consulate on the night of the attack in the agents inside.
The ambassador's compound just heard explosions.
At about 9:40 PM before fighting to protect the ambassador Chris Stevens and the state department's new claim that they never reached the conclusion.
That spontaneous protests sparked by a YouTube movie were responsible for four American deaths is a lot different than what we heard from the secretary of state.
And others in the administration.
In the days after 9/11.
There is no justification.
None at all.
To this video with violence.
We have no information to suggest that it was a pre planned.
-- it is not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of.
In fact this was not a pre planned premeditated.
But we know the administration -- internally classified as a terrorist attack within 24 hours and we expect to hear a lot more about this three hours from now at a house oversight committee hearing just across the street that is being billed simply.
As the security failures of Ben -- on -- analysts here at least four witnesses any heads up about what they will say Peter.
Bill we've heard a little bit already from two of the witnesses and one of them Eric Nordstrom the former regional security officer in Libya for the State Department has already told.
Congressional investigators about 230.
Security incidents from last June.
To -- July and that these incidents paint a clear picture that the environment in Libya was fragile at best and could degrade quickly certainly not an environment where opposed should be directed to normalize operations.
And reduce security resources in accordance with an artificial timetable.
And at today's noon hearing on the hill we will also hear from lieutenant colonel Andrew -- the green beret.
From the Utah army National Guard was in charge of a site security team.
In Ben Ghazi that left Libya a few weeks before the attack and he told CBS that as soon as he arrived in February.
There was pressure from the State Department to shrink the security force it is unfolding as we speak here Peter thank you Peter Doocy on that -- your coverage and.
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