Rep. King: White House 'distorted the truth'
Republican lawmaker on deadly consulate attack
- Duration 4:43
- Date Oct 11, 2012
Republican lawmaker on deadly consulate attack
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So the mother of murder State Department -- Sean Smith now saying that she's tired of being lied to by the administration.
John Smith was one of the four killed during the terror attack in Libya.
Pat Smith said the following in quoting they haven't told me any thing.
They are still studying it and the things that they are telling me or outright lies.
That Susan Rice she talked to me personally she said.
This is the way it was it was because of this film that came out.
She -- a lot more to new York Republican Peter King chairman of the house homeland security committee sir welcome back to America's manager -- leaderless stated that -- The administration should realize that this is what happens when you do live the American people -- real consequences on real people they should just tell our.
That what they told them before they realize was wrong.
And they gonna totally absolute truth and and then they should tell the American people say well there's no doubt your mind that they -- -- that's what you just said yeah I said it I would at the very least they distorted the truth to the wrong political purposes yes and as far as that mother was concerned.
I understand where she would consider at all I was I was on the was killed.
And she's been given evidence and information if they had to know was wrong.
-- this is a timeline here that you're about to watch here various members administration talking about.
Terrorist attacks talking about films and videos it runs over a period of about fifteen to seventeen days and in September just roll this and watch it.
We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful.
Internet video this is under investigation.
Around the region has been in response to this video we were not aware of any.
Actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the US mission -- -- -- Planned or imminent.
It was a spontaneous.
Reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo.
As a consequence of the video.
We don't know yet and so we're going to be continue to investigate this what happened in -- -- was a terrorist attack.
As a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.
Who -- matters to him back and forth it goes.
They're all over the map the question is why.
All I can think Joseph is try to with the -- light on it is that they -- and choose intelligence they wanted.
The intelligence to fit into that narrative which one there was no mistake made about the security at the console that they don't -- coming out that -- security was inadequate.
And secondly the president's been saying all along that al-Qaeda was decimated and now we can focus our attention away from the mideast to the Pacific and this would totally undermined.
His position if in -- this wasn't -- try to attack which awards and if you Susan Rice similar Susan Rice five days after the attack.
To go on television.
Still telling the same line I can understand from the first day until they didn't have all the facts but at no time to they have enough intelligence to say it was not the terrorist attack.
And at the very and -- station -- an -- early on.
That is very well likely wasn't terrorist attack it could have been some other causes we're primarily -- half an hour let's do it wouldn't.
Do our viewers a favor here and me a favor as well.
You watch the hearing yesterday right I don't know where it moved the ball I don't know what's coming next what what's the critical question that has to be answered now.
To be -- question is.
Who come up with this line for the administration that Susan Rice and when they would give an -- intelligence from the judge recognition soldiers partially State Department itself.
It was Susan Rice says you're basing it on the intelligent she got what they got after general proposition for general clapper who's -- Director of National Intelligence until I'm on television.
Fact is fishing reports the State Department the State Department employees themselves have said there was no demonstrate -- that occasion need to talk to Susan Rice or Hillary Clinton are both.
I've absolutely certain -- -- that happened just.
I don't know about before the auction and -- it is gonna happen -- -- -- -- -- sort of said that he does -- who have Susan -- in under -- I'm sure he will try to expedite that whether -- happen not I don't know if you should happen he do you think you Tony six days ago before.
The official -- on the sixth -- November do you think it's important do this before.
America -- its next president I think it is is when it sort of a mistake here we're talking about what appears to be a contrived -- by the administration.
Trying to hide the reality of what happened.
And doing -- we have American lives were lost we saw the Sean Smith's mother this as real human consequences this isn't a political fight over how big the deficit is running like that would sort of out.
American blood guts right here.
Now Peter King thank you for your time think it will await those answers whenever they come.