Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- in Libya is The Big Talker this morning we are hearing from senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin on the fallout over the attack on the consulate in Libya and we've now learned that the State Department was warned about the deteriorating.
Security situation there.
And this morning senator Graham is hitting the administration on this saying that it was no.
That our consulate in -- Ghazi was vulnerable and something should have been done.
This is going to be a case study studied for years of a breakdown of national security ever let the level.
-- presidential leadership senior members of the -- administration failed miserably.
The Ben Ghazi Libya consulate was becoming a death trap.
The British left the Red Cross left because of -- deteriorating security environment we requested additional security was denied because we want to normalize relationships.
Whether -- nonexistent government we should have closed that consulate.
Long before September 11 are heavily reinforced it and I put that don't the president the United States this was a national security breakdown before gearing -- after the attack.
Senator Durbin hitting back blaming republic -- -- trying to politicize.
But -- tell you that senator Graham and I were in -- close briefing classified briefing.
Just I guess two weeks ago in Washington when we came together we -- Secretary Clinton the CIA and others.
They are engaged in a need a comprehensive investigation of what actually occurred here and that's what we've got to have.
Think back -- history hasn't been that long ago we lost over 230 Marines in the barracks in Beirut Lebanon under president Ronald Reagan.
These acts of terrorism as horrific as they are have to be understood as a big part of living in a dangerous world now let's let's test the honest questions.
Let's gather the evidence let's make sure that we understand exactly what did occur.
But jumping to conclusions I think Darrell -- Does a documentary dumped on his web site of sensitive information.
About those in Libya who were helping keep America safe.
It shows the links many will go to do try to politicize this tragic situation.
-- responded to that charge saying quote the Libyan rights activist who was highlighted by the Obama administration in news accounts.
As having not been publicly associated with the US until the oversight committee released documents.
Had actually been brought to the US in December 2011 by the State Department and her trip is highlighted on the Internet.
Filter by section