Sen. Graham: This administration is stonewalling
S.C. lawmaker weighs in on Libya investigation
- Duration 5:10
- Date Oct 24, 2012
S.C. lawmaker weighs in on Libya investigation
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Senator Graham back with this talk a little bit about now these new emails that have come to light that Fox News haven't has received that talks about.
How this terror attack was being related in Ben Ghazi back to Washington DC and who is.
And taking responsibility forest pay and and what does this mean now that we now know that high ranking officials in the State Department and the White House.
Receive these emails.
That -- at terror attack is happening right now at our consulate.
Senator Graham you have responded on the record to seven this new information -- and yet.
I broadly speaking what are your thoughts.
Well listen further proved.
The terrorists -- being reported to be terror officials in Washington in real time.
That justices the attack occurred people from -- we're transmitting.
-- email that this was a terrorist attack in progress.
They thank the people involved the al-Qaeda splinter group.
And -- question becomes now -- was that the counterterrorism group activated there's working groups within our government.
Whose job it is to do -- terrorists -- -- was at some terrorist working group.
Activated advising the president of how can we -- -- -- people what do we don't have any military assets.
Our CIA assets positioned on 9/11 all states.
Come -- -- -- of these people for over seven hours so it's important it's another piece of evidence that was Everest spontaneous riot.
It was being reported it real time but it makes the statement of President Obama that might better shape demonstration -- -- -- -- -- the American public.
Untrustworthy this administration stonewalling our wrote a letter to.
The CIA director to our to our Director of National Intelligence.
Asking for any information you provide the president be attacked enabling change.
I wrote a letter to president BG does that count but it previously attacked in April it change any response to that senate they're stonewalling me.
They're leaking -- to Washington Post reporters and columnist.
But what else distract a leak this talking points memo from the CIA that it was O'Bryant witnesses.
Another piece of evidence that was never our riots -- but I have a video it was a pre planned terrorist attack they think that people.
And who are responsible for the attack while it's going on to -- was nothing done to help these -- Well let let's let's talk a little bit about that point because that's something that ambassador Bolton brought up.
-- US last hour as well senator Graham I think it's crucial because a lot of the conversation about the -- Ghazi attack.
Is in the rear view Mir looking backwards and we have a responsibility.
To look -- or is -- as stood to the path ahead for this country and national security when the questions is raised that you just raised.
Is if terror attack was even mentioned why weren't more forces whenever they wore.
I've sent in to help our people -- on the ground there and the question and then as surfaces are -- truly prepared at this time.
Under this administration.
To respond to a terror attack of any -- that threat incest overseas or at home.
I know for a fact that we have in place to have value interrogation change.
Made -- of FB ICI AD OD officials.
This job is to go out and gather information from a terrorist suspect also.
That -- -- -- counterterrorism working group under the national security advisor whose job it is to come up with responses to terrorist attacks.
While I was at that group activate it and if it wasn't activated that is just really.
National security -- practice.
After 9/11 have to we cannot be prepared to deal with an attack.
And I guess American interest commoner abroad and why did they -- been -- its.
To explain this attack as -- Bryant video because it it was in fact an al-Qaeda inspired attacked.
So much for that narrative that al-Qaeda -- been dismantled so this is disturbing -- see in real time Jenna.
Proof positive that it was a terrorist attacked before telling us so on the ground -- it will respond in real time what it was called the working group together.
And how could we have let these people so unprotected understand -- for over seven hours on September 11 -- thing.
It's an important question secretary of state Hillary Clinton came out earlier today said.
-- there's cherry picking an information taking place and they're still gathering information to -- Out get a -- cannot respond to that -- the senate the cherry picking up information was saying it was -- -- -- about video.
That was -- picking they are still falling out there and I that think they're not transparent about being not as.
They're not sharing information.
I don't trust these people they're covered themselves.
And the -- -- the worst way for people are dead if we're not getting any real response to bam thank god for immediate that they care.
And what happens next that's -- the big question that we continue to talk about senator -- pleasure having today.
I thank you for taking the time.