President Obama 'offended' over Benghazi criticism?
Reaction from former presidential candidate Fred Thompson
- Duration 7:24
- Date Oct 30, 2012
Reaction from former presidential candidate Fred Thompson
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Doesn't Obama just keeps digging himself into a deeper hole when it comes to his administration's cover up of the -- -- terrorist attack and during an interview when asked about the changing story.
-- keeps coming out of the White House he did what he does best deny deflect and well not tell the truth.
Watch certainly we've got to figure out what happened and fix it.
And most importantly we're gonna bring those folks who true that I do justice that's exactly what -- -- -- But I.
Take offense isn't so -- one of the debates with the some suggestion that.
You know in any way we haven't tried to make sure that the American people knew who has information was coming in what we believed happened.
And why two weeks after the attack we still denying it was a terrorist attack when we now know that our State Department and intelligence knew -- were watching this in real time.
So you're offended Mr.
President what about the families of the four Americans who died in that attack.
Apparently people that were begging for help and assistance and that assistance was denied.
Now last night on this very program we had the father of Tiger Woods on the show.
Now his son was one of the heroes.
A navy seal killed in the big -- attack and by the way he also was told to stand down disobeyed orders to go say people at the consulate.
Listen what his father told me here last night.
We're not political I did not vote for either candidate last time I want to be political would I'm not trying to be put OK okay -- to beep beep.
Political would be dishonor to my son's life and death how ever.
I'm here to honor my son part of the process of honoring -- forgive but part of the other process is truth and make sure that justice has pursued.
I hope that it is because.
Justice has to be paid.
Joining me now -- reaction former presidential candidate Fred Thompson -- senator.
So many aspects to this they denied the request of the ambassador for security after the British pulled their ambassador out.
Then on the night this happened we now know.
They were watching in real time at the State Department our intelligence -- for two weeks the president lied to the American people.
And told him he didn't know -- terror related.
I wanna know what they knew when they knew it and war war they aware the request for help.
To bail these guys out is as people like -- woods were fighting.
Well what can narrow it down even more than that -- we can -- the the question Howard Baker asked during Watergate.
Ultimately you Crist allows the whole thing and that is what did the president know and when did you know it.
Specifically -- the afternoon and that evening of September 11 of this year.
Now he's supposedly should have been in the situation room make calling the ultimate shots with regard to this.
And they -- behind fog of war we've got to put everything together conflicting reports he knows what he did.
He knows what instructions he -- He knows what feedback -- get at the time.
And to not go before the American people and do the parents of these.
Of these young people who go out there and put their lives -- Is absolutely disgraceful and he's getting away with it until after this election.
He's giving vague Clinton mask answers he's parsing his words but you're right it comes down to what -- now when did he know it.
And why did he say one thing to the American people when our government had video of what was happening I'm told there are three videos that exist.
Is predator drone video of the attack.
There is there is audio that is available of these guys begging for help that's what -- woods hard.
That caused -- -- -- bay waters and then there's this.
-- -- -- Yeah well -- from the CIA and X.
From the drawn as you pointed out also from -- department -- had a real time.
Feed that that went right into the situation room everybody in the position of authority there was afternoon here.
There was it was late night there but it was afternoon -- an early evening here when all this took place all the players.
Should have been employees.
And with regard to the president -- the conflicting information.
Give him the benefit of the doubt the CIA apparently it was telling that.
The members of a congresswoman while -- the -- -- something else who put that aside for the moment.
And -- but when when the CIA finally.
Decided they weren't a lot of displayed in this anymore apparently.
And then they said that there was no evidence of of any kind of demonstration or.
Pretty demonstration or anything like that that they could fire and then go to -- -- were looking forward that that.
Three days after that he goes before the United Nations the president does this and still trots out this video over and -- -- -- over again.
That there it was two weeks later went there was to it was two weeks later.
And and and trotted -- the same thing.
Over and over again he had to know.
He knew he knew on the eleventh what the deal was so -- and I don't all live on the eleventh they were told that.
Al -- of affiliate was taken credit for.
On the eleventh and they knew that the president of Libya was said that it was obviously.
A point -- plan that.
And as you say they had real time.
The three scandals here.
One is before the -- -- during waters after before the fact.
United States folks were little ones left for anybody else have been run out al-Qaeda.
And their affiliates.
We're running so lose in that -- imposing such a threat.
Good the British well for the Red Cross left everybody left except our people our people were concerned wanted more security helped.
They were pulling back security -- and say in the Libyans can take care of -- Now it is it is absolutely disgraceful.
I call on the masters congress to form a special committee about partisan committee let the leadership and make it a select committee.
And -- some leaders and both parties in both branches of government.
And get to the bottom of this not just for the sake of Barack Obama.
But for the sake of our national security in the message that we're giving.
To the rest of the world in terms of how we're going to protect -- not protect our people.
Before an -- and for the benefit of of the parents like the one that you showed a minute ago.
You know the difference between this and Watergate.
This was a third -- rate burglary goes awry and -- -- it was a cover up the difference here is they lied to the American people.
People die here and they won't be honest and straight without -- -- The difference here is in Watergate we had a press.
For the Washington -- -- -- -- -- incorporated toward 200.
I'm mostly front page stories about Watergate before Watergate Committee was -- wasn't room institute policy -- and we are certainly other.
We -- a bipartisan.
-- unanimous vote form the Watergate Committee.
And they have about a federal leadership that was necessary to have to come -- -- moved to the right result it's good to see it thank you for being with us when we come back -- -- wants.