Report: US mission in Libya warned about security issues
Continued questions about attack
- Duration 4:53
- Date Nov 1, 2012
Continued questions about attack
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A Fox News exclusive now on the deadly consulate attack in Libya new information revealing that the US mission in -- -- Ghazi warned the State Department.
-- the consulate would not be able to defend itself against a coordinated assault that warning coming less than a month.
Before the deadly terrorist attack.
They killed four Americans including ambassador Chris Stevens joining us now congress -- Peter King he's the chairman of the house committee on Homeland Security.
Also Danielle -- -- with as the vice president of foreign and defense policy studies.
At American Enterprise Institute Danielle be with the in his second and it's gonna talk to congressman -- -- here who's dealing with the aftermath.
A hurricane hurricane -- in his community congressman your reaction to this latest news.
Oh as far as Libya as there's absolutely does just proves once again that this administration is not exposed so that they had to have been forewarned.
Clearly they were not ready -- -- that is bad enough in itself but the fact they've continued to.
You know to cover this up just spread mystery stories this absolute inexcusable -- Popular place about six but the loss of American -- Is -- gold -- com before politics.
And they're clearly the six popular social rules in Libya in big guys in Tripoli awarding of this I mean we've known for a period of -- or I don't have.
Training camps in that area we knew it was -- are better -- Qaeda and Islamist.
And just -- inadequate security and then but not to respond -- the attack was made and it's finally.
Not finally but to continue to difficult to stop the spread the -- stories just apps we're gonna spears well.
Congress -- the lawmakers that continue to ask question are all Republican lawmakers that are continuing to the pressure on the White House for more answers.
-- think the fact is that this is not bipartisan that this is not bipartisan in nature.
-- been asking for more information on -- Ghazi is -- -- affecting the public from getting some more answers.
Serious -- first you have the -- -- it.
Most Democrats are refusing to -- have become involved the most they wanted to just wait -- election's over second either mainstream media.
Is not -- -- yes.
-- -- and so it puts less pressure on the administration.
To make use formation known before or should it try to run out the clock yet but some eighty -- vest -- -- American should always -- before.
Politics -- should not be a partisan issue I would still hope -- more Democrats involved.
I think again this is just the Gator breaks the essence of what a commander in chief -- to do.
That's protect America protect American interest that was not done yet.
And they've continued.
This terrific trapped there by against by spreading misleading story after misleading story.
Congressman king I -- you're very busy in your community thank you for the time today.
We appreciated as always thank you -- Danielle is with this now Danielle how do you see you've been covering a foreign policy -- for years now how do you see just how all of this is evolving and what this new information really means.
Well what the new information really means and we've really seen a drip drip drip of it over the last few weeks.
Is that not only was the administration aware that a terrorist group was involved in the attack on our -- being -- But that they were aware and had been warned by the -- so the regional security officer in our embassy in Tripoli.
That they didn't believe they could protect the conflict in the event of an attack that's what you all reported yesterday and it's absolutely consistent.
With everything else that we've seen coming out and in the press reporting.
-- I was out looking at an article from the New York Times it was from a couple days ago so be curious how maybe this new information changes they're report.
-- but basically the New York Times says listen the smoking gun that Republicans are looking for is not surfacing.
Places on a bad strategy that was developed by -- department that became outdated as a situation and they got the change.
And so that's the way that they are describing.
With the State Department and -- -- do you agree is there no smoking gun at this point.
I don't really understand how.
You can explain that but I -- as smoking gun unless you're talking about politics.
If you're talking about politics.
Then -- it's absolutely right is there -- smoking gun do we know did the White House know who did it and protect them absolutely not no one suggesting that.
The problem is that the White House and the Democrats in congress are obstructing an investigation.
The other problem is that the White House asked again and again and again about this is continuing to Stonewall and frankly continuing to tell life.
About what happened on September 11 2012 in Ben -- Senator Graham is gonna join us in just a moment and the big question for him now with this investigation.
Is now what -- the investigation is ongoing.
-- -- no answers the question is.
What comes of this John.