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Jennifer good morning to you what's the latest here.
The penthouse known as the Pentagon Martha.
Good senior counterterrorism officials felt cut out of the loop the night of the attack on the big -- consulate according to emails that were shared with Fox News.
By military sources who are familiar with the discussions of how to respond the night of the September 11 attack.
Top State Department officials decided not to send an inner agency rapid response unit designed to respond to terrorist attacks known as a fast team.
It for an emergency support team this team from the State Department and CIA.
-- a military joint special operations command element to it and has been routinely deployed to assist in investigations for instance.
After the USS Cole bombing and the bombings at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
That team these counterterrorism officials argue could have helped the FBI gain access to the site ending got the faster than the 24 days -- eventually needed the State Department says -- -- team wouldn't have done any dead.
National security spokesman Tommy -- gave this explanation quote.
The most senior people in government worked on this issue from the minute it happened.
That includes the secretary of defense chairman of the joint chiefs secretary of state national security advisor at -- at.
Fox News has learned that US military intelligence was reporting.
As early at 7 PM eastern less than four hours after the attack began that Mansoor Al -- -- carried out the attack.
The intelligence was relayed to the military with no caveats according to a source.
Familiar with the intelligence further to State Department cable show -- even -- team.
Warned Washington that at 6:43.
AM in the morning.
They had concerns that members of the Libyan police sent to guard them were photographing the compound quote.
This person was photographing the inside of the US special mission on and furthermore this person was part of the police unit sent to protect the mission.
US intelligence officials confirm to fox and in fact there were reports from the ground ending Ghazi.
Three hours before the attack on the consulate that a Libyan militia was gathering weapons and gathering steam.
That was three hours before the consulate was attacked at 9:47 PM on September 11.
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