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All right does your documents -- just mentioned and pulled into the attack that killed -- Americans are raising more questions about security concerns and why the Obama administration failed to respond to requests for help.
When the consulate was actually under attack joining us now the chair of the house foreign relations committee Florida congresswoman Ileana Ross yeah.
And thank you so much for joining us today.
Thank you very much for the opportunity.
Let's talk about what's at play right now the documents obtained by Fox News show that operations in Libya were to be.
-- was suspended and move to a CIA -- there what do you make Davis.
This cable clearly explains.
Why the administration was so quick.
To lie yes lie to the American public.
Once and again and repeatedly because this cable shows that the Obama administration had been warned explicitly.
In a very -- -- way.
That the security situation in Ben Ghazi was deteriorating.
Rapidly and that the personnel -- -- could not withstand a coordinated attack.
They cable also points out that they -- ten to fifteen training camps.
All but -- Islamic militants.
Training -- by the consulate and that the security personnel -- -- had requested.
And a request was turned down once and again and again.
So this cable is very disturbing it shows that the administration had been told we cannot we do not have enough personnel to withstand this coordinated attack.
We have extremists nearby -- we are requesting additional help.
And yet what we gap on the administration.
Time and again is no help for the people in Ben Ghazi and lying to the American public.
And that and this explains why they were talking about a spontaneous demonstration why the administration was blaming it on -- on a video because they knew.
That if the word got out that they had been explicitly warned.
One month before and this emergency meeting and this cable went to everyone.
They decided to do nothing.
Four Americans died and that the American public needs to remember let me -- -- really quickly and one of those vocal critics on the White House handling the Libya that Senator John McCain saying that the Obama administration's response is quote a classic scandal and cover up.
-- Watergate overtones do you agree with that.
Well I think that it's far worse than a -- of cover up.
Is bad enough and I do believe that there was a cover up I do agree with what that ambassador John Bolton has said.
That he thinks that it is a part of that the vision that they have the ideology.
Of the Obama administration that has blinded them.
From the very real real threats that they that the consulate in they got it was facing.
-- that any Americans serving overseas facing now I'm not only have these senators are sent.
Up to seven letters requesting information from the White House which they have yet to receive.
I in my capacity as chair of the -- affairs committee have sent letter after letter to various administration officials also asking.
For the documents just like -- asking for this a classified document that that Fox News hat and time and time again we are left with.
-- close briefing a classified briefing this is an administration does not want to tell the truth to the American public.
They don't want to do it in an open setting so once again -- -- calling on.
The administration to come clean that common appear before our committee on foreign affairs and explain up -- About this document when they received this this classified.
Cable saying that the -- and big Ghazi consulate was -- is under siege.
That the -- deteriorating situation is becoming more violent every day.
And that in fact the repeated violence has become in their words the new normal.
Nothing was done about it.
And the request for additional security was denied.
Shame on the administration for Americans died congresswoman thank you so much for joining us with your thoughts -- -- thank you following this very carefully we appreciate your comments are you bet.
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