OK for Petraeus, Secretary Clinton to skip Benghazi hearing?
Newt Gingrich sounds off
- Duration 5:24
- Date Nov 13, 2012
Newt Gingrich sounds off
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This can't help wonder what's the -- that's in the terror attack had been Ghazi it to major.
Players -- to skip the hearings entirely but secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former director of the CIA David Petraeus may not show up.
But probably not gonna -- next week without them can we really get to the bottom of all of this Newt Gingrich is a former presidential candidate and former speaker of the house.
And he's written a kind of books and now this is the new in the co author of the new -- victory at.
New York town I don't know how you get these things out so quickly that -- do a fantastic job that we're gonna talk about your book -- a minute first.
The holding -- situation nobody -- ever envisioned what has transformed middle -- couple of days with General Petraeus and now general John Allen.
It's -- -- where does this leave us with getting to the answers as to exactly what happened.
Slowed in the congress is not insist that Petraeus -- Clinton come and testify all they're doing is dragging the process out by not showing up this week.
But there's no need to zero doubt in my mind that the congress will if necessary subpoena them and so I think you'll see both of them coming into -- plus.
He can't help the administration.
To have the single on for month after month after month someone doing it to closure.
And learn the lessons and move -- I'm sure what what bothers you most about the way everything's transpire to this point besides being thought personally disappointed obviously we General Petraeus.
This is something just doesn't seem right to when -- get -- there are two things one is -- just methodical dishonesty.
We've been through months know since September 11 of not being told the truth.
And I think that the administration still.
Not related out and then has not been forthcoming which is bad for the whole system and a second if you.
When we can't come to grips are -- cannot come to grips with how much some people hate us.
And in fact have been -- was a surprise give me a break -- the thing years if you assume Leon Panetta.
They aren't thinking this was possible -- -- to say we don't say Israel and Andrei please don't attack us without -- -- visual field to end.
We'll -- be reading this is nonsense that the whole point of the national security system which well it.
You're -- -- up here in terms of Homeland Security -- what's -- -- on Long Island last night.
We've now had Katrina we now has -- preclude the Department of Homeland Security isn't doing -- job.
We've had been Ghazi it's pretty clear that the military is not leaning forward.
And I think that's a tone of the administration.
Which does not encourage them to be rich taking these things.
So what what do you make of the fact that you know the mainstream media has followed the White House's lead.
And they're pushing the story -- the president didn't know about the Petraeus think until -- After the election we just have Ronald Kessler who's clearly in the white -- and the president knew it in spring -- I think this maybe the first time that I understood from the -- you just did.
That this have been going on for months yeah I mean.
Again you do have a -- there -- -- -- contention how could the FBI.
Pick up some of this in the spring.
And take months to figure it out there.
They're called the new in the cellar but Robert Mueller never told the president met the president regularly it's you have to suspend disbelief it's like -- strains credulity and let me ask you.
Getting into the minutia for a minute.
Petraeus came out stunningly to many.
After the -- Gaza attack and said that it was because of that anti Muslim video and many people back then were scratching their heads because if I don't anybody understandably so until.
He -- did not say that -- but I've been told people in the room.
He is the one guy who said this is terrorist and says that he didn't he's -- to people and they left scratching their head I -- -- we have yet.
Susan so I'm wondering if he did come to testify.
And that was under oath that he would have to stick to that story that it was that didn't.
Well I'm not -- -- -- you can easily say we now know more.
-- but I don't think any serious person photos -- video you don't acquire mortars.
Because jury sitting on a boy I'm so mad about this movie that we won't let go pick up my mortar.
And then go bomb somebody and let's talk a little bit about your brand new book your grandpa and this is a novel victory at Yorktown -- right it's not just -- historical.
Recollection but you've got these people leave here we never met before help tell the story well I think that the important thing about victory your -- -- -- Washington didn't give up.
In Washington has an eight years in the field really his back home and on -- for one week out of the years.
He has some very tough battles he loses some battles they go -- a long winter at valley forge.
And he keeps content is defections the only Islam wants it -- -- a lead they -- -- get paid they start quitting for the a lot of problems involved and and at valley forge -- -- -- for our earlier novel.
He -- shapes the army in the worst winter of the army's career.
And becomes a fighting force coming out of that winner at Yorktown he takes enormous.
Strategic gambles in order to win the war.
I would say to conservatives this -- You as you as you sit around -- had to be was when he talked about out shell shocked they -- results I was wrong I'm shell shocked results.
You pick yourself back up you say you know.
This is what Americans are like we keep going we keep learning we keep doing better and at Yorktown -- where they -- an island residents are immigrants some.
They played the world turned upside down as -- Wallace surrendered.
And the world had been turned upside death and we were now a free country I'm sure it's going to be a best seller again victory at Yorktown to --