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-- -- -- General Petraeus is resignation sounded loud alarms coming just days before he was set to testify on Capitol -- Bob and -- that this coming Thursday General Petraeus was supposed to go before the house and senate Intel committees.
And Thursday the house foreign affairs committee will hold a hearing on Libya represented Elaine Russ lake -- is chair of that committee she joins us good evening.
Well thank you so much Greta well let me bring you back to the mean is that you know word this.
Credible of the horrible sex scandal is -- is overshadowing.
They had the problem we have at this -- for Americans are murdered and we're getting inconsistent statements out of the CIA and even the administration.
What does it -- your committee is going to do what are you trying to do.
Well the American public and their elected representatives deserve.
Answers answers to some very basic question is why did four Americans died when they repeatedly.
At and so many times it in different ways asked and begged and pleaded.
For more security and there was a meeting a one month before the September 11 attacks -- Look we cannot withstand a coordinated attack against -- we have ten militia camps of fanatics all around us.
As send help and time and time again this administration.
Gave them a response of pure silence.
For Americans than died so we think that it is only fitting and fair and just to bring up the secretary of state because this was.
At consulates this was part of the State Department operations bring her up and testify in an open public hearing.
About what happened why it happened so that we can prevent another Ben Ghazi from taking place again now what has been a state department's response.
First -- silence and then the secretary goes off to a trip to Australia.
To coordinate that they -- defense cuts which is of of utmost importance to the United States for some reason and so she's -- being made available to our committee nor will she said anyone in her place.
In -- in their place they're gonna give us yet another classified briefing I have to classified briefing scheduled for this week.
But they want me to would not have this open hearing I wanna have it any way we're going to have.
A GAO officials and and retired CIA security agents that are going to testify about.
The lack of security in that in throughout the State Department.
It embassies and consulates and why the State Department is that wants to make it sure.
That we appear that it's everything is fine where -- no longer under terrorist threat.
Al-Qaeda is on the run there's no problem with the Taliban stand down nobody needs further protection.
We want answers and and we're gonna see if we can cooperate.
With the State Department and have Hillary Clinton finally show up.
Perhaps by the end of this month in an open public hearing we'll find with a classified briefing but that is no substitute.
For the answers that the public demands.
Well oftentimes I think in this town things are classified that shouldn't be classified as class by just because they don't want the rest of us to noted on -- -- security -- -- number one he talked what appears sounds leading up to his September 11 when the four Americans -- murdered.
There's also the problem that -- -- why and the world were so many crazy stories told about what happened.
After September 11 and and what really is going on at that Ben Ghazi consulate in CIA and we don't have any of that information there's enough really weird stuff going on.
And -- and now it's overshadowed by the sex and -- I'm curious.
Do you not have the secretary of State's trip to Australia was pre planned when she first made -- trip and went to -- message that this is.
That's a pretty that's that's not since September 12.
Since September 12.
We have been asking for cables.
We've been asking for hearings we've been asking ambassador rice to show up.
We've been asking for that that that there assistant to the secretary of state to show up we would take anyone but they always -- -- -- classified briefing NASA will get again this week.
But why is you know they.
What are you compelled that week about the threat absolutely for that is definitely.
You know there many committees that are looking at that now we're gonna coordinate and see what we can do because that time has come for answers and and they make sure that that the viewers understand.
This is an administration that clearly knew that this is a coordinated a terrorist attack.
And still the president went to the United Nations and six times.
He brought up that video ambassador rice knew about it and five show she did say that this was this camera -- -- you know -- studio come up.
I decided it's time to get subpoenas if you want answers everybody and Capitol Hill we can just get subpoenas of people -- -- coming give -- cancer says it easy thing to do.
So I know I I recommend that -- you know I recommend that you do that because this is not straight down since September 11 the election's over one -- you -- can forget about that now and let's just get -- the about the fact of life for Americans were murdered wife -- safe there and why we've been told so many ridiculous stories by so many people.
Time -- sorted out and I and I hope we get those facts.
Congressman thanks very much and -- --
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