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We learned moments ago first reported here on the Fox News Channel former CIA director David Petraeus.
Or as agreed rather to voluntarily testified to lawmakers about Ben Ghazi.
Now on September 14 Petraeus seem to support the administration's story.
That it was a protest I got out of hand that was during testimony on the hill them.
Charles Krauthammer asking whether or not Petraeus knew the FBI was investigating him at the time.
And whether or not that could have affected his statements have a listen.
The reason it's important -- here's a man who knows administration holds his faith in his hands and he gives testimony completely at variance.
With what the secretary of defense -- had the day before.
Had -- variance with what -- heard from station chief in Tripoli and with everything that we had heard what she influenced by the fact that he knew his fate.
Was held by people in the administration.
At that time of synergy number asked -- chairman of the senate Republican policy committee member of the senate foreign relations committees are good morning to you and welcome back to.
America's Newsroom first take Charles Krauthammer points do you agree that he's on the something or not there.
Well it does make you wonder because the CIA is now reported that they knew pretty much from the beginning that this was an al-Qaeda inspired.
Terrorist attacks -- it does make you wonder why General Petraeus made those comments a couple of days later and why the administration continues to say that this was just related to a horrible.
Video and a protest -- we know that there was never -- protest there.
So it does show that in light of what we know now about.
General Petraeus and in the affair that there are.
A huge questions and was there are some compromise early on -- -- what do you make of the breaking news here on fox that Petraeus.
Agreed to testify would -- make and I think that's I think that's very good news bill so we can hear from General Petraeus firsthand what happened.
Before during and after the attack and you know he was just in in Libya in the last couple of weeks in late October we need to know what he heard I understand the CIA is.
Now just finishing up the report but he's not having input into that.
I need to know what he learned there what he saw -- what his thoughts are today what is your first question for him and senator.
Well what did you learn most recently but why was there this misleading the American people why was -- so much.
Confusion out there are conflicting reports when we knew from the beginning that this was truly an al-Qaeda inspired terrorist attack.
We're four brave Americans lost their -- Well you you mentioned at the CIA knew it was a terrorist attack -- the first 24 hours right.
I think that's pretty much where you -- your previous answer but what Petraeus seem to indicate is that he was.
He was more in line with the the story about it was akin to a flash mob.
And some of these Republican members of the hill see that he was wedded to the administration's story.
That it was a demonstration that simply spun out of control now if we go back and listen to his testimony and we will.
We'll see whether or not that matches for what he said back on the fourteenth of September are you of the mind -- that was the story he was telling them.
Well I wasn't in that briefing with General Petraeus what what I do know is that that the American people have been misled.
From the beginning on this and I wanna know why and even despite of our classified briefing.
Yesterday they are still many unresolved issues that we need to get to.
And having General Petraeus -- this is going to be helpful I think to think that the president should be held to answer these questions today during his first press conference at -- Because what we're get a lot of questions from our viewers here's one now -- because US president was right exactly to that question with the president and the vice president.
In this situation room during the Ben Ghazi attack did the president give the order to stand down if not who did do you have.
Firm answers on both of those today -- -- -- I say they're still unresolved issues and I would love to see those questions put to the president today.
We understand that the president was made aware in the Oval Office.
On September 11 have you heard that or can you confirm that.
I can't confirm that bill all right senator thank you for your time this morning we are watching the news as it breaks -- David Petraeus appreciate you coming in today.
Senator thank you do your -- foxnews.com.
Or send your -- for questions on this or anything else at Bill Hemmer thank you sir when he passed.
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