Sen. Corker: I want to 'get to the bottom' of Libya attack
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- Duration 4:03
- Date Nov 14, 2012
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Has been briefed by the State Department on bad guys he he took part.
In -- classified briefing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday.
And he joins us now from the hill good to see you senator what do you think about this idea of a select committee would you be behind that.
I think some process to get everything in one Powell may well be needed as was mentioned there are numbers of hearings that are taking place and maybe we can can dance.
What needs to be looked at that look there are lingering questions and this.
Briefing that we had yesterday.
We had Republicans and Democrats and I can assure you.
As Democrats -- our intelligence special official site without question.
That they let this administration know in real time immediately that this absolutely was a terrorist attack.
You could see -- expressions of wonder how on the war -- the administration.
Came out the way they did five days later having their ambassador to the UN.
Miss leading the American people the way that she did so I have to tell -- have heard the the last hour login.
And I agree it would be great if some Democrats came forward that I can assure you they're Democrats who have the same concerns about that from -- one has to.
How in the world.
Can it be.
That in real time our intelligence officials are telling people back here what has happened.
And somehow or another we mislead the American people the way that we did I wanna know the answer to that I still don't understand how about it.
Possible you don't understand senator and you have been acts you've gotten access to classified information you've been able to read.
Documents that no one else has been able to read you've gotten briefings that no one else has been privy to what have you learned from those briefings and those documents.
-- now I haven't learned as much from the briefings because if you remember.
Actually went to Libya after the announcing attack I sat down and talk to our head CIA person RF BIR -- night the other people on the ground.
And I learned at that moment that again in real time.
People back here knew what was happening in so.
You know it hasn't been particularly eliminating -- because I've had private conversations with Petraeus and with clapper.
And with Secretary Clinton and so they haven't been really that enlightening I have read all the cables in fairness I did go down last Friday.
I went -- every cable that was provided and I can honestly say I saw no smoking gun or nothing that you know really raised any alarms.
I think in the search engine that they use to create this cable display that they showed us and one that.
Brought all of them mob again I go back to the very first question that I ask the very first day that I came out of the first briefing we had.
This is a bizarre response the -- -- communication has come forth.
And I wanna get to the bottom of this I think it's incredibly.
Import it that when you have four Americans -- been killed four Americans who rest there -- on behalf of all of us I think it's important to understand.
Rock a White House -- administration chose to mislead the American people this is actually an Internet where the American people come to gather.
Around these people.
The policy outcome of all this let me -- to that it should be.
How -- we gonna handle these expeditionary efforts that we have in countries like Libya.
Where the host country does not have control of the country where militias.
-- summer pro western some are very anti western some infiltrated -- -- al-Qaeda.
How -- we gonna handle these expeditionary missions in the future.
That's the policy outcome that we all need to -- -- come up with -- in the -- I think we all need to understand what happened.
While warming misled or was it incompetence was that purposeful that answer still has never come forth and I wanna know the -- Or was -- a cover up or was it just a screw up that that does seem to be the question a Republican senator Bob Parker of Tennessee congratulations on your recent.
Re election center -- to talk to you again soon.