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Friday this is a busy -- good morning everybody what is General Petraeus telling lawmakers about Libya and is this story different from what we have been told to -- Those are the questions on the line at stake -- the moment you get a live look at the hill.
The former CIA director testified before two separate committees today.
One is already underway and that's where we start today I'm Bill Hemmer welcome her to America's Newsroom -- Good morning bill -- -- everybody I'm Martha MacCallum -- lawmakers are hoping that Petraeus will set the record straight on what the administration knew and when they knew it.
And there are many people who are already skeptical about that take a -- What is clear is that this administration.
Including the president himself.
Read that lied to the American people in the aftermath.
Of this tragedy.
Obama has the gall to float the name is possible secretary of state.
The name of the person who was the actual vehicle used to misinformed the American people.
During this crisis and now we move to -- -- achieving.
Diligence correspondent Catherine -- live and how good morning there are what -- we expect -- -- From General Petraeus today behind closed doors now captain.
Well thank you bill and good morning the former CIA director arrived here on Capitol Hill an hour twenty minutes ago and a source close to the general told Fox News.
That the expectation is that he would tell the house intelligence and Senate Intelligence Committee -- that he too believed it was terrorism within 24 hours of the attack.
And an active terrorism linked to al-Qaeda and this group -- -- -- -- -- wants to establish an Islamic state in eastern Libya the source also told Fox News that they expect the general to bring with him the original talking points.
That were put together by the CIA.
Those talking points then had input from other intelligence agencies as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
And that Petraeus apparently did not know they would be provided to you an ambassador Susan Rice he does not know who the author of the final version was.
And that these talking points would be used as the basis for her statements on the Sunday talk shows September 16.
That this was spontaneous event.
And link to the anti Islam video before the hearing today lawmakers said they wanted to stay very focused on the attack itself.
And not the former director's personal problems.
Human nature is what it is but the intent going in is that we'll limits conversation to the events of 9/11 and forward two -- The rest of the you know 68 weeks and beat him and -- since the attacks -- -- And in addition to what's unfolding here on Capitol Hill Fox News separately has confirmed this CIA has begun a preliminary investigation.
Into the former director's tenure at the CIA.
That would include weather and he -- CIA assets.
-- or materials if you will we're used to facilitate this is fair or alleged affair with his biographer Paul abroad well bill.
A lot of people look at on the outside and that they look at today as a day where you might be -- -- settles some things.
But in all honesty how much will be settled after today if anything at all Katherine.
Well based on these two close classified hearings yesterday and the limited statements we had from lawmakers afterwards.
It does appear that that a testimony this week will really -- and raise more questions about what in fact was known about Ben Ghazi.
And why there was this story line that the anti Islam video.
Had a role what we're seeing play out now is an attempt to really match.
Varying versions of events and what are really conflicting time lines on these events we have a State Department timeline the Defense Department timeline.
A CIA did agency timeline.
We have the statements Thursday from the acting CIA director and now today the statements from the former CIA director and whether there is any common ground here.
Based on our conversations it does seem that there are discrepancies still and it's raising more questions -- Catherine thank you can't.
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