Intelligence community changing its story on Benghazi?
Rep. Trey Gowdy responds
- Duration 6:03
- Date Nov 21, 2012
Rep. Trey Gowdy responds
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Republican Senator John McCain now says he is frustrated -- reports that the intelligence community is.
Suddenly changing its story on -- -- -- terror attacks the spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence James clapper.
Says they in fact did make the edits to the administration is talking points -- Senator McCain says this will put it on screen.
Senior Intel officials were asked this very question.
And all of that including the Director of National Intelligence himself told us.
That they did not know who made the changes now we have to read the answers.
To our questions in the media lawmakers say General Petraeus also told them last week that -- CIA knew within twenty -- hours that terrorists were behind the attack but ambassador.
Did not use that same narrative when she appeared on five Sunday talk show -- -- the siege grew out of a spontaneous protest what he's going on.
South Carolina Republican -- outings on the house subcommittee on oversight and government reform so.
Last Thursday clapper tells one story and now according to his spokesman it is just the opposite.
Do you think he is not still telling the truth.
-- hard to know Auburn is the only she quoted at -- not bad that -- Lied to me I'm -- I can't believe anything you don't you tell me -- -- this is ahead of our national intelligence and he changes his mind within the course of 24 hour so are you possibly gonna have any.
Confidence in what he says today it's -- seven -- day.
Since for all of our fellow Americans were murdered.
And we're talking about Susan rice's career progression we're talking by James clapper inability to keep a pretty simple fact straight.
Finally we've moved all -- Desperate doctor squads having sex with the army generals I want to talk about what happened.
In Gaza -- -- -- seventieth day and we're no closer than we.
-- and for people are dead so we're talking about a real trap -- we will hear got murdered byte at terrorists but look.
In reference to James clapper one story last week now a different story it is sure it's a crime to lie get congress.
Do you think a serious look at that needs to be undertaken by perhaps an independent prosecutor.
Well -- it it depends of me and I'm sure his explanation is going to be that it was an innocent missed recollection of the truth of it -- how can we miss something out of bars.
Look I'm not defending the god just say would -- have a lot of success pursuing perjury or lying there.
Lying to congress look at Roger Clemens -- -- when we don't have a lot of success there.
I'll just -- for the truth I if we could just store today.
A -- with one.
Narrative on who knew what -- And I'll settle for that now all right I think it's it it is.
Embarrassing that mr.
clapper in the course of the 24 hours.
Can't get a story straight up but he's not a summer intern he's ahead of intelligence for our country.
Well something else happened yesterday democratic congressman Adam chef.
On -- house Intel committee said this I'll quote him the talking points were changed to protect classified sources.
Oh my goodness doesn't that mean that Americans were deliberately misled with -- talking points.
To hide the truth in classified documents.
It it it means that and here's also would -- an -- this administration is under investigation for leaking classified information when it benefits them.
Whether it's the bin Laden raid -- cyber attacks in our ran that they are willing to leak information when it supports their narrative.
They're willing to withhold that information when it doesn't support their narrative.
And here's he'll appoint Gregg it's not just what she didn't say it's what she did side.
She may not have known it was al-Qaeda but there's no evidence it was a video there's no evidence that was spontaneous.
So it's not just what Susan Rice wasn't told.
It's also what she affirmatively went out and told he may well what about all.
Which is demonstrably false.
What about the president's complicity in this he famously said.
In the second debate that the day after the attack he declared that it was a terrorist attack well if that's true.
Why did he send out Susan Rice four days later to say it wasn't.
And -- he was deliberately paddling -- lie to the American people do you think the president was doing now.
That's a great question Greg and if we can get -- reporters like do you edit his next press conference and another 18120 -- launch and set on the ones.
-- -- last week who have a crush on him.
If we can get some people to actually ask him some tough questions Candy Crowley certainly -- endured during the debate it didn't happen last week.
Yet instead of taking off for Susan -- here's the deal I'll make with the present it you -- her place -- testify before congress and answer our.
Questions what about General Petraeus he has behind closed doors told members of the committee members of congress.
That he knew within 24 hours it was a terrorist attack and he also then said.
But I signed off on the faults talking points what about his complicity.
In a -- But both agreed it and and the question is why did you change the talking ports because it didn't fit.
An election year narrative that al-Qaeda was on its heels and the reality Gregg as they -- on their heels there ripped the front door marked consulate.
Getting ready to set it on fire and kill four of our fellow Americans and that was the truth it just wasn't the narrative a little Petraeus back -- -- Hillary Clinton a what Susan Rice.
Here's another question what it's what did Hillary Clinton refused to go all the talk shows and -- -- the person with knowledge so you know.
And Susan Rice said yes what.
There's the seventieth day and there are more questions and then there or answers were being -- and for Americans murdered representative trade Audi -- -- in the bottom of it thanks very much.