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Than two months since the deadly terror attack on the US mission in Libya still no major leads that we know -- But one of the key players in the political controversy surrounding the incident is finally speaking out.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has that stories will -- reading from a prepared statement on the eve of Thanksgiving ambassador Susan Rice who responded forcefully to criticism that her remarks on five Sunday talk shows on September 16.
Indicated that an anti Islamic YouTube video led to the -- -- he attacks ten weeks ago and why she downplayed the role of terrorism.
When discussing the attacks against our facilities and Ben Ghazi.
I relied solely and squarely.
On the information provided to me by the intelligence community.
I made clear.
That the information was preliminary.
And that our investigations.
Would give us the definitive answers.
Senator John McCain and others would like for Director of National Intelligence James clapper to return to Capitol Hill.
To explain why he told them last week that he did not know who changed the intelligence talking points.
Now clapper spokesman Shawn turner says it was -- own agency.
It is quite clear to me no matter what the administration -- Then.
Susan Rice in the whole administration.
Was pushing a narrative.
That this was some sort of a protest gone bad and that was not true.
And they knew it wasn't true and I believe it was done.
Unfortunately for political reasons.
The president appears set to nominate rice to be his next secretary of state.
Despite strong Republican objections from senators such as John McCain that I have great respect for Senator McCain in his service to our country I always have.
And I always will.
-- I do think that some of the statements he made about may have been unfounded.
But I look forward to having opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him another Republican senator says rice would have tough going in a confirmation hearing.
And the president should choose cabinet members who will give him bad news if necessary.
The worst thing he can have -- people around in that I yes people people who -- him the depth of experience and knowledge.
-- help him avoid dangerous romance.
Like condos spin that they tried to place on them Ghazi.
Meanwhile the investigation into who killed four Americans is stalled.
Reports from the ground in -- -- suggested gunmen grabbed the conflict that night still freely roam the streets.
And Wednesday the national security chief in Benghazi colonel -- elder -- was killed by three gunmen as he returned home from work.
This Libyan intelligence officer may have had information about who was behind the attack on ambassador Chris Stevens and the others.
None of us will rest.
None of us will be satisfied until we have the answers and the terrorists responsible for this attack are brought to justice.
So far there has been no military reaction from the United States and few suspects have been named or questioned by the Libyans.
Three Libyan militants were handed over to Libyan authorities the night of the attack according to sources at the CIA -- But it is not clear what happened to them or whether the FBI requested to speak with them.
-- Thank -- Jennifer.
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