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Fireworks today as both the senate and the house held open hearings on Ben Ghazi in the wake of a scathing report.
That led several at the State Department to quit their jobs -- intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge has highlands.
Today senators -- secretary Clinton's deputies -- classified State Department cables warning the threat from islamists in Ben Ghazi was spiking.
You were aware of the security risk there we've read the cables.
You -- fully aware and either.
You send people there.
With security or you don't send them there a classified cable first reported by Fox News summarized an emergency meeting in Ben -- that warned Clinton's office the concert could not defend.
Against a coordinated -- I ended the CIA briefed on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and al-Qaeda training camps within Ben Ghazi.
The cable sent by ambassador Stephens in mid August has been described as the smoking gun morning.
Because it foreshadowed how four Americans including Stevens would die on nine elevenths as well as the groups responsible.
So what levels of that those.
Cable and get -- we'll certainly would have been reviewed up through assistant secretary level and -- may -- that some of my colleagues on the seven source on them as well.
The seven floors a clear reference to mrs.
Clinton and his aides say she's not well -- testified this week citing a concussion.
Today the New York Times on its editorial page joined calls from the right that she should also make herself available for public questioning as soon as possible.
With Clinton promising to appear in January a leading Republican put the committee chairman John -- her presumptive replacement unnoticed.
I'm just sign that the culture.
Within the State Department to me as one that needs to be transformed this committee can help maybe the next secretary of state can help.
But the fact is there's a lot of work that -- be -- there do you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury.
At the house committee hearing Democrats complain the tears the -- and then Ghazi had been hijacked by politics.
I think mr.
Romney did it shamefully they during the campaign.
Oh and I think that in times of crisis.
We need to pull together as Americans we've taken the train off tracks.
I would be very pleasantly surprised if one of our colleagues even one of our colleagues.
Had on his or her agenda today to talk about -- one.
Of the 29 points and recommendations that were made it.
Fox News has learned that ambassador Stephen sent at least fifteen classified cables to the State Department headquarters here in Washington.
Between November 2011 and the 9/11 attack warning the security conditions were unraveling al-Qaeda is training camps where threat.
And that there was growing evidence the Libyan brigade charged with protecting the consulate had been infiltrated by extremists.
-- -- from her chair in the Washington bureau.
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