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Good evening I'm Bret -- they already troubled investigation -- -- September's deadly terror attack on the US mission in Benghazi Libya.
Has suffered another setback a Tunisian man suspected of involvement has been released from custody.
We'll get reaction shortly from one of the administration's biggest critics on the issue.
First national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has the story from the Pentagon.
Nearly four months to the day since ambassador Chris -- three others were killed in a terror attack on the US thing -- mission one of the only suspects in custody has been released.
26 year old Ali -- -- a Tunisian originally detained in Turkey was released by a Tunisian court due to a lack of evidence according to his Loy -- Pars he was present during the attack on the US mission Fox News reported back in November based on video that US intelligence agencies had from the compound.
His brother fought against US forces in Iraq and his father encouraged both sides to involve themselves in Jihad according to the lawyer.
The FBI finally gain access to party in late December.
Allowed to question him in what some described as a kangaroo court filled with Tunisian protesters for three hours.
Law enforcement officials in Washington -- -- he was quote probably not a big player in the attack.
Others involved in the criminal investigation describe it as a big setback to an investigation that isn't progressing.
Department of Justice is very quiet about this but I hope they're treating -- as a terrorist activity.
Not just some police action and -- -- a lack of apparent progress is just terribly frustrating it doesn't seem to be your priority.
Republican congressman Frank Wolf has asked the administration to cut off aid to Tunisia.
Quote keep in mind that since 2011.
The American government has given 320.
Million in taxpayer dollars.
To the Tunisian government.
I find it morally wrong to support a country that has obstructed FBI efforts to bring these terrorists to justice and.
This president is committed.
Dead for those who were responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Libya.
Be brought to justice to neither the Pentagon -- State Department spokesman would comment on hard these release.
This particular case again I'm gonna send -- to the FBI because they have the lead -- all of these issues the FBI wouldn't comment on the record.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify about -- Ghazi later this month.
You -- a whole lot -- -- -- What happened before the attack what happened during the attack.
And then out of the administration continue to -- this -- the world for so long and she is party's all about.
Some senators say they'll hold up John credits confirmation as CIA director if he doesn't answer questions about the role.
He played immediately after the September 11 and got to attack Brett.
Jennifer meantime one of the president's national security nominees is taking the unusual step of giving interviews prior to his senate confirmation hearing what about that.
Well Chuck Hagel -- being considered of course for our Defense Secretary gave an interview.
To the Lincoln journal star in his home state of Nebraska.
In the article which appeared after his nomination he describes his views as quote.
Total support for Israel.
The distortions about my record he said have been astounding.
He added he's been quote hanging out there in no man's land unable to respond to charges falsehoods and distortions.
-- dined at the Pentagon last night with outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Met today with the chairman of the joint chiefs it will be given an office here while he -- prepares for senate testimony.
Brett Jennifer -- -- the Pentagon Jennifer thank you.
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