Will there ever be justice for Americans killed in Benghazi?
Tunisian suspect set free due to lack of evidence
- Duration 4:53
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Tunisian suspect set free due to lack of evidence
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There are new questions on whether or not -- will ever be justice for the four Americans killed in the Ben Ghazi terror attack.
Despite the president vowing action one of the only suspects in custody has been let free for lack of evidence.
That's a setback and -- it comes as we're getting word that secretary of state Hillary Clinton will testify about Ben Ghazi a little later this month but what about today.
Republican senator Johnny Isaacson at -- Georgia senator good morning to you and thank you for your time here.
Good morning bill can we now categorize this investigation has a cold case.
Well certainly with the release the ballot ours -- was that the nation that was released yesterday that's the last suspect it was in custody.
The fact that we didn't have inspectors on the ground -- investigators on the ground for two weeks before we finally acknowledge this -- a terrorist tactic not a spontaneous attack.
You know information like that goes -- pretty fast it's going to be difficult but there are questions that secretary of state Clinton must ask and John Brennan -- -- and John Brennan to.
And that is why the information that way gotten tables requesting more security never made the seventh for the State Department.
And while there appears to be -- accountability review board investigation told us.
A culture of push back in the State Department on those requests for more secure so you're you're saying that that is the golden question for Secretary Clinton when she testifies and what we believe will be about two and a -- weeks' time.
Absolutely because you know they they say there was a spontaneous attack for two weeks Susan Rice one on TV blaming it on -- Movie trailer it was only two weeks later they finally acknowledged it was in fact an organized attack.
During that two weeks most of the evidence that was on the ground -- -- -- aren't somewhat tarnished.
So we've got to reach construct the entire situation.
We -- need to find out who knew what wind and while the culture pushed back on that information when and where is -- where is that trail of evidence do you believe.
How will you determine whether or not.
The seventh -- the State Department which is where Secretary Clinton works.
Was aware of that question and knew that answer.
We'll secretaries go to testify and I'm glad -- -- -- better -- -- letter concussions better and we're we're glad she's coming back.
But we need to know the answer to that question bill while the information didn't make it or if it didn't make it while there -- -- response for more security in Ben Ghazi.
Recruit for Chris Stevens.
Listen to this in the hours after the attack.
At the White House.
Today we mourn for more Americans who represent the very best.
The United States of America.
We will not waiver in our commitment to see the justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake.
Justice will be done the end of that statement how do you interpret that now four months later.
What it sounded like a commitment then is still sounds like a commitment that the actions of the administration don't follow the intent of that commitment.
We have got to hold their feet to the far we've got to get answers for the family of Craig's that you Cris Stevens.
And for those diplomats around the world bill that's represented United States of America and very dangerous places it does not -- the good message to have one of your diplomats killed.
Four months after they're killed or no answers and is even a question -- whether it's push back in the State Department.
On bringing security -- -- can you determine if -- there's an FBI team on the ground in Tripoli you know 500 miles away from Ben Ghazi.
And it is still appears that that's a hot zone to go into it and therefore invest items will not that has to be huge job and it was a fair and answers.
And Gaza is a very dangerous place but we have investigators and a lot of very dangerous places around the world.
And nothing is more fussing and getting the answers to why Chris Stevens -- and why we didn't have the intelligence necessary.
To be able to defend the embassy or the commission and -- Gaza when the attack took place just one more point on that do you believe the current Libyan government is willing and able.
And ready to assist in this.
I think there's a willingness but the ability to do it in -- Ghazi is very very equipment Gaza is a consortium that this Islamic radicals.
The extremist groups terrorist if you will.
It's 500 miles away from the -- -- government in Tripoli.
It's a very very dangerous place and even the government of Libya.
As difficulty operating -- van -- they do in the history there is not is not good to with the Islamic extremists that have been festering there for years one final question here.
You mentioned Hillary Clinton several times that are testimony how critical that is to you to figure and -- answers will you bring family members of the victims to do the same.
Get their story.
That's going to be -- determined by the chairman of the committee is investigation go on but I think secretary of state Clinton's testimony.
Will be the trigger for what happens next if we get some answers whatever those answers might be it may be necessary to bring the families for senator thank you Johnny Isaacson the Republican -- -- Georgia we've got some breaking news senator thank you for your time now.