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And now the controversy or Defense Secretary nominee chuck hey don't tonight new fuel for the fire Republican senators raising questions about remarks former senator hey don't allegedly -- 2007.
But the United States and Israel.
Now according to an online report senator hagel said the US State Department has become and -- to the Israeli foreign minister's office.
In a letter to senator Lindsey Graham in Calais -- Senator hey -- denies making that comment at Rutgers University but today another bombshell accusation the person who brought -- center hey look to Rutgers.
Was on April Hamas candidate for the around and presidency.
Senator Graham joins it's nice to -- to serve.
Thanks for AmeriCredit thank -- -- so where do you stand on this -- vote for senator -- tonight.
Well I ask him a question about very fortunate just.
There was a blog post after his speech it records but -- supporter.
Who listed six points of this speech in number six was that this State Department.
The US state farm that was the extent of the Israeli foreign minister's office which is the breathtaking statement.
Senator hagel says that he doesn't recall making that statement and and what does the ballot this latest report I'm trying to sort -- but the bottom line from day.
If he in fact there's something like -- -- the State Department was controlled by the Israeli foreign minister's office.
I think that would undermine this ability service -- -- defense then and I hope some Democrats would come forward in light of all the other thing he says.
Has he made any other statement remotely similar.
But debt Israel that might sort of -- Bolster your thinking that this kind of happened directors which he has that has denied but -- there.
Mean hasn't made any other statements suggesting that there you know that politicians this country are way too cozy with Israel that Israel somehow controls are foreign policy or decisions.
Oh absolutely they're not questioning and senator hagel made a statement that it was reported in a book that he was interviewed he was.
Quote in a book -- the -- probably intimidate a lot of senators.
-- the senator from Nebraska about Israel and the Jewish lobby intimidate the senate.
To make some very sound decisions I -- -- -- one US senator that was intimidated by the Jewish lobbying thing one -- thing we've done a bit.
Think of any senator name that -- -- -- -- -- yet so that was the party's stunning statement.
He he apologized court.
But if there are other statement that they are suggesting that the State Department bank.
Imagine the congress being intimidated by the Jewish Israeli -- And I -- Jewish lobby.
Is he says that this state department's -- on the Israeli foreign minister's office that would Cilic edge about Israel.
And it is the Israel or US relationship this so -- out of the mainstream.
I don't think it is that he could effectively serve and didn't he did -- city district told us that if you asked me.
Did you ever make as such but just statement -- say no.
But I can't recall that same note but what they put these reports go and if they're servicing their -- there's.
And some clear evidence that he said that this state bar most controlled by the Israeli foreign minister's -- or anything like.
The sum total of all the things he says and all of those taken.
I think would make -- unacceptable.
I thought it just says it and I did I know that there are a lot of questions you -- about Ben Ghazi -- questionnaire that you said they didn't get the institute.
Have you gotten all the answers and if you haven't gotten answers is then anyway gonna hold up in your money to put a sort of stop on.
Senator hey go for sector defense.
We've got one question answered out of about thirty we've -- to the White House and that that question was did the president call anyone Libya.
Good night of the attack to get Libyan government officials is to help the people under attack.
To get hit rescue teams not release from the big guys the airport what they were -- up -- third half hours the president only called the Libyan officials.
Well September the twelfth -- body but they had no I'm not but I've got other questions coming to stick around -- and it changed the talking points.
Put this survivors -- it way to -- -- survivors the FBI interviews with survivors to -- that -- attacked we will all those relate.
So what the president said a couple of days ago Lester -- I think that congress is really running out of questions they've been the most transparent administration history about the guys.
Nothing could be further from the truth apparently it's saying that you want to say.
The baby does get upset unless they won't give him a photo what you know what.
Al-Qaeda does this kind of abandoning.
The fact that senator hagel if there is some evidence that he said -- any something that and to this state are being controlled by the Israeli foreign minister's office.
And light up.
The other statements Jewish lobby statement and the -- he's taken.
And the attitude he's expected toward Iran -- -- that would be it committee and I hope some Democrat.
At that point would come forward and asked the president nominates somebody.
Sara Graham thank you -- Thank you.