Egypt denying US direct access to Benghazi suspect
Catherine Herridge reports
- Duration 2:26
- Date Feb 21, 2013
Catherine Herridge reports
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US is still not getting a lot of cooperation.
In the investigation.
Of the latest terror attack against Americans.
Tonight chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge tells us how efforts to question another person of interest.
In last -- Libya assault are being rejected.
While the suspect may have firsthand knowledge of the operatives who murdered four Americans in Ben -- -- 9/11 sources tell Fox News that Egypt has denied the US direct access to -- vomit.
It's not clear what the basis for -- to round was the egyptians like to control those interrogations and interviews and he suspects for their own reasons.
And of course American should want -- -- for for our purposes as well.
Also known as Mohammed Jamal he suspected of setting up camps in eastern Libya where recruits train to use mortars.
The same type of indirect fire that killed former Navy SEALs Tyrone woods and -- -- at the CIA -- -- In -- when he eleven Abu Ahmed -- to al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al zawahiri about his work to establish a base -- to take advantage of the conditions in Libya after the revolution.
In order to buy weapons and a track.
Foreign fighters he's clearly seeking -- -- additional support for its operations going forward.
-- you guys -- to be willing to take direction from solitary.
The FBI was also denied access to a second suspect Ali on the off her -- who was released by the Tunisian authorities last month citing a lack of evidence.
The FBI eventually questioned -- -- after Republican senator Lindsey Graham intervened.
During recent confirmation hearings the president's pick to lead the CIA deferred to the authority of foreign governments when pressed on access to well RC.
They didn't give us access to him and we don't have any information from.
We -- with our partners across the board and when they are able to detain individuals according to their laws -- we -- to see if we can have the ability to ask them questions sometimes -- directly and sometimes directly.
Blasted the State Department had raised Abu -- with Egypt I think you're taking -- -- questions that are better directed at the FB neither the FBI -- CIA would comment on the record while the Egyptian embassy did not immediately respond Fox News was told Egypt is providing some information to the US but from its own investigation.
And -- a congressional source confirms to fox -- that the administration has agreed to a request by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
To review the seventy plus emails related to the CIA talking points on Ben Ghazi.
This may be an effort by the administration to appease Republicans and ease the pressure and John -- his nomination for CIA director.
-- -- thank you.