Six months since Benghazi: Where are we now?
Lawmakers step up demand for answers on attack
- Duration 8:20
- Date Mar 12, 2013
Lawmakers step up demand for answers on attack
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We'll congressman is now stepping up his demands for answers exactly six months after the bank -- terror attack.
He says lawmakers have not been able to interview any of the survivors.
Or the suspects.
From that awful night.
Four Americans were killed including ambassador Chris Stevens in the assault on the US consulate here's our own Greg Powell caught.
Inside the consulate describing exactly how everything played out that fateful night.
September 11 2012730.
The US ambassador to Libya Cris Stevens takes his last meeting on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11.
Large residence building with a Turkish consul general.
It ends after an hour.
Stevens escorts the diplomat to the main gate -- make small talk -- Arabic to the -- and goes back to the main residence building and retires to his bedroom for the night.
Some guards at the compound say they could few off the street explosives going off and people yelling and chanting.
-- mad mob of attackers break through here the main gate a weak point in the defense of the mission.
-- -- move on here today understaffed Libya militia barracks they stormed the place they tortured.
They light up embassy cars around us -- They move on.
An agent -- the tactical operations center sees the monitor scores of men pouring into the compound.
At the annex a mile away which Fox News has confirmed -- the CIA installation Tyrone woods a former navy seal and other agents can hear shots being fired in the vicinity of the consulate.
Sources tell Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin that they asked permission from their CIA superiors on the -- to assist.
-- told us and them.
Meanwhile security agents at the consulate are sounding the alarm to.
A diplomatic security agent working in the tactical operations center.
Immediately activated that eminent danger notification system he also alerted the quick reaction security team station nearby.
The Libyan 17 February brigade the embassy in Tripoli.
And the diplomatic security command center in Washington.
Around 10 PM a surveillance drone begins to hover over the consulate and beams back live pictures to Washington.
Back here in the main residence the special agent reportedly David movement comes hearing gets ambassador -- From his bedroom and brings him along with Sean Smith to this room in the safe haven really -- -- some medicine and other supplies upbeat.
Dark windowless closet and then outside.
A locked gate -- -- -- Who -- radio's other Castro's whereabouts.
The scene at the compound it's erupting in gunfire and explosions at this point there are seven Americans at three different locations ambassador Stephens and two others in the main residence.
Two special agents at the second residence and cafeteria and then here in the tactical operations center.
Two more agents attackers.
Inside the main residence attackers come in here and they ransacked the place.
And then they go for the locked -- they look inside it's dark they can't -- -- bank and -- They tried a lot they can't open it up inside -- -- has got a gun trained on them.
Ready to shoot if need be eight.
But as lieutenant colonel Andrew wood says the safe haven is only safe for a short time.
Stephens Smith that would work collapse by diabolical killers who poured diesel fuel around my house like this and lead.
Craig Powell -- shot that amazing.
Walk through a back in October.
I'm joined now by Virginia Republican congressman Frank Wolf.
Congressman welcome the end that there has been so much said about that night but when you when you listen to Greg -- -- goes step by step.
It raises so many questions.
In terms of the alerts that -- sounded.
And the reaction that we got from the administration back here and this is something that you do not want to let -- There are so many questions and right now with yesterday being the six month anniversary the only way.
The American people will ever know if to have a select committee.
Bipartisan group B and able to subpoena these people right now I got a call the other day.
There are several people who were wounded in -- -- who were still -- -- watery.
Six months wounded at -- you know the very serious we don't honor those people we don't mention their names is like it's that dark hole.
And I think we're now at a point now there is a cover.
It is clear this is a cover up.
On the did Hillary Clinton ever -- -- this these people and in Warner read why didn't just come out two weeks ago and we need a select committee every member of congress if you want to get to the bottom of this huge -- select committee.
The president said that that that next day we played the sound a little while ago that justice would be done and that these killers would be found.
What is being done right NASA should -- to just be patient because the investigation is very -- underway or is -- something more and -- -- there.
And now there's not going to be justice they have given the FBI and I from the FBI Mike made their great people.
They've given the FBI an impossible task here this administration.
Killed a long way in Yemen with the drone missile who was an American citizen.
Yet to using the FBI -- -- I've seen the videos there are many of these guys they're walking the streets and then godsey.
Walking the streets in Tripoli there was impersonating -- hit it took the FBI five weeks on the ground to even talk to him for three hours.
There's another person connected to it in Egypt we've given Egypt.
What was it 250 million last week when -- was there a total of over sixty billion for last a number of years.
And we can't even get access to that in individual.
Several the FBI is being given an impossible task can you imagine the FBI going up to -- door -- -- your big guys is an FBI.
We're going to take you away it's an impossible task.
The only way to get to the bottom of this.
Is to have a select committee to congress wants -- -- -- to change things select committee subpoena and secondly.
The American people will never know.
It's his ass I -- and there are so many people in congress do they think that people like used to just like oh this just let go of the story.
You know they they think it is what it says things that act -- -- control it says very you know tumultuous country difficult part of the world these things happen ask that they would say.
We we lost four American citizens that was a battlefield that was a battlefield where American basically withdrew from the battle.
Some of the people connected -- to the Algerian refinery were connected to the bank got some of the people in Egypt.
That took down the American flag -- connect -- with regard to that.
And don't forget for two weeks the administration position -- it was this it was this video that no one -- even even seen.
Yeah if I will not stop pushing for this and the only way you're going to be -- do it -- offers subpoena power many people would now like to come and testify.
But they need to be subpoenaed and that congress doesn't do that.
The congress we'll have failed in its obligation.
I mean you go back to just the simple point that was in that piece and that surfaced -- Jennifer -- is reporting that those two CIA former CIA agents asked.
To go help and they were told to stand down we still don't know who who gave them that order who told them you know who not to go and how just as one example.
And -- -- not a military crew ready to go we hear different stories they were ready to go there were taken off the plane put back on the plane.
There are so many questions we need to select committee there's no other way.
Any chance you're gonna get one.
Yes they do it took a long wanna get the aren't content took a while I think members have to.
I appreciate what Fox News has done right speak I appreciate you -- your guy going on the scene.
Keep them on the FBI could even get in -- -- -- for weeks you're guy guiding your feeling on my -- so.
Yeah I think ultimately if the American do you want to know there will be just like him are -- thank you please keep us posted -- it.
We would do that thank you -- --