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-- breaking news right now this is a live shot that is senator Mike Rogers of the Intel committee.
They are grilling our intelligence leaders and moments ago the has -- -- numbered days season I don't know what that number is -- which puts us that kind of in the book with him for some time anyways just yesterday.
The leading Syrian opposition group pledged its allegiance to al-Qaeda in Iraq.
That has raised a lot of new concerns about what's going on Syria chief intelligence correspondent Catherine -- is -- Monitoring all of these proceedings this morning of course and she joins us NASA -- what what are we expecting today and there.
-- only twice -- -- the intelligence officials laying out publicly the current and emerging threats facing the United States.
The congress -- -- the budget priorities for the sixteen intelligence agencies as well the FBI fox -- tool that the witnesses will be pressed on this week's confirmation.
That a leading opposition -- -- -- front whose fighters are considered to be the most seasoned in Syria.
Is a fully owned and operated subsidiary of al-Qaeda in Iraq and on the eve of the hearing the State Department attempted to downplay the connection.
As old news.
The link between al-Qaeda in Iraq in the on this -- from Syria that was well known before this announcement.
They -- public claim of ownership of the -- -- Validates what we've long known that the news news -- front is a serious arm.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But the public confirmation now leaves no data but the strength of the relationship.
And it seemed to explain why the Iraqi Government has been so concerned.
About the growth of the industry front across its border in Syria -- it certainly does have happened what does this mean after the administration's support.
In some ways at least of the Syrian opposition.
Well this clearly complicates an already complicated situation a congressional source telling Fox News.
That in early September last year a week before the -- Ghazi terrorist attack.
Then CIA director David Petraeus went to Turkey to emphasized that the US needed more visibility on who was getting the weapons traveling across the Turkish border into Syria.
And falling into the hands of extremists groups like -- -- so there we have.
This chain -- that this concern about who is ultimately getting these weapons traveling from Turkey into Syria.
Predates the bank -- attack last fall just ran for senator Graham Padres Mac question at a hearing a lot was -- -- he possibly -- asking and now.
We know little bit more Catherine thank you very much you're welcome.
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