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They died serving our nation's interest overseas eight US diplomats and State Department employees killed in the line of service.
And today Vice President Biden and the secretary of state -- honored the fallen at a ceremony in DC.
Among those remembered for Americans who died in last year's terrorist attack -- the US consulate outpost in Ben Ghazi.
Ambassadors to Libya Cris Stevens the information officer Sean Smith.
And two members of the embassy security personnel Glenn -- and Tyrone woods.
James Rosen is watch it departments tonight James what we learned more today about what the government knew about the -- -- attacks early on.
That's right -- a new report in the weekly standard by Fox News contributor Steve Hayes includes excerpts.
Of the early drafts of those infamous talking points that senior administration officials used to describe Ben Ghazi is a spontaneous protest gone awry and not a terrorist event.
But just 72 hours after the attacks the documents show CIA stated quote the crowd almost certainly was a mix of individuals from across many sectors of Libyan society.
That being said we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to -- Qaeda participated in the attack.
We continue to be transparent.
With the congress and have been and shared.
Thousands of documents the issue talking points has been something that they've looked into.
And so we're gonna get an individual documents when we're -- -- White house Press Secretary Jay Carney had said on September 18 that there was quote.
No evidence to suggest that can -- -- was a pre planned attack ship more push back from the State Department tonight -- about your reporting on the internal probe that's under way.
-- -- -- officials here do acknowledge chef that these so called ARB.
That's the special panel that was convened by then secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Was chaired by former admiral Mike Mullen and former ambassador Tom Pickering to review Ben Ghazi while they acknowledge that that probe itself is now under review by the department's Office of Inspector General but they insist.
It's a fairly routine matter and that all previous ARBs nearly twenty of them are also under review.
But a spokesman today had no answer as to why the Ben Ghazi ARB fail to interview then secretary of state Clinton.
Also among those not interviewed by that panel to so called State Department whistle blowers were set to testify before congress this coming Wednesday chef James thank you.
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