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So they're hard to think developments from over the weekend again this morning now an investigation would actually occurred have been -- Libya and in the days that followed.
Now witness who will testify this week and a long anticipated congressional hearings were charged today and secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Tried to cut the department's own anti terrorism unit out of the -- -- -- -- -- the attack.
This is the three whistle blowers who have been kept under wraps for months will provide.
Other new details Republican congressman to airlines the chairman of the oversight and Government Reform Committee will be -- hearing on Wednesday answer.
Good morning to you and welcome back here to him.
Good morning -- and thanks for covering the the really gallium -- Testimony of these whistle we will follow that on Wednesday certainly I've got a number of questions -- like to go through as quickly don't see how far can advance the story today.
Will there be new information from your office today as to what happened in the hours and days after that how the administration responded.
Absolutely part of the before during and after release.
Which comes from actual testimony will be made public some of it today how could that affect the story -- read in the headlines that we know of right now.
Well I think it's a story grows every one becomes more and more familiar.
That when Hillary Clinton said what difference does it make it makes a big difference it makes a difference in in who's responsible for these men's death.
And ultimately whether or not we covered up for political reasons or is the president's asserting for classified reasons which.
Is becoming more and more doubtful Mark Thompson who worked at the State Department there works -- the State Department according to -- James Rosen and some reporting he was doing yesterday and again last night he will testify.
Under wrote that secretary of state Hillary Clinton a top -- there tried to cut that counterterrorism bureau out of the loop.
And the days after what happened and Ben Ghazi if that is the case what would have been for her motivation for doing that you believe.
-- I think that's an important question this idea that it wasn't terrorism which has been said both said -- -- said plays right into this.
If as the president said the Rose Garden it was an act of terror that of course the counterterrorism unit that exist for just that reason the State Department.
Should have been there at every moment.
But if you wanted it to seem like it wasn't terrorism.
Keeping them out of the room allows you to.
Play with this false truths that somehow it was a video.
And the same as the protests and he -- Which of course from the get go everyone knew this wasn't true based on what you know then how damaging is this -- Hillary Clinton.
-- think it's damaging because it happened on her watch I think the important thing is that.
It's Hillary Clinton is no longer secretary of state but there are many people still with State Department who were.
Involved in this at the highest levels who continue to keep their jobs and keep this this symbol of the war is over terrorism is behind us we know in Boston.
We know in Syria.
We know every day.
-- the survivors if you will from Ben Ghazi that -- just simply isn't true you're saying then that this was done strictly for political means.
I think there's no other real plausible question about that politics played a part in falsifying these.
These statements before or during and after the attack in Ben Ghazi.
And that's the real question is can we get the politics out can we make the men and women the State Department safer and can we be honest about the real threat.
Of extremism around the world and even in our own backyard.
We have three witnesses here -- -- put the graphic back on the screen in a moment here we do not have a picture yet for Mark Thompson but we do have for Gregory -- Now Gregory hicks was working in Tripoli the -- he attacks is that correct.
Yes I've had the -- handpicked deputy of the ambassador and he is the one who said that Cris Stevens.
Knew exactly what this was at the moment that the attack unfolded and that was an act of terrorism.
What will he tell the American people on Wednesday he will.
He will he will be the one who can tell what the last words just outside of Ben -- were of the ambassador which is great were under attack.
He will be able to to explain when he express that.
Both in real time and then later to Beth Jones at the State Department these were unwelcome.
And ultimately he was cut out of the process of those famous talking points that got changed by the State Department and perhaps the White House so that.
Rice went on television simply saying things that weren't true not now and -- resulting.
-- but this this State Department did -- review internally and that review apparently is being reviewed again.
And Hillary Clinton was not interviewed for that particular review but Gregory hicks -- I'm so is he alleging that his account has been suppressed.
And how can he make that accusation when he himself answered questions -- and state.
Well the amazing thing about the error be is that it's simply wrong and it's one of the reasons whistle blowers are coming forward right now.
Gregory hicks for example it's never been allowed to see the classified.
-- RB report which is pretty absurd when you consider he's the most knowledgeable person in country.
They can testify as to what was going on and what the ambassador thought and said.
So this is one of those challenges where.
They cut out the person most able to comment and then they say but we interviewed -- interviews -- one way process review of a document before it goes out and -- Understanding the concerns the Gregory hicks had when he said that the air -- was if you will incomplete or just plain wrong.
He's been cut out of classified documents he can't even look at his own emails.
Because they the State Department has not been willing to allow this and this country that of course is part of what is business as usual when you become a whistle.
While -- get to one more point to and on the -- -- report because we've been told for weeks now the people been threatened with their careers.
Here is democratic Congressman Lynch with Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday.
Who says that is simply not the case listen here on which it reacts the the only the only the only retaliation I've heard out here.
Is that one of these witnesses.
Watch -- assignment and a promotion he hasn't gotten a promotion that he wanted and he's saying that that's somehow retaliation.
So you know.
I haven't got to yet is that it's actually in the process that's that's the that's the level of threats and intimidation he hasn't got a promotion and why -- is is that true congressman I said.
What can you well today after if if congressman link sponsor me an apologist for the administration.
-- I expect that on Wednesday but his information simply wrong this is a career professional overall career professionals.
Who asked for.
Help in in in representing his whistle blower refused and he's been denied an attorney we've been unable we have the committee is -- -- attorneys.
Finally he has an attorney who has a long history of representing people with -- top clearances.
And as of today she still has not been allowed to have a full clearance or to read the information.
So lynch is either just wrong covering for the administration.
-- simply behind the times on the facts as they are your -- to thank you we are looking forward to the testimony on Wednesday.
We'll see with the story Ben -- eight months later -- where 'cause then thank you sir for your time today.
Thank you -- ten minutes.
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