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Right now lawmakers are gearing up for a key hearing tomorrow on the -- -- terror attack as new details emerge about the night that militants.
-- the American diplomatic compound in Libya.
And killed four people including US ambassador Chris Stephens.
Three whistle blowers are set to testify including the man in the middle there Gregory hicks.
He was the number two at the time in country to ambassador Stephens.
He's expected to tell lawmakers that American officials in Libya tried to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over been Ghazi.
But the Defense Department said they had no units that could respond in time.
So as congress tries to get to the bottom of exactly what happened that night the White House is making it clear it's done nothing to suppress witness testimony.
Reducing exposure and that the departments of state and defense.
Had told you they had told colleagues and I said that they were not aware of anyone else of either department wanted to come forward and say anything about this.
Now that there are.
Looks like at least two or three witnesses are going to be speaking to -- -- Speaking publicly -- hearing on Wednesday.
Do you think -- told -- the whole story last week.
I don't understand it do these these witnesses are going to talk to congress and we have said.
This we are not aware of anyone who has.
Been blocked from speaking to congress if they so choose to or want to speak to congress.
-- blocked over the last eight months we are unaware of anyone being blocked from talking to congress.
If they chose to -- wanted to speak to congress.
Senator Lindsey Graham -- a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee senator it's good -- you to join us.
If you -- able to hear what Jay Carney said there do you agree that no one in the administration.
Has been blocking anybody from testified.
Well he needs to called the State Department are wrote a letter of weeks ago.
Asking the State Department provide the names of the five security officers who were involved.
Who are responsible for.
Providing protection at consulate in the Gaza -- got a letter back yesterday.
Saying that they're not gonna be provided an -- will be provided to -- -- congress because they're worried about.
The identities of these people being compromised and there's an ongoing FBI investigation.
Well number one and we can interview these people without revealing their identities.
And this is not a crime we're trying to -- we're trying to get to the bottom of the national security disaster.
So Jay Carney.
Call the State Department and get them to change their mind about telling me that these witnesses will not be made available.
Gregory hicks -- who was the number two State Department official in the country that night.
Says he was trying to get the Defense Department to scramble fighter jets to at least -- -- the compound.
And make some noise maybe scare some people off.
The administration seems to have indicated that that that that would have been sort of a breach of international protocol.
When -- finally to a Pakistani airspace to get Osama bin Laden.
Well I'd say that's a ridiculous excuse and the idea they couldn't get there in time is puzzling because.
They did not tell us when they attacked the conflict how long the attack -- Lance.
So I asked Dempsey and Panetta at the time you were made aware of the attack on the consulate did -- know when it would be over.
This get a win for -- so the idea they didn't scramble the jets because they couldn't get there in time defies common sense.
And if this is the excuse given we don't wanna violate energy and -- Libyan airspace.
That's ridiculous I hate to be serving.
And some volatile region of the world and that's going to be American policy -- nobody will ever have you back.
You've been one of the voices in that building the capitol building railing -- about what's gone on here.
Fox News has done a significant amount of reporting but about other outlets have not now all of a sudden it's on page one of the Washington Post.
And other papers today the fact that Gregory hicks account is going to be told to congress are you pleased that this story is finally.
Getting some legs.
Yeah enough for me but for the people who lived through the debacle called Ben Ghazi CBS has done a pretty good job -- Cheryl -- and Bob Schieffer.
Let the -- now want the information to come out is because America needs to hear the truth about what happened in Gaza and what Washington was telling.
The American people about hey guys he did not reflect the truth of what happened on the ground.
It was seven weeks before an election I think they -- jealously guarding the narrative al-Qaeda was on -- -- Bin Laden was dead were all safer and -- Gaza destroyed that narrative.
In this time for the people who lived -- -- Gaza and the families of those who died.
To hear the truth it was a terrorist attack from the very beginning.
And these pieces is why they could be reinforced.
Really don't make sense and we're -- -- it would hold people accountable the goal is held people accountable.
You know in an appropriate way.
And what if it turns out that those two former Navy SEALs Tyrone woods and -- Doherty who were killed in the second wave of attacks.
At the -- what if it turns out that live their lives might have been saved by some kind of a quick response.
-- what do.
It turns out that being -- was the death trap and should never been opened and Secretary Clinton in the higher ups in the State Department.
Ignored warnings for months I think that's important.
What does it mean not to have any military assets available and if if they were assets available what does it mean to be told there were none available -- -- being.
Misled here so yes we -- -- know it could have been prevented the families need to know the circumstances of how their loved ones died.
Those who -- in harm's way.
The American people need to know that they were under attack by al-Qaeda groups not by our riot generated -- video.
That had nothing to do -- this the truth matters in times like this and we also need to understand.
Is our foreign policy working is this light footprint leading from behind outsourcing -- nonexistent governments because -- don't have a large American presence.
Is it working out what suggested maybe his -- in the day.
That our foreign policy in the mideast is not working a lot of questions yet to be answered perhaps we will start getting some answers tomorrow at those hearings.
Senator Lindsey -- one -- thing I hope -- some bipartisan desire to get to the truth here.
Because they should be bipartisan desire to find out what happened of these people and -- the story told the Washington.
This was so wrong it's a very important point senator Lindsey Graham thank you thank you.
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