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Welcome to Hannity this is a -- alert there are a number of developing stories and you can be sure that we'll have complete coverage of the -- areas verdict as well as the very latest on the Cleveland kidnappings.
But we begin with today's explosive hearing on Capitol Hill -- three high level State Department officials.
Now collectively known as the big Ghazi whistle blowers.
Testified before the house oversight committee had a message to lawmakers was very powerful and it was emotional.
And it helped confirm once and for all that in the wake of that terrorist attack the Obama administration engaged in a widespread.
National security cover up.
And it was all done simply to ensure that President Obama was reelected.
Now because you probably were not able to watch all seven plus hours of today's hearings well we did it for you.
We put together all the highlights -- -- with a quick look.
Our goal in this investigation is to get answers.
Because their families deserve answers.
I'm a career public servant.
Until the aftermath of -- Ghazi.
I loved every day a -- job.
You believe you were kept out for political reasons this quote I exit I do not politicized my job -- Was there any awareness.
The the events occur because of -- YouTube video the YouTube video was a non event in Libya the only report that.
Our mission made it through every channel was that there had been at that attack on a consummate.
Not a protest.
The protest there was never an attempt to actually get these military aircraft over there.
Fast forward mr.
-- to the Sunday talk shows and ambassador Susan Rice.
She blamed this attack on a video in fact she did it five different times what was your reaction to that.
I was stunned.
My jaw dropped.
And I was embarrassed.
Did she talk to you before she went only five Sunday talk shows us -- You were the highest ranking official in Libya at the time correct yes.
And she did not bother to have a conversation with you before she went on national television -- -- When ambassador -- -- did you perhaps minutes.
Before he died as a dying declaration.
What precisely did he say to you.
-- that Greg were under attack did he mention one word about a protest or a demonstration.
No -- -- did not about 3.
I received a call from the prime minister of Libya.
I think it's the status phone call.
I've ever had in my life.
And he told me that.
Had passed away.
Incredible testimony now earlier the White House was asked to react to today's hearing let's take a look at this.
It is our view and it is a simple fact that from the early hours of the attack there have been attempts by the Republicans.
To politicize what was a tragic.
Attack on our facility in -- -- who led to the deaths of four Americans including our ambassador to Libya.
Enjoyment how to respond to those charges the two men who are on hand for today's bombshell testimony from the house oversight committee congressman Jason -- that's.
And congress and -- -- gentlemen welcome to the program.
I gotta be honest this was riveting compelling -- time spell binding and it was these guys were credible believable.
Congress -- -- -- let me start with you -- -- three components here.
-- do we know that they were denied.
The additional security they requested that's number one.
Number till we learned from the people there.
That they wanted you -- was -- not a -- issue here there was no protests no spontaneous protests and that was the spend that we got after.
And and then when he heard you know about about.
Susan -- test I was stunned my jaw dropped I was embarrassed when she blamed the YouTube video.
What do you make of what happened today.
You know we had three people who did a very difficult thing better very honorable and patriotic thing is.
They stepped up these these are political appointees these are people that have a combined service of nearly 75 years.
Foreign service sub Marine Corps all types of service.
And they stepped up and they told the truth and that's what makes the White House so nervous that's what's happens a lot of people running.
And when he says his -- drop there are a lot of ramifications for telling these lies.
I mean they testified that -- the one of the reasons we couldn't get the FBI in there for eighteen days.
Is the fact that we embarrass the president of Libya who had gone to Ben Ghazi and had a -- political peril said that this was a terrorist type of events.
And yet Susan Rice undercut that diminish that and it impeded our ability to catch the terrorists who did this they're still on the run.
And there are still four dead Americans who don't have the truth about what really happened.
-- -- congressman Downey what what are the American people what -- what and they just conclude here US got a great line of questioning here they never talked to mr.
Before they went on the shows.
We know that the talking points originally got it right before they got it wrong that they were altered.
I mean it do you believe that the American people purposely deceived and lied to to cover up something before an election.
All of there's no question -- anyone sitting in that committee room today it would draw that same conclusion that there was a concerted effort.
Shortly after being Ghazi to protect the president's reelection bid and right now there's a concerted effort to insulate and protect Secretary Clinton.
For wants congress did its job today it's our job to provide oversight.
There's no statue limitations when it comes to the truth.
And the least we can do for our four -- fellow Americans who were serving our stead -- our flag.
Is to find out exactly what happened and we took a big step today but Sean.
Today is just one step we need to have more hearings -- more firsthand.
Wolf what that when you look at the before no security there was a record request and granted when you look at the middle.
Troops that were ready to go and help we're told to stand down we learned today congressman -- -- And then the after a concerted effort to lie and cover up I mean of those three aspects what's the worst deal.
Well I'd say here the fact that we had four special forces.
There on the ground in Libya.
Ready to risk their lives they wanted to get in the fight their fellow fellow Americans were under attack they were being killed and these brave people.
Had their guns they are ready to go there getting in the convoy.
And then word came down.
And said he had to stand -- that's not the American way that's not the American military I know but we got to find out who made that order.
We were told by the president we've been told by everybody that they did everything they could to save those people but we hear testimony today from the chief of mission that they were told to stand down and that is just.
That is not gonna stand we have got to get to the truth -- a congressman Gary Galley where was the president we know it was -- -- it -- it who by Leon Panetta is there any indication the president ever.
As to update when our embassy was under attack and that our.
Our ambassador was in trouble didn't do was there ever any communication that has been confirmed or that he just went to bed and got up -- one fund -- the next -- There was nothing brought out today bar colleagues on the other side of the Al that would indicate what the president was doing -- this seven hour long siege took place.
So I'd -- wanna be fair to -- but what the simple fact is I I even after eight months cannot tell you what -- commander in chief was doing.
-- -- or people under our flag.
We're being murdered and order assault on a foreign land it is sad that a member of congress after eight months can't answer your question.
And congressman chip -- you when you went to -- -- you met with mr.
And then apparently he was excoriated.
For daring to talk to you.
Is that it sounds to me like there was an attempt an -- this was Hillary's chief of staff as I understand it.
Wolf a little bit surreal for me to hear this but the reality as the first week of October I did go to to Libya to go to the Gaza but it was in Tripoli.
I did meet with mr.
-- and we heard testimony that mr.
hicks was -- -- -- a time did not allow me to speak to three individuals there including mr.
That the State Department had sent along a baby sitter a reminder to listen and take notes of everything I did.
That this person that mr.
hicks was then chastised by Hillary Clinton's chief of staff.
And I admit I -- -- -- to know what was said to you I guess to cover their story order.
Merge their stories.
I mean the idea that a member -- congress trying to seek out the truth and they're being told not to allow that member congress -- have an individual conversation.
I mean that's that's pretty stunning one last question all throw it out to -- W.
Do you see any obstruction issues any potential criminal issues and in all of -- Well I'll take out only because Hubbell former prosecutor I think it's too early and again it's embarrassing to say that after eight months.
But what we're still going through documents were still getting getting access to documents.
It's too early to make that call -- what -- also.
This is too early for.
Of grieving parents and spouses and children and I promise you took them eight months was not a long time ago.
Well well I appreciate both of you I gotta tell you it was it takes your breath away.
What happened and how was covered up and I hope you both will continue to get to the bottom of -- thank you both.
Think chuck thank you and still ahead tonight we do have come.
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