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Hi I'm bill Riley thanks for watching us and -- very busy news day we'll have analysis of the -- areas verdict she was found guilty of first degree murder.
Also the latest on the horrendous Cleveland kidnapping case.
But first our lead story tonight the -- Ghazi hearings in Washington today that is -- subject of this evening's talking points memo.
There is no question no question at all.
That the USA did not protect its ambassador to Libya Christopher Stephens and three other Americans who were murdered by terrorists may Ghazi.
Last September 11.
So today the house oversight committee tried to find out exactly who screwed up and walk at least some of the congress people did.
A few committee members use their time to protect the Obama administration people like Carolyn Maloney.
And -- -- Norton did that.
There are three major areas of concern for those who want to know the truth.
Why did the White House not deploy a rapid security team when all hell broke loose in -- dot.
State Department official mark -- a counter terrorism expert testified this way.
I -- my leadership.
Indicating that we needed two.
The deployment of the for an emergency support team I -- debt considered.
And I I notified.
The White House.
Out of my the idea.
They indicated that meetings had already taken place that evening that.
-- taking -- out of the.
Menu of options.
Thompson went on to say he was not told why.
Emergency sport team was not deploy.
The next area of concern is why a ambassador Susan Rice -- the world shortly after the Merck is when she said and it provocative anti Muslim video.
Could have ignited a spontaneous.
Attack on the Americans.
The second in command in Libya State Department visual Gregory hicks took on that question.
And ambassador Stephen stall did you perhaps minutes.
Before he died as a dying declaration.
What precisely did he say to you.
He said Greg were under attack did he mention one word about a protest or a demonstration.
No -- did not.
So fast forward mr.
picks 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 -- -- fix was in Tripoli during the attacks and says he felt powerless to help the ambassador.
I asked the defense associated been talking with -- for -- and with.
Is anything coming will they be sending us any help is there something.
Out there if and he answered that.
The nearest help was enough to -- know.
The nearest there where there were fighter planes.
They said that it would take two to three hours.
For them to.
Get on site but that there also were no tankers available for them to refuel.
-- Leon I was in Italy where America has an air base.
The third and perhaps most important question going forward.
Was President Obama and or Hillary Clinton at fault.
In the Ben Ghazi to -- Mr.
hicks -- -- the morning.
Secretary of state called you personally.
Not a common call no -- Did she ask you about the cause of the the attack she -- me ask about videos did she ask about anything at all that would have allowed you to answer the question of how -- bing does he came to be attacked as far as you know.
I don't recall that being.
Part of the conversation she wasn't interested in the caused the attack and this was the only time you talk directly to the secretary.
Where you could have told -- not told her about the cause of the attack.
There was the yes that was the only time when.
Now because of ambassador rice's subsequent testimony the allegation -- Secretary Clinton did not aggressively seek the truth about the attack becomes import.
The witnesses today were compelling but they're not -- the level where they could level.
Direct charges against -- president or even Secretary.
Obama was barely mentioned in the -- his role remains largely undefined.
And is likely to stay that way.
Veritable love the pin down the president of the United States without subpoena powers and those are not likely to be granted in this investigation.
Unless more evidence surfaces.
So we the people are left with the facts US government did not protect its people in Libya the way it should happen.
It was not forthcoming.
About who launched the attack.
And it has not brought the killers to justice.
In the -- is that it is a tragic embarrassment to this country.
And speaks to the failure of leadership in the State Department and in the White House at the level in -- White House I'm not sure but certainly the White House was involved.
There's no way ambassador Susan right.
Should have been allowed to mislead the world if you don't know ambassador don't say anything -- not sure keep quiet.
Simple truth is that Republicans want to know the whole story because it embarrasses the Democrats.
And the Democrats don't want to know the whole story because it helps Republicans.
But the folks should know what happened there especially the families of the murdered Americans.
I believe there will be more to come.
On the Ben Ghazi chaos.
And it's --
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