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Side that -- Ben Ghazi hearings today and afterwards we spoke with house oversight committee chair Darrell I sat.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Thanks for covering today's hearing you've gone through all of the documents to talk people for weeks leading up this year I'm curious did you learn anything new today.
I think the American people learn today from these brave witnesses he's whistle blowers.
That the facts as we were told before during and after the attack -- -- simply.
Aren't what they really -- the acting ambassador after.
Ambassador Stephens was murdered.
Told us in great detail about what happened that day and what happened in the days to follow and why we should know that he knew.
And everyone else in the mission knew from the moment it happened from the get go is he said.
That this was a terrorist attack ranking member -- he came out the gate and us and -- politicizing stings in Washington start off political.
But when you.
When you have witnesses who come forward whistle blowers and they're not Republicans or Democrats.
The fact is these are career professional State Department people win as many as 32 years of public service.
-- who we heard from today and I think people on both sides of the aisle may have asked questions based on their part in their view.
But the answers -- the answers American people should listen to.
Acting ambassador hicks said that when.
Congressman -- -- went to Libya.
That apparently he would at least he testified today that he was instructed.
Not to have any personal timer personal interview with congressman -- -- that's.
But the fact that they didn't want anything if you will off the record or anything that might be said that they would know shows a level of concern they shouldn't have.
Congressman -- was sent by me personally in preparation for the October 10 hearing along with career people on the committee staff members just -- Get the facts as best they could.
He did get some of those facts but in many cases what he had was a reminder old warrior.
From the State Department and a four star general.
So -- I -- -- ask those miners bring the men asked to what extent I was choreograph you know Greta.
You've got a lot of experience in law and I only do this on committee.
But you can be sent down.
-- -- path looking for wrongdoing conspiracies.
That probably happen.
Those lawyers were probably sent by somebody to keep us from getting to something.
But candidly as quickly as possible we simply want to have the whistle blowers that are still out there -- -- You witnesses that are still out there to come forward.
Tell us this story.
Will get it out and close up this investigation.
I don't -- -- be chasing down every rabbit hole over how the administration was paranoid about us finding out.
I'm only concerned about how do we keep this from happening in the future.
And congressman Cummings repeatedly said exactly the same thing.
We need to find these facts so we can make sure it doesn't happen again.
hicks to come forward and now I mean this happened back September and I -- -- probably about late march is when he first.
One talked -- think he -- to work within the system.
That call that he they had multiple calls he had where he said.
I don't know how you're getting this this idea that this was a demonstration.
I knew better you should know better and then being rebuffed by a senior State Department personnel.
And a series of activities including essentially his being called on the carpet and hold and put into a lower position.
I think those kinds of reprisals that came from his coming forward to say you guys don't have -- right and he did that in the system before he ever came to congress.
I think that's Republicans against -- that he had no salvation within state that he would have to fight for what was true with congress mr.
chairman thank you -- Thank you very.