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My next guess is demanding answers and wants to question under -- the two men who led the state department's investigation of the big Ghazi terror attack.
He's California congressman Darrell ice up he's a Republican and chairman of the house oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Mister chairman first let me ask you what you made of the president's remarks earlier this morning.
The only the president could tell us with a straight face that there's never been any confusion in that from the beginning they said the right thing.
-- Obviously -- did.
No to be the true.
And he was doing that on behalf of the president so the president can't have it both ways he can you can't say that if he's always been honest and -- in fact have.
People such as ambassador Stevens himself in real time as he's being attacked saying to his number two.
-- were under attack or.
Gregory hicks himself telling the operations center at state within minutes.
That it's a it's a terrorist attack and he knew from the get go it was.
So -- you go through them the facts as they work yes in real time we knew this was an al-Qaeda backed terrorist attack.
And everything else in between is simply revisionist history.
Because the president came out and said that no one no one understood.
What was happening in the first few days or when it was happening in your challenging that here I want to ask you about that that sound bite we played in in setting up James -- hit.
Where he says -- -- -- the White House were the ones who gave those emails that Steve Hayes got his hands on and that Jon Karl that his hands on.
To these congressional committees months ago and that he omits the -- now but he says.
And determined that there was nothing afoul of the process we had used.
And he says there's no there there he basically says you you log in congress gave him a pass on these emails months ago.
This is an interesting story and it it's sort of use of of careful words first of all it's not committees as I understand it's committee.
My committee didn't have those.
It was delivered to the committee that has exclusive jurisdiction over sources and methods in other words Covert activities as though there were secrets -- there.
They were told they could look at it but then the agreement was it wouldn't go anywhere else so when they're looking at quote what in the CIA know and when did they know it.
They were looking at -- -- one role where you and I look at this unclassified.
Or should be unclassified information.
And we realize that it just played a.
A cover up in that same statement the president said.
He said and number one.
560s after Susan Rice.
He said I made it -- it by the way her talking points pretty much -- my presidential daily briefing.
And keep in mind -- two to three days after Susan Rice appeared I set up ahead of our National Counterterrorism Center battles and to Capitol Hill.
And specifically said it was an act of terrorism had no pronoun there again.
He says and specifically said it was an act of terrorism that is what Matt Olson said so he says -- ivy covering up something when I had sent Matt -- up to Capitol Hill.
He testified it was an act of terrorism your thoughts.
Well first of all the president sent a letter.
To the president of Libya where he didn't call it a terrorist attack even.
In -- in real time the president of Libya was calling this a pre planned September 11 terrorist attack.
So I think when you look at official correspondence from the president.
Through the acting ambassador to the president of Libya which came out in our hearing and was testified to under -- The words that are being used carefully.
Like you just said active terror and act of terror is different than a terrorist attack.
The truth is if this was a terrorist attack this -- al-Qaeda at -- this came over the wall very quickly attacked and killed.
Two people and then later two more hours later.
Ambassador Stevens in real time told his number two well he was being attacked -- were under attack.
There were pre planned attacks beforehand including blowing out a piece of the wall at this at this diplomatic facility in Ben Ghazi.
That that information was denied in real time to the American people.
Here's the real point though in the one that our committees trying to get to there were three fundamental mistakes they said they had they need more security they got less security.
They began being attacked and were checked for -- seven hours and -- to believe that no response could even be started.
They could have helped -- seven hours later.
Quite frankly you can take off from Washington DC on a commercial flight and practically -- -- Ben Ghazi by the end of seven hours you certainly can take off.
From areas of the Mediterranean it and bring at least some support in less than seven hours and then lastly the American people deserve.
Real time information.
And other State Department assets deserve the same thing remember that could have been a similar terrorist attack at another embassy or consulate.
And they were not being prepared.
For what would have been a pre planned -- I got a couple more questions -- get thirty -- Hillary Clinton of -- testified she knew nothing about the lack of security the requests that have been made for security have been denied by her underlings.
Now the -- former vice president of the United States Dick -- and pushing for you guys to subpoena her because we find out now that the head of beat these two guys who ran the review of the State Department.
Didn't think it was important to talk to the secretary of state so no one is no one who was responsible for that review talked to her.
You guys that are testifying Kapalua before but my question do you is does she get subpoenaed now.
And is she what do you make of the fact that.
-- -- -- she didn't know about the refusals.
Security or as she testified she just had no idea about any of this and what does that -- us to conclude about our former secretary of state.
I think we can certainly -- believe that she was disconnected dispassionate.
Even when she called -- 2 in the morning on an obligatory call to the now acting ambassador in Libya she never asked what he knew about the attack.
In in her inner sort of performer call so I think what you have is somebody who does this symbolism but doesn't do the substance.
-- Maybe just maybe she knew what we wanna do with who want to get to who knew when did they know and who with the highest level is responsible for bad judgment.
And I think that's where undersecretary Kennedy and other key lieutenants and these are not underlings -- key lieutenants.
That the this so called nonpartisan report didn't seem to have any blame a -- above low ranking.
We need to find out if high ranking people whether career or political should be held accountable and that's what we're gonna do looting and.
-- -- Kennedy mrs.
Clinton again who else do you want to testify.
Right now we're going to be having interviews.
Under -- With the two people that headed up the ARB we're gonna get through the questions about what did they find out how did they reach their conclusions.
We also were gonna begin interviewing some of the same people that we've been denied up till now that the AARP in interviewed.
But before we do public hearings on anyone's request.
We're gonna do the private research the good.
Questions the questions were somebody's given all the time they need to get the answer right.
Including bringing stacks of paperwork them -- because that's the right way to do an investigation.
It's not about public shows it's about preventing that happen.
When -- -- last question -- -- quick answer should the president released his presidential daily brief from the time prior to around the time -- -- Gaza.
I think when the American people are told lies the documents leading to those lies become fit -- the president to -- -- all information that.
He his view and an opposing view as to what had -- and how do we get misled mr.
chairman thanks for being here.
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