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The whole issue of this -- talking points.
Frankly throughout this process has been a -- there's no there there.
Keep in mind by the way these two so called talking points that were prepared.
For Susan writes.
56 days after the event occurred.
Pretty much matched the assessments that I was receiving at that time.
In my presidential daily briefing the whole thing defies logic we've got a whole bunch people in the State Department who consistently say you know what I'm willing to step up I'm going to.
To put myself in harm's way we dishonor them.
-- we'd turn things like this into a political circus.
I was very dismissive President Obama earlier today during a joint press conference with British prime minister David Cameron and -- our commander in chief brushes off that Benghazi controversy is.
-- a political circus.
-- it sure doesn't look like this massive national security cover up is gonna go away any time soon joining me now on the phone.
With explosive reaction former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney mr.
vice president welcome back sir.
Candidate John -- doctors.
You know -- -- into those no there there it sounded to me like a little bit of a challenge reminded me a little bit when Gary Hart said didn't just follow me.
Well they did and saw.
-- I'm I've watched.
The -- got this thing with great interest China -- I think it's one of the worst.
-- is frankly.
That I can call my my career.
That put the whole.
Capability claiming that terrorist problem solved once we got a lot.
That al-Qaeda it was it was over west if they told the truth about -- -- -- -- -- -- -- terrorist attack by al-Qaeda affiliated group.
It would have destroyed the -- -- -- to competence of the bases its campaign for reelection.
-- -- They claimed it was because as a demonstration video that it would have to admit that it was really all about their top of that.
That the state department of the white outfit at the ignored repeated warnings CIA about the threat.
State board -- its own people up ground but it needed security.
Deep debt -- what majority there.
The administration neither had built forces ready to respond to attack.
Which should have to anticipate that approach if or that refuse to deploy the our people let's -- up.
You know mr.
vice president the president claiming the talking points didn't matter.
The original talking points in the CIA is assessment by the 100% accurate.
That this was terror related related.
And Charles -- -- al-Qaeda -- group.
They got it right and then.
Twelve versions later it evolved into something.
That everybody on the ground knew had nothing to do with the attack a YouTube video.
And that this was somehow spontaneous and that's what Susan Rice set on the five Sunday programs.
And that's what the president was telling the world via the UN two weeks later when everybody knew that -- that wasn't true.
And Jay Carney saying these -- stylistic changes.
There -- dramatic substantive changes.
So what do you think is worse than before the door in the after part of this seems to me the cover -- always makes it worse.
Right now they tried to covered up by constructed -- story claiming there was confusion about what had happened.
And guys out there was no.
It was obvious this -- we got that and bats Steven on the phone that I -- -- that quote we are under attack.
The cover up included several officials have to have included -- bottom.
And the cover up still on going.
Yes let's go to the before part we we now know and we learned this at the hearings last week.
Knew that this particular particular consulate.
Was a potential threat and as you mentioned especially -- the anniversary of 9/11 and we know that the ambassador and others.
Additional security but yet they were denied that is not a hotbed of of terrorist training there.
Well it is it's but boy kidnapped.
I think -- -- probably get more than -- saint Patrick based on account.
That indicated that I guess -- maybe we but they had picked up.
A massive traffic.
-- -- for the an individual could actually participated.
And who was member of answer option -- al-Qaeda related they're affiliated.
Organizations there was -- any doubt about all the -- -- here.
I'll indeed the whole notion that they've -- -- this process try to get to the troops they did exactly the opposite.
-- -- -- -- -- Start out with the truth that's report by the intelligence community and then you turn it into total distortion.
The political types.
White House -- you know books of the state park attendance.
-- what do you make of the fact that we learn last week that there were two.
Specific stand down order -- we know in the case of the CIA -- about a mile away the two brave Navy SEALs.
Ordered not to go help but they did it anyway -- lost their lives in this in this attack right now and we have another stand down order but we don't know who gave the stand down order.
Palin in the White House all we know is the president was informed the attack was ongoing.
And never inquired.
After woods for an update.
And they got up the next morning after you went to bed and then -- campaigning.
Does that sound like normal operating procedure.
It but that doesn't sound like their books that you remember when they were doing in the bin Laden -- you get pictures all over the place the president -- -- that -- situation monitoring.
The takedown well some of them want.
Now this this is exactly the opposite of that I think there there there's a whole set of questions that need to be asked shop about the military action.
Now in the in.
I'm past experience what we've got in the situation especially if I'm glad we were always on the -- -- to -- -- the ready to go I'm eleventh.
We had that we got specially trained units that practice the sort of -- very good at and -- top of the Politico.
And there for example but it is.
Team and -- this -- It's.
At that site the commander training the local area -- repaid.
Why I had provisions that paid to have.
Forces that we had grade saying it's a cappella but it consciously to disturb our way that conflict.
Why weren't they deployed they're ready to go to take actual competitive spirit of at least -- Or North Africa.
But -- make no sense and they have played totally for their responsibility part of the considerable good that they had a problem with current.
That perpetuate distinction that there's a terrorist threat because if that but that's a lot.
-- -- would be consistent with the denial of radical Islamic terrorists that have been that we witnessed them throughout the Obama presidency.
Let me ask you one last question if I name sir I am and that is the higher arrests targeting groups that had been named Tea Party or patriot.
Or those that desire to make America better place to live.
Or those that criticize how the country was being run.
Or those that talked about the constitution and the bill of rights.
You've been around Washington a long time and a number of administrations.
The IRS being used.
For a political witch hunt against those that have differing viewpoints how dangerous is this for the president himself.
I think it's very dangerous.
I can't believe some guy down of the -- of the organization but the except this.
It would require I would think because of the sensitivity but but but a pretty I have -- final spot.
And apparently fairly senior people -- period now been told don't -- these two years it is it's one of the most egregious abuses of government power I think I would never.
Well back water is one of the counts against Richard's next -- These are -- Calling the IRS to investigate that do audits it's that is that the.
vice president how you feel by the way I hope you do law I'm doing great truck -- stress.
I appreciate -- and I appreciate you being with us coming up next.
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