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For President Obama now dismissing new criticisms about his administration's response to the bank -- -- terror attack that killed four Americans.
We dishonor them.
You know we turn things like this into a political circus.
What happened was tragic.
It was carried out by extremists inside Libya.
We are out there trying to hunt down the folks who carried this out and we're trying to make sure that we fix the system.
So that it doesn't happen again.
They haven't from yesterday.
And there's a picture of Sean Smith he was one of the four Americans who was killed that night he was a State Department information security officer.
And his mother Patricia Smith who has joined us before joins us once again this morning mrs.
Smith welcome thank you very much for being with us today.
There -- tough to me about your reaction.
To what you heard the president just say.
Well as far as I can tell.
He is the one politicizing everything.
My son was.
That he described himself as the flaming liberal.
And we chatted all the time about that and -- an independent.
Where does it say anywhere that we're Republican and where we're doing this the only one mentioning this is the president.
You know it what he's saying is politicized where these talking points that were put -- by the CIA which basically said.
That they were concerned that there could have been al-Qaeda involvement.
In this attack.
That was removed from the talking points and then Susan Rice went on all the Sunday shows to begin talking about this and basically said that it was all about a video.
You know what is your reaction to him saying that he thinks that all of this has been made into a political circus now.
And does it distract.
From what is most important to you.
I can't answer for him.
I don't know why he things the way he did.
I don't know why they made the decisions that they made but nobody has ever ever gotten back to me to explain what happened.
You know when you look.
Back at that mrs.
Smith and you I think of the president the day after.
Your son was killed and the three others were count.
Coming out and seeing that justice would be done and just a couple of just a week or so ago I think it was they released three pictures.
That's a picture of your son there how we also have three pictures of men who were on the scene.
How do you you know -- -- -- I guess you have no idea how the investigation is going and most of us don't because you haven't been told anything either right.
The -- -- that I've gotten from the media itself and from various people calling me.
To tell me what they know and there's an awful lot that I know.
But I can't prove anything.
And they don't want to know anything -- one -- -- covered their butts.
And that's that's what this government has turned into I don't like my government I love my country desperately.
But I don't like my government they don't tell the truth.
You when you watch pattern of you you witnessed the testimony by Greg hicks the other day who you know center will loves you -- there and loves his country and -- has served it ably as your son dead.
He also expressed that frustration and that that's sadness.
About why he believe the truth could not be told I mean what what do you think is behind this.
It if you are hearing things -- you believe that that there is a treat to be told.
What do you think's the motivation for why it isn't being told.
And it my son didn't create those politics he was very close up about everything -- -- barely knew anything from him.
The only thing the last words I heard from him was him calling me telling me -- there's somebody out here taking pictures of 9/11 I'm really worried.
They -- government it was told.
If if if Hillary was told I don't know she wasn't nuts -- such she wasn't told why not.
What was she doing that was her department.
It's what she should do is the only reason that she wasn't told -- that she didn't she'd probably tell other people don't tell me anything so I don't have to admit.
Admit to anything.
I don't know.
Are you know if I don't know.
And know that you.
I'm sure that you desperately want the satisfaction of knowing the facts because as you say you get phone calls people tell you things.
There are whistle blowers out there and there may be more to -- we may learn more about this.
It do you think that you know it would it satisfy you if if you sought more hearings you know -- people are talking about bringing Hillary Clinton back.
And questioning her again.
I mean I get satisfaction but -- -- desperately want to be there at every hearing Elena liquor in the as she looked me in the eye and tell me she told me it was a video.
And I'm sure that's where -- just don't -- saying that the -- -- somebody can prove different.
Because she doesn't know they didn't tell her.
So where does this go you know I mean it it we we probably will have more hearings and that is that the political nation on the the political is -- of this people believe stems from the fact that the administration wanted to present a picture that al-Qaeda.
Was less and less active due to their actions.
But but to argue that they were on the scene that night and that they attacked the embassy as Cris Stevens told Greg -- We are under attack.
Where -- am -- as a mom you know all of that it has probably very little meaning -- does it.
I have a lot of meaning for me.
I I was there at the hearing and I saw a great sixth with tears in his eyes telling me or telling them.
At -- -- hearing what really happened and does the same way with the other two of them they had.
-- the only one that did not cry in front that I -- was the military man.
And used as disgusted over the way things were happening.
Smith we thank you very much for being here and and we commend you for having the courage to.
Be at these hearings -- continue to speak out about something that I know is very difficult for you so we do appreciate you spending time with us and we will stay on it.
As I know you well thank you so much -- Think you.
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