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Back to our top story this morning now the White House releasing about a hundred pages of emails showing many new administration helping shape the talking points after the attacks of 9/11 and then Ghazi.
This is one email sent about 9 o'clock that night September 14 which would have been a Friday.
Here's where we stand as of this hour everyone is submitting coordination comments the State Department had major reservations with much or most of the document.
We revised the document with -- It's -- in mind that from -- CIA official.
Top Republican senator Rand Paul Kentucky member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and homeland security committee with being here sir good morning Houston.
Good morning where you -- this today.
Well I think one thing that's sort of fascinating is we've had several.
Statements from Hillary Clinton saying she wasn't involved.
But now it turns out that her spokesman.
Was involved in this new wind was writing statements saying -- a lot.
Politically this isn't gonna look good to sounds like Hillary Clinton's fingerprints are all over these talking points and you know really her resignation was -- beginning but she never really fully accepted culpability.
And I think she needs to accept culpability for this disaster -- Gaza in addition to Hillary Clinton I guess that that's the person you want to talk to them.
Well yeah because it she's been saying she had had nothing to do with -- talking points sounds like her spokesman.
Which is essentially her.
Is emailing back and forth and saying she's having conversations that night.
Presumably with State Department leadership I would think that includes Hillary Clinton this it does this then does it also clarified it -- it raise more questions as to how.
Susan Rice was selected.
To go on the the Sunday shows.
Maybe maybe to deflect.
A linkage to Hillary Clinton but the whole point is you know Hillary Clinton has resigned but she hasn't accepted.
Not only was -- she.
Intimately involved with the talking points.
For six months it was her department turning down a request for security.
We need to get to the bottom of this.
We also need to get to the bottom of the so it doesn't happen again isn't just about the blame that Hillary Clinton deserves for this scandal in disaster.
But it's about not letting this happen again.
Nobody really -- made the point that I think the embassy in Libya should have been under military control that was Hillary Clinton's decision the president's decision.
And we still have an embassy there under State Department control and I wonder if they're still adequately protect what why do you believe military.
Control was necessary -- Well because it's a country just emerging from war.
Most the time the host country provides the ultimate protection for our embassy.
Well they were leaving the militia.
The unofficial February 17 brigade.
Was supposed to guard our ambassador.
And when they either saw people coming or were complicit -- people coming.
They ran they were immediately -- and all the sudden they disappear there's nobody guarding our embassy.
Or console and then Ghazi I think was inexcusable.
This from General Petraeus and the -- Frankly I'd just as soon -- not.
What do you make of that.
A lot of misgivings about that what they were going to say I still don't understand their motivation unless it was purely political not to call this terrorism.
But really it the fact that the State Department was intimately involved in this and they were taking out factual information.
Because they're worried about the political ramifications of that.
I think that's a pretty important point Rand Paul thank you for your time senator it was briefly got a lot of breaking news today appreciate you coming around we will talk again thank you senators aren't.
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