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Thanks very much -- it's been more than eight months since four Americans including our ambassador were killed -- -- Ghazi but the White House still seems to be sidestepping questions about the attack including about.
Where the president of the United States wines.
Things were unfolding.
He was in in constant touch that night with his national security team.
And -- today's events as they were happening he was talking to his tenacity his national security staff he's not Security Council but people would -- -- up to date about it do you think that's what happened was -- in the situation room he was kept up to date throughout the day.
Do you not know whether he was in this I don't I don't remember what room the president was in on that night and that's and that's a largely irrelevant facts.
Joining me now is Texas congressman Michael McCall he's also the chair of the house homeland security committee good morning to congressman.
-- -- immigrant do you believe foreign and a minute.
That Dan Pfeiffer does not know where the present in the United States was on the night of the thing 'cause he attacks.
-- -- I mean they have the records they have schedules that he.
Phone calls they knew what the president United States is doing that night and moving the real question here.
Is where was the president United States when being Ghazi burned when -- and the US ambassador to the United States.
In there there's been no clear answer to this and that's that's what we're seeking.
Is it offensive to you that Dan -- would call this whole thing irrelevant.
We haven't had an investor killed and thirty years in the idea that's -- irrelevant.
Plays into this narrative that was a sweep it under the rug.
Al-Qaeda is on the -- war on terrors over.
Where there being you know this case whether -- be you know the Boston bombings -- the -- -- -- connection.
You know whether they say it's been Ghazi there's no.
There's nothing there or the workplace violence from -- and you know they warning call that an act of terrorism.
It's deeply disturbing to me that they can't define the enemy because to -- the in the media to define the enemy.
I want to get to the workplace violence situation -- in just a minute but first you did speak to the acting CIA director.
Morale correct about the talking points because -- -- yesterday also went on to say.
Something that was totally erroneous which was the CIA it was -- solely responsible for -- those talking points which we've seen that that's not the case the State Department and the White House.
Had influence what did Mike Brown telling us.
Well on the somewhat confidentially bit bit his reports were that the analysts -- he's talking points he did edit them.
And then they went up the chain -- I find it hard to believe.
Just based on common sense.
Of that there wasn't some machinations going on the State Department.
To change the theme of this.
To do you not one of -- an act of terrorism but rather.
Video and so I think that's what our ongoing.
Examination and the congress.
About being Ghazi this is these are going to be tough questions we now know I think he's -- -- -- for the intelligence committee it's always in secret.
But I'm on foreign affairs they'll be Elton open I'd I question Secretary Clinton the last opportunities she had to testify.
Before congress was on our committee and foreign affairs and -- are several things -- -- one.
You get a -- warning yet it I may have warning about security.
You were hit twice -- with an idea in the consulate.
And then the August 16 cable that came out.
A cry for help if you emergency meaning by the ambassador.
Which largely went ignored.
That's a criminal thing here.
So so many unanswered questions there real quickly on the department of justice and any role that they could have been changing good.
The description of what happened at Fort Hood from workplace violence to an act of terror why won't they do that and is -- their responsibility.
It is their responsibility to -- I I've -- wolf it's very hard with Frank Wolf and others writing letters to the secretary of the army.
I was there on the day the the funeral.
The ceremony was very emotional and I saw.
Never -- these soldiers in your crutches who were shot by.
his side and in the best evidence I said what did he say to you want when you were shot.
All who are -- -- not classic jihadist terminology.
Then -- realize this is not some workplace violence thing.
This is elevated to a whole new level and when you look at that the email exchanges between mr.
son in Milwaukee.
Who was at that time arguably the number one terrorist in the world right we'll have -- -- -- the 9/11 hijacker have to see how that all plays out right now it's a workplace violence.
Some might call thanks so much -- -- -- it was not workplace violence.
That's what it's being labeled from.
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