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This man led the investigation into the Gaza attacks and the White House said he did a good job but when Capitol Hill came Colin.
Better diplomat Thomas Pickering seemed reluctant to testify in fact he's been forced to testify by subpoena.
It's news like this -- make the American people wonder what is exactly going on in Washington and according to a brand new Fox News poll 60% of people say.
There might be a cover up in the works Victoria tensing was the deputy assistant general.
Attorney general for president Ronald Reagan she and her husband.
Also have represented some of the whistle blowers in the -- Gaza case she joins us live from DC Victoria who weren't you good morning Steve okay so miss this review board.
An assessment of what happened and the White House said that it was led by two men of unimpeachable expertise and credibility.
But you have a problem with the way it was done because if you say it's absolutely.
That was supposed to be the end Allenby all you -- reporter response to just shut up as soon as they said AARP report but it was so shot shot lead down.
Didn't have investigative experience and it's -- by how they carried out this investigation.
First they did an interview Hillary Clinton now how could you do that she didn't interview the secretary of state.
And then there are other witnesses who weren't interviewed including my husband's client Mark Thompson.
Who's in charge of sending a rescue team out if there was a hostage to terrorism attack.
And they kept him out of the -- For the whole duration of the September 11 and twelfth.
And then when he asked to be interviewed twice by the AA RB rated interview.
Now let me tell you what -- -- did and it it's really unfair to the witnesses.
They didn't have a stenographer I had no takers no takers take down what they want to.
You know what they -- -- -- what they want but why would they do that why wouldn't they have you know like tape recorder -- -- something.
Yeah why wouldn't you have to wonder that don't you'll let me get to may -- why they didn't do and they didn't let my client mr.
-- read what the note takers to.
Put down they didn't let him look at a draft report and it.
He would have caught a false statement in there and wonder why they didn't let him read the false report from -- that statement.
He said that the reason.
The ambassador went to big Aussie was at Hillary's direction because she wanted a permanent post and she gave him that request on the day he was sworn in.
As ambassador he told that to mr.
And he said.
-- visibly flinched when he said that and said -- seventh floor another app that let me tell you what mr.
Pickering put into the report.
The board found that ambassador Stephens made the decision to travel to think -- independently.
Absolute false statement he's got some of Spain in -- do.
He certainly does.
You know I understand or later today it's usually the officer gonna go -- it led the bureau you're gonna go to the office and this is breaking news what are you about to -- I'm going to ask the State Department IG to launch an investigation.
Of those so called State Department personnel.
Who are -- whispering malicious and false statements to journalists.
About my client mr.
hicks in order to get them to -- The story about it and it's a criminal it's a criminal offense to interfere with and federal employees right.
Bring information to congress -- -- not only trying to punish mr.
hicks but they're trying to intimidate other people from coming forward.
And -- you know where they should start Steve where in the press office start that investigation in the State Department press office.
Where they've already made false statements about me publicly.
All right folks you heard it here first Victoria tensing and he's got a busy day ahead -- her Victoria thank you very much for joining us live.
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