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New testimony next week in the Ben Ghazi investigation -- that co author of the State Department audit meets with congressional investigators behind closed doors.
A Democrats indicated they have got a game plan -- they got to get one at least in place win ambassador Thomas Pickering appears.
Saying that they're wary of a Republican trap when now 18 o'clock since Fox -- national security analyst.
And was a deputy assistant secretary of defense for president Ronald -- could see -- -- -- Pickering.
-- -- assignment was a small.
And narrow part of this whole sordid affair and tragic affair.
And it was almost irrelevant so was this so called big investigation by Pickering an admiral -- is really just to subterfuge.
You know that it's just fantastic okay Pickering was asked to look at this part of it which is why there was it was -- adequate and why not adequate security before -- we know the answer your -- there obviously was -- adequate security and I'd.
All right but what about the rest of bankruptcy while I was in a rescue mission why we not gotten people that we know attacked -- he never looked into that stuff.
One of the main question is is got to be and it's still it is unanswered eight months hands and who ordered this stand down.
And there will be a paper trail for this.
The military I talked to -- senior count combatant commanders.
And said if you're number one of the embassies in your region have been attacked what would happen until we all have plans on the shelves to do rescue missions.
So in other words they're probably was a -- we know from testimony.
There was a lieutenant colonel Gibson and Tripoli -- was told to stand down.
That's doesn't happen in a vacuum Thursday paper trail the military doesn't do anything without authorization.
I want to find out who -- who was at the top of that paper trail and who made the decision.
To stand we don't even know the names of some of the people who were there who are being targeted who were being attacked and success grew up -- that beat.
Well it for a couple of reasons one they're told and that we have now think that there isn't a certain amount of intimidation.
To those who was an excuse if you talk that -- and your -- by the administration any administration.
No proof of that but there's a lot of press -- the other thing is if you check out of office you promise not to reveal classified information or you lose your job so there's an incentive not to talk now what will happen.
But I was in the water in the White House during Watergate these things have a progression.
The people they'll be congressional committee hearings they'll -- immunity given.
The people who will be called to testify will be mid level people.
They're gonna all have to hired -- on occur attorneys on their own dime and so they will come out say the truth and -- There's a paper trail for everything that's there isn't there yeah I mean it maybe it wasn't that way during Watergate you know thirty or tapes during Watergate has emerged today hitting one wonders why didn't -- in the fireplace have -- a map that but but now I mean eventually.
Even though may be drip drip grip the paper trail will.
Prove what hampered travel program happen and I think -- thing I wanna watch hours -- the congressional committees after the Pickering hearings next week what they're go to another level they start asking for example.
The former head of the CIA David Petraeus what did you know about that night then why -- they rescue and to me the most important one.
General Carter Ham who was head of the African command to well about order we're targeting of that order and don't you wanna know where the president laws -- you know what in my experience the -- United States when he said to the secretary of defense in the Joint Chiefs of Staff after being informed of the bank Gaza attack on going.
Said you guys handle it do what you have to do let me know when it's over he's -- judgment.
That when that decision he said no rescue because no secretary of defense -- chairman of the joint chief of staff is gonna commit American troops and that's and that's a -- And so little under attack our embassies and consulate -- America and our property and and you've got an American and -- whose wife is is in the end.
Taken along with three other Americans the president is not in the situation room he's not monitoring this does that seem Monty.
Every administration I've been part -- -- -- as I've not been part of within fifteen minutes there would have been -- task force formed within the White House situation room where are used to work.
And there would have been represented small about agencies in the intelligence will be going to want vice president would be there -- -- would be there is national security advisor would be there and the secretary of state defense and head of the CIA would have been on the phone maybe you'll get to the bottom we will get to the bottom -- the KT McFarland experts.
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