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Brand new details on the big -- terror attack a new report says the dozens of CIA operatives.
We're on the ground the night of the consulate ambush and the agency is going to great lengths according to these reports to keep that information secret.
Meantime -- house committee handed down to congressional subpoenas to the State Department.
Calling for all documents relevant to their own internal investigation of the attack that cost for Americans their lives issuing.
That's subpoena those subpoenas Republican congressman Darrell I -- Who is chairman of course of the house committee on oversight and government reform.
Congressman -- -- good to talk to you sir what are you asking for this round.
-- -- for two things first of all the documents that have been going in and out of the house every day for months.
We need to be able to have them make copies government produce reports the American people are entitled to.
And the vast majority these are completely on classified.
The second area I think is of greater concern we've determined through our transcribed interviews and depositions that the -- That they didn't do the kinds of questioning and he should we've had fact witnesses tell us they were even asked questions about the allegations that led to their being put on paid administrative leave.
So to do that review we really do need to see their working papers to figure out where something went so wrong and some of the conclusions.
Not holding enough people accountable and not even having the people held accountable understand why.
And that -- report that you referred to that's the internal investigation.
And those in charge of it didn't ever talked to Hillary Clinton who of course was running the State Department at the time of the big -- attack -- -- know why.
Well we we do sort of know why and that is that the -- -- report is -- very limited document it's really.
By -- secretary asking people to look into something.
It's required by congress but it's not the kind of investigation that you would expect us to do.
When four Americans have lost their lives facilities have been damaged and the very question of whether.
We did the right thing before during and told the truth afterwards is at stake and of -- this is this scandal if you will.
We don't think it's a phony scandal that -- families -- loved ones don't think it's a phony scandal.
This goes far beyond just one part of government it's not just the State Department it's -- CIA as you said earlier and it's our US military.
A congressman nice a spokesperson for the current secretary of state John Kerry with a statement out after you have asked for these additional documents and he said.
That the department is working good faith to meet.
All of your many demands and his committee is that daily access to some 25000 pages of documents since January.
We've offered -- provided access to specific documents.
And he goes on to say I'm scratching my head try to ascertain what practical value yet another ice -- subpoena as in protecting our diplomats your response.
Well first of all the air -- report is considered by the State Department to be a definitive documents -- we need to look at it because we have found.
That he didn't do its job in some critical areas perhaps because it's limited in scope.
Because of the nature of that investigation.
But we need to look behind the scenes to find out how they held so few people accountable -- those people by the way are still getting full paychecks and will for the foreseeable future.
He shouldn't scratches head.
You can't let us hope at some paper documents.
And not allow us to make appropriate copies and and use them in reports and we can't do that right now so if they want to bring the men and let us make photocopies.
That's subpoena would go away.
And what your gut tell you congressman -- so what is this all about.
-- is this about protecting Hillary Clinton and her future presidential prospects is this possibly about.
Some kind of and arms deal between the US in the Syrian rebels what what really is going on here.
What are officials trying to keep from being made public.
Well Rick we have to follow.
Facts and the facts -- told us that before ten Ghazi.
There were plenty of calls for help the -- unheeded.
By people at the highest levels of the State Department people that report directly to Hillary Clinton.
During the attack they did not call on our friends and allies to bring aid.
And as you know there were agency individuals with guns -- -- some of whom were used some of who weren't.
But none of whom were used quickly and and and decisively.
Whether it's ambassador rice or others the they constant misleading.
And denials of what actually happened and false statements about what did happen.
That's of concern because the American people deserve the truth on day one.
Not a evolving truth that goes on and -- actually for as long as it takes for us to prove that they didn't tell the truth the first time.
And finally sir you've heard these reports about CIA employees being.
Trying to get them to keep quiet about what they know about the big -- he attacked those reports from CNN.
Have your investigators been able to uncover anything on that.
Well we we are aware that there is a deep out pattern of saying you must coordinate with.
Their bosses before talking -- congress of course that's not consistent with the law.
And it leads to a general -- that you shouldn't talk to congress and that happened to be obstruction it's illegal under the statutes.
Paralyzes the chairman of the house committee on oversight and government reform joining us live this morning from Capitol Hill congressman thank you so much.
Thank you --
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