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Top of the -- -- the house oversight committee will start to investigate potential failures by the State Department.
Leading up to last month's attack on our consulate and big -- Libya.
That which left four Americans dead including ambassador Chris Stevens let's bring in KT McFarland now former deputy assistant secretary of defense and of course a Fox News contributor what -- think will learn today -- I think I hope what we learned is why was security not provided and -- -- -- several things going on here.
The ambassador seems your requests and more security prior to the event the security data -- balance of command said look we want -- more security but in -- security was denied.
As a result of that Americans to -- And then the third the third thing -- who -- There's gotta be there's one of those things has happened so initially.
Security was denied.
Americans died and somebody's line right.
-- but what about the potential for this just being.
In bureaucracy in government I mean given your hit your work history and abiding firearm as a dependent outing of belittle it I'm just saying well okay did file between the cracks despite -- -- because of the State Department provide adequate security mr.
Asked Specter was their intelligence aspect now I think that it didn't fall between the cracks.
An ambassador in the United States is eight president's personal validation delegate to back country the ambassador reports directly to the secretary of state.
Or to the president if that ambassador requested more security that ambassador -- I don't target list of al-Qaeda.
To deny that request has got to come from the top -- some junior level from the secretary of state I don't know.
But it's not some junior official who said why don't think he really needs have -- is that that's a part of political decision why would you want to deny that security.
Or maybe because you thought that it would be too provocative the united says look like it was providing security.
I I got a lot of questions that remain unanswered why was he not protected but then secondly -- firefight started.
Why did nobody -- try to rescue and they didn't know it was going to be killed.
-- for all they knew they didn't know -- should've had American military assets on the ground to protect him to potentially rest.
You haven't a congressional hearing is one thing but having to answer for this and presidential debates is altogether -- -- how important will it be for the president to address.
These questions head on and various safely and -- I think it'll be very difficult for the president to address these issues when I I was in the White House during Watergate and this is a normal pattern of advance.
You know screw up -- policy stroke a lot of -- so nobody knows what's happened when the dust settles blame everybody else but whatever you do keep it away from president.
And then debate it can't keep it away from the president what did -- know.
When did -- know it.
And who's responsible to -- -- all afternoon there and in Washington JT thanks for joining you today thank you -- as all way.