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Why joining us now -- Fox News national security analysts KT McFarland -- national security post under presidents Nixon Ford and Reagan KT.
-- your reaction first of all to these emails.
With a wide distribution.
Stating categorically within two hours that they want to terrorist attack or that terrorists had -- fact claimed responsibility.
They knew it was a terrorist attack they have videos real time videos from drones that were circling I had -- they had a video what was happening.
They made something -- they didn't want to believe the reality they thought it was a political problem.
They thought it defied.
There explanation that al-Qaeda was on its heels and was -- so they made -- the fairy tales they said it was all about YouTube video was all about spontaneous demonstrations.
And they live and they live and of people the State Department at the Defense Department at the Central Intelligence Agency at the National Security Council.
All knew about it and all I can think about -- read those emails.
Let's remember of the bin Laden night -- they -- -- -- -- great picture of the White House situation room and the president.
And the cabinet everybody tense and nervous -- the -- gonna get bin Laden what was going to happen.
There was another video returns -- and that was submitted on September 11 and that wasn't Navy SEALs killing terrorists -- -- terrorists killing these sales.
And three to 400 national security figures received these units three different in the three to 400 of them.
Set by the State Department naming answer -- -- you.
Sending them to the White House situation -- the Pentagon the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence the State Department.
From almost the very moment of the beginning on the attack.
I mean no one amongst that entire world.
Stood up and said.
This is wrong.
We've got to help them these are Americans being killed what are we going to do -- they were all busy doing -- And it's not just the three or 400 people who were in the initial distribution list how many of those through affirmative people forwarded those -- -- I would I spent six years working in the White House situation room it is inconceivable that that information came into the White House situation and sat there.
It went somewhere went to the national security advisor to the counterterrorism czar maybe even went to the president.
I'd like I think we don't we now they owe us a little bit of an explanation what did they know.
And who now who more than what are they now.
I was the president involved we know that the president had a meeting.
Within that period of time with the secretary of defense of his top people to -- discussed this but they're playing the cover -- ban.
It is impossible.
To extract politics from all this -- Irrespective of the politics how in the world -- the American people be asked for this administration or any.
And for that matter tolerate a congress.
That -- is inert on this issue.
We deserve answers on a timely basis and it is inexcusable.
It is absolutely abhorrent.
This -- administration would not respond fully transparently to the American people about what happened why the choices that were made were made.
-- eat and I know what's going to be difficult for this president but you would think the demands are.
-- said would suggest.
It's straightforward this year in the national interest in -- public's right to know it's a democracy.
Or republic currently state it used to be.
It has nothing to do with politics is for Americans who -- being killed.
And -- -- intelligence and Defense Department and diplomats -- career professionals.
With some hard getting blamed for all of us and you know something is out of our congress should talk about the what -- to have as a mainstream media -- -- -- not treating this is what.
As it -- they way they should be treating this this is a national scandal Americans were killed.
And it now turns out that American officials at the highest levels watched it happen and did.
Is it your sense.
That we could have prevented the murders of at least some of those or.
Who were killed we don't know about -- the ambassador apparently was at the consulate.
And -- from one room to another room safe room in the consulate and never made it out of there some of the people in the consulate -- to a building a mile away.
They were evacuated to a safe house.
That the terrorists went from the conflict to the safe -- tracked him down to the safe as an attack that what we later found out.
There were two former Navy SEALs the were found on the roof of that building with one's machine gun.
Bloody machine guns so they kept firing even after they have been injured.
And that attack 1% and hours he can't -- -- the seven hours we could've sent somebody that -- now.
You know what I kept thinking though they were on the -- of that building with that machine -- and they thought somebody was commitments and -- -- If you were -- -- and can.