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Turning now to the latest developments on the -- -- -- -- scandal breaking news now.
The State Department has finally made contact with our next guest.
That after repeated claims from the Obama administration and the State Department insisting that they were unaware of they've been Ghazi whistle -- Being intimidated.
Or blocked from coming forward.
Joining us now Victoria -- saying attorney represented one of the State Department -- -- Former Justice Department official Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
-- good to have you with this year -- -- Good to be air Lou this is like is the world twirls the continuing saga.
It really does and after both you are the oversight committee attempted to focus the state department's attention.
On the issue of providing a channel removing classified information.
Into your hands and and control.
It -- at long last you are finally contact about the State Department.
But thank you thank you to fox and what happened was -- finally a letter after two weeks of more than two weeks that the State Department wrote to chairman I said said well.
Here's where you go to get a security clearance are you ready -- legal advisor for employment law who would have known that.
And so I mean you know each of these agencies has a different arcane way.
Date to go through and get this clearance I knew -- -- we don't do it that's why we asked for the process.
So I called the person out.
A couple of times and over two hours span and only when I got on fox today and said.
Her name and I now won't repeat it she called the office and I now have apply it.
It for my security clearances breaking news here -- facts well that that and that's terrific because -- is a positive step in moving.
Moving into the public information that.
Apparently is critical to our understanding of what did happen and Ben Ghazi.
Are you satisfied with the strictures the process that's been.
Of which you've been advised by the State Department so that you can.
-- provide proper protection and representation to your client.
Well until I get my -- is I'm not going to be satisfied.
And and I've had top secret clearances I've had covered preferences when I was Arabs -- our chief counsel for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
And deputy assistant attorney general and I've had clearances for representing this specific clients but that's -- It works when you're in private practice when you get your clearances it's only for a particular case that means.
The information -- car compartmentalized.
As you know is a big deal in the intelligence world.
When you get your -- you can only do it for that specific case that's specific client so I had to go get it for this specific case and client.
And in this regard it will let you know we will keep you.
Tuned because I sent it out within an hour after getting what I should provide them.
Well today and and and congratulations on that and our thanks to the state department for being responsive.
After dials up from both the State Department and the and the White House.
About attempted intimidation.
Or threats against.
For whistle blowers -- -- unified as employs about the State Department and at least one employee of the CIA.
Where do we go from here.
And because it's it's not conceivable that you would know what the exact his statements are there would be made by your client because -- ever have that clearance.
I know I know the unclassified -- I do know I have talked to my client and late.
What I really unclassified.
Do you think -- -- the unclassified information.
I have is adequate to provide.
To any investigating committee that.
Well let me just tell you that -- knowing the unclassified information.
Is there is are inconsistent.
Backs with what the administration has said can you -- anyone that goes with us now I -- the -- at this can't you know -- -- -- come naturally but.
-- hit that down.
It's certain points my client would stop and say all right this is an important conversation but I can't tell you because that was given in a classified briefing and I don't know how to separate the classified -- -- unclassified.
You know you know that that's usually very difficult when you -- -- fees paid very hard to know what's classified and not classified on one piece of paper that says this is -- top secret.
So all my client is still being so compliant with the law.
And here at the State Department was trying to ignore this and -- all beat up on.
-- and and they were obstructing justice and this there criminal sanctions that.
It's good that they're thinking about getting compliance with the criminal law.
-- And if it is you could you characterize.
And by that I mean characterize their import potential impact.
The dimension of what you know of the unclassified material that you find to be.
Contra meaning testimony previous testimony or statements by the administration.
On -- -- But let me put it this way that.
My husband -- -- -- but he's also my law partner is also representing somebody.
And so -- I'm pretty familiar with the array.
Information right it will be present.
I'm -- that it has to do with this security problems issues.
The night at 9/11.
And the aftermath which includes retaliation of various employees.
So light giving you the spectrum because of identified just -- my client.
-- and I will be done -- -- my client.
Did I understand you correctly the use the word retaliation.
Oh yes and you said employees more than one.
Well we're going to we're going to her.
Reluctantly have to say that we're going to leave it there and I can't wait to talk to you again victory and we thank you and again congratulations on is.
-- one further step in this process and representing your client and it appears the interest of the country.
We appreciate Victoria Thompson thank you much much more on the.
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