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tv   Special Report With Bret Baier  FOX News  October 22, 2015 3:00pm-4:01pm PDT

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with stage 4 breast cancer. that diagnosis came in the spring so best wishes to aunt mary and boy, harris, you inspire us. you did good. >> so set your dvr so you never miss an episode of "the five." "special report" is next. this is a fox news alert. i'm brett baier in washington, hillary clinton continues her testimony at this hour before the house select committee on benghazi. we will take you back there live shortly. first a recap of what's gone on since the hearing began eight hours ago, plusrom our expanded all-star panel. let's begin with our fox team coverage. catherine herridge with some fact-checking of what clinton said today. and we begin with chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel. >> hillary clinton has spoken about benghazi before. this time her email provided a useful tool to help with asking her questions. >> i was the one who asked chris
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to go to libya. >> former secretary of state and current presidential candidate hillary clinton testified before the select committee looking into the incident which ended with the death of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. republican chairman trey gowdy said the focus was on the americans killed and not on campaign politics. >> there are people frankly in both parties who have suggested that this investigation is about you. let me assure you it is not. this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil. >> clinton's democratic allies, suggested this was a waste of time and money. >> the select committee has spent 17 months and $4.7 million of taxpayer money. >> ohio republican jim jordan used clinton own email to family members and foreign dignitaries hours after the attack to show
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she didn't believe the obama administration's internet narrative was. >> you can tell the truth like you did with the egyptian prime minister, and your family, tell them it was a terrorist attack. you picked the video narrative. >> clinton said nobody feels worse about benghazi than she does. >> i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done. >> as for stevens, clinton said he was aware libya was a dangerous assignment. >> chris stevens understood that diplomats must operate in many places where our soldiers do not. in fact, he volunteered for just those assignments. >> stevens made hundreds of requests for more security in 120 20 12, but clinton said she didn't micromanage people handling those matters. >> those requests and issues related to security were rightly handled by the security
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professionals in the department. i did not see them. i did not approve them. i did not deny them. >> but indiana republican susan brooks suggested clinton and her team took their eye off libya, in the months before the attack. >> this pile in 2011 i see daily updates. sometimes hourly updates. from your staff about benghazi and chris stevens. when i look at this pile in 2012, i only see a handful of emails to you from your senior staff about benghazi. >> clinton acknowledged stevens didn't have her personal email address. but lawmakers have her friend sidney blumenthal's electronic messages. that led to sparks flying between the chairman and the panel's top democrat. >> why is it you only want mr. blumenthal's transcript released. >> i would like to have them all released. >> the survivors, their names? you want those released. >> it is noteworthy that blumenthal's emails got her
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attention, yet security requests from her ambassador in libya, she says did not reach her desk. brett? >> mike emmanuel live on the hill. let's get more details from hillary clinton's testimony before the house select committee on benghazi and some apparent contradictions, chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here. mrs. clinton said today will was never a recommendation to leave benghazi. >> well that's right, brett, mrs. clinton testified there was a certain level of comfort with the high threat level, and the operation was not in jeopardy. >> will%;
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and moving state department personnel in with the c.i.a., where security was high. quote c.i.a. suggested that mission personnel could co-locate to the annex if the security environment degraded suddenly. in the longer-term, we believe former co-location with the c.i.a. will greatly improve our security situation. the state department has always been reluctant to confirm the emergency meeting took place. and the classified cable was one of the last documents provided to the senate intelligence committee investigation. brett? >> were there plans to make the consulate or the facility permanent in benghazi? >> well today mrs. clinton gave the impression that the u.s. operation in eastern libya was only temporary. >> there was not a, an active plan for a consulate in benghazi. at any point during this period. that is not what the compound in benghazi was. it was a temporary facility. placed there to help us make a
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determination. as to what we would need going forward in benghazi. >> but ambassador chris stevens' deputy, greg hicks, testified under oath on capitol hill, about a specific conversation he had with stevens about mrs. clinton's plan. >>dy tell the accountability review board that secretary clinton wanted the post made permanent. ambassador pickering was surprised. >> he later told fox news that stevens had to be in benghazi that september 11th because of a budget deadline at the end of that month. brett? >> secretary clinton said today there was a lot of confusion about the attack. >> the mortar strike on the c.i.a. annex is the smoking gun evidence that it was premeditated terrorism. three mortars struck the c.i.a. in under 90 seconds, fired from more than a half-mile away. it was a professional hit that required training and planning, it killed former navy s.e.a.l.s, ty wood and glen doherty and it
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nearly blew off the leg of a diplomatic security agent. today mrs. clinton's emails show she didn't believe herself that a video was responsible for this terrorist attack. brett? >> let's bring in our special expanded panel for some thoughts on the day. steve hayes, senior writer for the "weekly standard," judge andrew napolitano and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. and a.b. stoddard. >> the lead for the day is hillary clinton repeatedly offers false or misleading testimony. and journalists yawn. journalists don't seem to be that interested in what she's been saying. and i'll give you one example in particular. secretary clinton was presented with emails from representative jim jordan. an email she sent to hillary clinton on the night of the attack, september 11th, 2012. saying it was an al qaeda attack. >> sent to chelsea. >> i'm sorry, hillary clinton to
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chelsea clinton. saying it was an al qaeda attack. and a memo taken by a state department note-taker. recording a conversation between hillary clinton and the egyptian prime minister september 12th. ask in both of those instances, hillary clinton was saying this was an attack. not a protest. and said it had nothing to do with the video. and yet, two days later on september 11th 14th, when she greets the caskets at joint base andrews in suburban washington, d.c., she tells some of the family members of those killed in benghazi that she and the government were determined to get the film maker who was responsible for the death of their children. you can't have it both ways. >> as we take a live look, judge. they've just taken a break, they're going to be back at 6:14. we'll be back when they go back into session and the questioning, we're now on our third round. the beginning of the third
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round. there is supposed to be four rounds. this is a long situation. your thoughts on the day. >> i look at it from the point of view of three audiences she should be thinking about addressing. the first is the members of congress that are there in the room. the second is the american public, which she wants to have elect her president. and the third i think she's forgotten about, that's about 25 fbi agents and investigators in the justice department not far from where she testified today. who are looking at the following things she said. they're looking for material misrepresentations. they're looking for the willingness to deceive. they're looking for actual material lies, remember. she's under oath. and they're looking for how many different versions she can possibly give of the various events. and i suggest to you that they found a field day today. my collea