Search the Archive

Libya / US Consulate Attack / Investigation / A Discussion / McCain Interview #1031424

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) New security concerns for US personnel in Tripoli, Libya, and the troubled investigation into the attack against the US consulate in Libya after intelligence indicated an attack was planned introduced; details given about why the administration took so long to change its explanations about Libya and how no FBI agents are not yet in Benghazi. [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA - says terrorists planned the attack in Libya.] [September 16, US Ambassador to U.N. Susan RICE†- says the current assessment is the attack was spontaneous, not premeditated.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend, former CIA agent Bob Baer and CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh† about events in Libya. [TOWNSEND - says the FBI has protocols about how to investigate a terrorist attack; questions the original speculation the attack was spontaneous.] [BAER - explains how the US is in a standoff because extra military protection is needed because there is no stable government in Libya; states the use of mortars in Benghazi indicated a military-style attack and intelligence is coming in slowly.] [KARADSHEH - says the Tripoli embassy has been on high alert since the September 11 attack and there are concerns about demonstrations turning violent.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Senator John McCain about events in Libya. [McCAIN - comments on the administration's early and current explanations for the attack in Libya: they were naive or deceptive; states radical Islamists are pushing the anti-Islam video; asserts Congress was not told about the investigation even though the media had the details; indicates there is evidence that there were threats against the Us in this dangerous part of the world where border security is needed to contain the jihadists.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:15:50

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.