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Libya / US Consulate Attack / Investigation #1031459

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 28, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on why the FBI has not yet been at the site of the attack on the US consulate in Libya last September 11 introduced; details given about the errant preliminary assessment of the cause of the attack. Live discussion held with Fran Townsend, former FBI asst. director Tom Fuentes and former CIA officer Bob Baer about events in Libya. [TOWNSEND - speculates on why military support for the investigation in the Benghazi embassy compound was not granted; comments on the usual protocol for an FBI investigation in a foreign country.] [FUENTES - says what happened in the case of Libya: that the FBI knew it probably could not get in there and be protected and not a lot of evidence is likely to be available; sums up the problems with an investigation at the physical site.] [BAER - predicts classified information was lost in the attack in Benghazi; explains why the FBI is the best agency to do the investigation and why it would be difficult to send in the military for security; notes are available all over the Middle East in countries that are fragmented.]
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