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The Senate Intelligence Committees met for just under four hours on Thursday, hearing testimony from acting CIA Director Mike Morell and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, among others.

During Thursday's closed-door briefing, the committee members saw a film put together by the National Counterterrorism Center of the events in Benghazi. Also testifying Thursday were FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce, Under Secretary of State for Management Pat Kennedy and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen.

"The film is a composite from a number of sources. It is real-time and does begin from when before the incident started and it goes through the incident and the exodus," Feinstein said.

She added that the footage includes video shot from an unmanned aerial vehicle. But she did not answer whether the video showed the ambassador, who was killed in the assault on the compound.

Sen. Chambliss, said that viewing the real-time video of the attack is very sobering.

"There were some very heroic acts that took place. That does not, in any way, minimize the fact that we lost four Americans," he said.

The week after next, the committee will resume with another two full hearings. Feinstein predicted that the committee will then have an open, public hearing.

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