Attack in Benghazi Fallout: What the CIA Knew

New details inside the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya.
3:00 | 10/19/12

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Transcript for Attack in Benghazi Fallout: What the CIA Knew
President obama faced serious questions last night about his administration's response to that deadly attack in benghazi, the one that cost four americans their lives. Tonight, we have learned that ambassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack, repeatedly voiced concern about security in libya, including, we are told, on the day he died. Abc's jake tapper has the details. Reporter: They're the questions the president cannot escape. Why do we still not know what went wrong in benghazi? And why was the administration's response so confusing? Last night, comedian jon stewart took his turn. I would say you would admit it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people as far as us all being on the same page. Well, here's what I'll say. Yeah. If four americans get killed, it's not optimal. Right. And we're going to fix it. And -- all of it. All of it. Reporter: That remains a work in progress. The president has vowed to bring those responsible to justice, but although government officials suggest that members of an extremist group were involved in the attack, two hours were spent on the pat yoel of a crowded luxury hotel last night with a leader of that group, as he sipped a strawberry frappe. This afternoon, republicans in congress released new images from the compound where ambassador chris stevens and three had americans died, including earlier photos from previous attacks in benghazi, highlighting how precarious the security situation had been. They released this chilling june cable from ambassador stevens, warning islamic extremism was on the rise in the area. Al qaeda's flag flying over government buildings in a nearby town. And diane, democrats voiced concern today that house republicans just released this information to hurt the president, just a few weeks before the election. And a few days before monday night's debate, which is focused exclusively on foreign policy.

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