PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SEPT. 20, 2012: Although we had nothing to do with the video, we find it offensive. It's not representative of America's views.
OBAMA, SEPT. 25, 2012: The crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video.
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HANNITY: Congressman Issa, that's two weeks after. Now I don't want to laugh, and Gregory Hicks is saying they knew from the get-go. And yet this witness -- you were denied access to these witnesses. Were those statements concerted lies, in your opinion?
ISSA: Well, I think not only were they untrue and no one to be untrue, but these brave individuals, particularly Gregory Hicks, coming forward, putting his career on the line to say I told them this was an attack, I tried to tell them consistently, he even talks in his testimony about calling the State Department and saying that what Susan Rice said, couldn't have been true. How did they do it? And he said that his -- his statements were unwanted. And that ever since then it's been even harder on him.
This is the kind of thing that you see and you don't believe, you don't believe the denials, the delays, and then the outright counter attack. You understand the administration, including Jay Carney is on the attack trying to claim that these whistle-blowers somehow are just disgruntled or lying. This kind of attack is what we expect. It's one of the reasons that the whistleblowers laws are in effect, is to prevent the kind of things that are going on with these brave men.
HANNITY: Let me ask both of you then this question. These terrorists' attacks happened just two months before the presidential election. Is it your belief and will the evidence show this week that the American people were purposely lied to, so that this would not have an impact, that they were covering up the scandal to win this election?
CHAFFETZ: I think it's clear, but for the committee, except for Darrell Issa and myself and the committee, Trey Gowdy and others --
HANNITY: Fox News.
CHAFFETZ: Yes, Fox News, James Lankford, others tenaciously, we would still be led to believe by this administration that there was a video, that there is nothing wrong there, that the military did everything they could, that they didn't tell anybody to stand down. I mean, all of these things are uncovered by Congress and pushing them to reveal the truth and they still perpetuate these mistruths.
HANNITY: Congressman Issa, did they cover-up this to win an election?
ISSA: It was part of a pattern that began before the attack of denying that there was a real threat and then denying that there was been a real attack and that's what we need to get answers directly from people who were there like we will on Wednesday.
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