So where is the FBI?
A quick summary:
On September 20, the US Secretary of State announced that a team of FBI investigators had been in Libya for over a week; the news wasn't released earlier due to "security concerns".
In the two weeks since their arrival, the FBI team has been waiting in Tripoli, because they can't get permission to go to Benghazi. According to CNN, there's been "bureaucratic infighting" between the FBI, the Justice Department, and the US State Department.
The FBI, who "plays a critical role" in any response to major incidents abroad involving US citizens, says it works with the State Department and must obtain permission from any host country to conduct an investigation on its soil.
The FBI asked State to secure the US Consulate in Benghazi. That has not happened. Given the span of time since the attack, and the number of 'visitors', it's safe to say the site has been compromised.
The FBI has interviewed State Department and other US government personnel who were in-country at the time.
The interim Libyan government has refused FBI requests to directly interview the supposed "dozens" of individuals that government has taken into custody.
The latest reason (yesterday) for the investigators not going to Benghazi is again "security concerns", although journalists have been working without problems in the same area, even removing a document (or more) from the unsecured consulate.
The State Department and the White House have directed all questions about the investigation to the FBI.
Who, by the way, have had a team of investigators waiting in Tripoli for over two weeks...
Posted by: Pappy