Senator Corker Questions DNI James Clapper: Why Has The FBI Failed to Gain Access to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi
September 30, 2012 • 2:52PM

Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and other top Obama administration officials, asking why has the FBI been prevented from gaining access to the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city where four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

As of this morning, reports indicate that our well-trained FBI agents still have not been able to get into Benghazi to investigate," he wrote.

"What has changed in Libya in such a short time that even FBI agents, our most elite investigative personnel, cannot safely enter the city? What has led to such a precipitous decline?

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee member questioned why there was a lack of security for the ambassador and his staff and why the FBI is still unable to get into Benghazi.

An unwillingness to provide answers and the inaccuracy of the limited information we have received to date has undermined the credibility of the administration," he wrote.

"To avoid further damage, I ask that you please personally respond with substantive answers very quickly."

On CNN Sunday morning, Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism under George W. Bush, questioned whether the FBI will ever go to Benghazi. She also questioned why John Brennan, the current Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to President Obama has been completely silent publicly on this matter.