The State Department is refusing any and all further comment and questions on Libya because it is an ongoing FBI investigation.
But the FBI won't go in because it is not safe enough?
State Department now refusing all questions on Libyan violence
During a Friday afternoon press conference, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced that the agency will no longer answer any further questions about the attack in Benghazi which took the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy staff members.
Nuland said: "I'm going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened -- not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it -- until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that's its got."
"So I'm going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they're probably not going to talk to you about it," she added.
On Friday, it was also reported that the FBI will delay their investigation, until the violence in Libya calms down.
Of course, this was not the first time the spokeswoman has "frustrated" reporters...
In March, Nuland refused to answer whether or not the Obama administration considers the city of Jerusalem to even be part of Israel, after an official State Department press release seemed to imply that the holy city of Jerusalem did not actually belong to that country.
"We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem...Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. That's all I have to say on this issue," Nuland told reporters.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that the State Department later "altered" the communication to "erase the fact that it had referred to Israel and Jerusalem as separate entities."Examiner:
Situation in Libya too dangerous for FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is putting off going to Libya to investigate the attack on the American consulate and the deaths of four Americans. The FBI says they are waiting for the region to be safer.
CNN also reported on September 15 that the crime scene has been contaminated by all the traffic in and out of the building. Despite this, the FBI believes they can still collect evidence that can be used to find those responsible for the attack.
“The FBI thinks it is too dangerous to go to Libya,” Mark Winters, from Oklahoma City, said. “I wonder how long the investigation took to figure that out. Of course it is dangerous. It is in the Middle East. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t go. The FBI has a job to do and they should be doing it. If they are truly waiting for it to be safe, I doubt if they’ll ever go to Libya.”
It is believed that sending the FBI now would only put more people in harm’s way. They do not believe that putting off investigating the attack will make much of a difference.
The FBI will be going to Libya at a later date. They are hopeful that the situation in Libya will be stable enough for an FBI investigation shortly.
At the time of publication, it was unknown when the FBI would be arriving in Libya. It was also unknown what is being done to contain the crime scene and preserve the evidence.