A new congressional report has been released, giving us more details on the terrorist attack in Benghazi which led to the death of four brave Americans. All-in-all, it doesn't look good for Secretary Clinton or the Obama administration.
The executive summary of the report reads in part:
“In the days following the attacks, White House and senior State Department officials altered accurate talking points drafted by the Intelligence Community in order to protect the State Department.
Contrary to Administration rhetoric, the talking points were not edited to protect classified information. Concern for classified information is never mentioned in email traffic among senior Administration officials.”
The report confirms, “The U.S. government immediately had information that the attacks were conducted by al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists, yet Administration officials downplayed those connections, and focused on the idea that provocation for violence resulted from a YouTube video.”
During a hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23, 2013, Hillary Clinton stated that she was personally unaware of requests for extra security in Benghazi. But the House report found the following (page 8): “On March 28, 2012, Ambassador Cretz [Chris Stevens predecessor] sends a cable to Secretary Clinton requesting additional security assets. On April 19, 2012, the response cable from the Department of State to Embassy Tripoli, bearing Secretary Clinton’s signature, acknowledges Ambassador Cretz’s request for additional security but instead articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission.”
For those of us who have long been searching for answers as to what failures led to Benghazi and the subsequent lack of truthfulness in regards to what really happened, this report is down-right infuriating.