Posted 11 months ago with 60 notes | reblog
Back in December, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared before Congress to give testimony about the terror attack in Benghazi that killed US Ambassador Stevens and three others. She testified under oath that she had not seen any requests for additional security at the consulate.
Now, a new report by House Republicans says that the paper trail directly conflicts with Clinton’s testimony.
from Washington Examiner (emphasis mine):
House Republicans released their report on the investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack, having concluded that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not telling the truth when she told Congress that she wasn’t aware that officials at the U.S. mission in Benghazi had requested extra security.
“The specific security requests pertaining to Benghazi, you know were handled by the security professionals in the department,” Clinton told Congress in January. “I didn’t see those requests, they didn’t come to me, I didn’t approve them, I didn’t deny them.”
The House report suggests that Clinton received a request for more security from Gene Cretz, who preceded Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya.
“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,” the House report says.
Again, this further advanced the narrative that the Obama administration has done nothing but engage in a coverup of what happened in Benghazi. From day 1, the Obama administration blamed the attack on a protest of a video when they knew within two hours there was no such protest.
Currently there are new whistleblowers speaking to Congressional investigators. Let’s hope their testimony helps us get to the bottom of what was really going on that night in Benghazi.