Benghazi Report: Obama Administration Failed to Protect Americans in Benghazi
The House Select Committee on Benghazi released it long-awaited report on the 2012 terrorist attack Tuesday morning, detailing an array of administration deceptions, miscues and blunders. Among the bombshells to come out in the 800-page document is the conclusion that the Americans were saved by Gaddafi's "Libyan Military Intelligence" -- not a "quasi-governmental militia" as previous reports had found.
"There were only three assets that ever made it to Benghazi; two unarmed drones and the team from Tripoli who deployed themselves. They weren't ordered to go; they deployed themselves," Chairman Trey Gowdy said during today's press conference.
Glen Doherty was on that plane from Tripoli to Benghazi and Glen Doherty not only flew from Tripoli to the Benghazi, but he negotiated at the airport with Libyans that were supposed to be our friends to get to the annex so he could help defend that facility and he got there just in time to join his fellow Navy SEAL, Tyrone Woods, minutes before they both died.
The report also concluded that Hillary Clinton and other administration officials pushed the video explanation for Benghazi despite knowing the truth because eyewitness accounts were immediately available.
Republicans on the committee charge that Clinton and the State Department acted in a "shameful" manner in refusing to hand over requested emails from her private email server and pointed out that President Barack Obama skipped his daily intelligence briefing one day after the attacks.
The report also said that the investigation by the so-called Accountability Review Board was tainted by the influence of Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.
Questions pertaining to a possible weapons trafficking program that may have shipped arms from Benghazi to Syria went unanswered because the National Security Council would not allow the House Benghazi Committee to review information about possible U.S. covert action in Libya.
The report chose not to draw conclusions against Hillary Clinton, opting to let the American people read the report and decide for themselves because the House resolution to form the committee and investigate Benghazi had nothing to do with 2016 presidential politics, Chairman Trey Gowdy said during the Benghazi Committee's press conference Tuesday morning.