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Congressional Report Uncovers Administration's Benghazi Errors

10:38 PM, Apr 23, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A new congressional report released today highlights the Obama administration's mistake-filled response to the 9/11 Benghazi terror attacks, which left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

"An ongoing Congressional investigation across five House Committees concerning the events surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya has made several determinations to date, including," the executive summary for the report reads.

Reductions of security levels prior to the attacks in Benghazi were approved at the highest levels of the State Department, up to and including Secretary Clinton. This fact contradicts her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23, 2013.

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 congressional investigators pledge to continue to look into the Benghazi terror attack. "These preliminary findings illustrate the need for continued examination and oversight by the five House Committees. The Committees will continue to review who exactly was responsible for the failure to respond to the repeated requests for more security and for the effort to cover up the nature of the attacks, so that appropriate officials will be held accountable."

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