Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
On Friday, November 21, the Republican-majority House Intelligence Committee released a report about the CIA and the intelligence community’s conduct in the terror attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. The report uncritically accepted the CIA’s defense of its conduct, and so reporters hastened to accuse previous Republican inquiries and hearings into Benghazi of being illegitimate political theater.
10:25 AM, Nov 26, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes responded last night to the controversial House intelligence Benghazi report:
A.B. Stoddard and Charles Krauthammer also weighed in.
8:43 PM, Nov 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called for the formation of a Benghazi select committee in the Senate. He made the comments on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, according to a partial transcript of the show provided by a producer.
"Other questions about the new Congress, senator," Hewitt said, according to the transcript, "do you imagine that there will be expansion of the House select committee on Benghazi to include senators?"
No mention of 'Innocence of Muslims' Internet video in indictment of Benghazi suspect.5:05 PM, Oct 16, 2014 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The Justice Department has released a new, superseding indictment in the government’s case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the only suspect held by the U.S. in connection with the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
1:12 PM, Oct 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama's former defense secretary and CIA chief, Leon Panetta, told MSNBC today that he knew the Benghazi attack was a "terrorist attack" right away:
"I didn't have any specific information, but the fact was: when you bring grenade launchers to a demonstration, there's something else going on," said Panetta. "And I just, from the very beginning, sensed that this was an attack -- this was a terrorist attack on our compound."
Hosted by Michael Graham.2:45 PM, Sep 17, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the House Select Committee on Benghazi's hearings, and the status of U.S. policy on combatting ISIS.
8:04 AM, Sep 11, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
A largely overlooked posting on the White House's Twitter account the very day of the assault on the U.S.
7:29 PM, Aug 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Dick Cheney tells radio host Hugh Hewitt that Hillary Clinton might not be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.
"Can Hillary Clinton be beaten?" Hewitt asked the former vice president. "And if so, how?"
6:00 AM, Aug 1, 2014 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
A key figure in the security failures surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya is fighting alongside members of Ansar al Sharia, which is one of the terrorist groups responsible for the assault on the U.S. mission and annex that night.
Hosted by Michael Graham.10:10 AM, Jun 18, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the capture of Benghazi suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala, and why his capture wouldn't likely yield many answers.
6:16 PM, Jun 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an interview that will air tonight, Hillary Clinton will tell Diane Sawyer that the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead is "more of a reason to run" for president of the United States.
8:18 AM, Jun 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to deflect some of the blame for the failure of preventing the Benghazi terror attack on hired experts. She made the comments in an interview with Diane Sawyer:
Sawyer asked, "Is there anything you personally should have been doing to make it safer in Benghazi?"
"Well," Clinton responded, "what I did was give very direct instructions that the people who have the expertise and experience in security --
10:18 AM, Jun 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a book coming out next week. Today, her publisher released images from the back cover of the book. The pictures mostly show Hillary meeting global leaders and attending important meetings.
But one of the images is Clinton with President Barack Obama, standing in front of the Benghazi caskets at Andrews Air Force Base, dated September 14, 2012, just days after the September 11 attack.
Here are the back cover images, as they were released on Twitter:
9:10 AM, May 30, 2014 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Hillary Clinton is right about Benghazi—or at least she's right about one thing.
According to a story by Maggie Haberman about the Benghazi chapter in Clinton's forthcoming book Hard Choices, the former secretary of state contends that some of her critics have badly mischaracterized the now infamous question she asked at a January 23, 2012, congressional hearing: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"