BENGHAZI REPORT RELEASED BY CONGRESS TODAY:
In lieu of a “Watergate” style investigation (big mistake) the House of Representatives released this report today VINDICATING the military and federal intelligence agencies and BLAMING President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for lying, covering-up and failing to protect Americans on the ground in dangerous Benghazi, Libya.
“In the most damning conclusion, House Republicans said Mr. Obama’s team lied about the attacks afterward, first by blaming mob violence spawned by an anti-Muslim video, and then wrongly saying it had misled the public because it was trying to protect an FBI investigation.
“This progress report reveals a fundamental lack of understanding at the highest levels of the State Department as to the dangers presented in Benghazi, Libya, as well as a concerted attempt to insulate the Department of State from blame following the terrorist attacks,” the GOP investigation concluded in its 46-page report.
The GOP report said the White House was responsible for prohibiting the mention of terrorism, and the report said administration officials were trying to shield themselves from criticism that they had been too lax in security.
“It is clear that the State Department expressed concerns — and was backed by the White House — that the information be removed to avoid criticism for ignoring the general threat environment in Benghazi,” the report said.
Protecting Hillary as she prepares to run for President in 2016, the State Department sees it THIS way:
“The State Department’s Accountability Review Board — the independent body charged with reviewing the attacks and evaluating the interagency response — released its report which specifically found that the interagency response was ‘timely and appropriate’ and ‘helped save the lives of two severely wounded Americans,’ while also making important recommendations to improve security that we are in the process of implementing,” she said.”
WHY….of course. With two competing reports, the Clinton for President campaign will simply protest the REPUBLICAN version of the “facts.”
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