Published on Aug 5, 2014
It is doubtful that anyone will ever forget the tragic events in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, where a terrorist attack claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Many Americans were left to wonder why CIA agents who could have helped were told to “stand down” when the Benghazi Consulate in Libya was attacked.
It is now a well-known fact that obvious attempts were made by Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration to convince the American public that no one had any certainty about what was happening in Benghazi until it was too late to intervene. However, as more facts are uncovered, Clinton’s claim appears to be unraveling. Congressmen who have seen secret emails have come forward, saying that she deliberately lied about the investigation.
House Republicans recently ruled that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other high-ranking officials of the State Department were directly responsible for reducing security levels at the Libyan consulate despite a high threat environment. This contradicts Clinton’s testimony, given before Congress, during which she said, “The requests didn’t come to me, I didn’t deny them.” From the report; To protect the State Department, the administration deliberately removed references to al-Qaida-linked groups and previous attacks in Benghazi in the talking points used by [United Nations] Ambassador [Susan] Rice, thereby perpetuating the deliberately misleading and incomplete narrative that the attacks evolved from a demonstration caused by a YouTube video.
Overwhelming evidence has now been uncovered to prove that the above statement made by Clinton was false, and that she did indeed deny requests for help. Communications such as e-mails have been uncovered, although only viewed by a few members of Congress, that prove repeated requests for additional security were denied at the highest levels of the State Department. The report lays direct blame on Clinton, who personally gave approval to the systematic withdrawal of help from Benghazi as far back as April 2012.
In fact, thousands of pages of emails and documents were analyzed before the report was published. From CBS News: ["National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden] noted specifically that the administration gave Congress access to ten thousand pages of documents and that senior agency officials have briefed congressmen publicly and privately on the matter.”
State Department cables boasting then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s signature acknowledged a plea for additional help from then-Ambassador Cretz. The cable was a formal request for tightened security at the consulate. Her signature on these documents clearly contradicts Clinton’s previous testimony claiming that the requests were handled by other professionals in the department and not by her. The Five House Committees announced on April 23 that they are holding Clinton and other State Department officials directly responsible for the fatal reduction of security at the consulate.
The House has also released an Interim Progress Report about the Benghazi terrorist attack and the following conclusions were reached:
Hillary Clinton lied to Congress, and President Obama and others in his Administration lied to the American Public by executing a cover-up.
Shortly after the attack, it was strongly inferred by both President Obama and Hillary Clinton that the assault was nothing more than a reaction to an offensive anti-Muslim YouTube video, although there is now substantial proof that these two individuals knew otherwise.
There is also evidence that any mention of terrorism was scrubbed from the White House talking points. Statements were later made by the office of the Director for National Intelligence that these points were indeed scrubbed, but it was done for reasons of national security rather than to engage in a cover-up. Those statements have now been contradicted by a 46-page House Republican report on the Benghazi attacks. Arguably, some of the most incriminating evidence–which has gone unreported until recently–is certain communications, including classified e-mails, that indicated the talking points regarding previous attacks in Benghazi were removed to “protect the State Department,” which is obviously not an acceptable reason for hiding such information.
Although Clinton has now testified, Congress has not yet heard from the United States government personnel who survived the attack. By a 67%-26% margin, voters believe these individuals should be subpoenaed if the State Department will not allow them to be interviewed by congressional investigators.