HILLARY CLINTON DISMISSES NEW BENGHAZI REPORT AS “PARTISAN”.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, official Secretary of State portrait.
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke in Denver on June 28. The Associated Press reported that Clinton took the opportunity to criticize the recently released report by the House Benghazi committee.
She said they, “found nothing — nothing — to contradict the conclusions of the independent accountability board,” according to the AP.
The board investigated the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, while Clinton was Secretary of State. According to the AP, Clinton said the GOP led committee was “partisan”, and the new investigation was an effort to discredit her presidential campaign.
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The House committee did not find any new faults with Clinton, but did move some blame over to the Obama administration for security issues and slow reaction times to the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012.
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The accountability board released their report more than two years ago and found “The attacks were security related.” Also, the report said, “Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department,” were found.
Other points were made that deal with the lack of warning leading up to the attack and weakening support from Libya. The report also places blame solely with the terrorists, and found no “individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.”