Rather, the document offers a chronology of the events of the attack and new information gathered from interviews with more than 100 government officials and thousands of pages of documents, according to the document as well as interviews with sources familiar with the report.
This was the eighth. One staffer said that had the attack lasted just an hour or two longer, the Defense Department might have been able to respond. State Department officials on the call also brought up concerns about whether Marines who might have been deployed to Benghazi were wearing uniforms, the report found — something officials previously said could hurt diplomacy in the region.
It says: The panel also found that former senior officials in the defunct Qadhafi regime helped evacuate Americans to safety, a surprising finding given that the U.
So bad for our Country," Trump tweeted earlier this month. Many of the action items were about the anti-Islamic video on which the administration would incorrectly blame the attack. White House-hosted teleconference that included various agencies while the attack was underway in Libya.
Mueller's appointment was greeted with broad bipartisan support, but the barrage of attacks have dragged down his poll numbers, too, especially among Republicans.
The unclassified version of an independent 2012 report, headed by Thomas R. The State Department has taken a maximalist approach to security that some diplomats now say makes it difficult for them to carry out their responsibilities.
But there are still notable similarities over how the Mueller and Benghazi probes transformed into political flashpoints on Capitol Hill, bitterly dividing the two parties. The closest AC-130 gunship was in Afghanistan.
ET Dec. Now, I simply ask the American people to read this report for themselves, look at the evidence we have collected, and reach their own conclusions.
By the time of her testimony, Mrs. Panel Democrats said witnesses told investigators that the overall focus of the teleconference was first and foremost the safety and security of U. A committee official also told Politico the line analysts had relied on social media and news reports instead of what people on the ground were saying that day.
She added: The fighters were apparently further inflamed by news of an assault on the American Embassy in Cairo. A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: On the trail, Democrats still refer to her grace-under-fire performance as a testament to her endurance and ability to withstand and overcome partisan attacks.
The committee, led by Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, also harshly criticized an internal State Department investigation that it said had allowed officials like Mrs. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. But Democrats have countered that the charges show that Mueller's investigation is legitimate and moving expeditiously — and they not his probe is not yet complete.
But the Benghazi Committee could neither confirm nor disprove those reports because the National Security Council would not allow CIA personnel or any officials across any agency, at any level, to answer committee questions about potential U.