December 10, 2014

Benghazi Hearing Reveals Clinton State Department Failures In Lead Up To Attack

During today’s House committee hearing on the Benghazi attacks, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Greg Starr and State Department Inspector General Steve Linick testified about their findings. Here were a few key moments:

IG Steve Linick confirmed that under Hillary Clinton, the State Department kept no list of physical security requests at its facilities overseas to help prioritize needs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZDNJ6aD1eQ

Assistant Secretary Greg Starr dodged repeated questions about why the State Department did not follow its own guidelines for security in Benghazi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjMiQqzyHg

Later, IG Linick confirmed that the State Department allowed guards to provide security despite contractors failing to vet them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPuvJgFyHSs