Just two days before Hillary Clinton’s testimony to the House Benghazi Committee, the State Department presented lawmakers with a huge trove of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ emails:
— Benghazi Committee (@HouseBenghazi) October 20, 2015
Yesterday, Fox News obtained one of Stevens’ cables from July 2012, and found him pleading for decent security protection… a plea that fell on deaf ears in Hillary Clinton’s department.
In the July 9, 2012 cable, Stevens reported that, “Overall security conditions continue to be unpredictable, with large numbers of armed groups and individuals not under control of the central government, and frequent clashes in Tripoli and other major population centers.” The cable said 13 security personnel would be the “minimum” needed for “transportation security and incident response capability.”
But a congressional source said Patrick Kennedy, a deputy to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, turned down the request.
The cable sent under Stevens’ electronic signature shows that he was advocating for additional security and warning that the set-up did not meet State Department standards, as conditions deteriorated in the run-up to the attack that killed Stevens and three other Americans.
As Fox News goes on to note, the terrorist-infested wasteland Clinton and Obama transformed Libya into was the scene of 243 security incidents in the year before Stevens’ murder on 9/11/12, fifty of them occurring in Libya… including a failed attempt to assassinate the British ambassador with a rocket-propelled grenade, a month before Stevens requested more protection. Instead, Hillary’s minions decided to reinforce the Tripoli airport, and left Stevens stuck with a security contractor that didn’t even have a valid license to operate in Benghazi, because the British corporate HQ had a nasty spat with its Libyan agency.
For all the Democrat complaints about a “politicized” Republican committee, the simple, irrefutable fact is that we wouldn’t need such a committee if Obama, Clinton, and the rest of this Administration had been remotely honest about what happened in Benghazi.
Wild fabrications were concocted to minimize the political damage to Obama’s re-election campaign, and then one cover-up after another was laid down to avoid admitting to any of it. Rep. Trey Gowdy’s questions are not the issue. The issue is that he still has to ask them, and almost three years later, relevant documents are still tricking out.