After two years of investigation and dozens of interviews, the Benghazi Select Committee released its final report about the September 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate Tuesday morning.
The report shows that not only did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fail to acknowledge the serious and dangerous security situation in Benghazi, which was reiterated directly by U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens in journal entries and official security requests to the State Department, she perpetuated a lie about a YouTube video in order to avoid responsibility. As Leah reported earlier today:
The YouTube video narrative was crafted in Washington by Obama administration appointees, and contradicted eyewitness accounts and real time reports from the attack.
Furthermore, the report details how then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to have known immediately that the attack was a result of terrorism, not a YouTube video, despite claiming this to be the case publicly.
A White House meeting was held three hours into the attack, the report found, and it was after this meeting that Clinton issued a statement that read in part: “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” But she said something very different in an email to her daughter, Chelsea, writing that: “Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Queda-like [sic] group.”
As if lying to the American people about a YouTube video wasn't bad enough, lets not forget Clinton, along with President Obama, stood in front of the flag draped coffins of the Americans killed in Benghazi and lied to their families about the video.
And who could forget Clinton later accusing Benghazi families, who she promised in person she'd get answers for, of being the liars.
There is no greater shame than that. Hillary Clinton is unfit to be President of the United States.