Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement Tuesday on the report released by the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
It interviewed 81 new witnesses and uncovered 75,000 new documents to provide the most detailed account of the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans.
“The new information in the majority’s report on the Benghazi terrorist attack makes clear that Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration engaged in a politically motivated cover up weeks before the 2012 presidential election,” Priebus said.
“Hillary Clinton knew the night of the attack it had nothing to do with an internet video, and yet she shamefully peddled this false narrative to the American public and to the victims’ families. This in itself is a disqualifying act of deception.”
Earlier, an OPSEC report combined in a single document the findings of multiple official investigations and media reports about Hillary Clinton’s role before, during and after the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi – an attack a bipartisan committee of U.S. senators called “preventable.”
Breach of Duty: Hillary Clinton and Catastrophic Failure in Benghazi relied on sworn testimony, findings by independent and bipartisan congressional investigations and media reports to demonstrate that Hillary Clinton was unsupportive before the Benghazi attack, unresponsive during the attack and has worked to remain unaccountable after the attack.
OPSEC is a non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization of former members of Special Operations Forces and the Intelligence Community.
According to RNC, the new report sheds new light on the systemic security failures of the Clinton State Department, which repeatedly refused requests for additional security in Benghazi and left diplomatic outposts in other troubled parts of the world vulnerable to attack.
“Hillary Clinton was in charge, knew the risks and did nothing. Together the report’s findings make clear we cannot afford to let Hillary Clinton be our next commander-in-chief,” RNC said Tuesday.
The Benghazi attack took place on September 11, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith were killed in the attack. A few hours later, a second assault in a different compound killed CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty.
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