Also, Republicans Ask Clinton to Answer Key Questions Left Unanswered on Benghazi
Listen to HIllary Clinton drone on and on about Benghazi, telling Greta Van Susteren, “We knew that there were dangerous people in and around Benghazi. We also knew that there were a lot of loose weapons". Yet she provided no security for the ambassador and his people. She's still blaming congress, still saying they didn't have enough money for proper security.
In a letter sent late on Monday, three Republican House committee chairmen asked Clinton to provide documentation relating to security at the consulate, video footage of the September 11 attack, and other material, saying the recent Accountability Review Board (ARB) probe into the incident had left key questions unanswered.
Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) noted that the board had not questioned the department’s senior-most officials, including Clinton herself, Deputy Secretary William Burns and Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Thomas Nides. ...
They asked Clinton to provide, by no later than February 11:
--All documents, including emails and cables sent to and from her, Burns, Nides and Kennedy, and their staff, relating to security;
--A list of every individual questioned by the ARB, and documents relating to the interviews; and
--Video footage of the Benghazi attack.
‘Why didn’t you connect the dots?’
In a CNN interview Tuesday Clinton, whose last day in office is on Friday, was pressed again about Benghazi.
“You’ve answered a lot of questions, but there’s one in particular,” said foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty. “The signs were there. The British ambassador had been attacked. The walls of the embassy had been breached.
“Why didn’t you connect the dots, ask the question: Wasn’t it too dangerous for Chris Stevens, the ambassador, who was one of the most valuable people you had in that region?” Dougherty asked. “Why didn’t you ask those questions?”
“We were certainly aware of the increasing threat environment,” Clinton replied. “I not only was briefed on that, I testified to that effect. And there were constant evaluations going on. But no-one – not the ambassador, security professionals, the intelligence community – ever recommended closing that mission. (continue reading at CNS)
Another strawman argument. The question was why wasn't proper security provided to the ambassador, not why wasn't the mission closed.