May 1st, 2014
05:20 PM ET
5 months ago

Graham to CNN: Jay Carney 'believes that we're all dumb'

Updated 5:53 p.m. ET, 5/2/2014

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham said he was offended by White House spokesman Jay Carney's comments about new emails that reinforce Republicans' claims that the White House purposely gave misleading information about the Benghazi attack for political reasons.

"I guess he believes that we're all dumb," the South Carolina Republican told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on Thursday.
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Filed under: Libya • Lindsey Graham
February 23rd, 2014
04:18 PM ET
7 months ago

Sunday chatter: 2016 and an unapologetic Susan Rice

(CNN) - CNN’s State of the Union Host Candy Crowley aptly put it at the top of her show Sunday: Four of the last six presidents were governors.

Governors descended upon Washington this week for the annual National Governors Association meeting. They also filled the hot seats on the Sunday talk shows.

That inevitable question was asked. The one about running for president.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Libya • Marijuana • Mike Pence • Scott Walker • Syria • Ukraine
Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement
February 23rd, 2014
02:03 PM ET
7 months ago

Susan Rice: No regrets on Benghazi involvement

Washington (CNN) – In her first "Meet the Press" appearance since her use of Benghazi “talking points” set off a political firestorm in 2012, National Security Adviser Susan Rice was asked point-blank whether she has any regrets about her involvement in informing the public of developments regarding the violence before, during and after the attacks on a U.S. post in Libya.

"No," Rice bluntly told David Gregory on the NBC program.
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Filed under: Libya • Susan Rice
February 11th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
8 months ago

GOP investigation says White House didn't recognize Benghazi threat

Washington (CNN) – A congressional investigation into the Defense Department's response to the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, found that the Obama administration failed to protect the compound and recognize the severity of the deteriorating security situation.

For the partisan report, the investigative arm of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee pored over thousands of pages of classified and unclassified written material, witness testimony and classified briefings to piece together the events of September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Libya • White House
January 16th, 2014
06:06 PM ET
9 months ago

Adviser: Clinton will 'never' get political with Benghazi

(CNN) - With Republicans renewing their call for accountability after the deadly 2012 consulate attack in Benghazi, an adviser for Hillary Clinton said Thursday the former Secretary of State will not engage in the political debate.

"Four Americans lost their lives. We have never and will never approach this tragedy through the prism of politics. If others continue to do so for their own gain, they're going to have to do it without us," the adviser told CNN Foreign Affairs Reporter Elise Labott.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Libya
Rogers on Benghazi: This should not be a 'partisan issue'
December 29th, 2013
04:32 PM ET
9 months ago

Rogers on Benghazi: This should not be a 'partisan issue'

(CNN) – Republicans are not baseless when they argue that al Qaeda was connected to the 2012 attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday. Those claims are rooted in intelligence gathering – not pulled out of thin air to advance a Republican storyline, he told CNN.

His comments come in response to a New York Times article that states al Qaeda had no role in the assault, countering a narrative that the Times' says has been pushed primarily by Republicans as investigations unfold.
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Filed under: Congress • Libya • Mike Rogers
December 29th, 2013
01:39 PM ET
9 months ago

Lawmakers react to new Benghazi report

(CNN) – A top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee took issue Sunday with a report from The New York Times that states al Qaeda was not involved in the deadly 2012 attack against a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The Times' investigation "turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault," according to the report. "The attack was led, instead, by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO's extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi."
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Filed under: Al Qaeda • Libya • Mike Rogers
Congressional source: Benghazi contractors contradict CIA chief
November 15th, 2013
08:09 PM ET
11 months ago

Congressional source: Benghazi contractors contradict CIA chief

(CNN) – CIA contract security officers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya, last year were told by the CIA to sign nondisclosure agreements just before a memorial ceremony at the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, this past May, a congressional source told CNN.

The source says this was disclosed by the contractors during closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill this week, and it seems to contradict information sent by CIA Director John Brennan to the House Intelligence Committee investigating the events in Benghazi.

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Filed under: Congress • Libya
Sarah Palin: Hillary Clinton ill-suited for president
September 23rd, 2013
09:21 AM ET
1 year ago

Sarah Palin: Hillary Clinton ill-suited for president

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she would be "disappointed" in the American electorate if Hillary Clinton becomes a serious candidate for president in 2016.

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee argued Clinton would not be right for the role as commander in chief after four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died last year in a terrorist attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Libya • Sarah Palin
August 20th, 2013
07:16 AM ET
1 year ago

4 U.S. State employees face reassignment

Washington (CNN) – Four State Department employees who were put on administrative leave after last year's attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will be reassigned inside the department, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday.

The four were placed on leave last December by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the September 11 attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Filed under: Libya • State Department
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