House GOP Benghazi report says Clinton signed off on security reduction
April 23rd, 2013
08:28 PM ET
10 years ago

House GOP Benghazi report says Clinton signed off on security reduction

Washington (CNN) - House Republican leaders released a report Tuesday on the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in which they claim former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally signed off on cuts in security at the compound, which they say would contradict her congressional testimony.

The September 11, 2012, attack resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.


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  1. f ray

    hmm. GOP signed off on 2 wars that have cost TRILLIONS and THOUSANDS of lives and 10s of Thousands of injuries and did nothing. This is where we have the world's biggest sign saying GIVE ME A BRAKE!

    April 23, 2013 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  2. Richard Right

    It needs to be proven

    April 23, 2013 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  3. Anthony in California

    And BUSH ignored concrete reports on Bin Laden attacking the U.S.

    Guess what Republicans.. AMERICA is STILL going to ELECT her as President in 2016....
    Why? Because you guys have done far worse, have solved very little, and obstruct everything.

    April 23, 2013 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein

    Why is that suspect coming from the GOP? If there were other non-partisan groups that came with that information, I might be more likely to believe this. The question is also how much of this was based on the funding that Congress gave them.

    April 23, 2013 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  5. Larry L

    The Republicans continue to do nothing but obsturct progress in America. Can anybody name anything that has come out of the Republican-led House that actually helped the American people? They look for possible conspiracies and create controversy when none actually exists. Anybody who has worked in the government knows that directives at the operational level always cdome out with a blanket signature block. Do they really think the Secretary of State touches every one of the thousands of documents that travel throughout the Department each day?

    April 23, 2013 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  6. Catmandew

    So Miss Clinton lied under oath. Not too surprising for a politican! How is this news considering how her boss lies and deceives the voters day in day out. She was just doin like the rest of his cabinet!

    April 23, 2013 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Report is a biased Republican political propoganda on the whole affair. Looks like the 2016 presidential mud slinging is starting early with Republicans anticipating a run by Hillary Clinton. Every conservative talk show entertainer will quote this report as if the contents are facts for the next four years.

    April 23, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  8. A Kickin` Donkey

    Didn`t Republicans in Congress [who actually do the spending despite trying to "spending" on the Democratic President] CUT state department security funds? Yes they did. So to now try and blame Clinton for this is absurd and an insult to thinking Americans everywhere.

    April 23, 2013 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  9. me

    a clinton lied? Say it ain't so

    April 23, 2013 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  10. Cephus

    Leave Hillary out of your troubles she did a better job than all those old men combined together

    April 23, 2013 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  11. Thomas

    If the accusations are true , then former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton needs to explain why ?

    April 23, 2013 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  12. Yanni

    This means that the witch hunt began for Clinton considering that she might run. This is soul existence of the GOP, investigating something and anything to keep them busy.

    April 23, 2013 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  13. JoyO

    They don't just "claim"; they have a copy of the document Hillary signed which denied the requested funds for security.

    April 23, 2013 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  14. bassman

    Lets all watch as ABC, CBS, and NBC ignore this story.

    April 24, 2013 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  15. Marie MD

    OMG! top with Benghazi!!! Your shrub #43 knew that terrorists were going to fly planes into buildings and his administration was asleep at the wheel, or reading to children, when it actually occurred.
    I don't remember anybody blaming them.
    Ms. Lindsey is show boating. Stop giving him the time of day and let him do his job. I won't call it work because he and mot of congress don't work like the rest of us.

    April 24, 2013 06:39 am at 6:39 am |