State Dept. releases Benghazi terror attack info
Catherine Herridge reports
- Duration 3:01
- Date Dec 18, 2012
Catherine Herridge reports
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This -- Fox News alert it just moments ago the State Department releasing part of a report from an independent review board.
It he details what happened the night of the Ben Ghazi attack Fox News chief intelligent correspondent Catherine Herridge joins us on the phone kept -- they've been looking at the reports tell us.
Well there's several things that -- and -- speaker.
-- -- it does.
Appeared very critical of the State Department there were quite dramatic failures.
It later -- look at the State Department.
Which led to grossly inadequate security and copy but also caught my attention.
It that it says that the embassy in Tripoli should've done more to add it to eight.
For more security at the consulate and got the of course the -- principal representative would be -- -- even.
-- it was -- appears to -- well.
It also says that there was real knowledge among people on the ground that security conditions were inadequate.
But that it was not a priority in Washington.
And as we've documented on Europe -- -- there with a steady stream of the event.
Beating out the attack on -- -- -- security was deteriorating.
But it -- under State Department increase in the it would remind.
On -- Libyan militia which proved to be inadequate on at eleven.
And also this group of about Libya which has -- armed guards at the consulate on the night he attacked.
You know I don't think the report -- a couple things that struck me Catherine Chris Rock I thought you know frankly I thought it was.
Week I thought I was bland.
It says at senior levels I don't know what that means it doesn't give me and what information I realize I -- the unclassified version.
Then the other thing is perfect cure it starts out as a little -- as a quote those who cannot remember the past are condemned to -- so it's some sort of literary journal.
Then later on in the report quotes from it quotes from a 1967.
-- sees -- -- -- paragraph with the thing is certainly mean it's not -- -- that -- I thought it was bland but even more interesting is this -- tonight.
From secretary of state Hillary Clinton to the committee and foreign relations says senator John -- -- and also in the house.
In that she said in the first hours and days after the terrorist attack they were having conversations about al-Qaeda.
Where in the world this is video stuff coming up so there.
Mean there's still a lot of unanswered questions out of nowhere this a lot of this but actually look at that in the days and weeks to come at the hearings right.
I yeah I grew accurate assessment did unclassified version just -- -- -- very -- or -- plant but what caught my attention.
At the end of the document.
It but it talks about the culpability of officials in the state -- remember four of their kids.
Aren't -- it's -- quote that reported that the court did not find any individually US government employee engaged.
In this conduct or will lead toward his or her responsibility.
And -- the report did not recommend.
-- -- disciplinary actions of four Americans dead.
Don't think that day.
And don't like getting any did your reaction.
-- thank you thank you.