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Systemic management failures responsible for a lack of security.
That's the headline out of a damning report on the state department's handling -- Ben -- the conclusions enough to cause multiple resignations today.
-- intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge delves into the report on the September 11 attack -- -- The 39 page unclassified report into the Ben Ghazi terrorist attack -- scathing.
Within hours of its release three State Department officials including -- I mean man who turned -- security request and her boss Eric Boswell apparently resigned under pressure.
As investigators stopped short of laying the blame with secretary Hillary Clinton.
Lucic tipped pass apparently.
Assistant secretary level.
Which is intolerant -- the appropriate place to look where the decision making.
In fact that it takes place where if you like the rubber hits the road.
The report offers uncomfortable conclusions and undeniable facts among them that there was no demonstration prior to the assault.
Then al-Qaeda and its franchises are not dead -- -- found a new safe haven -- eastern Libya.
And that -- security failure after another led to the deaths of four Americans including ambassador Chris Stephen.
I think the conclusion was very stark very candid very honest.
And told us the following.
Mistakes were made lives were lost and lessons need to learn.
In the summer Tony twelve the report documents at least twenty security related incidents have been Ghazi including this assassination attempt on the British ambassador.
-- the State Department continued to rely on the Libyan militia and the security contractor.
A 9/11 neither provided any meaningful defense the report states it was Stephen's decision to travel to -- Ghazi on 9/11 adding quote.
His status as the leading US government advocate on Libya policy.
And his expertise on Ben Ghazi in particular cause Washington to give -- usual deference to his judgments.
As for the lack of military response the report claims the system worked.
There simply was not enough time for US military forces to have made a difference.
For small administration officials -- Clinton's letter to congress where she accepted all 29 of the report's recommendations.
There was no denying the department's culpability.
Today the administration canceled -- the State Department and White House briefings as Republicans renewed calls for Clinton to appear on Capitol Hill.
How do you think it's imperative for all concerned that she testify.
In an open session.
Prior -- changing.
The regime I think that that's very important for her.
I think it's very important for our country.
But today Fox News was told Secretary Clinton has agreed to testify on Capitol Hill before mid January at a public hearing.
This is testimony is key because only she can explain why the Obama administration.
Favorite -- -- security footprint in Libya.
As the documented threat -- Qaeda and Islamist groups was growing tomorrow to a Clinton senior deputies we'll testify in her place press.
It will eventually have to answer press questions about this one would hope one would think Catherine thank you.
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