'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely

'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely

House Republicans are roasting the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of failing to protect USA diplomats in the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans.

As a presidential candidate, questions over how Clinton handled the attacks that left four Americans dead, including ambassador Chris Stevens, have followed her on the campaign trail.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, noted her lengthy testimony before the panel a year ago, adding: "We owe it to those fearless Americans to make sure we learn the right lessons from this tragedy".

The investigation also described details of a high-level meeting at the White House on the evening of the attack.

"I encourage everyone to read the Committee's report, which can be found at www.benghazi.house.gov", Wenstrup said.

Those comments helped derail McCarthy's bid to succeed Speaker John A. Boehner.

If you've been avoiding everything Benghazi-related for the past four years, we'll try to catch you up fairly quickly.

Ostensibly they were sharing intelligence and coordinating responses. Fox News hosted three of the panel's members this morning, offering a platform to those who devoted the better part of two years to assiduously turning over every rock and interviewing dozens of witnesses who were never debriefed by previous probes into the atrocity.

Here are the five big takeaways from the U.S. House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya, gleaned from a summary report by Reps.

Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said the Republicans are finishing their work in "the same, partisan way that we've seen from them since the beginning". Mrs. Clinton referred to the video a couple of times in her public statements.

Dr. Anne Stevens, chief of pediatric rheumatology at Seattle Children's Hospital, told the New Yorker magazine that in hindsight, it's clear the Benghazi facility "was not sufficiently protected by the State Department and the Defense Department".

Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, are members of the Benghazi Select Committee.

The military could not have done anything differently that night to save the lives of the Americans, Democrats said.

After all of the countless hours of investigation, the hearings, the interviews, the depositions, the conspiracy theories, the media chatter, the weird social-media messages written by our insane uncles who watch Fox all day, the event that received the most congressional scrutiny in the history of the United States turned out to be exactly what reality-based observers said it was.

At the same time, his standing in national polls has slipped from a virtual tie with Clinton in late May to trailing her by 7 points, on average, according to the RealClearPolitics. But nothing was sent to Benghazi, and nothing was even in route when the last two Americans were killed nearly eight hours after the attacks began. While it likely won't change hearts and minds on either side of the rancorous divide, it does allow Clinton to, as she said, "move on".

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