As Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) prepares to gavel to order the first public hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, a new book on the deadly attack at the U.S. compound in Libya makes a serious charge that could affect the future of a likely presidential contender.
One of two new Benghazi books published on the eve of the fresh House hearings, this one is entitled, The REAL Benghazi Story: What the White House and Hillary Don’t Want You to Know, by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Klein.
According to an exclusive report at wnd.com, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally made a decision that ran counter to accepted policy — a decision to allow security forces in Benghazi to be stationed about a mile away from the Special Mission compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his colleagues were killed two years ago.
A security decision finalized personally by Hillary Clinton may have unwittingly doomed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack, charges a new book.
…author Aaron Klein documents Clinton herself signed waivers that allowed the facility to be legally occupied, since it did not meet the minimum official security standards set by the State Department.
Klein argues that Stevens and the other Americans who died at the hands of heavily armed attackers might have been saved, if the Clinton-approved separate CIA/security annex were not so far away. And, according to new accounts from Benghazi survivors, the delayed response time by those at the distant CIA annex may have played a critical part in the tragic events of that fateful September night.
Advertisement - story continues below
Again, from wnd.com:
Last week, the Fox News’ Channel’s Bret Baier interviewed three security operators who were at the separately located CIA annex. The three essentially served as first responders to any attack on the mission.
If the CIA annex had been co-located with the U.S. special mission, a rapid response team would have been on site during the initial assault in which Stevens was killed. Clinton’s waiver allowed the CIA annex to be housed at the separate location.
Rep. Gowdy, who chairs the special committee set up to investigate what happened before, during, and after the attack at Benghazi, has indicated that he may call Hillary Clinton to testify.