Benghazi

A combination of failures led to Benghazi attacks

A combination of failures led to Benghazi attacks

A bipartisan Senate report on the attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, paints a picture of systemic failure of security for U.S. diplomats overseas that led to the deaths of the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. The intelligence community didn’t send enough warnings, the State Department didn’t take the warnings it […]

GOP Senator set to block all nominations over Benghazi

GOP Senator set to block all nominations over Benghazi

Sen. Lindsey Graham is threatening to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year’s deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress. The South Carolina Republican made the threat Monday on his official Twitter account. The tweet said: “Where are the #Benghazi survivors? I’m going to block […]

Issa plans Libya trip as part of probe into Obama’s actions

Issa plans Libya trip as part of probe into Obama’s actions

Republican Representative Darrell Issa, a leader of the congressional charge to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks, is scheduled to travel to Libya next week as part of the probe, according to documents made public on Friday. An itinerary for the trip said Issa was leaving on Sunday for a trip to […]

Criminal charges filed in Benghazi attack

Criminal charges filed in Benghazi attack

The Justice Department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. The officials confirmed that a sealed complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington against an unspecified number of individuals in the September 2012 attack that killed Ambassador […]

Republicans continue to seek political gain from Benghazi

Republicans continue to seek political gain from Benghazi

The Republican chairman of the House oversight panel is asking a veteran diplomat and a former chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff for sworn testimony about their investigation into the deaths of four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, planned […]

Reactionary Republicans plan to politicize Benghazi tragedy through 2014

Reactionary Republicans plan to politicize Benghazi tragedy through 2014

Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats’ early favorite for president in 2016. Democratic and Republican strategists sharply disagree on the issue’s power to influence elections next year and beyond. But after eight months of […]

Republicans accuse Obama of Benghazi attack coverup

Republicans accuse Obama of Benghazi attack coverup

House Republicans insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year’s deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, rejecting administration assurances to the contrary and stoking a controversy with implications for the 2016 presidential race. Republicans on five House committees are pressing ahead with their own investigations despite an exhaustive […]

Hillary Clinton to face skeptical Congress on Libya attack

Hillary Clinton to face skeptical Congress on Libya attack

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Clinton is the sole witness Wednesday at back-to-back hearings before the Senate and House foreign policy panels on the September raid, […]