Benghazi independent review complete, controversy not over

Just days before hearings on the Benghazi consulate attack are set to begin, the independent report on the matter is complete and will be handed over to lawmakers.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not testify this week as was previously planned, as she is recovering from a recent concussion.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said that this will not be the end of the controversy surrounding the attack.

“I think it’s important to gather the facts, but I don’t think the conclusions will necessarily withstand scrutiny,” said Bolton.  He noted that the people who appointed the members to the independent committee are the people whose decisions made that night are the ones being scrutinized the most.

There will be a classified version of the report and the unclassified version, which will be discussed during Thursday’s hearing.

Bolton said he was disappointed that Clinton will not be testifying, but said “it’s just postponing the moment when she is going to have to testify.” He feels she has purposed not spoken out until the report was released and has an opportunity to review it.

See Bolton’s scathing remarks here:


Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


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