OFFICIAL BENGAZI REPORT OUT TODAY: House Republicans are planning to release a long-awaited report Tuesday on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans ...Clinton should have realized risks. The portion of the report obtained by CNN doesn't offer a scathing indictment of Clinton.

By Stephen Collinson, CNN Updated 5:02 AM ET, Tue June 28, 2016
Washington (CNN)House Republicans are planning to release a long-awaited report Tuesday on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans on Hillary Clinton's watch as secretary of state, reviving the politically charged issue less than five months before the election.
Grim scene: Bloodstains at the main gate believed to be from one of the American staff members of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya
Grim scene: Bloodstains at the main gate believed
 to be from one of the American staff members of the U.S.
Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Associated Press Photo.


 
The report, parts of which have already been reviewed by CNN, paints a picture of a perfect storm of bureaucratic inertia, rapidly worsening security in Libya and inadequate resources in the months that led up to the killings of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three colleagues on September 11, 2012.
Clinton told the House Benghazi Committee last year that she was aware of the dangers in Libya but "there was no actionable intelligence" indicating a planned attack.
    The portion of the report obtained by CNN doesn't offer a scathing indictment of Clinton. But it does argue that intelligence was available suggesting an attack was possible and Clinton and a top aide, Patrick Kennedy, should have realized the risks posed to the Benghazi mission by extremist groups.
    "It is not clear what additional intelligence would have satisfied either Kennedy or the Secretary in understanding the Benghazi mission compound was at risk -- short of an attack," the report says.
    Conservative members of the panel are expected to release a more political analysis of the attack Tuesday that's far more critical of Clinton. more

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