The Already Asked-And-Answered Questions Fox Wants To Know From The Benghazi Select Committee

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QUESTION: Who Changed The Talking Points?

ANSWER: There Were No Efforts To Alter Talking Points For Political Purposes

Senate Select Committee On Intelligence: “Talking Points Went Through The Normal Interagency Coordination Process.” The Senate Committee on Intelligence review determined there was no effort by the administration to cover-up or alter the talking points for political purposes:

The Majority concludes that the interagency coordination process on the talking points followed normal, but rushed coordination procedures and that there were no efforts by the White House or any other Executive Branch entities to “cover-up” facts or make alterations for political purposes.

QUESTION: Why Blame The Attacks On A Video?

ANSWER: Intelligence At The Time Linked Video To Attacks

Senate Select Committee On Intelligence: Intel Reports Linked Inflammatory Video To Benghazi Attack. A Senate Select Committee on Intelligence found that “some intelligence suggests” an inflammatory video linked to violent protests around the region led terror groups to conduct “similar attacks with advanced warning”:

It remains unclear if any group or person exercised overall command and control of the attacks or whether extremist group leaders directed their members to participate.

QUESTION: Where Was President Obama During The Attacks?

ANSWER: Obama Was In The Oval Office And His Staff Was Fully Engaged Throughout The Attack

A photo that has been available for over a year on the White House Flikr page shows President Obama in the Oval Office during the September 2012 attacks:

QUESTION: Why Wasn’t More Done To Rescue Americans?

ANSWER: Obama Administration, Military Did Everything Within Their Power

Senate Select Committee On Intelligence Found No Evidence Of Intentional Delay Or Obstruction By The Chief Of Base Or Any Other Party. The Committee review of the Benghazi attacks found no evidence of a “stand down” order given to responding units during the attack:

The Committee explored claims that there was a “stand down” order given to the security team at the Annex. Although some members of the security team expressed frustration that they were unable to respond more quickly to the Mission compound, 12 the Committee found no evidence of intentional delay or obstruction by the Chief of Base or any other party.

ANSWER: Reinforcements Were Dispatched From Tripoli And Elsewhere In Benghazi

Senate Select Committee On Intelligence: Personnel At Nearby CIA Annex Came To Compound’s Aid. The Senate Committee on Intelligence review found that the groups responding to the Benghazi attack were credited with saving lives of the personnel in diplomatic facility.

QUESTION: Why Won’t Congress Consider Eyewitnesses In Benghazi Investigations?

ANSWER: Benghazi Survivors Have Testified Before Congress

LA Times: Two “Key Witnesses” Were “Grilled For Hours” On Capitol Hill. According to an October 28, 2013 report in the Los Angeles Times, “Two of the Justice Department’s key witnesses in last year’s terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, were summoned to Capitol Hill this month and grilled for hours in separate legal depositions” by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA).

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