Libya Deputy: White House Knew Benghazi was Terrorism

Gregory Hicks, Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya, claims that the White House knew the attack in Benghazi was terrorism immediately.  From CBS News Face the Nation:

“I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go,” Gregory Hicks, a foreign service officer and former deputy chief of Libyan operations, told investigators, according to excerpts of the interview displayed today on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program. “I never reported a demonstration, I reported an attack on the consulate.”

Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, appeared on Face the Nation to make a very strong case according to eyewitness testimony that the White House knew terrorism was the cause of the attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.  In his testimony, Hicks points the finger at un-names senior State Department personnel above the level of, “assistant secretary:”

“In our system, people who make decisions have been confirmed by the Senate to make decisions,” Hicks told investigators.”The three people in the State Department who are on administrative leave pending disciplinary action are below Senate confirmation level. Now, the DS (Diplomatic Security) assistant secretary resigned, and he is at Senate confirmation level. Yet the paper trail is pretty clear that decisions were being made above his level.”

 

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