New Revelations About Security Breakdown in Benghazi

New Revelations About Security Breakdown in Benghazi

Among the fires of scandal, old and new, still burning in Washington, DC, the House investigation over the failed security at Benghazi is still flaming. And new revelations promise to fan those flames.

After obtaining email correspondence between State Department officials via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed the desperate security situation in Benghazi leading up to the attack on the embassy.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton explained to Fox News, “These documents show the situation in terms of security was toxic on September 11, 2012. The State Department didn’t know what to do about security, all this was happening literally hours before the attack.”

In one email on September 11, 2012 between State Department security and contracting personnel, the situation was described as an “emergency.” These new details are in direct conflict with previous testimony offered by senior administration officials, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had indicated that there were no requests or signs of a need for additional security at the embassy.