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May 17, 2016 6:13 am

Benghazi Committee Lawyer: Nothing Could Have Prevented Deaths in Libya

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An armed man stands outside the US Consulate in Libya as it burns in September 2012. Photo: Twitter.

An armed man stands outside the US Consulate in Libya as it burns in September 2012. Photo: Twitter.

Politico – The House Benghazi Committee’s chief counsel, before leaving the Republican-led committee earlier this year, said he did not believe the Pentagon could have done more to save American lives during the night of the attack, according to copies of his comments included in a Sunday letter from Democrats to Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.).

Three-star former Lt. General Dana Chipman told former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in a transcribed interview by the panel in January that “nothing could have affected what occurred in Benghazi” to prevent the deaths of four Americans in the immediate response to the attacks, the letter released by Democrats states.

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