WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the House GOP Benghazi report, released Tuesday (all times local):
A report by the House Benghazi panel is faulting the military for its slow response sending resources to Benghazi, Libya, during deadly 2012 attacks on a U.S. outpost — despite clear orders from President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Republicans on the Benghazi committee released the 800-page report Tuesday on the attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The panel’s chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, says “nothing was en route to Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed almost eight hours after the attacks began.”
Gowdy says the Libyan forces that evacuated Americans from the CIA annex in Benghazi were not affiliated with any of the militias the CIA or State Department had developed a relationship with during the previous 18 months.