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Barack Obama Scandal: 8 Things About Benghazi Controversy You Might Not Know

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President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walk away from the podium during the Transfer of Remains Ceremony for the return of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Libyan embassy employees at Joint Base Andrews September 14. 2012 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. (Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 03:36 PM

We may never know what really happened in Benghazi in 2012, or perhaps that’s what people in the Barack Obama administration scandal hope you will believe.

Here are things facts about the controversy that may reveal what did or could have happened during the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, that took the lives of four Americans from the U.S. compound:

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1. Hillary Clinton, secretary of state during the deadly attacks on the U.S. mission in Libya, says she still isn’t sure what happened. In her book "Hard Choices," she wrote that there probably will not "be anything close to full agreement on exactly what happened that night, how it happened, or why it happened."

2. Clinton never saw memos or emails requesting more security at the Libyan outpost. Even though they had her name and address, that doesn’t mean she gets to see them, she explained. Those types of dispatches don’t necessarily make it to the secretary of state. "That’s not how it works," she wrote in her book.

3. New information on the tragedy does reveal memos to officials within the Obama administration from White House Communications Director Ben Rhodes. He wrote just before the 2012 election that the protests during the attack should be described as "rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."

4. The House Intelligence Committee in November 2014 appeared to absolve the Obama administration of wrongdoing. But it wasn’t the committee’s intent to conclude that. The introduction in its report states the committee "focused on the Intelligence Community’s activities" and did "not make final conclusions about other agencies to the extent they were not the focus of the Committee’s investigation."

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5. The House Intelligence Committee further shows some confusion about the Barack Obama scandal as it noted participants in the attack were affiliated with al-Qaida, but it "finds that the intelligence was and remains conflicting about the identities, affiliations, and motivations of the attackers."

6. Chris Hicks, a former deputy chief at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, revealed that security personnel had numbered 30 when he was there in July 2012. But the number of security agents had dropped to 11 to protect Tripoli and Benghazi by the time of the attacks.

7. Special security forces were available at the time of the attacks to evacuate personnel at the Benghazi compound, according to Aaron Klein, author of "The REAL Benghazi Story: What the White House Doesn’t Want You to Know." A Special Forces C-110 unit was on a training mission in Croatia and could have responded to an emergency.

8. Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy canceled aircraft in Tripoli that could have been used in rescuing Americans stranded at the compound in the Barack Obama presidency scandal.

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