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Barack Obama Scandal: 8 Key Figures Caught Up in Benghazi Controversy

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The late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens is remembered during the presentation ceremony of the Common Ground Awards at the Carnegie Institution for Science November 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 03:45 PM

Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed at a U.S. compound in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, and information reveals more security was needed during the Barack Obama White House scandal.

Here are eight key figures to provide more information on the controversy:

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1. Hillary Clinton, secretary of state during the attack on the compound, claimed she never received memos asking for increased security during the dangerous situation in Libya. Even though they were addressed to her, she said there was some kind of "procedural quirk."

2. Patrick F. Kennedy, U.S. State Department under secretary, has also been criticized for failing to approve additional security in Benghazi. It is alleged he canceled the use of aircraft in Tripoli that would have helped with an emergency evacuation at the Benghazi mission.

3. U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Virginia Republican, after closely looking into information on the Barack Obama scandal, came out and said: "In short, the administration, specifically the White House, lied about a matter with direct bearing on U.S. national security in order to influence an electoral outcome." This was mostly in reference to an anti-Muslim video that the Obama administration first tried to blame on the attack during the 2012 presidential campaign.

4. National Security Adviser Susan Rice had appeared on CBS and ABC Sunday morning news programs a few days after the attacks to blame them on a "heinous and offensive video." At the time, she was serving as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

A House Intelligence Committee did not determine if Rice or other administration officials intentionally lied about the cause of the terrorist attack.

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5. GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina pursued the investigation following the inconclusive report from the House Intelligence Committee. As chairman of a House Select Committee, Gowdy assured justice for the four Americans killed, saying, "We ask them to go, we sent them, and they were killed because some people hold a deep-seated animus toward us simply because we are us."

6. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky criticized the House Intelligence Committee and its "attempt designed to protect incompetent politicians and government agents at the expense of justice for the victims of Sept. 11, 2012."

7. Gregory Hicks, a high-ranking diplomat in Libya, pointed out there were only nine security agents at the compound during the attack, but there were 30 security personnel there following the attacks, revealing the necessity for protection and questioning why pleas for security were ignored.

8. Leon Panetta, the administration's secretary of defense at the time of the attacks, told Bill O'Reilly at Fox News that he told the president the attack was done by terrorists. Obama had told O'Reilly earlier that Panetta did not know who caused the attack, adding more questions to the Barack Obama scandal.

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Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed at a U.S. compound in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, and information reveals more security was needed during the Barack Obama White House scandal.
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