Hicks: ‘Youtube Video Was a Nonevent in Libya’

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Deputy Chief to the U.S. Embassy in Libya Gregory Hicks said the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were unrelated to a youtube video on Wednesday in the OGR Benghazi hearing, despite the Obama administration's claims otherwise, including statements from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, and President Obama.

REP. PATRICK MCHENRY: Was there anything in connection to a Youtube video, was there any awareness that it was the events occurred because of a Youtube video?

GREGORY HICKS: The Youtube video was a nonevent in Libya.

MCHENRY: Okay, and did you know about that within a couple days or the day of?

HICKS: Yes.

MCHENRY: And, so did you report to anyone in Washington within the first couple of days that there was anything in connection, a protest in connection to a Youtube video?

HICKS: No, the only report that our mission made through every channel was that there had been an attack on a consulate.

MCHENRY: Not a protest?

HICKS: No protest.

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