Pentagon Denies Benghazi File Request

Gutted U.S. consulate in Libya / AP

Gutted U.S. consulate in Libya / AP


The Pentagon denied an April request for all classified information of the Defense Department’s assessment of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on Wednesday, the Hill reported:

Congressional Republicans have prodded the Obama administration for more details since White House officials admitted the Benghazi strike was a planned, coordinated assault by Islamic militants in the country.

While the DOD did issue an unclassified timeline about the attack, it did not produce any classified timeline or report on Benghazi that could be provided to lawmakers.

“I am deeply disappointed in the Department’s response and am committed to continuing the Armed Services Committee’s oversight into the tragedy at Benghazi,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R., Calif.). He requested the files in April.

Congressional investigators resumed its hearings into the administration’s response to the attack on Wednesday. Several whistleblowers have come forward with testimony that contradicts testimony from State Department, Pentagon, and U.S. intelligence officials.