On June 28, the House Select Committee on Benghazi report was released. Early that morning Rep. Trey Gowdy, chair of the committee, was asked about the recently published New York Times article, “Report finds no new evidence of Clinton wrongdoing.” Rep. Gowdy’s response was maybe the paper should have read the report before writing its headline.
Sadly, the Tri-City Herald republished the Times article the next day. The Times article is misleading and simply does not represent the facts as reported. I encourage the editors of the Herald to read the report and determine if they stand by the Times article. I found the report easy to read and well-organized. Rep. Gowdy stated his job was to report the facts without the “why.” The committee used not only testimony but also documents.
John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations, claims the reported sequence of events during the attack and following indicates dereliction of duty by both the president and secretary of state. Politics was placed above the welfare of the Americans who were under attack.
I encourage Tri-Citians to read the report and draw their own conclusions.
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Donald Havre, Richland