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The seventh Benghazi investigation is out, finds there was no intelligence failure

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), right, and House Intelligence ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).
House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), right, and House Intelligence ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).
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  1. The House Intelligence Committee has issued its final report investigating the attacks on US officials in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, and September 12, 2012.
  2. The report concludes that "the CIA ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities … and, without a requirement to do so, ably and bravely assisted the State Department on the night of the attacks … Appropriate US personnel made reasonable tactical decisions that night, and the Committee found no evidence that there was either a stand down order or a denial of available air support."
  3. It also claims there was "no intelligence failure prior to the attacks."
  4. The report defends then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice by concluding that her comments on September 16 attributing the attacks to a protest came before the CIA concluded there was no protest.
  5. There is no evidence, the report states, that any officers were "intimidated, wrongly forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement or otherwise kept from speaking to Congress."
  6. It backs up six previous investigations into the attacks; the United States House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi has yet to issue its report.