Senate Intelligence Committee Bipartisan Benghazi Report, January 15, 2014, Senator Richard Burr, Declassified findings, Disappointing lack of accountability
“we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to Al-Qa’ida participated in the attack.”…CIA Benghazi talking points memo
“The question that I had in my mind, was why did we not do something to protect our forces?”…Charles Woods, father of slain Navy Seal
“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”…Barack Obama
From Senator Richard Burr of NC January 15, 2014.
|United States Senator ∙ North CarolinaRichard Burr
217 Russell Senate Office Bldg. ∙ Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Burr Releases Statement on the Intelligence Committee’s Bipartisan Benghazi Report
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, January 15, 2014||CONTACT:Phone:||Rachel Hicks(202) 228-1616|
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement regarding the Intelligence Committee’s bipartisan report on the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
“Today the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the most detailed, bipartisan report to date on the September 11, 2011, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
The committee’s report presents a wide range of declassified findings that will allow the public to more fully understand the deteriorating security situation in Benghazi leading up to the attacks, and the lack of State Department recognition of the danger to our personnel.
This bipartisan report is a step forward in our understanding of these events, but should not by any means be viewed as a final verdict. To the extent this report is incomplete, it is not due to the Committee’s unwillingness to investigate, but the State Department’s intransigence. It is our obligation and duty to continue to ask probing questions and investigate all details as they continue to come to light – as they invariably will.
Despite the Committee’s best efforts to investigate all relevant threads of information, I still feel strongly that there remains a disappointing lack of accountability. It is my hope that this bipartisan report will serve as a foundation to continue the discussion and search for answers.”