2012 Benghazi Attack

Congressional hearings on Benghazi Start

15 Nov, 2012

Mike Morell briefs members of the House Intelligence committee in a closed door session. The committee is said to have been shown video footage of the day of the attack on the consulate, although details are sketchy of exactly what was shown.[1. The Guardian – David Petraeus denies classified leaks as Benghazi hearings begin http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/15/david-petraeus-benghazi-hearings-live]

Legislators saw a “real-time film (showing) exactly what happened” on September 11 in Benghazi, starting before the attack began up “through the incident and the exodus,” said Dianne Feinstein. A source familiar with the House committee hearing said the video included shots of Stevens being dragged out of the building. Sen. Dan Coats, an Indiana Republican, described the footage as “a combination of video from a surveillance camera and a drone.” “It gave us a good picture, from the surveillance standpoint, what was happening,” Coats said. [2. CNN – ‘Real-time’ video shows Benghazi drama, but questions remain http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/15/politics/benghazi-hearings/index.html]

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