From Accuracy in Media:

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Ranking Member C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) issued a much-anticipated “Investigative Report on the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012” late on Friday November 21, 2014 that has administration supporters crowing—and eyewitness, on-the-ground operators pushing back forcefully. A close comparison of the report and other previously released information about the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi shows that the operators have good reason to cry “foul.” While clever wording just might give Messrs. Rogers and Ruppersberger plausible deniability on a witness stand, the overall intent of the report is clear: exonerate the Intelligence Community (IC), and, by extension, the Obama administration, of responsibility for intelligence failures prior, during, and after the terrorist attack that took the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

In simple terms, this report is a whitewash of the CIA, which, along with the State Department, was responsible for arming and assisting the very jihadist militia groups that rose to power in the first place during the 2011 rebellion against Muammar Qaddafi, and who later murdered our people in Benghazi. The biggest intelligence failure of all that is never mentioned is the failure to understand the essential hostility of the jihadist ideology of the groups with which our government was dealing.

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From The Daily Signal:

A Veteran’s Day feature from the Associated Press showcased the improved training of diplomatic security agents, with a view to demonstrating that the lessons of Benghazi have been absorbed by the State Department.

In a simulation in a location in Virginia dubbed Erehwon (“nowhere” spelled backwards), State Department security staff beat back an attack resembling the attack on the ill-fated U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012. Other news organizations have also been invited in to report on the $80 million installation, situated in an undisclosed location in Virginia. There must be something here, at this supposedly secret location which the leadership of the State Department really wants the world to see.

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From Roll Call:

Remember the Select Committee on Benghazi?

The panel convened to probe the 2012 attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was created in the spring and had its first public hearing in September—but otherwise has been quiet.

Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., told CQ Roll Call Friday the committee will meet “in public and in private” between now and the end of the lame-duck session, which is currently open-ended.

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From Western Journalism:

Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-SC) recent comments on the status of the investigation by the House Select Committee on Benghazi:

We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December, and Megyn I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who have never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of our investigation and that is precisely what is happening. So, it is not with a lot of fanfare and there aren’t a lot of public hearings, but trust me when I tell you we are making tremendous progress.

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