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Friday, May 6, 2016

Revealed: State Department delayed special Benghazi unit

Documents exposed by Fox News show State Dept. missed its own date for investigation of scandal clouding Clinton's run.

Newly revealed documents show that the US State Department missed the date in June 2015 it set for itself to establish a special unit to review documents regarding the Benghazi scandal.

The documents, exposed by Fox News on Friday, were created by the House committee currently investigating the 2012 terror attacks on US facilities in Benghazi. They reveal that early in 2015 Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the committee, started working behind the scenes to get over $4 million in "reprogrammed" funds Congress had allocated for such a unit transferred over to the State Department, in an attempt to speed up the investigation.

Republican staff on the committee reached agreements with Secretary of State John Kerry's top aides, including chief of staff Jonathan Finer, according to which the special Benghazi document review unit was to be "operational" in June 2015. However, Fox News contacted the State Department and got it to acknowledge that it missed that date. (Read More)