Friday, May 10, 2013

Benghazi: Obama administration receives call from Gregory Hicks

Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, told lawmakers at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday that, several hours after the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, he learned that U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens had died in a hospital under the watchful eye and the supervision of a Libyan terrorist group. Hicks said that he immediately contacted the Obama administration and relayed the sad news. Hicks later told lawmakers that U.S. Military personnel in Tripoli were prepared to go to Benghazi, but were ordered to stand down.

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