In an extensive interview with Cynthia McFadden, the former secretary of state spoke about the Benghazi attack and if she could “turn the clock back.”
Not hard to see why. Despite these events leading up to the attack, Hillary Clinton denied multiple security requests:
* At least 20 security incidents occurred against “the temporary mission facility, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and third-country nationals and diplomats in the Benghazi area in the months leading up to the September 11, 2012 attacks.”
* On June 6, 2012, an attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility resulted in a 40-foot hole in the outer wall. Following the assault, a State Department Regional Security Officer asked for stronger security for the compound but was denied.
* As a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report highlighted, many intelligence reports from numerous agencies made clear that extremist groups in Eastern Libya were “plotting and carrying out attacks against U.S. and western interests in the months prior to the attacks in Benghazi.”
* And Clinton admitted she “was certainly aware” that there were reports about “the increasing threat environment in Eastern Libya.”