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Milbank: Did A House Libya Hearing Reveal Classified Information?

A Wednesday Capitol Hill hearing may have accidentally revealed information about CIA activities in Libya, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank writes.

When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee convened to hear testimony on the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, “the committee members left little doubt that one of the two compounds at which the Americans were killed, described by the administration as a “consulate” and a nearby “annex,” was a CIA base,” Milbank writes.

 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., loudly objected to an aerial photo that a State Department official presented as testimony. “I was told specifically while I was in Libya I could not and should not ever talk about what you’re showing here today,” Chaffetz said.  

The hearing “inadvertently caused a different picture to emerge than the one that has been publicly known: that the victims may have been let down not by the State Department but by the CIA,” Milbank writes.

 

 

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