October 19, 2021

State Dept. Knew Of A Threat Against U.S. Officials In Benghazi One Year Before Attacks

State Dept. Knew Of A Threat Against U.S. Officials In Benghazi One Year Before AttacksSecretary of State Hillary Clinton responds forcefully to intense questioning on the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed According to emails sent to and from former Sec. Hillary Clinton’s private email address, U.S. officials were aware of “credible” threats against U.S. personnel in Benghazi a year before the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks. The emails were released Friday by the Department of State An email sent June 10, 2011 from State Department official Jacob Sullivan to Clinton mentions a “credible threat” against U.S. officials. The email, entitled “Hotel in Benghazi,” notes that Diplomatic Security (DS) was going to evacuate everyone. “There is credible threat info against the hotel that our team is using – and the rest of the Intl community is using, for that matter,” according to the 2011 email . “DS going to evacuate our people to alt locations. Info suggested […]

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