(Washington Free Beacon) Two security contractors on Tuesday blew the whistle during an exclusive interview with Fox News’ chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge about Hillary Clinton’s State Department silencing them on Benghazi lapses.
Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed on September 11, 2012 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
“Was the State Department contract officer trying to silence you?” Herridge asked.
“Oh absolutely,” longtime special forces soldier and security contractor executive Joe Torres said. “The U.S. ambassador is dead and nobody is held accountable for it.”
Brad Owens, a former Army intelligence officer echoed Torres, saying that those “who made the poor choices that actually, I would say, were more responsible for the Benghazi attacks than anyone else, they’re still in the same positions, making security choices for our embassies overseas now.”
Torres went on to say that this terrorist attack could happen again and ‘nothing [has] changed” in making the security safer…
Herridge said Fox News received a classified cable in October 2012 after the attack that showed Libya ambassador Chris Stevens and his team knew they were in trouble in mid-August and that they had warned the State Department that radical Islamist groups were everywhere.
“They were sending these cables back to the contracting guys and the decision makers back here and they weren’t responding,” Owens. “It’s gross incompetence or negligence, one of the two…”