Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were murdered during a terror attack on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. Controversy arose when it was discovered that the consulate in Benghazi was grossly understaffed and virtually unprotected. Many Americans, including some of the heroes who fought for their lives during the Battle of Benghazi, blame the Obama Administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the American deaths.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi revealed in a report that Ambassador Stevens never had the security he needed from the time he arrived until his death partly due to a “no boots on the ground” directive by the Obama Administration. The report also indicated that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have placed the diplomatic mission in jeopardy by using an unauthorized email server to send, receive and store classified information. Her server could have been hacked and email messages intercepted that detailed the Ambassador’s schedule and the state of security at the consulate in Benghazi.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Ambassador Chris Stevens never had the security he needed or requested from the moment he arrived in Benghazi, Libya, and it was all because of an order handed down from President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the House Select Committee on Benghazi revealed.
Breitbart reported that Stevens’ initial plans included arriving in Benghazi with Pentagon assistance that included being housed on a protected coalition naval vessel. However, that was not possible due to Obama’s “no boots on the ground” policy.
Instead of arriving on a protected vessel, Stevens arrived in the war-torn area on a cargo ship, “just like a 19th-century American envoy” on April 5, 2011, the report said.