The Governor of the State of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, released a number of sensational statements about the September attacks in Benghazi. According to him, the surviving Americans were ordered to remain silent about the attacks, The Examiner reports.
According to the politician, he had a chance to communicate with some of those who were in Benghazi during the Islamist attacks on the city in September. One of those attacks led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats. According to Graham's sources, the government forced the survivors of the attacks to be quiet about it.
"The best evidence of what happened in Benghazi is not a bunch of politicians in Washington trying to cover their political ass," Graham said. "This is the people who lived through the debacle, and I'm going to do all I can to get them before the Congress and American people. We cannot let this administration or any other administration get away with hiding from the American people and Congress, people who were there in real time to tell the story," he added, according to Fox News.
The statements above were made against the background of hacker attacks that revealed the correspondence of Hillary Clinton with her aide on the attack in Benghazi. One of the documents marked "Top Secret" was sent on September 12, the day after the attacks.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denies the accusations, but Republican Chaffetz Jason said that the Obama administration had not published a single document on the matter, nor had it provided the names of any survivors.
Originally, Obama aides, including UN envoy Susan Rice and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, would make contradictory statements about the situation in Benghazi.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Qadimi signed an agreement on July 26 to formally end the USA's military presence in the country by the end of the year