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    "Subject: Write up of U/S Kennedy Call with Hill re Libya."

    Transcript from September 12, 2012, Congressional Staff Call: Question from Congressional Staffer: ‘Was this attack under the cover of a protest?’

    Answer from Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy: ‘No, this was a direct breaching attack.’

    (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch today released 54 pages of new State Department documents, including a transcript of a September 12 2012, telephone conference call with congressional staffers in which then-Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy admitted that the deadly terrorist assault on the Benghazi Consulate was not “under cover of protest,” but was, in fact, “a direct breaching attack.”

    The documents were produced in response to a January 29, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the State Department failed to respond to an August 27, 2015, FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:16-cv-00153)). The recently settled lawsuit sought:

    All records of security waivers issued for the Special Mission compound in Benghazi, Libya under the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act (SECCA);
    All records related to the Special Mission compound in Benghazi, Libya being “excepted from office facility standards and accountability” under SECCA as
    The transcript was contained in an email from Julie K. Bulgrin, the State Department Bureau of Legislative Affairs director for Global and Functional Affairs:

    From: Bulgrin, Julie K.

    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:55 PM

    To: H_Egypt; Canedo, Denese; Lang, Alan; ‘Rodriguez Miguel’; ‘Arguelles, Adam’; ‘Lundebergy, Greta’; ‘Ortiz, Michael’; ‘Lee Collin’; Pitkin, Douglas A; Maier, Christina A

    Subject: Write up of U/S Kennedy Call with Hill re Libya

    The call ended up starting around 6:30. Here are the raw notes.

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    Rob Carter – was this an attack under the cover of a protest?
    No, this was a direct breaching attack.
    Do we have any ideas of who launched? Leads?
    Some claims from someone who has never made threat before, but everyone is looking at this closely.
    Do we believe coordinated w/Cairo?
    Attack in Cairo was a demonstration. There were no weapons shown or used. A few cans of spray paint.

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/top-state-obama-department-official-admitted-benghazi-nothing-protests/

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