House Committee

Benghazi Report Describes Inertia, Failure to Recognize Risks
Republican-led committee set to release findings Tuesday

The attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi in 2012 has been the subject of a number of investigations and contentious hearings. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The U.S. ambassador killed in Benghazi in 2012 had traveled there to lay the groundwork for a visit from Hillary Clinton a month later and the eventual opening of a permanent U.S. consulate, a report released Tuesday by a Republican-led House panel concluded.  

The finding is among the few new pieces of information in  sections of the 800-page report that were released to several media outlets overnight, after a two-year and $7 million investigation into the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.