Presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says it is important to ''learn the right lessons'' from the 2012 Benghazi attack, but says ''it's time to move on'' after a final 800-page report contained no major new revelations. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Congressional Republicans on Tuesday (June 28) accused the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of failing to protect U.S. diplomats in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack that killed four Americans. In a long-awaited 800-page report that Democrats have dismissed as a political vendetta, Republicans also accused Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and her staff of a "shameful" lack of response to congressional investigators looking into the tragedy and Clinton's use of a private email server for official business. But during a campaign event in Galvanize Denver on Tuesday, Clinton said "We owe it to those brave Americans to make sure that we learn the right lessons from this tragedy." "I understand that after more than two years, and $7 million dollars spent by the Benghazi committee out of taxpayer funds, it had to today report it had found nothing, nothing to contradict the conclusions of the Independent Accountability Board or the conclusions of the prior multiple earlier investigations carried out on a bipartisan basis in the congress," said Clinton. "I think it's pretty clear it's time to move on," she said. The findings are sure to fuel attacks on Clinton on the presidential campaign trail, where she faces the Republicans' presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Republicans in the House of Representatives presided over a two-year investigation into the attack. Democrats on the investigative panel put out their own report a day ahead of Tuesday's release, accusing Republicans of conducting an overzealous investigation.