Lawmakers Waiting on Benghazi Review

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An independent review board is set to reveal its findings on the Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

The Obama administration hopes the report will bolster its assertion that diplomats took all reasonable measures to anticipate and respond to the violence. Retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen led the independent review, which will also recommend ways to keep such an attack from happening again.

The classified section of their report was scheduled to be delivered to Congress Tuesday, with an unclassified summary to be made public on Wednesday. State Department officials will testify to Congress on Thursday.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was to have appeared Thursday, but cancelled because of illness.

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