Rep Trey Gowdy read from a part of an email form an aide to former Sec. Hillary Clinton which stated that the State Department had informed the Libyan government that the people who carried out the attack were linked to “Islamic terrorists.”
“Mr. Hicks, I want to know, number one, why in the world would Susan Rice go on five Sunday talk shows and perpetuate a demonstrably false narrative?” Gowdy asked. “And secondarily, what impact did it have on the ground in Benghazi that she contradicted the president of Libya?”
Hicks declined to answer the first question, but said Rice’s statements helped ease introducing FBI investigators into Libya. Bureaucracy in Libya hampered the investigation’s progress, however, and the crime scene was left unsecured for 18 days.