Benghazi Contractors Dispute New House Report: 'Gov't Calling Us Liars'
The heroes and eyewitnesses from Benghazi are speaking out against a recent House Intelligence Committee report that found no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.
The committee's report was highlighted as evidence that many so-called conspiracy theories about the attack had been debunked.
Associated Press reported the following on the panel's findings late last month:
The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report concluded that there was no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.
Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the two-year investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
Immediately after the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was contradictory, the report found. That led Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to inaccurately assert that the attack had evolved from a protest, when in fact there had been no protest.
The contractors, who spoke out previously in a Fox News special about the events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, argued the report is "full of inaccuracies."
Catherine Herridge reported on "The Real Story" today on the new pushback from some of the men, who tried to rescue Amb. Chris Stevens.
Two of the contractors, Kris Paronto and John Tiegen, told Herridge that the House panel's report takes the word of Washington officials over the eyewitness accounts in almost every case.
Paronto said once again the government is calling the men "liars," and they continue to feel "betrayed and shunned by our own government that we swore to defend."
Tiegen said the report "disrespects" the men who gave their lives in Benghazi by misrepresenting what happened that night.
Watch Herridge's full report above, and read more on the contractors' response to the House report at Breitbart.com.