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Kerry: Intel I Got Showed No Protests in Benghazi


Secretary Clinton yesterday said that, perhaps out of an “abundance of caution,” the administration “did not conclude finally that there were no protests at all until days after the attack.” Susan Rice, however, was not so cautious when she told five Sunday news shows that, according to the best information available, the Benghazi attack was the result of a “spontaneous reaction” to a YouTube video. 


In his confirmation hearing earlier today, John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “the intel that I got, and that I was told by people, is that there were no protests in Benghazi.” 


The mystery deepens. Perhaps Kerry, once confirmed, will get to the bottom of it. 


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