The Corner

Former DHS Official: Admin Should Have ‘Put Significant Amount of Priority’ on Benghazi Security

A former Obama-administration official said he would have “put significant amount of priority” on requests for increased security for the American facility in Benghazi prior to the September 11, 2012, attack, but that the State Department didn’t do so. 

During Wednesday’s inaugural hearing before the committee tasked with investigating the events, Todd Keil, former assistant Homeland Security secretary for infrastructure protection, confirmed that those on the ground in Benghazi were repeatedly denied increased security. Security was even reduced at one point, and had he been in Benghazi at the time, Keil said he would have been arguing for more security given the intelligence.

“I would probably be doing more than lobbying [for more security] — I’d be extremely frustrated, and trying to push every button I could possibly push,” he told Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio).

Most Popular


Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More
PC Culture

Warren Is a Fraud

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More