1. Denied

    State Dept. Rejected Security Requests

    WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 10: Charlene R. Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs at the U.S. Department of State, testifies on Capitol Hill as a map of the U.S. compound in Benghazi is displayed behind her on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee focused on the security situation in Benghazi leading up to the September 11 attack that resulted in the assassination of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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    State Department officials acknowledged that they rejected security requests in Libya in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi during a congressional hearing on Wednesday. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb admitted to opposing a request to extend the stay of a security team that had assisted Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other diplomats between February and August, though she said it would not have made a difference in Benghazi. The security officer who made the request said he interpreted the decision to mean “there was going to be too much political cost.”

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