Statement by Chairman Rogers on House Intelligence Committee's Final Benghazi Report


Date: Nov. 22, 2014

As the Committee's bipartisan report makes clear, the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into the Benghazi attacks focused on the Intelligence Community's activities before, during, and after the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11-12, 2012. The bipartisan panel concluded that there was no stand down order issued by or to intelligence community personnel, and there was no denial of air support to intelligence community officers on the ground. The officers present testified to that effect. The Committee did receive evidence about the activities of the Defense Department, State Department, and White House personnel, which are explained in both the report and the additional views. But the Committee does not make final conclusions about other agencies to the extent they were not the focus of the Committee's investigation.

All members of the Committee were given an opportunity to provide written comments on the Committee's work and the report. All of the additional views that were submitted are attached to the report. Several Republican members of the Committee, including Chairman Rogers, wrote additional views to provide further comments on the motivations and actions of some senior officials. Similarly, the Minority Members provided additional comments. The Committee urges those commenting on the report to read both the report and the additional views.