First criminal charges filed over Benghazi attack

Hot Air

Eleven months later, here we go. Good enough for government work, no?

Federal agents and prosecutors investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against Ahmed Khattalah, leader of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said. The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe…

People close to the case say the investigation has moved significantly in recent months. The initial charges are filed in a complaint in New York, according to the people briefed on the matter…

With the anniversary of the attack looming, the Justice Department has come under criticism for the lack of public progress in the case…

None of the sources would discuss the precise charges against Khattalah in the sealed complaint.

Thank CNN for making this happen, seriously. Khattalah has been embarrassing the White House for the better part of year, happily chirping to western media that he’s free as a bird despite fingers having been pointed at him as a possible ringleader of the attack since last October


…See what happens when non-Fox networks turn up the heat on Hopenchange?


The complete article, with video, is at Hot Air.


Related:  Also at the site, McCain contradicts Obama and Kerry in Egypt: Yes, Morsi’s ouster was a “coup”

Newsworthy, not because disagreements between Maverick and The One are increasingly rare (which they are) and not because the “coup” language is new to McCain (it isn’t) but because he and Graham are there in Egypt at Obama’s behest. The whole point of this trip is to get the military to hold new elections soon so that the newly ousted Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t decide to abandon politics for jihad (yet)…


Read the whole thing.


Update: CNN’s Erin Burnett Previews Special Report, “The Truth about Benghazi,” to Air Tonight at 10 PM ET 

…Burnett summarizes that it has been nearly a year since the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, and “Justice has not been served.”…



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