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  •  Too many are missing the illusion (1+ / 0-)
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    Republicans have created.

    Republican Illusion: Hillary denied security request.

    Reality: In Lordstrom's testimony a month after the attack, he said that the

    ferocity and intensity of the attack was nothing that we had seen in Libya, or that I had seen in my time in the Diplomatic Security Service. Having an extra foot of wall, or an extra-half dozen guards or agents would not have enabled us to respond to that kind of assault.
    Yet these are the exact security enhancements that he requested before the attack: 3-5 additional agents.

    So the State Department denied security enhancements that could not have prevented the attack.

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