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Newly released transcripts from the House Armed Services Committee debunk a key part of the GOP's Benghazi conspiracy theory, reports AP:
The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a "stand-down order" held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.
The stand-down theory held that someone—perhaps Hillary Clinton, perhaps President Obama himself—ordered the military to "stand-down" from a response that would have saved the lives of the four Americans who were killed in the attack. There's never been any evidence to support the theory, which has primarily been pushed by politically motivated Republicans in Congress, yet the lack of evidence hasn't stopped them from pushing it, and the release of this testimony probably won't dissuade them either. But it's yet another piece of hard evidence proving that when those Republicans do push their conspiracy theory, they are not only wrong, but should—and probably do—know it.

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