Latest on Benghazi: Whistleblowers give Congress blow-by-blow account of deadly diplomatic attack

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“I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go,” Gregory N. Hicks told congressional investigators. “I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning.”

— Shaun Waterman

11 a.m.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday from former U.S. diplomats on the Benghazi attacks will challenge the Obama administration’s version of events and show that more could have been done to save the four people who died.

The South Carolina Republican said that the witnesses will say it was a terrorist attack from the “get go” and that there were other assets in the region that could have been deployed as part of a response to the attack.

“I think the story of Benghazi is that after the attack — seven weeks before an election — there was an effort by some senior people to put a political spin on this rather than to tell the story that it was a terrorist attack from the get go because they were so close to the election,” Mr. Graham said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

— Seth McLaughlin

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