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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - I. Thompson
The White House on Monday attempted to deflect new criticism on the administration's handling of the Benghazi attacks from a firsthand witness and an additional whistle-blower, arguing that an internal State Department review charged with investigating the September attacks was led by an "unimpeachable" team.
I. Thompson, a former Marine who now serves as the deputy coordinator for operations in the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism, also has told congressional investigators that then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton effectively cut the bureau out of the decision-making loop that night.