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  • "We followed the precepts that Adm. Mullen has just outlined for you, not to go for the people who didn't make the decisions, but to go, following the will of Congress, to the people who made the decisions," Mr. Pickering said. "And indeed, we went to the people who reviewed those decisions."

    Benghazi investigators gave Hillary Clinton heads-up on findings →

  • "I am aware that no report will ever be perfect, but I am proud of this one, which has been seen by many as clear, cogent and very hard-hitting, as it should be," Mr. Pickering said. "New information is always welcome. I feel that this report is still on the mark, free of cover-up and political tilt, and will personally welcome anything new which sheds light on what happened and that helps us to protect American lives and property in the future."

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