Democrats Release Full Mills Interview Transcript to Correct Public Record After Inaccurate Republican Leaks
WASHINGTON—Today, Democratic Members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi released the full transcript of the Select Committee’s interview with former State Department Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills in order to correct the public record after numerous out-of-context and misleading Republican leaks.
The transcript includes no evidence to support Republican claims that Secretary Clinton ordered the military to stand down and no evidence that Secretary Clinton personally denied requests for additional security—accusations that have been debunked repeatedly in previous investigations.
It does, however, provide significant evidence that Secretary Clinton was deeply engaged during and after the attacks and took action to ensure the safety and security of U.S. personnel, even as intelligence assessments of the attacks changed more than once during this period.
“Multiple Republican admissions over the past month have made clear to the American people what we have been witnessing firsthand inside the Select Committee for the past year—Republicans are spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a partisan campaign to damage Secretary Clinton’s bid for president,” said Ranking Member Elijah Cummings.
“After multiple selective and out-of-context leaks mischaracterizing Ms. Mills’ testimony, Democrats are now correcting the record by releasing the full transcript to the American people,” Cummings said.
View excerpts of Ranking Member Cummings questioning Ms. Mills: