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By The Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 7:21 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A State Department audit found on Wednesday that an investigation into last year's deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was unbiased — countering claims from House Republicans that it lacked independence.

The audit says weaknesses persist in how the State Department identifies threats overseas.

The assessment by the department's inspector general backs up the Benghazi review chaired by former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen. They were the subjects of a sharp examination from Republicans on the House oversight committee last week.

A spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee chairman, said the independence and effectiveness of the State Department inspector general's office has been the subject of bipartisan concern.

 

 
 


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