Condoleezza Rice says there are ‘unanswered questions’ about Benghazi

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice says she still has questions about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the lives of four Americans.


File: Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

In an interview with Ozy.com published Thursday, Rice said the public still has questions about the security situation in the lead-up to the attacks and the circumstances on the ground during the attacks.

"I think there are unanswered questions and they could be easily answered. But I think they need to be answered," Rice said.

Rice, who was the nation's chief diplomat during the administration of George W. Bush, expressed optimism that the committee House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) recently tasked with investigating the September 2012 attacks on diplomatic outposts could answer the outstanding questions.

"When the House says that it wishes to investigate something, it has a right to do that. And so I think done in the right way with the right cooperation we can put this to rest and that’s how I would handle it at this point," she said.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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