Read the Benghazi Report

A report released today by the Republican-led House committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks faulted the Obama administration for a range of missteps before, during and after the fatal 2012 attacks. Tonight on Special Report Bret will be joined by Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Committee Member Rep. Susan Brooks to discuss the final Benghazi Report.

Benghazi terror suspect pleads not guilty to new charges

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Preview: 13 Hours At Benghazi

Behind the Scenes: 13 Hours--The Inside Story

I  wanted to share a few photos from my 4.5 hour interview with the men behind our special--13 Hours: The Inside Story. For the documentary, Fox News was granted exclusive access to the yet to be published book "13 HOURS: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi"  by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team. The book is available September 9th--

It was a pleasure getting to know these men and to hear their story--this is a firsthand account of what the annex security team witnessed and experienced in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. Their story is one you won't want to miss--they have been through a lot and say they are now as close as brothers. 

Photos taken by Katy Ricalde/ Pictured below: Oz, Tanto and Tig

Thank you to the Fox News Documentary Unit for their work on this piece--great job!

Breaking News: Suspected Ringleader in Benghazi Terror Attack Captured


A suspected terrorist linked to the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that killed four Americans has been captured inside Libya by U.S. forces and currently is en route to the United States, Fox News has learned exclusively.

Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured just south of Benghazi and according to sources “he didn’t know what hit him”.  There was no firefight and no issues with his capture.   A small Special Forces team with one FBI agent took part in the mission and Khattala is currently being held on a U.S. Navy ship sailing back to the United States. 

Presdent Obama approved the mission on Friday--Khattala was captured Sunday.

Khattala has a sealed criminal complaint and will be tried in US courts. A concern is that the judge may want to see him presented ASAP and they are taking their time bringing him back on the U.S. Naval ship. He has been charged on 3 counts, all of which are death-penalty eligible.

An official also tells Fox that Khattala underwent an “intelligence interrogation” shortly after his capture, but will not say whether or not he has been read his Miranda rights.

Khattala was named early on as one of the possible ringleaders in the September 11th attack. As the New York Times reported, just days after President Obama reasserted his vow to bring those responsible for the attack to justice, Khattala was spotted at a luxury hotel enjoying a strawberry frappe on a patio and dismissing threats from American and Libyan governments. 

Khatalla is the alleged “on the ground” manager for the assault and we believe reported up the chain to al Qaeda.   He was a member of Ansar al-Sharia and some may make the argument that he was simply a local militia leader and not with formal connections to al Qaeda.

Below is a statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby:
I can confirm that on Sunday, June 15 the U.S. Military -- in cooperation with law enforcement personnel -- captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a key figure in the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. He is in U.S. custody in a secure location outside of Libya. There were no civilian casualties related to this operation, and all U.S. personnel involved in the operation have safely departed Libya.
We will update this post as we learn more and please join us tonight at 6pmET for Special Report. 
Photo of Ahmed Abu Khattala via the Libya Herald




Tommy Vietor tells Bret "Dude, it (Benghazi) was like two years ago..."

Former Obama National Security Spokesman Tommy Vietor joined Bret live on set for Special Report  and when asked about whether he changed the word attacks to demonstrations in the Susan Rice talking points, Vietor said he did not remember because-- "Dude, this was like two years ago.."

Watch the exchange and share your thoughts with us here or via Twitter @BretBaier--


New White House Reaction to Benghazi Documents

Morell denies role in Benghazi ‘cover-up’ during hearing

Benghazi: Rescue Efforts

For 15 months there have been questions about who ordered what assets to assist the rescue in Benghazi, Libya and why they were so slow in arriving.
National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin examines the 450 pages of newly declassified congressional testimony by commanders who led the rescue efforts.

Special Report Guest

Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden will join Special Report tonight for an exclusive interview on the NSA data collection program and surrounding controversies. We’ll also discuss the New York Times article that claims there is no evidence that Al Qaeda played a role in the Benghazi attack that killed 4 Americans.



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