Three weeks later, FBI agents arrive at burned-out Benghazi consulate...Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 09:43
Three weeks later, FBI agents arrive at burned-out Benghazi consulate...
By ELISABETH BUMILLER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
Published: October 4, 2012
WASHINGTON — Escorted by several dozen Special Operations forces, F.B.I. agents on Thursday entered the ruins of the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, as part of their investigation into the killings there of ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Security fears had kept the F.B.I. agents from traveling the 400 miles from the American Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, to collect evidence at a crime scene that was trampled, looted and badly burned by militants more than three weeks ago. Administration officials said Thursday the delay was caused in part by the Libyan government, which they described as slow in granting approval for the mission.