Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that she would cooperate with Congress in its investigation of the terrorist attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
In a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Clinton asked members of Congress to withhold any final conclusions involving the attack, saying the State Department's Accountability Review Board was starting its investigation this week.
"I appreciate that you and your committee are deeply interested in finding out what happened leading up to and during the attacks in Benghazi, and are looking for ways to prevent it from happening again. I share that commitment," Clinton said in the letter, which was obtained by Foreign Policy. "Nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves "“ we served with Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods."
The results of the State Department's investigation could come later this year or early next year, FP reports.
Clinton's letter was in response to a letter from Issa on Monday, in which he cited recent reports that suggest the consulate in Benghazi was not properly protected, having been attacked twice before this latest attack on Sept. 11 of this year.