Benghazi Security Contractors Speak Out

Benghazi Security Contractors Speak Out
Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions Contractors Brad Owens and Jerry Torres told FOX News Channel in an interview aired Tuesday night that they called in to "clean up the mess" left behind by the original security contract at Benghazi mere days before the 2012 terrorist attacks, and then were pressured by the State Department to remain quiet about what they saw.

According to an exclusive interview with FOX News Channel’s Catherine Herridge that aired Tuesday during “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the security situation at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was so dangerous the State Department hired a second contractor just days before the 2012 terrorist attacks.

And, according to two of the men who worked there, the company was pressured to stay quiet about what it saw.

Herridge’s report states:

Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.

Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans.

They spoke exclusively with Fox News for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” revealing new information that undermines the State Department's account of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, where Islamic militants launched a 13-hour assault from Sept. 11-12 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith and former Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty.

Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions provides security for U.S. Embassy and consulate personnel around the world in some of the most dangerous locations spanning Africa, the Middle East and South America, according to the firm.  

Jerry Torres remains haunted by the fact that specific bureaucrats and policies remain in the State Department after the Benghazi attack despite the change in administrations.

Torres alleges the State Department initially selected a British security firm with no experience because it came in with a lower bid, then called in his company in August of 2012 to “clean up the mess.” But, by then, time had already run out.

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