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Benghazi investigation: Whistle blowers expected to come forward

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A number of whistle blowers will be stepping forward this week in Congress to talk about the Benghazi attack, and we now know much more about what at least one of them is going to say.

It was clear from the outset that the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans was a coordinated, terrorist assault.  That is according to one of the highest-ranking Americans in Libya at the time, the deputy chief of mission there, Gregory Hicks, who told Congressional investigators.

"I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning... I never reported a demonstration; I reported an attack on the consulate."

That would directly contradict reports from the White House at the time, which claimed that the attack was the result of protests over an anti-Islamic video.

"The real question is how can other statements be true and who changed them to something that nobody believed today," said Rep. Darrell Issa.

And even Democrats are now questioning the now infamous talking points that led then U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to repeatedly make the case that protestors -- not terrorists -- were responsible.

"They certainly weren't accurate.  I don't know what the process was there, but absolutely they were false, they were wrong. There were no protests outside of Benghazi compound there," said Rep. Stephen Lynch on "FOX News Sunday."

And many questions this week during a House hearing may center on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and whether the State Department's own counter-terrorism bureau was kept out of the loop in the aftermath of that attack.

Sources tell FOX News that a high ranking official from that counter-terrorism unit is expected to testify before Congress.


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