Security at US Benghazi consulate say they were 'silenced'

Security officers at the State Department's Benghazi consulate claimed this week that they were pressured to keep quiet about the lack of security at the compound before the 2012 terror attack in Libya.

Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, said they faced pressure from a government employee who reported to then-Secretary of State .

The pair told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that the government had scrambled to improve security at the consulate less than two weeks before the attack.

Brad Owens and Jerry Torres said they faced pressure from a government employee who reported to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stay silent over security concerns at the Benghazi consulate ahead of the terror attack in 2012

Brad Owens and Jerry Torres said they faced pressure from a government employee who reported to then-Secretary of State to stay silent over security concerns at the Benghazi consulate ahead of the terror attack in 2012

The men spoke to Fox News host Tucker Carlson as part of a segment on the five-year anniversary of the Benghazi attack

The men spoke to Fox News host Tucker Carlson as part of a segment on the five-year anniversary of the Benghazi attack

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The consulate had hired a UK-based security contractor called the Blue Mountain Group over Torres in a bid to find a new security firm for the consulate.

The State Department awarded the job to Blue Mountain Group because they came in a four per cent lower bid than Torres, an American-based company.

'Blue Mountain U.K. is a teeny, tiny, little security company registered in Wales that had never had a diplomatic security contract, had never done any high threat contracts anywhere else

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