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Rice admits error on Benghazi talking points, GOP left with more questions

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations met with Republican lawmakers Tuesday about her remarks on Sunday talk shows following the September 11th attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

One lawmaker said the meeting left him with more questions.

"All I can tell you are that the concerns I have are greater today than they were before and we're not even close to getting the basic answers," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

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Lawmakers say meeting with Rice left them with more questions

Republican lawmakers said Tuesday their meeting with Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and the acting CIA director left them with more unanswered questions about her remarks following the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.

Speaking to reporters after the morning meeting, Sen. John McCain said he and fellow Republicans Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Lindsey Graham were "significantly troubled" by many of the answers they received from Rice, who asked for the meeting with the three senators after they issued sharp criticism of her response to the Benghazi attack.

"It was clear that the information that she gave the American people was incorrect when she said that it was a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video," McCain said. "There was compelling evidence at the time that was certainly not the case, including statements by Libyans as well as other Americans who are fully aware that people don't bring mortars and rocket propelled grenades to a spontaneous demonstration."

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