Washington Post Quotes Brian Egan on Conviction of Benghazi Ringleader

December 1, 2017

The Washington Post quoted Brian Egan in a November 28 article titled “Accused Benghazi Ringleader Convicted on Terrorism Charges in 2012 Attacks that Killed US Ambassador.” The article discusses the conviction of the Libyan militant accused of being a ringleader in the deadly 2012 attacks on US facilities in Benghazi. A jury found Abu Khattala guilty on terrorism charges, but declined to find him directly responsible for the deaths of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Mr. Egan, a senior White House and State Department legal adviser during the Obama administration, says the mixed verdict will be "cold comfort" to Abu Khattala, given the possibility of lengthy imprisonment. He adds: "This was done, in a very challenging case, through a criminal justice system that is time-tested and respected. I think that this is a win for the US government and its care in effectuating Khattala's capture, interrogation, transfer and prosecution.”

The full article can be read at The Washington Post.