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Review chairman says Clinton didn’t make Benghazi decision

WASHINGTON — The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his scathing assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. ‘‘We knew where the responsibility rested,’’ Thomas Pickering, whose career spans four decades, said Sunday.

‘‘They’ve tried to point a finger at people more senior than where we found the decisions were made,’’ Pickering said of Clinton’s critics.

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