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The Latest: Clinton Says Nothing New in Benghazi Report


(ABC) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

1:40 p.m.

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the House Benghazi committee found nothing different than previous investigations into the 2012 attack that killed four Americans.

Clinton says no one has lost more sleep than she has over the attack which occurred while she was secretary of State. Republicans have long criticized her handling of the incident.

She said at a campaign stop in Denver that after more than two years, the committee "found nothing -- nothing -- to contradict the conclusions of the independent accountability board," that previously investigated the attack.

The committee faulted the Obama administration Tuesday for lax security and a slow response to the attacks, but it produced no new allegations about Clinton.

Clinton's campaign has slammed the report as partisan. She said "I'll leave it to others to characterize this report, but I think it's time to move on,"


1:15 p.m.

A super PAC tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced its first round of fall TV reservations.

Republicans are defending a slim Senate majority in November and shoring up vulnerable incumbents around the country.

The Senate Leadership Fund buys total nearly $40 million. They include $15.8 million in New Hampshire, in partnership with a super PAC there; $8 million in Ohio; $6 million in Nevada; $6 million in Pennsylvania and $2.5 million in Missouri where Sen. Roy Blunt is facing a young but aggressive Democrat.

All are states where vulnerable GOP incumbents are defending their seats, except Nevada, where Republicans are contesting the vacant seat created by Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.

Super PACs are organizations that can spend unlimited amounts of money, but can't coordinate with campaigns.


12:55 p.m.

Republican Donald Trump is highlighting his opposition to U.S. trade deals and painting Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has pushed manufacturing jobs overseas.

Trump will speak Tuesday in the heart of America's struggling rust belt, reinforcing a central premise of his campaign: that global free trade — a Republican Party staple for decades — has hurt American workers because deals have been negotiated poorly. Trump has vowed to bring back manufacturing jobs by slapping tariffs on goods produced by companies that move manufacturing jobs overseas.

It's a message that he's hoping will continue to resonate with the white, working class voters who flocked to his primary campaign.


10:05 a.m.

Hillary Clinton's campaign is slamming Republicans in Congress over the final report of their investigation of the deadly 2012 attacks on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

Spokesman Brian Fallon says in a statement the report has "not found anything to contradict the conclusions of the multiple, earlier investigations."

Fallon says that's evidence the House Benghazi Committee's chief goal was to politicize the deaths of four people killed in the attack "in order to try to attack the Obama administration and hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign."

Fallon says the way in which the committee released the report shows the GOP members of the committee "are clearly seeking to avoid any fact-checking of their discredited conspiracy theories."

Republicans on the panel released the report a day after Democrats presented their own version, highlighting the deeply partisan nature of the inquiry.


6 a.m.

Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she plans to introduce on Tuesday.

Clinton's campaign says she would permit start-up founders and early employees to forgo payments on their federal student loans for up to three years. Those who launch businesses that provide social benefits would also be permitted to apply for forgiveness of up to $17,500 of their debt after five years.

She'll also propose connecting every household in America to high-speed internet by 2020 and training 50,000 new computer science teachers over the next decade.

Clinton will present her agenda during a campaign stop at a small business incubator in Denver. She is working to woo young voters attracted to primary rival Bernie Sanders.

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