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Benghazi blitz about to crash into Hillary Clinton; 3 books, Fox documentary

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A blitzkrieg of Benghazi news and interviews from those involved in the 2012 disaster in Libya is about to slam into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s bid for president and the Obama administration’s effort to outrun the scandal.

Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier kicks it off Sept. 5 with exclusive interviews about the attack and terror slaying of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Fox told Secrets that Baier is hosting a one-hour documentary based on the forthcoming book, “13 HOURS: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” by Mitchell Zuckoff.

“The documentary will provide an extensive, first-hand view of the threats the men faced over the course of the thirteen hours that night,” Fox News said in a statement. “Additionally, the program will offer insight into key questions that have remained unanswered about the battle in Benghazi, including whether or not military assistance was requested by the security team and whether orders from above hindered their response.”

Secrets has also received advance copies of two other books about Benghazi and that touch on Clinton and her State Department’s role.

The Real Benghazi Story, What the White House and Hillary Don’t Want You to Know,” is being released Sept. 9. It was written by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Klein. He poured over congressional and other investigations to portray Clinton’s role in the affair.

He writes that Clinton was unwilling to provide additional security to the diplomatic outpost and even played a role in sending Stevens to his “doomed mission.”

His book, published by WND, also offers 12 point-by-point responses to Clinton’s defense of her role and actions in her own memoir, Hard Choices.

And St. Martin’s Press is putting out a paperback version of their New York Times bestseller Under Fire, the Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz. Their book made headlines by showing that the administration, especially State, knew that the attacks were terrorism from the start — not reaction to an anti-Muslim video as officials initially said.

That book is being published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.