The House Select Committee on Benghazi believe the Obama administration is deliberately impeding their investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that took the lives of four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens.
The Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., has been seeking emails and records from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her senior staff at the State Department for over one year, including the findings of an Accountability Review Board but has yet to receive anything substantial.
Gowdy released a statement vocalizing his frustrations for the administration’s blatant avoidance.
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“Whatever the administration is hiding, its justifications for doing so are imaginary and appear to be invented for the sake of convenience. That’s not how complying with a congressional subpoena works, and it’s well past time the department stops stonewalling,” he said.
Politico reported Sunday that the White House has also largely refused to cooperate with committee requests, citing their unwillingness to give a Congressional committee the unlimited authority to question high level Obama administration officials, although critics say it is nothing more than sheer obstruction.
The committee’s findings were supposed to be released by June 20, but that day came and nothing was made public. It is rumored the report will come out within the next few weeks before the Republican and Democrat party conventions in July, even if some of the information is incomplete. Many on the left have claimed the investigation is a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, while Gowdy has made clear he wants to get everything out in the open before the general election campaign becomes too heated for any reasonable analysis to take place.
h/t: The Hill
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