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Bridget Johnson


October 27, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Two Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called on President Obama to “come clean” and release all communications related to the Benghazi attack.

Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) want all relevant materials between the U.S. Mission to Libya and the State Department leading up to the attacks.

“As the truth about what happened in Benghazi on the night of September 11 continues to trickle out, it’s becoming more apparent that the administration’s lack of truthfulness seems to emanate from a desire to hide something from the American people,” said Corker and Isakson.

“After almost two months have passed, it’s time for the president to finally come clean and order his administration to fully disclose all communications relevant to the security situation in Benghazi. Surely the deaths of four civilian public servants warrant that action,” the senators said.

In letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sept. 25 and Oct. 3, Corker and Isakson asked the State Department to promptly provide their committee with these communications.

“We hope that in the next few days you follow through with transmitting information requested by members of Congress. In particular, we renew our request for all communications between the diplomatic mission in Libya and the State Department related to the security situation to be transmitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee without delay,” Corker and Isakson wrote in the October letter, to no avail.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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