New Benghazi Hearings Called After 'Administration Whistleblowers' Come Forward
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced it will resume hearings next month into the deadly Benghazi consulate attack.
This round, though, will focus on information revealed to the committee by administration whistleblowers.
“Next month, the Oversight Committee will convene a hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attacks to examine evidence that Obama Administration officials have attempted to suppress information about errors and reckless misjudgments,” said Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). “The American people still don’t have the full truth about what happened both before and after the murders of four brave Americans."
“Our hearing will examine new facts about what happened and significant problems with the administration’s own review of Benghazi failures," Issa continued. "While President Obama and his administration may be inclined to give free passes to senior officials who bungled their responsibilities, this committee will expose what they did and hold them accountable to the public. Getting the full story is critical to ensuring that this does not happen again.”
A date for the next hearing will be announced soon. Citing concerns about possible retaliation whistleblowers could face at the hands of administration officials, Issa won't publicly name those who have been in contact with the committee.
The announcement follows yesterday's release of a joint report by five House committees on Benghazi.