Author Topic: Oversight Committee Details State Department Efforts to Obstruct Benghazi Investigation in 37 Page Letter to Select Committee  (Read 337 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline flowers

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,767

versight Letter Responds to Select Committee’s Request for Information

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a 37 page letter to House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, detailed State Department efforts to obstruct the Congressional investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attacks.

“In response to your request, I am providing detailed background information regarding the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s outstanding Benghazi-related document requests to the Executive Branch, as well as the status of any Benghazi-related production and compliance issues,” wrote Issa to Gowdy.  “To be precise, the Department has not provided a full and complete response to two subpoenas, nor has the Department provided all documents responsive to many written requests.  Moreover, the Department used numerous tactics to obstruct this investigation.”

Among the topics covered in the 37 page letter covering the Oversight investigation from September 2012 until May 2014:

    The Committee’s early attempts beginning in September 2012 to obtain voluntary cooperation from the Department
    The Department’s repeated promises to cooperate, but continued failure to actually meet requests
    The Department’s efforts to hide important documents behind a talking point that it had made 25,000 pages available
    The Department’s wasteful efforts to cart documents in and out daily instead of turning them over to the Oversi

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo