Skip to comments.Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton (Fox News Exclusive)
Posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
July 29, 2014
The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony.
"I can't skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,"Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and the issue had not yet arisen, "if you mean to say that 'not only can they not talk, they don't have to come,' you have to litigate that."
Gowdy said the investigation will be driven by facts, characterizing as strongly bi-partisan his work with the committee's ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, to review documents and identify witnesses.
He also said he anticipates the first public hearing will be held in September and will focus on the State Department investigation into the 2012 attack and whether its recommendations have been implemented.
Asked whether he wants Hillary Clinton to testify, Gowdy said, "I want everyone who has access to relevant information, and it is, I think, impossible to argue that the secretary of State at the time would not have access to relevant information..."
Gowdy said he was not trying to single out any particular witness. He insisted he was just as interested in the former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morell, who was accused of misleading Congress over the flawed talking points that blamed a protest for the assault, as he was in the unnamed CIA public information officer who made a significant edit of the points....
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Better find someone who is willing to die by “suicide” or “suspicious circumstances” to save this country. Nobody is going to say anything after their lives, careers, and families are threatened.
We still haven’t heard from any of the survivors. It’s been two years, are there even survivors? Why are none of them speaking up? Something was going on there, they all have been compelled.
Hillary won’t show.
You never know. She's reportedly having a hard time selling books, she might see testifying as a good way to draw a crowd.
She couldn’t draw flies on a hot day.
Elijah’s horrendous, but what we really need is the photo of the young white slacker who actually said this - after he’d gone from van driver to important agency spokesman overnight. Probably because he was so stupid, he was considered eminently qualified.
Put her crusty ass on the stand and grill it!
And then what?
Gowdy should be the next US Attorney General.
I’ll second that!
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I expect this ping list will get plenty of use over the next few months. If anybody can break through the slease and corruption that permeates Wash DC, it's Trey Gowdy. May God bless and guide you sir.
I want to hear from the survivors........they MUST be thankful for those who saved their lives.......they MUST want the truth to get out!
Don’t you even think about getting me off the ping list :)
When will his committee start the hearings? Will C-SPAN cover them I hope?
In addition to an incisive mind, Trey has been blessed with a voice that stops you in your tracks. May the breath of God be at his back and the Angels under his wings when he convenes his investigations.
Great pings... keep me ON this list!!!
You’re on the list till you want off.
Fifth paragraph from above: He also said he anticipates the first public hearing will be held in September and will focus on the State Department investigation into the 2012 attack and whether its recommendations have been implemented.