Republican Accuses White House Of Knowingly Withholding Key Benghazi Documents
Thursday, May 1, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- The chairman of the House Oversight Committee accuses the Obama administration of knowingly withholding relevant documents from Congress on the Benghazi attack.
Opening a hearing, California Republican Darrell Issa said the administration has consistently misled Congress about the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. Issa said the administration's behavior has been Nixonian in nature, a reference to the Watergate-era scandal that led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon. Four Americans were killed in the 2012 attack, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
California Republican Darrell Issa talked about new documents recently turned over to the House Oversight Committee by the Obama administration.
Issa says former United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice provided false information about Benghazi.
Issa accused President Obama of being less than truthful about what happened in Benghazi.
Retired Air Force General Robert Lovell was pressed about the Pentagon's assessment that a U.S. military response to the attack could not have been organized in time to help the victims.
Lovell says it was known fairly quickly in Libya that the attack was not a result of a protest over an anti-Muslim video.
Lovell was asked if the four who were killed in the attack could have been saved.
Virginia Representative Gerry Connolly says there are still problems in Libya.