Republican lawmakers have been trying nearly a year to get to the bottom of what went wrong in Benghazi. After being stonewalled for months by a State Department unwilling to make Benghazi witnesses available, they are finally having some luck with the CIA.
Fox News reported:
CIA Director John Brennan now says his agency will make survivors of the Benghazi attack available to talk to lawmakers, in a possible breakthrough for members of Congress investigating the strike.
Brennan made his comments in a three-page response to a letter sent to him by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers.
The Sept. 3 letter comes as five separate House committees are investigating the attack and demanding why no one has been held responsible or brought to justice.
“You cannot have an attack on the mission, 12 months later identified a good number of the participants, and have absolutely no consequences for the taking of American lives,” Rogers said.
Brennan’s comments were in response to an Aug. 2 letter from Rogers who asked the head of the CIA a series of question on Benghazi including whether survivors were told not to come forward and share their first-hand account of what happened that bloody night in Libya.
“To the best of my knowledge after inquiry, I am unaware of any such officer who has been threatened with reprisals,” Brennan wrote. “Information identifying those officers is classified. We will work with the Committee to provide the relevant information via classified channels.
Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee announced a full committee hearing on Benghazi to be held, next week with the leaders of the Accountability Review Board that investigated the Benghazi attack.
“Reviews of the Benghazi Attacks and Unanswered Questions”
Sept. 19, 9:30 am. In 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Chairman, Benghazi Accountability Review Board
Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.)
Vice-Chairman, Benghazi Accountability Review Board
Mark J. Sullivan
Chairman, Independent Panel on Best Practices
Former Director, United States Secret Service
Member, Independent Panel on Best Practices
Former Asst. Secretary for Infrastructure Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Family members of Americans lost in the Benghazi attack