— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) May 5, 2014
Speaker Boehner this afternoon confirmed that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is his choice to head the Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi.
“With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice,” Boehner said in his press release. “Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come. His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to lead this panel. I know he shares my commitment to get to the bottom of this tragedy and will not tolerate any stonewalling from the Obama administration. I plan to ensure he and his committee have the strongest authority possible to root out all the facts. This is a big job, but Rep. Gowdy has the confidence of this conference, and I know his professionalism and grit will earn him the respect of the American people.”
Meanwhile, Republicans are making hay out of this: New Benghazi Documents Reveal Obama White House Hid Truth From Congress (Video)
Catherine Herridge on FOX News broke this story Monday morning…
New Benghazi Documents Reveal Obama White House Hid Truth From Congress
“These docs show that there are significant differences between the documents released through the federal courts to Judicial Watch and the documents released to the House Government Oversight Committee,” Herridge reported.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT) made the same claim on Saturday night’s Justice with Jeanine Pirro.
Chaffetz told Pirro that now that they’ve been able to compare the Judicial Watch documents with the same ones they’ve received, they are noticing some differences. ” …We even have a document where they tried to retroactively change the classification – it was an unclassified document –”
“You’re saying something very significant, now, congressman,” Pirro interjected. “What are you saying? That they’re changing the documents after they’ve been subpoenaed to benefit themselves? You’re talking about the same document. One is subpoenaed by congress – one is required by a court. You say they are — doctoring up these documents?”
“I’m saying that they’re different, Chaffetz answered. You put them side by side – the exact same document - not all of them – but there is one that I have seen and I have looked at it with my own eyes. You put that same document side by side – different redactions, different classification. In another document, it was unclassified, and now they say, well, that should be classified. In fact we don’t want to have that one released until the year 2037.”