During the Committee hearing on Benghazi, Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee complained that the Benghazi documents recently released by the White House to Judicial Watch in response to their FOIA request, should have been turned over to Congress a year and a half ago.
“Since late March, alone we have received over 3,o00 new documents, many of which have never been seen by anyone outside of the administration – and all of which should have been turned over over a year and a half ago, when the committee began its investigation,” Issa said.
“The documents from Judicial Watch’s FOIA which was pursuant to our request more than over a year and a half ago, show a direct White House role outside of talking points prepared by the intelligence community,” he continued. “The White House produced the talking points that Ambassador Rice used. Not the intelligence community.” (Jay Carney still says otherwise, but whatever, huh?)
“In pushing the false narrative that a YouTube video was responsible for the deaths of four brave Americans, it is disturbing and perhaps criminal that these documents — that documents like these — were hidden by the Obama administration from Congress and the public alike, particularly after Secretary Kerry pledged cooperation and the president himself told the American people in November of 2012 that, quote, ‘every bit of information we have on Benghazi has been provided,'” Issa said.
He noted that “the president himself said in November of 2012, that every bit of information that we have on Benghazi has been provided.”
No wonder Obama is lawyering up.
Issa later questioned General Lovell.
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!