Press Releases

Sep 10, 2015 Press Release
“Mr. Pagliano’s testimony has nothing to do with the Benghazi attacks and everything to do with Republicans’ insatiable desire to derail Secretary Clinton’s presidential bid. If Chairman Gowdy actually wanted to find out what Mr. Pagliano knows, he would follow the lead of Senate Republicans and consider immunity – something Democrats would support. The Chairman has already publicly rejected that idea, so today’s event is pure political theater.”
Sep 4, 2015 Press Release
Cummings Calls for Release of Full Mills Interview Transcript

Prior to her interview yesterday with the Benghazi Select Committee, former State Department Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills requested that the proceeding be conducted in public to avoid inaccurate information being leaked out of context to attack her for political reasons.

Sep 3, 2015 Press Release
"After listening to many hours of testimony with Cheryl Mills today, I believe every single American should be able to read this transcript as soon as possible.
Sep 2, 2015 Press Release
“Although multiple legal experts agree there is no evidence of criminal activity, it is certainly understandable that this witness’ attorneys advised him to assert his Fifth Amendment rights, especially given the onslaught of wild and unsubstantiated accusations by Republican presidential candidates, Members of Congress, and others based on false leaks about the investigation,” Cummings said. “Their insatiable desire to derail Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign at all costs has real consequences for any serious congressional effort.”
Aug 20, 2015 Press Release
With an Unlimited Budget, No Time limit, and No Rules, No End in Sight for Select Committee

WASHINGTON—Today marks the 469th day since the authorization of the Select Committee on Benghazi, now surpassing the length of time of the Church Committee.  The Select Committee has already lasted longer than numerous other investigations, including the investigations of Hurricane Katrina, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of President Kennedy, and Iran-Contra.

Aug 1, 2015 Press Release
Huffington Post
Congressional investigations into the attacks in Benghazi have been plagued by a series of inaccurate, partisan leaks designed to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Many of these attacks rely on anonymous sources to describe -- and often mischaracterize -- documents reporters have not seen.
Jul 24, 2015 Press Release
“Over the past hour, I spoke personally with the State Department Inspector General and the Intelligence Community Inspector General together, and they both confirmed directly to me that they never asked the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation of Secretary Clinton’s email usage. Instead, they said this was a ‘routine’ referral, and they have no idea how the New York Times got this so wrong. It is appalling that people who want to attack Secretary Clinton continue to leak inaccurate information to generate bogus stories and front-page headlines, but it is also disappointing that so many press outlets keep falling for this same ploy.”
Jul 24, 2015 Press Release
Releases Memo from Intelligence Community Inspector General Describing Actions
“I spoke personally to the State Department Inspector General on Thursday, and he said he never asked the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation of Secretary Clinton’s email usage. Instead, he told me the Intelligence Community IG notified the Justice Department and Congress that they identified classified information in a few emails that were part of the FOIA review, and that none of those emails had been previously marked as classified. The Benghazi Select Committee has obtained zero evidence that any emails to or from Secretary Clinton were marked as classified at the time they were transmitted, although some have been retroactively classified since then. This is the latest example in a series of inaccurate leaks to generate false front-page headlines—only to be corrected later—and they have absolutely nothing to do with the attacks in Benghazi or protecting our diplomatic corps overseas.”
Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
At the beginning of this year, Select Committee Republicans provided Democrats with detailed information about their plans to hold 11 hearings between January and October on a wide range of topics relating to the Benghazi attacks. Since then, however, Republicans have completely abandoned this plan—holding no hearings at all since January and instead focusing on former Secretary Hillary Clinton. Amazingly, the last eight press releases on the Select Committee’s webpage deal entirely with Secretary Clinton.

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