“Over the past two weeks, we have heard the truth from the Republican House Majority Leader, one of Chairman Gowdy’s own handpicked ‘conservative Republican’ investigators, and now yet another Republican Member of Congress, all saying what is crystal clear to those of us who have been working inside the Committee on a daily basis. In light of the McCarthy-Hanna-Podliska admissions, it is finally time for the Republican Party to stop denying the undeniable, stop defending the indefensible, and stop using millions of taxpayer dollars for the illegitimate purpose of trying to damage Hillary Clinton’s bid for president.”
Oct 15, 2015 Press Release
Moreover, the majority of the Select Committee’s 30 new interviews have been with State Department employees, and they have included current and former campaign officials, IT employees, press officials, and others who had little or nothing to do with the attacks in Benghazi. Overall, the Select Committee has conducted nearly ten times as many interviews with State Department employees than Defense Department employees (38 compared to 4).
Oct 14, 2015 Press Release
“We call on Chairman Gowdy to use his authority and influence to put an immediate halt to this reprehensible, shameful, and false campaign attack ad that uses images of Ambassador Stevens’ grave—without his family’s permission—and exploits the deaths of four Americans to damage Secretary Clinton’s bid for president. We condemn the actions of the people behind this ad in the strongest possible terms, and we demand that the Select Committee halt any further interaction with this group.”
“These are extremely serious whistleblower charges by one of Chairman Gowdy’s own handpicked investigators who reports that he was fired in part for not going along with the Republican leadership’s plan to use the Select Committee to target Hillary Clinton, and they show—from the inside—that Kevin McCarthy’s stark admission was true: Republicans have been abusing millions of taxpayer dollars for the illegitimate purpose of damaging Hillary Clinton’s bid for president.”
During yesterday's meeting, the State Department reported that it has now spent more than $14 million responding to the eight congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks, turning over tens of thousands of pages of documents, and making dozens of witnesses available for scores of hearings, interviews, and briefings.
Oct 6, 2015 Press Release
Oct 5, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, all five Democratic Members of the Select Committee on Benghazi sent a letter informing Chairman Trey Gowdy that they plan to begin releasing witness interview transcripts, starting with the interview of former State Depa
Oct 1, 2015 Press Release
Here are the facts about what the Select Committee has done to date...
Sep 30, 2015 Press Release
“This stunning concession from Rep. McCarthy reveals the truth that Republicans never dared admit in public: the core Republican goal in establishing the Benghazi Committee was always to damage Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and never to conduct an even-handed search for the facts. It is shameful that Republicans have used this tragedy and the deaths of our fellow Americans for political gain. Republicans have blatantly abused their authority in Congress by spending more than $4.5 million in taxpayer funds to pay for a political campaign against Hillary Clinton.”
Sep 28, 2015 Press Release
“The Benghazi Select Committee has now become one of the longest and least active congressional investigations in history. The Committee has squandered the last 16 months and more than 4.5 million taxpayer dollars dredging up political attacks to impact the 2016 presidential election -- a severe misuse of taxpayer funds and Congressional power. The Committee has turned into a political punchline. Sadly, that comes at the expense of being taken seriously and being able to take effective, bipartisan actions to improve the security of our diplomats abroad.”