The Obama administration is playing games with the Benghazi investigation and Rep. Trey Gowdy is not amused. Key witnesses from the State Department were supposed to testify in front of Congressman Gowdy’s special committee, but they are now refusing to comply in the name of “personal safety.”
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin: “We understand the committee’s interest in interviewing these agents, and I’m sure the committee does not want to take any action that would create risks to their personal safety or their ability to do their jobs.”
Administration officials are suddenly so concerned about the “risks” to Benghazi witnesses that they won’t even let them report what they saw.
Incredibly, Rubin also made the strange claim that State Department witnesses could not appear before the committee, because the Justice Department had its own investigation. Who knew that?
Gowdy: “We’re going to pick up the pace,” Gowdy told Joel Rubin, State’s top liaison to Congress, at a Tuesday hearing. “I have no interest in prolonging this, none. So you’re going to have to pick up the pace with us, OK?”
It is obvious to anyone paying attention that the administration does not want the facts of what happened in Benghazi known and they will continue to stall indefinitely. In the meantime, the Democrats on the Select Committee will continue to cry foul and the media will stay quiet so as not to upset the peasants.