Benghazi House Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy Issues a Fifteen (15) Page “Interim Progress Update”
Gowdy’s report telegraphs that Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony is likely to be delayed, because his House Select Committee is not yet ready to question Clinton due to the State Department’s failure to provide complete access to all documents from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State
Gowdy says that the House Select Committee intends to interview a Who's-Who of Hillary aides and top White House personnel
A report of the report that appeared in Politico says, “[The] highly-anticipated appearance [later] this month by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi may be postponed if the panel does not gain access to State Department emails...” (See “Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony likely to be delayed” by Lauren French, 5/8/15, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/hillary-clinton-benghazi-testimony-delayed-emails-117771.html]).
The Politico article states further that “... ‘The Committee will call Secretary Clinton to testify once it is satisfied that all the relevant information has been provided by both the State Department and her....’ In [his] report, Gowdy criticized the Obama administration for the slow pace of turning over documents to the panel. He noted that dozens of subpoena requests have not been answered — making it hard, Gowdy argued, to effectively question Clinton....”
According to the opening passages of Trey Gowdy’s interim report, “The House of Representatives created and authorized the Select Committee on Benghazi to provide the final, definitive accounting of what happened before, during and after the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that left four brave Americans dead. The Speaker of the House of Representatives was unmistakably clear when he constituted the Committee that he
wanted the Committee to pursue all relevant facts wherever they lead. *** As Chairman I pledged an investigation worthy of the sacrifice made by these men and worthy of the trust of my fellow citizens. That remains my pledge. It is a promise I made to the family members of those who were killed representing our country. It is the promise I make whenever I am asked about Benghazi all across our country. *** In upholding that promise, the Committee has interviewed eyewitnesses never before interviewed, obtained tens of thousands of documents from the State Department and White House never before provided, and reviewed FBI reports specific to the interrogation and prosecution of Abu Khattala. In addition to interviewing witnesses never before interviewed, these interviews have led to additional witnesses and additional lines of inquiry, which must be followed (See “Interim Progress Update The Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi” by Chairman Trey Gowdy, 5/8/15, U.S. House of Representatives/ Select Committee/ Benghazi