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HPSCI Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Announces Benghazi Oversight Agenda

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Washington, DC, September 11, 2013 | Susan Phalen | comments

HPSCI Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Announces Benghazi Oversight Agenda

Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Westmoreland announced that the subcommittee will continue the full committee’s Benghazi review through a series of formal events.

Westmoreland and the Subcommittee will conduct an on-the-record interview with two Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers who were on the ground in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 later this month.  This will supplement the HPSCI’s previous interview of a senior intelligence official in Benghazi that day, the committee’s review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews with the officers on the ground, and the thousands of pages of documents from throughout the intelligence community relating to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack.

Further, Chairman Westmoreland and the Subcommittee will pursue interviews with three additional CIA personnel who are publishing a book and whose public comments suggest possible contradictions with testimony the Intelligence Committee has received on the record.

Finally, the Subcommittee will continue to pursue still unanswered questions about CIA engagement with the White House during and immediately following the attacks in Benghazi.

HPSCI Chairman Mike Rogers said “I commend Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Westmoreland for putting together a robust oversight plan for continued investigation into the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.  In addition to the nine hearings we have had to date at the full committee level, Chairman Westmoreland’s oversight plan will help address unanswered questions concerning Benghazi.”

“I want to thank Chairman Rogers for working with me to put this plan together.  There are many unanswered questions and I look forward to getting to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi and to hold those behind these attacks responsible.  The families of those killed deserve answers and justice and I believe this oversight plan moves that objective forward."

Rogers added: “The full committee will also continue to pursue aggressive oversight of the investigation into the terrorists responsible for the attacks in Benghazi.  One year after the attack, it is a disgrace that not one of the killers has been brought to justice, and some are being openly interviewed by media outlets.  Today, on the anniversary of the attack, Subcommittee Chairman Westmoreland and I pledge to the families of those four brave Americans who were killed and to the nation that we will not rest until those who perpetrated this cowardly, heinous attack are brought to justice.”


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