Benghazi chairman defends move to deny funds to State Dept.

Martin Matishak
The Hill

The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), is endorsing a move to deny some funding to the State Department in order to force the administration to cooperate with the panel’s ongoing investigation.

In a statement Tuesday, Gowdy said the panel’s “overarching preference remains for the State Department to produce all relevant documents needed to complete the task assigned to us by the House.”

He said the 12-member panel has “tried talking to the State Department, writing letters, sending subpoenas, having compliance hearings and signaling that this step would also be considered if relevant documents were not produced.”

Gowdy said the State Department “must improve its public records compliance, that is why this next step is being contemplated.”…



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