On Friday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) (R-S.C.) levied the charge that the Obama administration has purposefully withheld documents from Congress on the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.
Partial transcript as follows:
VAN SUSTEREN: Is it bureaucracy or hiding it?
GOWDY: Well, I have evidence that not only are they hiding it but there’s an intent to hide it. I can’t disclose that evidence yet, but I have evidence that there was a systematic intentional decision to with hold certain documents from Congress, and we’re just sick of it. So we’re going to get him to come explain why we’re getting documents 20 months late.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Are you going to be on this select committee?
GOWDY: The speaker is going to make that decision.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you want to be?
GOWDY: Here’s what I can tell you. I have a picture — if he thinks I’m one of the best questioners in Congress — what I told him today is you need to put the best questioners, the best investigators in Congress on that select committee. I think Chaffetz is great. I think Jimmy Jordan is great. The speaker can decide whether he thinks an old washed-up prosecutor from South Carolina is good or not. But I’m going to help the committee regardless of what position, if any, I have. I will volunteer to be a summer intern because I want the family members of those four victims, each of whom I promised I will get you the truth, I want to be able to keep that promise.
(h/t Daily Caller)
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