Gowdy Claims Obama Obstructing Investigation

In his “Interim Progress Update” issued earlier this week to House colleagues, Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy charged the Obama administration. The administration was charged with with clear obstruction in the investigation into what transpired in the event at the U.S. Consulate.

The Washington Examiner reports Gowdy claims the committee has uncovered tens of thousands of additional documents that reveal new facts. This warrants further testimony from additional witnesses and officials.

According to the report, the committee will conduct interviews with former Secretary of State Leon Panetta, Former Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, and Gen. Carter Ham about their involvement during the attacks.

Among the claims, Gowdy argues the administration continues its refusal to turn over critical emails and other documents related to the events in Libya. He has suggested the House could take punitive budgetary actions to force the White House to release information relevant to the committee’s investigation.