Gowdy Touts Big Developments In Benghazi Investigation

Trey Gowdy (Credit: AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Rep. Trey Gowdy says the Benghazi investigation is making significant progress.

According to The Hill:

“The head of the House’s Benghazi committee is claiming to have achieved “significant breakthroughs” following interviews with top Obama administration officials this month.

The Select Committee on Benghazi “has made enormous progress this month,” Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a statement on Thursday, following interviews with officials including National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.

Those two closed-door interviews followed “months and months of quiet negotiations with the White House,” Gowdy said.

This week, the committee also interviewed former National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen, Gowdy said.

Rice’s interview is especially notable since she has been at the center of allegations that the Obama administration misled the American public by claiming that the 2012 terror attack was linked to an offensive video denigrating Islam. She appeared on multiple political talk shows in the days after the Sept. 11, 2012, violence and appeared to pin blame on the video, called “Innocence of Muslims,” instead of an armed militia.”