Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., reported Sunday that he and other members of Congress are hearing from more Benghazi whistleblowers wishing to tell what they know of the deadly Sept. 11 attack.
Rogers, who also chairs the House Intelligence Committee, appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and told host Chris Wallace that Wednesday’s testimony by Greg Hicks, Mark Thompson and Eric Nordstrom before the House Oversight Committee provided a catalyst for them to come forward themselves according to The Hill.
“We have had people come forward because of the [Oversight] testimony and say we would also like to talk,” he told Wallace. “I do think we’re going to see more whistleblowers. Certainly my committee has been contacted, I think other committees as well.”
Wednesday’s testimony discredited many claims made by Obama administration officials, including Hillary Clinton, who served as Secretary of State during the attack that resulted in the murders of four Americans, including Amb. Christopher Stevens.
Rogers said he felt the committee should zero in on the initial White House narrative that was so at odds with data being sent out as the attack was going on.
“Some of the early indications are that they didn’t want the narrative that it was a terrorist attack on their watch,” he said. “Clearly that’s what it appears to be.”
Despite the revelations of Wednesday’s whistleblower testimony, Democratic leaders in Congress continue to look upon the Benghazi investigation as a divisive exercise in partisan politics.
“This has just become a very, very partisan focused, scandal-focused attack by the Republicans investigating it,” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said. “The desire of the Republicans to create a scandal here has really undermined the ability to have a credible look at what happened here.” Smith is the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee.
The Hill’s Peter Schroeder noted:
ABC News reported Friday that draft talking points showed the State Department and White House had edited the talking points 12 different times, after the administration initially said it made just a single edit to those points.
Read more at The Hill.
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