Gowdy asks admiral why Clinton, Obama not interviewed on Benghazi

A South Carolina congressman hammered Adm. Mike Mullen’s decision not to interview then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or President Obama as to what role, if any, they may have played in the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy’s pit-bull tenacity — something he honed during his years as a prosecutor — served him well as he questioned Mullen’s judgment as co-chair of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board.

Gowdy began by establishing that Clinton was neither interviewed nor presented with written questions about what she knew before, during and immediately after the events of the Sept. 11, 2012, raid on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

He then asked Mullen the questions the secretary should have been asked. The best Mullen could do was to offer his best guess.

“Was Secretary Clinton aware of the attacks on Western targets in Benghazi, Libya, leading up to Sept. 11, 2012?” he asked. “Was she aware that the British ambassador was almost assassinated in Benghazi in the weeks and months leading up to Sept. 11, 2012? Was she aware of the request for additional security at the Benghazi facility?”

Time after time, Mullen couldn’t offer a definitive answer, as Gowdy’s examination of the witness became more and more heated.

The congressman eventually quoted Clinton as saying the review board was “hard at work looking at everything,” then asked Mullen how he “could look at everything when you don’t even bother to interview the person who is ultimately responsible for what happened to the State Department?”

Receiving no satisfactory response, Gowdy read a similar quote from Barack Obama, then asked whether the president had been interviewed about his role in the affair. The answer was, of course, no

Watch the exchange:

Later in the day, Gowdy addressed family members of two of the State Department team members slain in Benghazi. They were Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer at the facility; and Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was killed defending the compound from the roof of the security annex.

Gowdy’s tone and demeanor took a 180-degree turn with these grieving parents as he offered his gratitude for their sons’ service and sympathy for their loss. He then promised them truth and justice.


38 thoughts on “Gowdy asks admiral why Clinton, Obama not interviewed on Benghazi

  1. wildeagleone says:

    What a disgrace to the Uniforms worn by all the Service men and women of the United States of America brought to the Armed Forces of the United States. This admiral should be busted to a captain and pay reduced to that pay grade immediately. Give him panties too as he darn sure isn’t a man

  2. apollodr says:

    Thank you Mr. Gowdy for standing up for the truth. America and the world would be a better place with more people of your stature. May God bless and protect you.

  3. Jimmy Wayne Barnett says:

    They wasn’t wanting the truth to come out and the proof is that the Democrats left when the parents of these dead heroes were talking.the ARB wasn’t no Independent investigative board !They were covering Clinton’s butt! and they didn’t even question the “Fact wittiness’s that were there and the ones who was responsible for these deaths of their sons and our soldiers!

  4. Sandsto7 says:

    I appreciate Mr. Gowdy’s statements so very much. He seems totally sincere, also. I hope we will all hear the truth and that justice will be given very soon.

  5. rabrooks says:

    Excellent! Plain and simple. There was an attack on a US facility. It was known and documented through intel. that this was brewing for some time. When it went down nothing was done! Afterwards, there was an investigation, but the key persons were not even interviewed. What is known is that when the call was made to the Sec of State, she went to sleep. What more do you need to know!

  6. Freedom_Road says:

    Truth is something you will never get from the Occommie administration !!!

  7. fran x says:

    Gowdy one of my favorites, just wish we had more like him I hope he keeps on fighting

  8. arlngkent says:

    I guess Mullen’s last official act was to be a hack for Obama and Hillary. Maybe hoping for a SecDef spot should she get elected?

  9. justdooit says:

    I’m afraid Hillarious C might as well set up office in the WH now…
    There’ll be extreme fraud to get her in…What a scum she is…

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