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After two years of obstructions and leaks, NOW Democrats want to get involved.
Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy published on Sunday a blistering response he sent to the ranking Democrat on the panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings, regarding the final report on the investigation into the attack on the U.S. compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
The letter was a response to a letter Democrats sent Gowdy last week formally requesting an opportunity to review the committee’s final report due sometime this month.
Gowdy told Cummings it was “mildly amusing that after two years of abject obstruction, after two years of not lifting a finger to assist the Majority with the investigation, after two years of doing everything in your power to prevent a report from being written, you now want to participate in the drafting of the report.”
The chairman went on to “refresh” Cummings recollection on how unhelpful Democrats have been in the investigation before telling Cummings “your two-year obstruction has been impeached.”
Gowdy also challenged the Democrats’ claim that the committee was a witch hunt, a partisan political attack designed to harm Hillary Clinton’s White House run.
“So whatever your motivation is for mischaracterizing this Committee as a ‘two-and-a-half-year attack on Secretary Clinton,’ that allegation is not based in fact or reality,” Gowdy wrote.
He went on to say “while her emails have never been the focus of our investigation, it was necessary to obtain the ones related to Libya, and this Committee is the first and only Benghazi investigation to do so.”
Despite an effort in the media to suggest otherwise, Gowdy insisted the committee has uncovered “new information.”
“This investigation has uncovered new information that will change how the public views what happened before, during, and after the attacks in Benghazi,” he said.
And Gowdy stressed that “there is no statute of limitations on the truth.”
“It took longer than I wanted, but we are finally going to be able to answer questions left unanswered by previous investigations,” he told Cummings.
Oh, he also reassured Democrats that they will have a role in the end product.
“Despite your efforts to undermine and obstruct our fact-centered work, rest assured all members of the committee will have the opportunity to review the report and offer changes in a manner consistent with the rules of the House,” Gowdy said.
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