A political appointee to the Pentagon appears to be the point man in the stonewalling of the Benghazi committee. Stephen Hedger, Assistant Secretary for Defense for Legislative Affairs, is the author of a letter complaining about the expense of the Benghazi Committee to the Pentagon. What his letter has revealed is that this is either a lie or the biggest incompetence found so far. Read more below.
As Written By Chris White with Law Newz:
With members from both sides of the House Select Committee on Benghazi throwing barbs back-and-forth lately, an important issue has become lost in all that noise. It involves a political appointee working at the Department of Defense (DoD) and allegations that the U.S. Department of Defense is working in concert with Democratic members to stonewall efforts by the Select Committee to question important witnesses.
With how partisan merely the word “Benghazi” has become over the past few years, I was skeptical about some of the claims that came to our attention as they appeared on the committee’s website and in the press over the past few months.
So, I decided to investigate further and what was uncovered is pretty shocking.
This essentially begins back in February when Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy sent a letter to DoD and requested to interview several active-duty military personnel that were involved with the 2012 Benghazi incident. According to Republican members of the committee, the Department of Defense did not comply with much of that request for several months.
In the meantime, Assistant Secretary for Defense for Legislative Affairs Stephen Hedger sent the Committee a letter on April 28 that noted DoD’s concern with the time and cost associated with tracking down various personnel. But, what is particularly interesting is that DoD felt it unnecessary to locate some of the requested personnel…….
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