Today, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) asked his last Benghazi Question of the day, which had to do with information presented in a CNN report yesterday from Jake Tapper. That report suggests that CIA officials who were on the ground in Benghazi are being intimidated into silence.
Via Wolf’s website:
Why are these heroes being told not to talk? What is the administration afraid of? What is it protecting?
How can the Congress know the survivors don’t want to speak with Congress if they can’t learn who they are and ask them?
Are we really to take the administration’s word [that they aren’t being silenced]?
With such a broad range of support [for a Benghazi Select Committee], it begs the question: why not? What are we afraid of from a full investigation and public hearings?
The House “interim progress report” on Benghazi was released on April 23. When will the final report be released?
Can any member here confidently say that they know what happened that night?
Can any member honestly say – with reports like the one CNN did yesterday – that this Congress has done everything it can to allow the survivors to come forward and tell their story?
September 11 is fast approaching. Will we continue on our current path and learn from forthcoming books written by the survivors and sanitized by the CIA, or will we create a Select Committee to subpoena witnesses to testify under oath at public hearings?
With news reports this morning that the U.S. will be closing all embassies in the Middle East this weekend due to a suspected terrorist threat, are we better prepared now to respond to an attack? We still don’t know.
The reason for Wolf’s daily questions is to generate interest in forming a House Select Committee to investigate Benghazi.