Marine Corps. Col. George Bristol, whom the Pentagon said was retired but who wasn’t, is reportedly testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee today in closed session. This committee is headed by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).
Via Garth Kant at WND:
Congressional investigators have been trying to locate Bristol for months. As commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, he knew what military options the U.S. had when the compound in Benghazi came under attack.
Bristol is scheduled to testify this morning before a closed session of the House Intelligence Committee.
Investigators could not find him because Defense Department officials told members of Congress he had retired in March and could not be forced to testify.
However, about a week ago, the Marine Corps Times discovered Bristol had not retired .
The paper quoted Marine spokeswoman Maj. Shawn Haney as saying Bristol would be on active duty through the end of July.
That contradicted statements Pentagon officials had issued to both Congress and the media.
A member of Congress told WND it was imperative to find Bristol before he retires at the end of the month, in case the colonel is forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement upon leaving active duty.
To this point, Military and Intelligence officials – to include former CIA Director David Petraeus, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Martin Dempsey, Vice Chairman on the Accountability Review Board (ARB) Admiral Mike Mullen, and even Gen. Carter Ham – have disappointed the American people to varying degrees relative to a fair accounting of what happened in Benghazi.
What will Col. Bristol do?