GOP Lawmaker Says Benghazi Investigation Will Lead to Hillary: 'It Was Her Show'
This week, former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell will testify publicly for the first time about his role in crafting the talking points on Benghazi. The document initially blamed protests for the attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012 in Libya.
Then-U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said she used the CIA's talking points when she went on the Sunday talk shows after the attack and falsely blamed an anti-Islamic film.
Three Republican senators are also calling for a joint select committee to investigate the attack. Meanwhile, the House has signed off on a working group led by Georgia Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R).
The group involves members from a cross-section of the committees which are conducting Benghazi investigations.
It was described to Fox News as a way to put fresh eyes on the available evidence. The lawmakers may make recommendations to the committees to conduct additional investigative work based on their research.
Today on America’s News HQ, Westmoreland said, “What we’re trying to find out is … how politicized these talking points were. We know for a fact that Mr. Morell basically deleted about half of the information that was going to be given to us as a committee.”
He said the lapse between the requests for more security from Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack, and the government’s response will lead straight to the State Department.
“That’s Hillary Clinton in a word, yes or no?” Bill Hemmer asked.
Westmoreland said, “Yes, that’s right. It was her show.”