Herridge: Some CIA Records Being Withheld from Benghazi Committee
Some CIA records are still being withheld from the House Select Committee on Benghazi, according to Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
Herridge reported on "The Real Story" this afternoon as former CIA Director David Petraeus testified before the committee behind closed doors.
She said that the CIA records include communications from the agency's internal "same-time messaging system," which could be useful to understanding whether a stand-down order was issued.
Three contractors who fought in Benghazi told Megyn Kelly Monday night that they were ordered to stand down at a CIA annex and not rush to the diplomatic compound where Amb. Chris Stevens died.
Previous Congressional investigations concluded there was no "stand-down" order issued.
Herridge said lawmakers want to know whether a decision was made locally on the ground by the CIA or whether Petraeus was involved from Washington.
Meantime, the ranking Democrat on the committee, Elijah Cummings, is still accusing Republicans of dragging out the hearings in order to harm Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Herridge said that former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has now been scheduled to testify before the committee, along with White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
Rice famously went on five Sunday talk shows after the attack and blamed it on an obscure anti-Islam video, while Rhodes authored a memo instructing Rice and other officials to blame the video.
Watch Catherine's report above, and hear more on this tonight on The Kelly File at 9:00pm ET.