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Judicial Watch Reacts to Speaker Boehner’s Support for Select Committee on Benghazi

Judicial Watch Reacts to Speaker Boehner’s Support for Select Committee on Benghazi

MAY 02, 2014

Judicial Watch Reacts to Speaker Boehner’s Support for Select Committee on Benghazi

 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement today in response Speaker John Boehner’s decision to have the House vote on forming a Select Committee on Benghazi:

I applaud Speaker Boehner’s decision today to finally move toward a Select Committee on Benghazi in response to revelations from Judicial Watch. This is long overdue. Judicial Watch is pleased that its work uncovered the “smoking gun” Rhodes email that led to this important step. Five House Committees have failed for nearly two years to get to the bottom of the Benghazi mess and have been trifled with by a stonewalling administration. We stand ready to assist Congress in any investigation of this important issue.

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request on October 12, 2012, to gain access to documents about the controversial talking points used by then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice for a series of appearances on television Sunday news programs on September 16, 2012. The email was produced in response to a court order in Judicial Watch v. State, No. 1:13-cv-00951.

The Rhodes email was sent on sent on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 8:09 p.m. with the subject line: “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.” The documents show that the “prep” was for Amb. Rice’s Sunday news show appearances to discuss the Benghazi attack.

The document lists as a “Goal”: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in and Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

 

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  • AAstrojet

    Next step! Justice for the Forgotten Four!

  • Rigel

    Occasionally something falls into Boehner’s lap and he’s forced into a decision. Can competent people be chosen to seek justice? Better be tough. Go head-to- head with the media and DOJ. Can we sue the media to get the truth ?#!%&

  • oyster0302

    Had it not been for your work John Boehner would still be stalling. Big time thanks